Local News

Solving their way out

Students at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) put their skills to the test in an attempt to solve a series of enigmas in order to get out of the “escape room” in under 60 minutes. Of the sevent teams of students, only three succeeded in escaping. Students really enjoyed this activity which promotes teamwork while also encouraging individual reflection.

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Tuesday Morning News – May 14

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. High 14. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Clearing before morning. Low plus 5. News Tidbits – David Williamson, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and Islands was acclaimed for Conservative Party of Canada and will challenge Carol Hughes for her ...

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Watermain Repairs

  What does it take to fix a water main or in this case, a lateral? The lateral is the pipe that branches off of the water main bringing water to your residence or business. A water lateral broke and needed repair. It took time to determine the area affected when the water was shut off for repair work, then ...

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SE OPP Vehicle theft leads to multiple charges

On May 11, 2019 at approximately 4:25 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a theft from a business in Wawa, Ontario. Two suspects were reported to have taken a motor vehicle from a local business without paying their tow bill. Officers conducted patrols but were unable to locate the vehicle. On May 12, ...

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Monday Morning News – May 13

Weather – Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. High 14. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – A few clouds. Low plus 1. News Tidbits – Flood damages continue to accumulate – today a long-term care home in Maniwaki, Que., will be evacuated today due to increased flooding in the area, forcing 67 residents out of their homes. Temiskaming ...

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National Police Week: May 12th – 18th, 2019

No matter where you live in North America, hardly a day goes by that people can open their newspaper or tune in to the news without learning of some man-made or natural tragic event in which people are being assisted by emergency services of some description. When we see or hear coverage of just about any sort of situation, there ...

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A statement on Behalf of Northern Ontario Public Libraries

The undersigned libraries issued the following statement on May 9, 2019 regarding cuts to the operating budget of Ontario Library Service-North. Today our libraries were informed that half of the unionized staff positions (5 FTE positions) at Ontario Library Service-North have been eliminated, and a sixth reduced to part time, due to recent cuts to the operating budget announced in ...

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M-174 National Suicide Prevention Action Plan is Passed in Parliament

“When the vote began on my call for a national suicide action plan I stood up and held up the eagle feather and the red hawk feather in remembrance of all the youth we have lost in the northern communities. I wanted those children to know that they were loved and that Canada must do better for this coming generation ...

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Gélinas’ 911 Everywhere in Ontario bill will save lives

NDP MPP France Gélinas held a press conference at Queen’s Park on Thursday to help enact a law that will save lives by ensuring that all Ontarians have access to 911 emergency services.    Gélinas’ bill, 9-1-1 Everywhere in Ontario, is up for debate in the Ontario legislature on Thursday afternoon. Bill 75 has three parts. The first will do away with 1-800 numbers in case ...

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Friday Morning News – May 10

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle early this morning with risk of freezing drizzle. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 8. UV index 7 or high. Tonight A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill near minus 7. News Tidbits – The Skills Competition for the Mine Rescue at the ...

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Ontario NDP tables motion to declare climate emergency in Ontario

The Ontario NDP has introduced a motion to declare a climate emergency in Ontario. “Climate change is no longer only about our climate future. It is an imminent emergency. It is happening now,” said Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath. “Ontarians are already witnessing the devastating consequences of climate change first hand. We have seen this in Bracebridge, Ottawa, and in ...

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Walk for Justice

  Students from St. Joseph’s French Immersion School held their annual “Walk for Justice” on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The students walked from the school, uptown and back again, chanting ‘Walk for Justice’. This year the main theme for Catholic Education Week is ‘Living as Joyful Disciples’. “This is a special week for all of our school communities. It provides ...

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How our eating choices affect climate change in a big way

This time I am presenting some information, not regarding actions we can take to improve our own personal health, but rather what we might do to contribute to the health of our planet. (But, just as an aside, there is evidence that changing our diets in this way should improve our own health as well.) The following is an except from ...

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Thursday Morning News – May 9

Weather – Periods of snow or rain changing to rain near noon. Local snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Rainfall amount 10 to 20 mm. Wind east 20 km/h. High plus 4. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Rain ending this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of drizzle. Amount 5 mm. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light ...

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Truck cleans up some guardrails

  Yesterday afternoon, this pickup was observed having hit and removed at least one and probably two guard rails on the Michpicoten River Village Road. There did not appear to be any injuries.  

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