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Article & Photos by Barb Fisher   Every year at this time our Library personnel work tirelessly to showcase the varied activities offered by our Library and this year the week long events were well attended; something of interest to all age groups.   Coffee and Culture Night offered three interesting presenters: Don and Jude Charbonneau, Sandra Lowe, and Danni Peters. The Charbonneau's need no introduction as they have been long-time promotors of what Wawa stands for past and present. Besides Jude's needlework items promising one of a kind in knitwear, Don's musical and artistic talents speak for themselves. Their display included sand candles, CD music com-

pilations, artwork, miniature wall hangings and a new series of acrylic paintings depicting Lake Superior's Bathtub Island area. Unfortunately Wawa's Red Canoe tourist shop which showcases many of these items will not be open this summer, but our Tourist Information Centre will carry their treasures, and when in the Soo, the Agawa Provincial Park Tourist Centre and Station Mall will continue displaying their craft.   One of our local writers, Sandra Lowe has been busy working on her third book which at the moment is untitled but will soon join her completed published books: Led by Grace and The Ley of the Land. The setting changes in each book, but the message continues, inspired by her daily meditation regime

from which she learns a multitude of life lessons. Sandra has journeyed to many lands discovering life's purpose and encourages her readers to grow their own inner strength. Sharing Sandra's space, Danni Peters displayed her book "A Testimony of Love" appealing to young readers. It is the first published book in a proposed five book series exploring a fanciful adventure developing around a different bible verse featured in each book.   Later in the week the fun continued with Wawa's own Richie Overton entertaining a large crowd who joined Richie in a musical stroll down memory lane; Wawa past and present. His repertoire included song compilations composed by himself, some recorded on CDs, others in process of pro-

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ductiion, and still others that fell short of production, but of which always wows the local crowd. His lyrics are heavily weighted on his experiences growing up in Wawa: "Hot Summer Nights" playing beer pong, Saturday night at the View, and skinny dipping in Wawa Lake. Other tunes took us into the past with history brought back to life in his lyrics: Willy discovering gold at William Teddy Park, travelling the ACR, the mine closing down, and working at the steel plant "I got the Plate Mill Blues". Other songs portrayed personal feelings and growing pains in his life's journey ending with his song which endeared the audience and prompted a repeat - "When I

grow up I wanna be a Jelly-roll Cop".  Other events happening all week were the Book Sale which did very well in moving retired and donated new books into re-circulation, and Sleepy Time Story Time including a craft and healthy snack offered periodically throughout the year, brought out several youngsters for an enyoyable change of pace.  There is always something exciting going on at our Library. The staff work very diligently to bring a varied program appealing to all ages and interests. If you are looking to switch up your life interests, visit the Library, you will not be disappointed.

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lies the choice to apply for and receive more timely support through regular advance payments during the year. This credit will allow parents to offset child care expenses they may incur when starting a new job, taking on longer hours, or going back to school.   The CARE tax credit would be on top of the existing Child Care Expense Deduction (CCED) and focus benefits on low- and middle-income families. Families could receive up to $6,000 per child under seven years of age, up to $3,750 per child between the ages of seven and 16, and up to $8,250 per child with a severe disability.   The government has also committed up to $1 billion over the next five years to create up to 30,000 child care spaces in schools, including approximately 10,000 spaces in new schools in the 2019 Ontario Budget.   "Today's announcement will make child care for Ontario families more affordable and more accessible," said Thompson. "Our changes will ensure parents have the choice and flexibility to make the best decisions for their family."

