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Morning News – October 6th

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this afternoon. High 12. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight – Mainly cloudy. Periods of rain beginning this evening. Low 6. Statistics from Algoma Public Health: From the APH Website, “As the province transitions to using a new case and contact management tool ...

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New confirmed case of COVID-19 reported by APH

Algoma Public Health is reporting a new COVID-19 case in the Algoma district. The individual was tested October 5th, 2020, and is currently self-isolating, and close contacts have been notified. The means of transmission was close contact, International travel – exposure is evidence of community spread in northern Michigan. This is the 35th case of COVID-19 in the Algoma District, ...

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East Algoma OPP – September Detachment Report

The East Algoma (Blind River) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 286 calls for service during the month of September with the majority of calls being:  911/911 Hang Ups/Phone calls, Alarms, 7 Motor Vehicle Collisions, Police Assists, 10 Police Information, 11 Thefts, 44 Traffic Complaints, Weapons calls, Domestic, Family, and Neighbor Disputes, and Suspicious Persons. Blind River officers ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Investigate Fatal Collsion

On October 3, 2020 at approximately 7:57 a.m., members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of Sudbury-Manitoulin Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the Tehkummah Fire Department and the Tehkummah First  Responders, responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Government near the 15th Concession Road in Tehkummah Township. Investigation revealed the vehicle left the ...

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MHS Students Participate in Terry Fox Run

In the pouring rain, on September 30th, Michipicoten High School’s grade 9 students participated in this year’s Terry Fox Run which was the 40th Anniversary of the Marathon of Hope. Terry Fox, who was diagnosed with cancer and had to have his leg amputated due to the cancer, decided he would run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. ...

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How to get a COVID-19 Test in Wawa & Surrounding Area

Step 1 Call the North Algoma COVID-19 Assessment Centre at (705) 914-1114. If you meet the current testing guidelines you will be given an appointment to attend one of our testing sites.   Step 2 Visit the Assessment Centre testing site that your appointment has been booked at: Lady Dunn Health Centre – Main Site 17 Government Road Wawa, ON ...

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Jackpot Reaching Great Heights

The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation Catch the Ace event is well on its way and it has brought excitement to the communities of North Algoma and beyond. The Foundation is happy to announce that the progressive jackpot after only 3 weeks of play is already over $1,500 and growing each day.  We look forward to that amount growing each ...

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Morning News – October 5th

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 60. High 11. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Showers beginning near midnight. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low 8. Statistics from Algoma Public Health: Tested (1) 37,766 Positive 34 Negative 35,690 ...

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Men’s Night Golf – October 1st

38 Players 1st FLIGHT: Al MacDonald, Bernie Erechook, Derek Chapman – 4 under par 32 2nd FLIGHT: Anders Dereski, Mike Leverne, Kyle Wood – 1 under par 35                     3rd FLIGHT: Dave Jennings, Luc Belanger, Jim OLeynik – 1 over par 37 4th FLIGHT: N/A 5th FLIGHT: N/A SPECIAL EVENTS WINNERS: North of 17 Restaurant Large Pizza Closest to Hole #1: Jean Desgagne Men’s ...

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SE OPP White River – Charges Laid after Disturbance

On September 27, 2020, at approximately 7:50 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the report of a disturbance on Superior Street in White River. Officers attended and determined that the individual was breaching their court ordered conditions. As a result of the investigation, a 34-year-old person, from White River, was arrested and ...

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SE OPP White River – Arson Charges and more Laid after Vehicle Fire

On September 27, 2020, at approximately 3:00 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a vehicle fire on the 500 Road north of White River. Officers arrived on scene and observed a box style commercial motor vehicle (CMV) that was completely consumed by fire. The truck and contents were estimated to be ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Lay Charges in Foleyet Domestic Dispute

On September 29, 2020, at approximately 10:45 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic dispute in Foleyet. As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old person, from Timmins, was arrested and charged with the following: Assault – Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC).   On October ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Person arrested after Domestic Dispute in Chapleau

On September 29, 2020, at approximately 2:45 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic dispute in Chapleau. As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old person, from Chapleau, was arrested and charged with the following: Assault – Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC), Uttering Threats – ...

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STEIN, Alexei Bethany “Lex”

Unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the young age of 18 years. Cherished daughter of Erin Bishop and Tyler Stein (Carolle). Loving sister of Jessy, Jane-Rose, Chloé and Sophie. Loving granddaughter of Duane and Kathy Bishop and Ken and Judy Stein. Great granddaughter of Mary Sabados and predeceased by her other great grandparents. Precious niece of Christopher ...

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Mars the Red Planet

  Over the past few months, the planet Mars has been steadily brightening and is now at its peak. While it takes Earth 365 days to orbit once around the sun, Mars lies farther away from the sun taking 687 days to complete one lap. Every 26 months and an odd number of days, Earth catches up with slower Mars, ...

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