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Saturday Morning News – January 11

Weather – Light snow ending early this morning then clearing. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. Temperature falling to minus 16 this afternoon. Wind chill minus 21 this morning and minus 27 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Increasing cloudiness early this evening. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low minus 25. ...

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Minister of Education – Statement on Continued Strike Action

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announcement of another one-day strike: “For the fifth time, OSSTF union leaders have directed their members to not show up to class. These union leaders will forcefully advocate for the interests of their members – from higher wages to enhanced ...

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2019 Festive RIDE Results are Disappointing and Concerning

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) across North East Region (NER) conducted 1,638 Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) programs between November 23, 2019 and January 2, 2020. Officers arrested and charged 61 people for Impaired Driving related offences while another 30 motorists were issued various Automatic Drivers’ Licence Suspensions after registering in the warning range on the approved roadside screening device. ...

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Batting .500 Is Not That Bad Right?

Now that the ink is finally dry ; Soo Greyhounds fans that have been following the Nick Malik saga can finally let out a big deep breath. As one of the top rated goalies going into the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the young Czech Republic National has committed to joining the Dogs as Wawa News reported earlier today. It has been quite ...

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Malik Is A Soo Greyhound!

Soo Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Raftis has just announced a commitment to the Program, as goaltender NICK MALIK, will be joining the club for the remainder the 2019-20 season. “We are excited to add Nick to our Program today.  We look forward to partnering with Nick in his development as he continues to establish himself as a world class goaltender” stated ...

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Mixed Curling Standings – January 10

Team Rank Wins G.P. TERRIS, Tom 1 7 8 McCOY, Joe 2 6 8 KLOCKARS, Anna Lisa 3 5 7 HOFFMANN, Jim 4 4 7 BUCKELL, Chris 5 3 8 HALL, Dave 5 3 8 LESCHISHIN, Mark 7 2 8 TURMELLE, Katherine 8 1 8 Games – Thursday January 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 ...

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Snow or Ice Pellets are Expected Saturday and Sunday for Montreal River Harbour East

Special weather statement in effect for: Chapleau – Gogama Elliot Lake – Ranger Lake Greater Sudbury and vicinity Kirkland Lake – Temiskaming Shores – Temagami Manitoulin – Blind River – Killarney North Bay – West Nipissing Sault Ste. Marie – Superior East (Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island – Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay) Snow or ice ...

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Friday Morning News – January 10

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries this morning and early this afternoon with risk of freezing drizzle. Wind up to 15 km/h. Temperature falling to minus 5 this afternoon. Wind chill minus 12 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. Light snow ...

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Minister of Education Statement on Union Escalation

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to heightened continued Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario escalation: “Families face union escalation far too often. It’s time for union leaders to end the games and the cyclical experience of escalation that hurts Ontario students.   Union leaders promised that their escalation would not impact students and their ...

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Significant Snowfall expected in swath from Nipigon to Wawa

Environment Canada warns that significant snowfall will continue today in a stretch from Nipigon to Wawa in the amounts of 15 to 20 cm. Snowfall warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Marathon – Schreiber Nipigon – Rossport It is possible that lake effect snow from Lake Superior may increase up to 30 cm, and strong ...

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Thursday Morning News – January 9th

Weather – Snow and local blowing snow. Amount 10 to 20 cm except 30 cm near Lake Superior. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. High minus 2. Wind chill minus 25 this morning and minus 9 this afternoon. Tonight – Snow ending overnight then cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Risk of freezing drizzle overnight. ...

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Between the Covers – January 8

New Books on the 7- Day Shelf this week are; “Blue Moon” by Lee Child, “The Deserter” by Nelson Demille, “The Night Fire” by Michael Connelly and “What Rose Forgot” by Nevada Barr. Come on in and check it out! STAFF PICKS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY ARE: “I Invited Her In” by Adele Parks, “The Affair” by Lee Child, ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – January 8

The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church. Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church (705-856-2926). The season of EPIPHANY from the Greek “to show forth” began on Monday, January 6. It commemorates the showing forth of the Infant ...

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