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Saturday Morning News – February 10

Weather: Today – Periods of snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light early this morning. Temperature falling to -3 this afternoon. Wind chill -8 this afternoon. Tonight – Periods of snow ending near midnight then cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -8. Wind chill -6 this evening and ...

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East Algoma OPP – 6th Impaired Charge of 2024

On February 8, 2024, shortly after 2:30 a.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to traffic complaint involving a grey car with the vehicle lights off parked in a live lane on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River. Police arrived at the scene and found the driver to be passed out at the wheel and later ...

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Ontario Stopping Scheduled Beer Tax Increase

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The Ontario government is keeping costs down and supporting the province’s alcohol and hospitality sectors by stopping the estimated 4.6 per cent increase to the beer basic tax and LCBO mark-up rates that was scheduled for March 1, 2024. This increase would have resulted from rates being indexed to inflation, which the government has consistently stopped over the last six ...

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L’Ontario suspend la hausse prévue de la taxe sur la bière

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario maintient les coûts bas et soutient les secteurs de l’accueil et de l’alcool dans la province en suspendant la hausse des taux de majoration de la LCBO et de la taxe de base sur la bière, une hausse estimée à 4,6 % qui devait entrer en vigueur le 1er mars 2024. Cette hausse aurait résulté de ...

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Mixed Curling Standings – February 9

Team Rank Wins G.P. TERRIS, Tom 1 9 9 FAHRER, Tom 2 8 10 McCoy, Joe 2 8 10 HALL, Dave 4 7 9 BUCKELL, Chris 5 5 10 LESCHISHIN, Barb 5 5 10 STOYCHOFF, Peter 7 4 10 RAINVILLE, Heather 8 3 10 CORLEY, Sarah 9 2 10 SWITZER, Anya 9 2 10 GLOVER, Justine 11 1 10 Game ...

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SSM OPP lays multiple charges related to collision

On February 8, 2024, shortly after 7:30 p.m., the Sault Ste Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle in the median on Highway 17 approximately 500 metres west of Bar River Road in MacDonald-Meredith-Aberdeen Additional Township. Police determined the minivan was travelling westbound when the driver crossed both lanes, entered the median, rolled and was ejected ...

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East Algoma OPP lays multiple charges related to December Fatal Collision

On December 4, 2023, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the OPP’s Technical Collision Investigators responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer that struck a horse and buggy. Both were traveling eastbound on Highway 17 in the Municipality of Huron Shores. The 29-year-old buggy operator sustained extensive injuries and was transported to hospital by Algoma Paramedic ...

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Cutting Wait Times, Delivering Better Health Care in Ontario

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Universal public health care is a core part of what it means to be Canadian. It is the idea that no matter where you live or what you earn, you will always be able to get the care you need. Unfortunately, our health care system has not been living up to expectations. From overwhelmed emergency rooms to surgery backlogs to ...

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St. Monica’s Church – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

MEDITATION by Father Duolomane (Joe) Today’s Gospel recounts the encounter between Jesus and a leper. In this encounter, Jesus shows himself to be the bearer of new life. The Law of Moses excluded and condemned lepers, forbidding them to approach, speak to or touch them. Jesus, God made man, shows himself to be free from the old law. That’s why ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – Febuary 9

On Sunday, the thought was on Isaiah 40:21-31. Isaiah is chastising the Israelites for not listening to God, not seeing what He had done creating this world and all that is in it. Do they not know the power of God? He will listen, He will see and He will do, if we just but ask.  Quote: God without man ...

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Friday Morning News – February 9

Weather: Today – Periods of rain mixed with snow changing to snow this afternoon. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature falling to +1 this afternoon. Tonight – Periods of snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low -1. News Tidbits: Curling fans might enjoy the Ontario ...

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Ladies Curling Standings – February 8

RANK WINS G.P. TAVELLA, Debbie 1 8 9 BONITZKE, Wendy 2 6 9 BLANCHET, Emma 3 5 10 BURGOYNE, Teri-Lyne 3 5 9 LESCHISHIN, Barb 3 5 8 PARSONS, Rochelle 3 5 9 BUSSINEAU, Denise 7 4 7 KLOCKARS, Anna-Lisa 7 4 10 LOWE, Cheri 7 4 9 MATHIAS, Danette 7 4 9 TREMBLAY, Cheryl 7 4 9 SPENCER, Diane ...

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Thursday Morning News – February 8

Weather: Today – A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h late this morning. High +6. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Periods of rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind becoming south 20 km/h gusting to 40 late this evening. Low +2.

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SODERLUND, Harold

Born April 21, 1921 in Sturgis, Saskatchewan to Bertha and Werner Soderlund.  Harold lived an amazing and full life to 102 years of age.  He left this world peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at the F.J. Davey Home. Beloved husband of the late Hazel Soderlund (nee Brayford). Loving father of Cheryl Soderlund (Gord Ofield), Don Soderlund (Crystal Maclean), late ...

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