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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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January 21st – One-Day full withdrawal of services

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) will be holding a one-day full withdrawal of all services for the following school boards: Rainy River District School Board, Near North District School Board, Grand Erie District School Board, Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, Toronto District School Board, Simcoe County District School Board, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, Trillium Lakelands District School Board, and Hastings and Prince Edward District ...

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News from the Park – Joyeux 2020

Maintenant que l’agitation de la saison des fêtes est terminée, je suis heureux de dire que je me sens rafraîchi et impatient de faire face aux nombreux problèmes qui nous touchent tous en tant que résidents du Nord de l’Ontario. Je sais que nous sommes déjà deux semaines dans la nouvelle année, mais je vous souhaite à tous et à ...

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News from the Park – Happy 2020

Now that the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season is over, I’m happy to say I feel refreshed and eager to tackle the many issues that affect all of us as Northern Ontarians. I know we are already two weeks into the New Year, but I want to wish everyone all the best in 2020. Over the holidays I ...

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Monday Morning News – January 20

Weather – Sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 10. Wind chill minus 32 this morning and minus 15 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index 1 or low. Tonight- Increasing cloudiness. Flurries beginning overnight. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 near midnight. Low minus 14 with temperature rising to minus 6 by morning. Wind chill minus ...

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Lots of snow fell – 16cm

A Colorado Low tracked eastward over Lake Huron Saturday afternoon. This low pressure system brought snow to just about all of Ontario starting Friday night through Saturday. Many areas also saw blowing snow as a result of strong wind gusts. For the Algoma area that meant that snow squalls made driving difficult, and Highway 17 and 101 were closed. 1. Summary of total ...

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