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Thursday Morning News – September 12

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 17. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Low 9. News Tidbits – A federal election has been called. Candidates for the Algoma, Manitoulin-Kapuskasing Riding are: Incumbent Carol Hughes (NDP), Heather Wilson (Liberal), Dave Williamson (Progressive Conservative), Dave De Lisle (PPC) and Max Chapman ...

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Reports – Back on the shelf again

It may not be obvious to most since very few attend council meetings, but some very good projects seemed to have been very quietly set aside.  Two of these were very important; the Municipal Organization & Compensation Study/Review and the development of a Community Hub. In 2017, Council budgeted for and approved funds to conduct an Organizational & Compensation Study/Review. ...

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Register Now for the First Hockey Camp of the Season

A hockey skills and development training camp will be hosted by the MMCC, Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th. Lisa Tremblay (Timmins), and a team of coaches are bringing the opportunity for three groups (Group A – Novice & Atom, Group B – Atom & Peewee, and Group C – Peewee & Bantam), five hours of ice time and three hours of ...

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Argonaut Gold Announces Results of Magino Drilling Program and Increases Deep Drilling Exploration Program

Argonaut Gold Inc. has announced the drill results to date from an on-going exploration program that targets high-grade, deep mineralization at the Magino property that commenced in early July 2019.  Just over half of that drilling program has been completed, and with the results to date and success of identifying the same gold-bearing geological structures that strike westward into the Magino ...

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Between the Covers – September 11

NEW BOOKS on the 7- Day Shelf this week are; “The Huntress” by Kate Quinn, “Summer of ‘69” by Elin Hilderbrand and “Gone Too Long” by Lori Roy. There are some great reads on the 7-Day Shelf! Come on in and check it out!! STAFF PICKS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER ARE “Map of the Heart” by Susan Wiggs, “The Rome Affair” ...

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From the Branch – 73th Airborne Walk in Oosterbeek and Arnhem

Seventy-five years ago, another major event happened when our Canadian soldiers liberated the town of Antwerp and took the harbour which was still mostly undamaged and was planned to be used for supplying the Allied armies. The Allied Command had a big celebration but forgot to invite the Canadians who were already moving North to the Leopold Canal and the Dutch border. ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – September 11

The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church.  Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.  If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926. Thurs. Sept. 12        Worship Committee – 2:00 p.m. Sun.    Sept. 15        Official Board Meeting Thurs. Oct. 17 – 21   Thrift Shop (Sorting takes place ...

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Wednesday Morning News – September 11

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle early this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High 13. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight – clearing this evening. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low plus 4. News Tidbits – Don’t forget the upcoming Alzheimer’s Coffee Break at the ...

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SE OPP Wawa lay charges in Devin Collin Homicide

On June 29, 2019, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call of found human remains along Highway 17, south of the Michipicoten River Bridge, in Rabazo Township. The remains were subsequently identified as Devin COLLIN, a 32-year-old, from Sudbury, Ontario, who had been reported missing on June 17, 2019. The investigation ...

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Roof Repairs begin on Town Hall

  A huge crane was observed behind the Municipal Town Hall this morning lifting materials to the roof.   Council received the report CS 2019-15 – Town Hall Roof Replacement at the Corporate Planning Meeting of August 13th, accepted it the same night at the Regular Council Meeting. Council awarded the quotation to Dynamic Roofing (SSM) for the Town Hall ...

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Birth – Calum Steven Paul Knee

Dustan Knee and Rebecca Lebel are thrilled to announce the arrival of their son Calum Steven Paul Knee born on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 12:34 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 9oz., and 19.5 inches long. Proud Grandparents: Papa Paul Knee, Grandma Lynn Young, Grandma Doris Lebel, Memere Gisele Lyons and Papa Steve up in heaven. Excited Great Grandparents: Judy Knee, ...

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World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is a global social issue, impacting incredible amounts of people and communities throughout the world. Over 4,000 Canadians die by suicide each year, and 800,000 worldwide. That is someone every 40 seconds. It is a devastating reality that countless people are affected by daily. World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10. The theme “Working Together to Prevent Suicide” continues ...

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Tuesday Morning News – September 10

Weather – Periods of rain changing to periods of drizzle this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm. Wind becoming east 20 km/h this morning. High 15. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – showers ending near midnight then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 10. News Tidbits – Visible from the International Bridge in the Soo, construction is well ...

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SE OPP Hornepayne – Traffic Stop results in drug charges

On September 6, 2019, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 631 in Beaton Township, Ontario. At approximately 9:20 a.m., officers observed a northbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle was found to be wanted and was placed ...

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2nd Annual Corn Roast

    The 2nd Annual Free Corn Roast was held this past weekend at the Hawk Junction Community Centre. Organizer Mike Paquette said that he believed 100 or so people came out to enjoy the festivities. There were kids games, face painting, pumpkin ring toss, and even cotton candy. For the adults, they got to watch the kids play, enjoyed ...

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