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Liquified Natural Gas Project Poised To Proceed Article by Barb Fisher   The Municipalities of Wawa, Manitouwadge, Marathon, Schreiber and Terrace Bay are proposing to construct gas storage facilities and gas distribution systems to each of the municipalities by means of the North Shore Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Project. As part of the planning process Stantec Consulting Ltd has been retained to undertake an Environmental Study to fulfill the requirements of the Ontario Energy Board's (OEB) guidelines. If approved, construction of the pipelines and storage facilities is anticipated to begin in Spring 2020. Northeast Midstream LP is the owner and builder of the Nipigon LNG Project that will supply the Project with liquified gas. In the process, natural gas will be supplied in liquid form from the new Nipigon LNG plant and transported safely by truck to each of the five North Shore Municipal LNG depots. Here the LNG

will be converted back to natural gas for delivery to local homes, industries and businesses in each municipality through local gas distribution works and systems.   At the Community Centre last Tuesday representatives from Stantec presented a stepby-step presentation for the community to understand the processes involved. Besides compiling an environmental study, Stantec is studying the socio-economic, and archaeological/cultural heritage inventory of the study area. Knowledgeable reps were present to walk the public through the steps using display posters and answered questions as they arose. A Study Area schematic for Wawa was prominently displayed whereby the public could review the proposed layout of the main pipeline, lateral pipelines and storage area. Questions were welcomed and responded to by the reps, and a printed questionnaire was available to

Legion News   Things have been very busy at Branch 429 over the past month.   First and foremost with the extremely generous anonymous donation our Lift for the Legion campaign has reached it’s goal. We wish to thank each and every donor for their support for our project. This is a true community endeavour that will benefit everyone. We have contacted our architect to begin the planning process in order to get this project underway as soon as possible.   Craig Spooner was the successful bidder for the autographed Johnny Bower Hockey Jersey. Thank you to

Tom Warren for the donation.   Matthew Hart assisted us with the campaign providing assistance in many ways. Thank you to Russell Reid & Lisa Weaver from REHC for making this possible. Also a big Thanks to Matt for everything he did – painting, cooking , letter writing, phone calls, etc – we really appreciated it all.   From all of us at Branch 429 wishing everyone a Happy Easter and to all our Comrades sick at home, in the hospital or nursing homes you are in our prayers and we wish you well.

encourage everyone to voice their opions and concerns.   Until now the high capital cost of constructing pipelines has prevented thousands of homes and businesses in Northern Ontario from accessing these benefits. Through the North Shore LNG Project, approximately 5,600 potential residential, commercial, institutional and industrial customers will realize an estimated $247 million in energy cost savings and reduced green house gas emissions.   Cost Effective - Natural gas is North America's lowest cost fossil fuel and is the most affordable way to heat your home, water and business. Converting to natural gas will result in direct savings as it is significantly less expensive than propane, fuel oil and electricity. • Safety - Natural gas is highly regulated and adheres to the highest safety codes and standards in Canada. Liquefied natural gas has

little to no chance of igniting or explodig should a spill occur. • Convenient and Versatile Natural gas can be used to heat your home and water, and for lighting or powering appliances. Most natural gas appliances are userfriendly, efficient alternatives that use less energy. • Environmental Benefits Most conventional energy comes from fossil fuel sources. Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel in that it produces the fewest emissions and protects the environment for future generations.   This project has been highly anticipated for some time and now promises to become a reality. For more background info go to northshorenatural gas.com and follow the project development on media sources to evaluate how access to natural gas may benefit you.

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Council News Article by Barb Fisher  Council proclaimed the week of May 19th-25th as "National Public Works Week" and urge everyone to join with representatives of the Canadian Public Works Association and government agencies in activities, events and ceremonies designed to pay tribute to our public works professionals, engineers, managers and employees, and to recognize the substantial contributions they make in protecting our national health, safety, and quality of life.  Huntington disease, an inherited and fatal brain disorder attacks the brain and results in loss of body controls. Every child of a parent with Huntington disease faces a 50 percent risk of inheriting this genetic disorder, and there is no effective treatment and no

known cure. The Huntington Society of Canada has initiated and supports research into the cause and nature of this fatal disease. The work of the Society has brought new hope to the people with Huntington disease and families who bear the burden of this affliction. In support of this research Council proclaimed the month of May, 2019 as "Huntington Disease Awareness Month" and urge everyone to lend their support to the Huntington Society of Canada in its efforts to unravel, not only the mystery of Huntington disease, but also a wide range of other genetic, neurological and psychiatric disorders affecting the lives of so many Canadians.   The Municipal Act provides that the Treasurer of every municipality shall submit to council an itemized statement of remuneration and expenses

