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Thursday Morning News – August 1

Weather – Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 21. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – Mainly cloudy. Low 12. News Tidbits – The Mill Market in Sault Ste. Marie has a new manager. Robert Pryor, has managed several golf courses, giving him a strong background in marketing, budgeting, operations and customer service. In ...

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Where Oh Where Is Hayley Cramer?

Good question, as we were supposed to have a phone interview to promote the upcoming Kewadin show with Pop Evil and Buckcherry this Saturday, but she was a no show, no call ha ha ha ; but I was ready, my phone app was on, my questions were carefully in order and tic tok tic tok is all I heard. ...

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OPP Conducts “Move Over” Campaign (August 2-5, 2019)

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is concerned by the number of drivers who ignore Ontario’s Move Over Law and place police, other emergency personnel and tow truck drivers at risk on the roadside. The OPP laid 1,891 charges last year against drivers who failed to slow down and move over, marking one of the highest number of annual OPP charges ...

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Buy Algoma Buy Local: A ‘buy local’ movement

The Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN), an initiative of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, is excited to launch a buy local branding initiative in Algoma: Buy Algoma Buy Local. With over 50 local producers, processors, farmers’ markets, restaurants, retailers, tours & experiences participating in the initiative, Buy Algoma Buy Local shows people where they can taste local, shop local and ...

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OPP investigate Fatal Collision between Tractor Trailer and SUV west of Marathon

Jul 31, 2019 @ 11:11 – UPDATE Road Closure: #Hwy17 between #Marathon and #TerraceBay – Highway now alternating traffic through. Jul 31, 2019 @ 09:42 – On Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at approximately 21:45 pm, members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), involving a tractor-trailer unit (TTU) and an SUV ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 31

There were no new wildland fires discovered at the time of this report. At the time of this update, there are six active wildland fires in the region. Pembroke 2 is under control at 0.7 of a hectare and is located west of Sand Lake. Peterborough 1 is being held at 10 hectares and is located west of Hwy 15. ...

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The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower

  You are taking a late-night stroll or sitting on your deck staring at the starry sky and whoosh, a quick streak of light catches your attention. You have just witnessed the fiery re-entry of space debris called a meteor. In a few cases, they can be nuts, bolts and wires from damaged satellites orbiting high above the earth. However, ...

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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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