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From the Branch – October 2

Yes, October has arrived and the first thought is POPPY so get ready and contact Comrade Larry Harvey to see what you can do to make this Campaign a success so the Poppy Fund will get a good boost to help any veteran in need. The Annual Remembrance Day ceremonies here and in Hawk Junction are on the agenda so make ...

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Saint-Joseph students master tandem canoe skills

  All grade 9 to 12 students from École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) recently completed the Basic Tandem Canoe Skills program from Paddle Canada. The certification program was offered over two years! Saint-Joseph student and teachers are now qualified and ready to paddle the many rivers and lakes of Northern Ontario and to camp along the lakeshore. Many thanks to the Naturally ...

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Between the Covers – October 2

New books on the 7-Day shelf this week are: “Never Have I Ever” by Joshilyn Jackson, “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead and “Shamed” by Linda Castillo. There are some great reads on the 7-Day Shelf! Come on in and check it out! Staff Picks for October are: “The Morning After” by Lisa Jackson, “A Willing Murder” by Jude Deveraux, ...

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Wednesday Morning News – October 2

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this morning. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 8. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy before morning. Low plus 1. News Tidbits – The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation revealed in Gatineau, Quebec ceremony, a banner made of broadcloth fabric, 47 ...

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OPP Conducts Fall Seat Belt Campaign (October 2 – 11, 2019)

Forty two (42) people who were not safely buckled up have died in collisions on OPP-patrolled roads so far this year, a 20 percent spike over the 35 seat belt-related deaths at this time last year. As OPP officers gear up for their Fall Seat Belt Campaign, they are reminding drivers and passengers that being ejected from a vehicle is ...

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SSM Received Lots of Rain Last Night

Environment Canada issued a weather summary regarding last night’s cluster of thunderstorms that ‘soaked’ Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding area. The Ontario Storm Prediction Centre received the following summary of rainfall amounts as of 2 a.m.  September 30, 2019: Sault Ste. Marie Airport          68.8 St. Joseph Island (unofficial) 43.2 as of 8 PM Monday Shaw ...

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We Scare Hunger 2019

Happy October! Northern Lights Ford is back at it, scaring hunger in our community – and we invite you to join us! From October 1st to October 31st, we are accepting monetary and non-perishable food items for our local Wawa Community Food Bank.  You can drop off your donation at Northern Lights Ford or call us to pick up your ...

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Newly-formed Wawa Pickleball Club starts regular play 

The Wawa Pickleball Club now plays twice a week at Ecole Saint-Joseph, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Pickleball, a fun, recreational court sport that is touted as the fastest growing sport in the world, borrows from badminton, tennis and ping pong to offer an activity that is teen- and senior-friendly, and all the way in between. All ages and abilities welcome. If ...

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Sault College Comes Together in Support of Orange Shirt Day

  As part of Orange Shirt Day, Sault College staff and students along with community supporters joined together in the spirit of reconciliation to honour residential school survivors and remember those who did not make it back home to their family.   Taking place in Enji Maawnjiding, the “Where We Gather” Indigenous Centre, guests heard powerful stories from residential school ...

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Tuesday Morning News – October 1

Weather – Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h near noon. High 16. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight – Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming northeast 20 after midnight. Low plus 3. News Tidbits – Young’s General Store has been recognized again by Lake Superior Magazine. ...

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SSM City – Road Closures due to Significant Rainfall

Due to significant rainfall in the area, there are a number of roadways which are flooded and are not passable. The following is a list of road closures at this time: Queen between Lake and Parkdale Andrew Street at Queen Street Johnson Street from Lloyd to Farewell Farwell from Johnson to Rossmore Bay Street from Gore to East Street Queen ...

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Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) issues a Flood Warning

The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) would like to issue a watershed conditions statement to residents in regard to current watershed conditions. Flood forecasting and warning is part of the Conservation Authority’s provincially mandated responsibilities. This statement is sent out so that residents can be informed and aware. A Flood Warning indicates that flooding is possible in specific ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – October 1

There were no new fires discovered by mid-afternoon on September 30. There are no active fires in the Northeast. The fire hazard is mostly low across the region, except for areas near Fort Severn in the Far North, which are showing a moderate hazard. For up to date forest fire hazard conditions in your area, see the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire. ...

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SE OPP seek assistance in suspicious brush fires

During the month of September, 2019, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with members of the Wawa Volunteer Fire Department responded to four suspicious brush fires in Wawa, Ontario. Two fires occurred in wooded areas near Winston Road and two others occurred between Golf Course Road and Highway 17. There are currently no suspects ...

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Celebrate the Night Sky

  Rock Island Lodge hosted a ‘Celebrate the Night Sky’ presentation by Carol Dersch. A full house listened to her presentation about light pollution and the need to preserve dark skies at night. Carol Dersch is retired Lake Superior Provincial Park naturalist who was able to explain the four types of night time pollution: Urban Sky Glow – this is ...

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