paid to each member of council and to local board members for their service. The Municipality of Wawa accepted the 2018 Statement of Remuneration and Expenses of Council and Board Members. Bylaws given three readings and passed: • 3186-19 - to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting of April 2. • 3187-19 - to establish maintenance, management, regulation and control of cemeteries in the Municipality of Wawa. • 3188-19 - to authorize Civil Marriage Solemnization Service in the Municipality of Wawa. • 3189-19 - to appoint an Acting Deputy Treasurer for the Municipality of Wawa.

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Upcoming meetings: Library Board - Monday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m. Library Regular Council Meeting Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30 p.m. - Council Chambers Policy Committee Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30 p.m. - Council Chamber Cemetery Committee Wednesday, April 17th at 3:00 p.m. - 3 Maple St Heritage Committee Tuesday, April 23th at 4:00 p.m. - 3 Maple St Community Development Committee - Monday, April 29th at 6:30 p.m. MMCC Meeting Rm Regional Mayors Group Monday, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. - 3 Maple St Police Services Board Wednesday, June 5th at 3:00 p.m. - Council Chambers

Going For Your Colonoscopy Just Might Save Your Life  My story starts here. Roughly 3 years ago I had my colonoscopy done and they found a polyp. It was removed and sent for a biopsy and it came back non-cancerous.   Since the doctor found the polyp, I was scheduled for a re-exam 3 years later. This time another polyp was found, as it turns out when this biopsy was done I had colon cancer. So the next step was to go for a cat scan and then meet a surgeon to go over the results. He stated he could do the surgery.   My response was 'when I walk in the hospital I want to be able to walk out'. As I did not feel comfortable with that surgeon doing my operation, I directed him to send me to the Ottawa General Cancer Clinic as I felt this was the best place in my region for my surgery. Now, having done this I was very confident in going in for my surgery with far less stress.   The reason I am stating this is wherever you live you have the choice where you will feel more confident in getting your surgery done if needed. As it turns out, I feel I won the lottery as my surgeon was Dr. Rebecca Auer who is the head of Cancer research with a team of 300 scientists working under her. She has an amazing surgical team as I was operated on late Tuesday, April 2, 2019, where they removed a foot of my colon then reattached the colon and I was released early Saturday morning with very little discomfort. I was eating solid food on my first meal   My next point is, the nurses were very excellent and caring as I had asked a few of them why did you choose to work in the cancer ward and I was surprised by their answer. It's not all for the money but they want to be able to help people as it makes them feel good and they actually enjoy their job. So whichever department or hospital the nurses work in, they deserve all the respect in the world as they work very hard in a stressful environment and somehow they manage to smile and talk to you. So hats off to all the nurses and student nurses out there. Ross Ayotte, Smiths Falls

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École Saint-Joseph

La peinture – un art pour tous! (Paint Night)

 L’École Saint-Joseph, Wawa, a tenu pour la toute première fois des soirées «Paint Night» pour les élèves et leurs parents. Grâce à la subvention pour la participation et l’engagement des parents 4 soirées ont été organisées les 20, 21, 27 et 28 mars pour les élèves du Jardin à la 8e année. Sous la direction de Mme Carole Bouffard, enseignante, les artistes ont créé des toiles différentes à chacune des

sessions! D’une durée d’une heure et demie chaque session fut une partie de plaisir. Un service de gardiennage était offert gratuitement et des collations ont été servies. Les 200 participants sont tous repartis avec leur oeuvre et un sourire aux lèvres! Merci à Mme Bouffard, aux organisateurs et à tous ceux qui se sont impliqués dans ce beau projet! Ce fut un grand succès!

