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Four charged after search warrant executed in Pic Mobert

On February 21st, 2020 at 07:00am the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Northeast Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and Anishinabek Police Service (APS) assisted by the Northeast and Northwest Emergency Response Team (ERT) members executed a CDSA Search Warrant, in the First Nation Territory of Pic Mobert, Ontario. The search resulted in the seizure of a quantity of suspected cocaine and ...

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AEFO to conduce one-day full strike on February 27

The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the union that represents teaching staff, short- and long-term supply teachers in all Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon schools, as well as the board learning consultants, will conduct a one-day full strike – withdrawal of all services – across the province of Ontario on Thursday, February 27, 2020 since no contract agreement ...

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L’AEFO mènera une grève totale d’une journée le 27 février

L’ Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) effectuera un retrait complet de services dans toutes les régions de l’Ontario le jeudi 27 février 2020 puisqu’une nouvelle entente avec le gouvernement n’a pas encore été conclue. Les districts de Sudbury, Manitoulin et d’Algoma font partie des régions ciblées. Au sein du CSC Nouvelon, ce syndicat représente les enseignants et ...

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There was a FIRE TRUCK at Sir James Dunn!

  Wow, the Kindergarten class sure was excited when they saw the fire truck in the parking lot! It didn’t take us long to climb inside and explore the buttons and levers. We were very fortunate to have Mr. Gauthier, the Deputy Chief, otherwise known in our class as “Calvin’s Dad” come to show us the truck and tell us ...

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Rural Students’ Education Should Not Be Sacrificed Under Ford Government’s Funding Cuts

MPP Michael Mantha (Algoma-Manitoulin), NDP Critic for Northern Development and Mines, demanded that this government stop exacerbating the already underfunded school systems in rural and northern areas across Ontario. Mantha emphasized the years of neglect by the Liberal government with respect to education and that the added strain of Conservative funding cuts has worsened the situation for thousands of Ontarian’s. ...

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Minister of Education on Increased Escalation by ETFO

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement Monday afternoon, February 24, 2020 in response to escalated strike action by ETFO (Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario): “The safety and security of our students are of the utmost importance to this government. I hope that ETFO will work with school boards to ensure that the escalated work-to-rule measures do not ...

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Men’s Curling Standings – February 25

Team Rank Wins GP TERRIS, Tom 1 12 14 FAHRER, Tom 2 11 15 LESCHISHIN, Mark 5 10 15 McCOY, Joe 4 7 15 MITRIKAS, Erik 5 6 14 RODY Ron 6 5 15 TERRIS, Travis – ESC 7 4 14 BUMSTEAD, Aaron 8 3 14 The next games will be Monday, March 9th 2020 at 7 p.m. There is ...

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Tuesday Morning News – February 25

Weather – Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h late this afternoon. High minus 4. Wind chill minus 15 this morning and minus 9 this afternoon. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Mainly cloudy. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light late this evening. Low minus 14. Wind chill minus 14 this evening and ...

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LAMBERT, Marcel

October 18, 1954 – February 11, 2020 It is with great sadness that the family of Marcel Joseph Luc (Froggy) Lambert of North Cowichan announces his passing on February 11, 2020 at the age of 65 years.  He was the beloved husband of Linda, loving father of daughter Dana (John) and son Kevin (Julia).  He will be dearly missed by his ...

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Rotary Donates Children’s Computers to the Wawa Public Library

Fulfilling yet again the Rotary mandate of ‘Service Above Self’ the Rotary Club of Wawa is pleased to announce the launch of a new children’s computer and a tablet at the Wawa Public Library. When the obsolete computer finally quit a few months ago the Library’s budget could not allow for its replacement.  The Club was able to raise half ...

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Remembering Earth: The Red Horse of Nationalism

“… a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him.” The first movement of our apocalypse was the loss of the illusion of global unity and univocality, and with it, the loss of ...

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Monday Morning News – February 24

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries this morning with risk of freezing drizzle. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High zero. Wind chill minus 7 this morning. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 11. Wind chill minus 5 this evening and minus 16 ...

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Week 6 – Winner of the LDHCF ‘Catch the Ace’ Announced!

  The winner of the sixth week in the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation’s ‘Chase the Ace’ has been announced. Should someone have the Ace of Spades in the envelope they choose, they could win $3,448.50 in the progressive jackpot as well as the $487.00 from the weekly draw. Wawa resident Donna Korytko had the winning ticket. Her ticket chose envelope ...

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HSCDSB Statement

This afternoon at approximately 4:15 p.m., the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board was informed that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) agreed to suspend the rotating strike that was scheduled to affect all schools early next week. This means that all elementary and secondary schools in the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board will be open to staff and students on Monday, February ...

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Minister of Education on OSSTF’s Continued Strike Action

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to OSSTF’s continued strike action Friday afternoon: “We want a deal that keeps students in class. Strikes by the teachers’ unions have resulted in millions of student days lost. Days where students should have been in class preparing for math tests, practising for hockey games or music competitions, and ...

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