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From the Branch – September 4

Yes, summer is almost at its end and that means things are going to happen at Branch 249 in Wawa, and a lot of it is really exciting. So ALL members are requested to attend our first meeting on September 12th. And also this is a good time for anyone to get an application and become a Legion member. So ...

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Wednesday Morning News – September 4

Weather – Clearing early this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h near noon. High 15. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – A few clouds. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 6.

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SE OPP Chapleau – Looking for assistance in locating Alain Bergeron

Sep 3, 2019 @ 11:51 – On September 1, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a missing person in Chapleau, Ontario. Alain BERGERON, a 36-year-old male, was last seen walking on Cogen Road in Chapleau, Ontario, on August 29, 2019. He is described as approximately 5’8″ ...

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OPP Investigating Disappearance of James Money – UPDATE

Sep 3, 2019 @ 11:49 – On August 29, 2019, members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment Crime Unit and the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) arrested a male in relation to the disappearance of James (Jimmy) MONEY. In May of 2019, members the OPP learned that James (Jimmy) Lee MONEY, a 62-year-old male, had not been heard ...

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Corporate Planning & Council Meetings – Tuesday, September 3

Council is holding a Corporate Planning Meeting and a Regular Council Meeting tonight in Council Chambers tonight at 6:30 p.m. Although all meetings are open to the public – tonight everyone who uses the ice in Wawa should be attending this meeting. Beginning the meeting will be a presentation to a Wawa volunteer firefighter for 20 years of service. The ...

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Terry Fox Run – September 15

The Terry Fox Run in [insert community name] is days away, and participants are gearing up to raise money for cancer research and help keep Terry Fox’s dream alive. Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope might have ended in 1980 but the spark he lit in the hearts and minds of Canadians ignited into a campaign of hope that has lasted ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – September 2

There was one new wildland fire discovered in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. Bancroft 14 is not yet under control at 0.2 of a hectare. It is located near the southeastern shore of Granite Lake. There is one other active forest fire in the region. Algonquin Park 26 is being held at 0.9 of a hectare. It is located ...

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Tuesday Morning News – September 3

Weather – cloudy. Showers beginning early this morning. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 13. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Showers ending this evening then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Wind north ...

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Happy New Year!

A friend of mine is a retired school teacher. He once told me about a former principal that he worked under that would wish the staff and students a Happy New Year on the first day of school. This week, Andrea Horwath convened our summer caucus retreat in Thunder Bay where we meet to discuss issues and make plans as we ...

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Rock Island Lodge House Concert & Dinner with Mary Fraser

  Mary trained in classical violin for the first decade and a half of her life, but has now moved into traditional music, she’s travelled to many places with rich fiddle traditions, immersing in the tunes and styles of Ireland, Scotland, Appalachia and New England.  Mary says “I love the fun of ragtime tunes and sappy waltzes from the 20s, as well as haunting ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – September 2

There were six new wildland fires discovered in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. Algonquin Park 26 was discovered late this afternoon. It measures 0.5 of a hectare and is located near Radiant Lake. Parry Sound 23 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare. It is located near the southeast shore of Teapot Lake. North Bay 28 is under ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 31

There were no new wildland fires discovered in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. There are 3 remaining active forest fires in the region. Sudbury 42 is located approximately 2.5 kilometres south of Whitewater Lake. It is being held at 4.1 hectares. Algonquin Park 19 is under control at 8.1 hectares. It is located approximately 1 kilometre west of Foys ...

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Weekend Northern Lights

  It was a weekend to celebrate the end of summer and the return of students to school. It was also a weekend to watch the Northern Lights. They were visible Friday night and Joel Cooper took the above photograph from Sandy Beach on Lake Superior. He explained, “I took more pictures with longer exposure times. They look great but ...

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