  École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) held for Paint Nights at the end of march for kindergarten to grade 8 students and their parents. More than 200 people took part in these wonderful sessions offered by Ms. Carole Bouffard. Each participant, turned artist, left with a beautiful work of art for their home!

   

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Thank You From the Wawa Ladies Curling League! The Wawa Ladies Curling League would like to thank the following individuals and businesses/organizations who

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"An Easter to Remember"   Lily Easterlord loved Easter time. She looked forward to it every year. She was a religious woman who took it all very seriously. She attended all the services for Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. She diligently searched for just the right Easter cards to send out. She spent days beforehand writing letters to include with them.   And she loved the flowers that started to appear in the stores and flower shops – the tulips, hyacinths, & daffodils that remind her of spring, and then the Easter Lily. She also spent hours making and painting decorative Easter Eggs for the mantle, and giving the rest away to neighbours and relatives. And no Easter would be complete without the decorations.   She also enjoyed the commercial side of Easter as well – such as buying a new outfit for Easter Sunday, and the straw baskets to put in such things as the chocolate Bunnies, eggs, and the stuffed bunny, lambs, and baby chicks. She had 8 grandchildren to buy for, and she always made a basket for each of them. They were her pride and joy, as all grandmothers can proclaim, right!   Last year she had a very memorable Easter. It started out about a month before the important weekend. Her husband, Peter, whom she was married to for 51 years, had passed away.   They had always celebrated Easter by gathering as many relatives as possible to their house for Easter Sunday. Lily, Peter and the kids would all go to church in the morning, and then come back for the traditional chocolate Easter Egg hunt for the children. They would be searching the house and the yard, while Lily got brunch prepared. Peter was in charge of the hunt, making sure they found all the eggs, and all the kids got an equal number. That kept everyone out of her way in the kitchen.   The afternoon would see everyone begin gathering. There would be a veggie tray and cranberry punch laid out on the dining room table, while waiting for the evening meal. It always was a ham supper. Everyone would then gather around the old upright piano to sing Easter hymns. Once that was over, it was time for dessert and coffee and/or tea for the adults, while the children would gather around the TV and begin tackling their Easter loot. Finally everyone would begin to leave, usually around nine. Once the guests had left, it was time to put the kids to bed. Then she and Peter would retire to the living room and sit for a while, chatting about how the day had gone, before cleaning up. Then it would be their bedtime...   After he passed away, she

was determined to keep up the Easter Sunday tradition. The now adult children tried to dissuade her, but they knew it was hopeless. They learned from experience that once she got an idea in her head, there was no point trying to stop her. So they all agreed to come. Their children included Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Mary and Joseph. Between them all, they had 8 children.   She began planning and shopping in early March, glad for the distraction of mourning for Peter. That would come on Easter Sunday, she knew at the end of the day when everyone had gone and she was alone in the house.   The week leading up to the weekend was especially hectic for Lily. On the Monday after Palm Sunday, she began to develop a tickle in her throat. She thought to herself – “I can't get sick now. Too much to do. Damn – oops, sorry Lord – those folks behind me coughing and sneezing at church yesterday. If they give me a cold, I will crucify them myself next time I see them. Oh, my, sorry again! Didn't mean it to come out like that, Lord. Please forgive me. I am just so wound up. I have so much to do this week, and I am so looking forward to it.”   As she feared, by Wednesday, she had a full blown cold. She was forced to go to bed that afternoon. Thursday morning she was really stuffed up, and having a hard time breathing. She put some Vick's Vapor Rub on her nose and chest. That seemed to relieve the congestion for the moment. One of her neighbours, and her best friend, Ruth Gethsemane, dropped in about two that afternoon. She brought an Easter Lily with her. She put it on the dresser in Lily's bedroom. She normally would never dream of greeting people in there, but that day she just felt so rough that she let her come in. She was glad to have the company, she admitted. Having to look after yourself when you are sick is not much fun, she also had to admit. This was the first time ever that she was in this situation. Ever since growing up she either had her parents or Peter, to take care of her.   Lily thanked her for the plant, and made a real effort to get up. She did feel a bit better once she was on her feet, and got moving. They made their way downstairs to the kitchen. She made tea, and served carrot muffins with honey. That was the first solid food Lily had eaten in a day, and it tasted good, she realized. Then she got Ruth to do some things around the house to get it set up for the Easter Sunday gathering. That was going ahead, even it is the death of me, she joked.   Ruth left about four that afternoon. Lily assured her

