Headlines

Horwath responds to hallway medicine reports

In response to reporting by CBC on shocking hallway medicine statistics, Andrea Horwath, Leader Official Opposition New Democrats, released the following statement: “After two years of the Ford government, we’ve seen hallway medicine go from bad to worse, and people are suffering. CBC’s reporting describes what so many families have experienced. Long waits in pain and worry. Nights spent on ...

Read More »

HSCDSB Statement on Report Cards

Members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association are currently participating in an administrative job action that prevents them from entering comments on report cards; however, our board’s teachers will be providing marks and learning skills levels on students’ report cards and students will be receiving them as scheduled.  For classes where marks are not usually entered (e.g., full-day kindergarten, ...

Read More »

Catch the Ace Week #2 Winner – Christian Lapointe

  The second draw of the LDHC Foundation’s Catch the Ace raffle has been made and the lucky winner of $486 is Christian Lapointe. Congratulations! Envelope #18 was opened for Christian and revealed the King of Hearts. The Ace of Spades is still hiding and the Jackpot currently sits at $1365.00 and growing each week.  Make sure to get your ...

Read More »

OPP Video Series Focuses on Historical and Unsolved Cases

  After the success of the OPP Investigative Lens – Serial Instinct video series, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) turns the lens to a new series focused on unsolved homicide and missing person cases. The OPP provides a behind-the-scenes look at open investigations and unique techniques in the hopes of sparking new tips from the public ...

Read More »

Week 2 – Winner of the LDHCF ‘Catch the Ace’ Announced!

The winner of the second week in the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation’s ‘Chase the Ace’ was announced this morning. Should someone have the Ace of Spades in the envelope they choose they could win $1,365.00 as well as the $485.00 from the weekly draw. Wawa resident Christian Lapointe had the winning ticket. His ticket chose envelope #18 to be ...

Read More »

OPP Investigate 175 deaths in a Decade of Snowmobiling

With Snowmobile Safety Week underway this week, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released a ten-year data report on snowmobile fatalities, which officers hope will encourage snowmobilers to avoid the recurring behaviours that contributed to the majority of the incidents over the past decade. During the past 10 snowmobile seasons (2009-2019), the OPP has investigated 175 snowmobile fatalities throughout the ...

Read More »

École Saint-Joseph students build ties with soldiers on mission!

  In December 2020, students in grade 4 of Mr. Eric Comtois’ class at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) participated in a writing project. To mark the holiday season, students wrote and sent Christmas cards to Canadian soldiers posted in southern Sudan.   Returning from the Christmas break on January 6th, an unexpected email awaited the École Saint-Joseph administration team. Task Force ...

Read More »

From the Branch – January 22

We are still looking back 75 years ago when our veterans were in the Netherlands after liberating the west coast of France, Belgium and Holland’s southern part and were now in Nijmegen and along the Waal river which was the last point the operation Market Garden got in September. But the Waal Bridge was taken and held. With the Waal river between the ...

Read More »

Wednesday Morning News – January 22

Weather – Cloudy. A few flurries beginning this morning. Risk of freezing drizzle. Amount 2 cm. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. High minus 3. Wind chill minus 14 this morning and minus 9 this afternoon. Tonight – Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries and risk of freezing drizzle. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light late this evening. ...

Read More »

Minister of Education on OECTA One-Day Strike

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) one-day province-wide strike: “We fully recognize the negative impacts teacher union escalation is having on families. It is why we are calling on these union leaders to end these strikes, given the adverse effects on students and financial hardship on parents. While ...

Read More »

Minister of Education Reacts to Lack of Report Cards

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the lack of report cards for elementary students: “Yet again, teacher union leaders are risking student success and preventing parents from seeing valuable information about their child’s performance in class. It underscores our government’s insistence that teacher union leaders cancel these strikes that are hurting our kids. And ...

Read More »

Wawa and surrounding Communities Receive Funding via Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF)

Premier Doug Ford and Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure, announced a $200 million investment this year through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to help 424 small, rural and northern communities build and repair critical local infrastructure, including roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure. As part of the government’s ‘Plan to Build Ontario Together’, OCIF helps eligible communities invest in ...

Read More »

Men’s Curling Standings – January 21

Team Rank Wins GP FAHRER, Tom 1 8 10 TERRIS, Tom 2 7 9 LESCHISHIN, Mark 2 7 10 McCOY, Joe 4 4 10 MITRIKAS, Erik 4 4 10 RODY Ron 4 4 10 TERRIS, Travis – ESC 7 3 10 BUMSTEAD, Aaron 8 2 9 ESC = Ecole St. Joseph Skip Travis Terris Next Games – Monday, January 27, ...

Read More »

Tuesday Morning News – January 21

Weather – Flurries. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near minus 3. Wind chill near minus 13. Tonight – Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries overnight with risk of freezing drizzle. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. Low minus 6. Wind chill near minus 16. News Tidbits – The ...

Read More »