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Numbers Do Lie With # 31 Nick Malik

Usually, you can argue that numbers don’t lie; but in the paper that I am about to unfold, they happen to do just that. Nick Malik, the Soo Greyhounds most recent and last addition to the lineup up 2019/2020 has been between the pipes for the boys in red and white on no less than 7 contests. The saviour that ...

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Corporate Planning & Council Meetings Tonight – February 4

Council is holding a Corporate Planning Committee Meeting and Council Meeting tonight in Council Chambers beginning at 6:30 p.m. In new business (Corporate Planning) Council will be receiving and discussing the Wawa Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan, Main Street Funding Ontario, and the Northshore Liquefied Natural Gas Project – Shareholders Agreement. In the Council Meeting Council is expected to ...

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Education Workers’ Alliance of Ontario Central Agreement Now Ratified

The central agreement with the Education Workers’ Alliance of Ontario (EWAO) representing 3,975 education workers across the province, including education assistants, early childhood educators, professional services, custodial and maintenance staff, has been ratified by school boards and the unions and agreed to by the Government of Ontario. As the government did with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in ...

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Men’s Curling Standings – February 4

Team Rank Wins GP FAHRER, Tom 1 10 12 TERRIS, Tom 2 9 11 LESCHISHIN, Mark 3 7 12 McCOY, Joe 4 5 12 MITRIKAS, Erik 4 5 12 RODY Ron 4 5 12 TERRIS, Travis – ESC 7 4 12 BUMSTEAD, Aaron 8 2 11 Next Games – Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7 p.m. Ice 1 Ice 2 ...

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Tuesday Morning News – February 4

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 9. Wind chill near minus 20. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Partly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries overnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 19. Wind chill minus 18 this evening and minus 28 overnight. Risk of frostbite. News Tidbits – ...

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SE OPP Wawa Search Vehicle For Cannabis and Find Vehicle is Stolen

On February 1, 2020, at approximately 9:10 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checkpoint on Highway 17 near Wawa, Ontario. A vehicle entered the checkpoint and officers detected the odour of cannabis emanating from the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of ...

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ADSB Trustee Russell Reid recipient of OPSBA President’s Award

  Ontario Public School Board Association (OPSBA) held their 2020 Public Education Symposium (PES) last month in Toronto, in partnership with the Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l’Ontario (ACÉPO).   One of the highlights of the PES each year is awarding the OPSBA President’s Award.  This year, Algoma District School Board (ADSB) Trustee Russell Reid, was one ...

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News from the Park – Winter Roads & Drive Test

Those who read this weekly column have little doubt on how much pride I take in being from Northern Ontario. Some may wonder the reason that I love to share such sentiments and emotions. Quite simply, as is frequently the case, we often take for granted some of the things we treasure most until we don’t have them. Being first ...

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Monday Morning News – February 3

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Flurries beginning this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 2. Wind chill minus 11 this morning and minus 5 this afternoon. Tonight – Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 13. Wind chill minus ...

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Hornepayne Man charged with Possession for Purpose of Trafficking

On January 29, 2020, at approximately 8:00 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a motor vehicle travelling on Rose Street in the Town of Hearst, with an expired validation sticker on its licence plate. Police investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of a controlled substance and was subsequently arrested. Police ...

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Minister of Education on Negotiations with ETFO

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement on January 31st, 2020 in response to the latest round of bargaining with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO): “Over the past few days, the Government has further demonstrated our focus on keeping kids in class through a voluntary agreement. As part of that commitment, and to further underscore my ...

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Coronavirus – The Risk to Ontarians remains Low

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, released the following statement January 31st, 2020 on Ontario’s preparedness for the new coronavirus in Ontario: “Ontario’s public health system has shown remarkable responsiveness to the 2019 novel coronavirus. That’s in large part thanks to the dedication of the province’s public health officials and everyone working on the front lines of our ...

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Sunday Morning News – February 2

Weather – Periods of light snow with risk of freezing drizzle. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. High zero. Wind chill minus 6 this morning. Tonight – Periods of snow ending this evening then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of light snow. Risk of freezing drizzle this evening. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 8. Wind ...

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