she was feeling better, and thanked her for her help. She asked her to come over on Sunday, which she agreed to do. Everything was looking good, she declared to herself.  She went to bed that Thursday night actually feeling a lot better. But during the night, she became stuffed up again, with the runny nose, and cough. The cold had returned. By late in the night she had real difficulty breathing. She had used up a whole box of Kleenex too, so she had to get up and went into the bathroom to get another one. Seeing she was up, she decided to go into the living room and sit in her recliner. She figured that would help with her breathing.   On Good Friday morning she didn't feel too bad, but not well enough to go to church. She reminded herself how she cursed those folks with their colds last Sunday. That really convinced her to stay home – the first time since the birth of her Mary all those years ago.   After lunch she decided to have a little nap. She never was one to sleep in a chair – only in her bed. The cold symptoms soon flared up again, despite puffing and propping up the pillows. Late in the afternoon, she was really gasping for air, and her heart was pounding. She struggled to reach over to the phone. She called her son Mark to come over right away, as she struggled to get the words out. She tried to get out of bed, but couldn't muster the strength. She collapsed back down onto the bed. She really began to panic, as she gasped for air. Of course, that only worsened the attack. She didn't know which was worse – the inability to breathe, or the feeling she was having a heart attack. She was sweating now, and the bedclothes were drenched.   Fortunately Mark lived only a short distance away. He got to her within ten minutes. He was shocked at her condition, and immediately called 911. He got a wet washcloth to put on her forehead, and held her right hand to comfort her. She tried to talk, but went into a coughing fit. He didn't know what to do about that. He was frightened and felt helpless. Then she clutched his left hand in a vice grip as she cried out, stiffened, and clutched her chest with her right hand, before stiffening. Then she went limp before taking one last gasp, and went unconscious. Mark was paralyzed. He didn't know what to do. Fortunately, the paramedics arrived just then. They went into action, and assessed the situation quickly. They confirmed a heart attack, brought on by pneumonia. They could not find a heart-beat. They rushed her to the hospital. They tried to revive her on the way, to no avail. At the hospital the doctor confirmed she had had a fatal heart attack. He offered his sympathy before he left them alone to begin the mourning process. After a while they reluctantly left and adjourned to their mother's house. They began taking turns

phoning the rest of the family members and friends, despite being in shock at this unexpected turn of events.   Saturday was a busy day making arrangements for the funeral.   On Easter Sunday they agreed that she would have wanted them to go to church. They did that, taking up several pews by the time all the family had got there. It was a difficult service to sit through. Everyone went back to their mother's house for a reception and meal, and to go over what arrangements had already been done, and what was left to do.   Around one, the phone rang. Matthew picked it up, and after a moment screamed out: “What! Are you sure? How can that be? Yes, we will get over there right away. Thanks for calling.” When he hung up, of course everyone wanted to know what it was about. He shook his head as he exclaimed, “It's a miracle. Mom is alive. She is in the Intensive Care Unit. That was the doctor. He explained what happened. He was just filling out the death certificate down in the morgue when the man from the funeral home came in to pick up her body. He thought he saw her chest rising. The doctor went over for a closer look, and sure enough, she was breathing. He checked her pulse, and that too confirmed she was alive. Can you believe it?” Matthew replied, stunned at what he had just learned. “I guess Mom had second thoughts about leaving this world after all. Or else St. Peter wouldn't let her through the Pearly Gates.” He called out to the rest of the family, “Come on, we gotta get to the hospital right away. Let's get going!” The others were in too much shock to appreciate his attempt at humour. It took them a few minutes to digest what he had told them. It took another few minutes to get organized. They kept uttering about it being a miracle.   Once they got to the ICU, there was much disbelief, seeing her lying there, with an oxygen mask on her face, and an IV in her arm. She seemed to be sleeping peacefully, and certainly looked alive.   The doctor came in just then, and went to the side of her bed. He told them in more detail what had happened. Then he asked if she had any plants in the house, because there was all kinds of pollen in her nose and throat . He suspected she had had a severe allergic reaction. Just then, Lily opened her eyes, and yanked the oxygen mask off.   She whispered to the doctor: “I heard that. Yes, I have an Easter Lily in my bedroom, and one in the living room. I just love them. The perfume smell from it is so wonderful at this Easter time, isn't it? Why do you ask, doctor?” He told her: “Ah, haw! That explains it. Many people are intolerant to that scent, as well as to other flowers. Daffodils come to mind.” The doctor went on: “I am sure being in that small enclosed bedroom, and even in your living room, the pol-

