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Can’t Get Enuff of Z Donnie Z

Fly High Michelle put Donnie Vie and his former band Enuff Z Nuff on the world stage in the early ’80s and I thought I’d check in with the man behind the microphone. Before I get into what Donnie is doing now, let’s refresh a bit. During EzN’s heyday, the band was so popular that they were guests on Howard ...

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Between the Covers – July 31

NEW BOOKS –on the Seven Day Shelf this week are; “Paranoid” by Lisa Jackson, “The Oracle” by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell and “The Last House Guest” by Megan Miranda. STAFF PICKS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY ARE; “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini, “Beartown” by Fredrik Backma, “The Whistler” by John Grishalm and this week’s feature is How to ...

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Wednesday Morning News – July 30

Weather -Sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 19. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 8. News Tidbits – Artist Don Charbonneau is holding a workshop today at the Agawa Bay Information Centre today.. Painting supplies will be provided. Cost: $20 per person, and everyone goes home with a completed painting! Start time is ...

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Saving a Scavenger

  The word went out on Facebook after calls to the MNRF proved fruitless to aid this year’s raven who was dangling upside down like a bat from a shepherd’s hook. A Wawa resident had placed a shepherd’s hook above a tray of water to provide a perch for the birds who liked to drink from the water. Unfortunately, a ...

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Men’s Night Golf – July 25

96 Players 1st FLIGHT: Mark Szekely, Dave Hall, Kevin Auger – 6 under par 30 2nd FLIGHT: Tony Thomas, Eric Mitrikas, Vic Sillanpaa – 1 under par 35 3rdFLIGHT: Gilbert Bouchard, Dave Castonguay, Michel Lemoyne – 1 under par 35 4th FLIGHT: Billy Matts, Jose Plante – even par 36 5th FLIGHT: Alex Morin, Zach White – 1 over par ...

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Latest autism announcement is welcome news, but questions remain

The OAC is pleased that the government has conceded that the Ford/MacLeod autism plan is a failure and must be replaced. Today’s announcement that the Autism Advisory Panel has been empowered to create a truly needs-based plan is very welcome news. Families currently receiving intensive therapy will be relieved to hear that they will get another six-month extension.   Although ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 30

There were three new wildland fires discovered at the time of this report. Pembroke 2 is not under control at 0.7 of a hectare and is located west of Sand Lake. North Bay 11 is not under control at 0.1 of a hectare. This fire is located west of Finlayson Provincial Park. North Bay 12 is not under control at ...

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Statement on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Today, Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues, issued the following statement regarding World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: “Today, on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, I want to draw attention to the unfortunate prevalence of human trafficking across Ontario. I also want to recognize the survivors and stakeholders who are actively working to help raise awareness ...

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Consider organ and Tissue Donation – Trillium Gift of Life Network

Ask any member of my office team what is the best part of their job and I’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts that they’ll say they love the feeling they get from helping people. The same can be said of other jobs, especially first responders and healthcare workers. There is nothing quite like that feeling you get when you are ...

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Tuesday Morning News – July 30

Weather – Periods of drizzle ending this morning then clearing. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 20. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – Clear. Low 7. News Tidbits – Paige A. Thompson, a hacker in the US gained access to personal information including Social Insurance Numbers from more than 100 million Capital One credit applications, including six million from ...

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Public Notice – Air Ambulance During Annual Northern National Drags Races

On August 8th – 11th, 2019, the Municipality of Wawa hosts the Northern National Drags Races. In order for this event to be successful, the Municipal airport is used as the venue. As a result, certain accommodations need to be made, which may include medical transportation.  Because of the layout of the event and use of the runway, fixed wing aircraft ...

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Monday Morning News – July 29

Weather – Showers ending late this afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud. Risk of a thunderstorm. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 late this morning. High 20. Humidex 27. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light early this evening. Low 11. News Tidbits – Garden ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 28

There were two new wildland fires discovered at the time of this report. Sudbury 22 is being held at 0.9 of a hectare. This fire is located north of Pine Lake. Parry Sound 12 is not under control at 0.5 of a hectare and is located west of Dollars Lake. At the time of this update, there are nine active ...

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En Mmémoire de Raymond Berthiaume

28 Juillet 2001 Déja 18 ans que tu nous as guitté, jamais plus nos yeux ne verront ton visage et ton souriere, mais à jamais tu vivra dans nos coeurs avec tous les souvenirs que tu mous as laisser sur ton chemin. Ceille sur nous tous. De tout ceux qui t’aimes et t’aimeront toujours. Ta femme Jeanne, qui t’aimes toujours. Tes ...

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Sunday Morning News – July 28

Weather – Cloudy with 40 percent chance of drizzle this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches. High 23 except 19 near Lake Superior. Humidex 27. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy near midnight with showers. Risk of thunderstorms overnight. Low 15. News Tidbits – The federal government has announced a $16 ...

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