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CSC Nouvelon secondary schools to hold Virtual Graduating Ceremonies

Close to 400 students from the Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon’s ten secondary schools will be celebrated on June 16, 23, 24 and 25, 2020. As a result of government health and social distancing measures taken to counter the spread of COVID-19, the secondary schools will honour the students completing grade 12 through a virtual graduating ceremony.   “We wish our ...

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Tired of Cooking? Roast Chicken Schwarma

If you are anything like me – cooking meals for years on end. You have no idea of what to cook next. Here is a dish that I love to make. Don’t be frightened of the heat – you can add as much or as little as you like. For families this is a great protein, serve it with rice ...

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In Wawa’s Backyard – June 10

  During this time of social/physical distancing teenagers are finding ways to fill time. Trynity goes for long walks in the bush and brings back a record of where we are; Wawa’s Backyard. Wawa-news is pleased to feature this young lady’s photography.  

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Black Lives Matter Peaceful Demonstration and Vigil

Editor’s Note – This song was featured on CBC’s Morning North this morning, and I felt that it fit this perfectly. The law of change says that “History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.” My family lived in Detroit through the riots of July 1967 & April 1968 after the assassination of ...

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Morning News Tidbits – June 11

Weather – A few showers ending this morning then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 8. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight – Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3.   Marine Forecast –  Strong wind warning in effect. Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to ...

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Bishop of SSM – Catholic Parishes in SSM Diocese Can Reopen

The Bishop of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, Marcel Damphousse has released a statement regarding the reopening of Catholic Churches in the Diocese: Following Premier Doug Ford’s announcement on June 8, 2020, allowing places of Worship to resume their religious services, all the Catholic Parishes of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie will reopen their churches and resume Eucharistic ...

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APH Reports 22nd Case of COVID-19 in the Algoma District

Algoma Public Health is advising of the 22nd case of COVID-19 in the Algoma District. The avenue of exposure is unknown, and there are no details published other than the following: Close contacts have been notified Unknown exposure is evidence of ongoing community spread in Sault Ste. Marie & Area Community spread remains possible and likely in all regions of ...

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Agawa Tour Train Pulls Pin on 2020 Season

On May 6th, the Agawa Canyon Tour Train suspended operation until September first due to the COVID-19 virus. At that time it was stated that “in accordance with guidance from the Government of Canada, we have made the decision to delay the start of the Agawa Canyon Train Tour season until, September 1, 2020. We will re-evaluate the situation after ...

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EC – Warning of Wind Gusts

At 7 p.m. the Special Weather Statements were cancelled.   Jun 10, 2020 at 14:39 – 1:07 PM EDT Wednesday 10 June 2020 Special weather statement in effect for (grey areas): Agawa – Lake Superior Park Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay Wind gusts to 80 km/h possible this afternoon. A ...

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Power Outage in Wawa & Area – UPDATED

Jun 10, 2020 at 14:31 – The power has been restored in the Mission. Jun 10, 2020 at 13:31 – Just after 12:30 p.m. The Wawa Fire Department, SE OPP and Algoma Power were called to Tamarack Avenue for a tree on fire. The tree had contacted the powerline. Technicians from Algoma Power isolated that line and removed the tree. ...

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Plan Unveiled for resumption of Postsecondary Schooling

  At 1:30 today, Premier Doug Ford unveiled the plan for the gradual and safe resumption of in-person instruction at postsecondary institutions across the province for the summer term. Starting in July 2020, limited in-person education and training may restart for students who were not able to graduate due to COVID-19 closures. This first phase beginning in July will allow ...

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Happenings at First United Church Wawa – June 10

Second Sunday after Pentecost. Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for June 14, 2020. Genesis 18: 1-15, 21:1-7 Son promised to Abraham & Sarah Psalm 116: 1-2, 12-19 I called upon God in the face of death Romans 5 1-8 Justified by faith Matthew 9: 35- 10:8 (9-23) Jesus & the disciples ...

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From the Branch – June 10

Yes, this past weekend was the 76th Anniversary of D-Day and COVID-19 did a number on that historic fact also. But I am sure a lot of people were reminded in one way or the other. It seems so long ago; but for those of a older age it looks like NOT so long because we were there at the ...

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Morning News Tidbits – June 10

Weather – Rain at times heavy ending late this morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers or drizzle this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm early this morning. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming south 40 gusting to 70 this morning then southwest 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. Temperature falling to ...

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What Happened at the Special Council Meeting – June 5

At 12:03 Mayor Ron Rody called the meeting to order with four members of Council present. Councillor Chiasson was not present. Mayor Rody, Councillor Hatfield, CAO O’Neill and Jason Morrison were in Council Chambers with social distancing in effect, Councillors Tait and Reece attended virtually via Zoom. The meeting was live streamed. There were no declarations of pecuniary interest, presentations ...

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