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len had lots of time to build up before bringing on that intense allergic reaction. It's much like how carbon monoxide can build up in an enclosed garage, or your house, or your car that sort of thing.”   Then Lily waved her hands to show that she had something to say. “Never mind about that. Let's rejoice in my death and resurrection, just like Our Saviour did – a real reason to celebrate Easter this year, I would say. I'm back. Now c'mon doctor, when can I get out of here? I have a family get together this afternoon. I don't know what we will eat. Now let me see, oh yes, I have the ham already. There is frozen vegetables in the freezer. It's not quite what I wanted to do, but for this time, it will have to do. The biggest job will be the scalloped potatoes. Maybe for just this once I can get one of you kids to help me out with that. I was going to bake a chocolate cake, but now I guess we will have to settle for ice cream and cookies.” She paused as she went over these arrangements in her mind. Then she declared: “ And I still have a lot of living yet to do as well, so let's get started. Get me out of here!”  Everyone laughed, and shook their heads. Luke commented, “We'll never be able to live with her now!” That brought a round of laughter, and broke the feeling of disbelief in that hospital room. The doctor signed her release papers, while Lily got dressed. She was weak, and Joseph took her arm and helped her into the wheel chair for the customary ride to the exit of the hospital. They headed back to the house. It soon became a beehive of activity. And so that turned out to be one memorable Easter for Lily and the entire Easterlord family.   I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter. Oh, and welcome to Spring!? Jim.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY April 17, 1492   Christopher Columbus signs a contract with the Spanish monarchs to find the "Indies" with the stated goal of converting people to Catholicism. This promises him 10% of all riches found, and the governorship of any lands encountered.


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"The Resolutions" A Short Story Series

Chapter 13

  On the Wednesday night, at the same time Henry was preparing for his caper at Mac's, things were happening at Jack and Meisha's house.   It started innocently enough, from Jack's point of view. Meisha had prepared his favourite supper – lasagna and Caesar's salad. For dessert she laid out a choice of his favourite Tim Horton's donuts, and a mug of Timmy's finest brew.   After doing up the dishes, Meisha disappeared into the bedroom. She was gone for half an hour or so, but Jack didn't think anything of it. He was engrossed in watching the news on TV.   He had been on the verge of getting up off his lounger to head out to the kitchen for another donut and coffee when he was drawn to the doorway. He focused on Meisha as she slowly poked one black-net stockinged leg around the archway entrance to the living room. She called out in her most husky, seductive voice, “Hi, there, big boy. Come on over here.” As soon as he arose, she came into full view. In her black high heels, fish net stockings, lowcut black teddy, and bright red lipstick, with a matching red ribbon tied to make a ponytail – she looked irresistible. She certainly peaked his interest, as an urge to take her and make mad passionate love

came over him. He rushed over to her, and tried to wrap his arms around her, but she raised her arm and pushed him back. “Hold on, Jackie. Let's take this slow and easy for now. Let me lead you to the bedroom. I have it all ready for you. Come along now. Follow me.” She purred, as she turned and slowly made her way up the stairs, swinging her hips while she walked. He eagerly followed. He couldn't figure out why he was so excited tonight. He had seen her moves many times before, but this time she was just so seductive. So he just enjoyed the feeling, watching her strut up those stairs and striking a pose at the doorway into the bedroom. She had darkened the room with only several scented candles lit, arranged on the dresser. She turned on the CD player, with soft romantic music beginning to play. She had changed the sheets and pillow cases to silk ones. The blankets were turned down to the bottom of the bed. She quickly moved to the bed, and lay down, in her most 'come hither' pose. Jack followed her to the bed, and joined her. And a night of passion ensued…   Stay tuned for further developments in next week's chapter 13B!

Last Week's Answers

Aries (Mar. 21 - April 20)   Get involved in groups that will help you meet established individuals. Concentrate on yourself or your work. Dig deep to find out how costly a new venture will be before you sign on the dotted line. Your involvement in organizational events could open doors to new and exciting opportunities. Taurus (Apr. 21 - May 21)   You will learn a great deal about yourself if you go somewhere secluded. Too many opportunities and too many changes going on. Trips will be more than adventurous. Someone may be trying to take advantage of you. Gemini (May 22 - June 21)   You may find yourself caught in the middle of an argument that has nothing to do with you. Overstatement will be your downfall. Evasion is likely if you aren't direct about your feelings. There's a good chance that they won't come back. Cancer (June 22 - July 22)   Much can be accomplished if you compromise. Direct your energy into physical entertainment. Changes at home might come fast and furious. You can solidify your relationship if you plan a special evening with your mate.

WEEKLY HOROSCOPES Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)   You need time to think things through. Secret affairs may be brought out in the open. You can make money through your creative efforts. Relationships have not been the best for you lately and it's left you somewhat gun shy.

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)   You will upset your partner if you have spent money on things that aren't necessary. You may find yourself caught in a triangle. Travel will be favorable. Take part in stimulating debates that will allow you to show off your intelligence. Libra (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)   You might find that a coworker has been two faced. You will be uncertain of your feelings. Don't blow situations out of proportion. Discuss your problems and complaints if you wish to rectify them. Scorpio (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)   You may be in love this week, but who knows what tomorrow may bring. Do something constructive outside. Use your innovative mind to surprise youngsters. You will get out of shape easily if you don't keep on top of things. Sagittarius (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)  Concentrate on getting ahead financially and let your personal life settle down for

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a while. Children will be of major concern if you haven't kept the lines of communication open. You need to interact with others if you want to expand your knowledge. You're in the mood to get out and visit friends. Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)   Friends may not be completely honest with you. Try not to make waves. Don't let friends or relatives make you feel guilty if you're not able to attend one of their affairs. If you have to deal with large institutions, be careful not to make waves. Aquarius (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19)  Renovations to your domestic scene will pay high rewards. Personal problems may be hanging over your head but don't confront the situation. Don't allow your personal problems to interfere with your professionalism. You can surprise members of your family, which in turn will bring you a pat on the back. Pisces (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)   Double-check before you go out. Try to curb your tongue and let others at least get a word in. Your high energy will enable you to take the role of leader in group functions. You will be your usual charming self and the partners you attract may be the adventurous type.


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Happenings at

First United Church   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. • Friday, April 19th – Friday Morning Worship – 11:00 a.m. • Sunday, April 21st – Easter Sunday Morning Worship – 11:00 a.m. • Thursday, April 25th - THRIFT SHOP opens 5:00 p.m. Please have ALL donations dropped off by April 20th • Sunday, April 28th Official Board Meeting   The Easter Cross of Lights is in place above the front door of our Church. If you wish to purchase a bulb in memory of someone the cost is $5.00 a bulb. Please contact Maria Reid at 705-856-2861. Hosanna! Unite us with all those who seek your way, O God.

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Community Events April 18th - Wawa Senior's Club Easter Bake Sale. Baking always accepted or come purchase some delicious treats. April 19th - Good Friday April 20th - Social Dancing at the Community Centre from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.. Call (705) 856-2244 ext. 240 for more info! April 21st - Easter Sunday April 22nd - Easter Monday April 27th - Wawa Rotary Club Radio Auction starts at 7:00 p.m. Phone (705) 856 0776 to place bids. Bids may also be placed on site at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre. The bar will be open. Proceeds to support community events. May 3rd & 4th, 2019: By-Hand Festival from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday and 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Held at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre. Register today by contacting Maria Reid at (705) 856-2861 or by email byhandwawa@hotmail.com.

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MEMBERS NEEDED FOR NORTHERN NATIONALS DRAG RACES

Wawa Public Library Employment Opportunity Summer Student Position

Wawa Public library is accepting applications for one full time summer student. Applicant must be a post-secondary student who is returning to full time studies in the fall. Duties and responsibilities for this position will include but not limited to: • Circulation duties for all materials • Develop and deliver Children’s programming • Provide internet, computer training to community members Detailed job description will be available at the circulation desk. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter by mail, fax or email no later than Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to: Wawa Public Library Attention: Colleen Abbott, Head Librarian/CEO 40 Broadway Ave., P.O. Box 1730 Wawa, ON P0S 1K0 Fax: 705-856-1488 Email: mtpl@wawa.cc We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Municipal Council invites residents from the Municipality of Wawa to become involved by volunteering to serve on the Northern Nationals Drag Race Committee.

Secretary: •

VOLUNTEE RS NEEDED

The secretary is responsible for taking meeting minutes, creating meeting agendas, and making sure that all committee members have access to information they need to run the Race.

Vendor Coordinator: •

The Vendor Coordinator is responsible for finding, booking, and overseeing any vendors that take part in the Race. They also help advertise participating vendors, and are the vendors main point of contact to the Race Committee.

General Interest: •

Committee volunteers meet every two weeks to plan and implement Wawa’s annual Northern Nationals Drag Race. If you are interested in helping make a positive difference in our community and would like to make your voice and ideas heard, join in! All are welcome.

Please indicate your interest by responding in writing to Sue Lord at slord@wawa.cc by April 30, 2019 at 12:00 noon. For further information, please contact Mr. Brian Lachine at 705-856-2244, Extension 247.


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  Happy birthday to all those people born in April! But you missed the cake we enjoyed at the General Meeting on Wednesday April 10.   A reminder so you don’t miss it: Thursday, April 18th, 2019 is Bake Sale Day at the Drop In. If you are donating baking we would like to get it before 10:30 a.m. Buying begins at 11:30 a.m! Hope to see you there to get your Easter baking.   However, you did miss the presentation at the meeting of further adjustments to the By Laws which members will be asked to ratify at the Meeting on May 8th. Drop in and check the changes

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such as the vision and mission, the change of the Executive (to four members) and the shift of elections to September (in 2020).   Maybe you missed the dinner organized by the Social Committee and enjoyed on Friday, April 5th. Maybe you can help organize another in the fall since people who attended really had a feast.   We hope you do not miss the Seniors’ Expo today (April 17) since we will not be opening the Drop In. We have yet to learn the way to bi-locate. We hope you learn lots.   And there is a not-to-be-missed new activity starting Wednesday,

April 24th: Game Day (or Play Day?). Bring your favorite board game, like Yahtzee or monopoly or Pictionary or Poker. Maybe you can bring a friend or find a new play-date friend. As with other activities we will ask that you pay $3.00 to help defray expenses at the Drop In and maybe we will have a draw for winners who have fun!!   Can you check off your calendar: Movie and Pizza on May 22nd at 4:30 p.m. and Pot Luck Dinner at the end of our business year on June 12th at 5:00 p.m. More information will come later so watch for it.

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WAWA MEN'S 72nd ANNUAL CURLING BONSPIEL organized the event. Thanks to all the participants, Pat and her crew for a great meal, the ladies who BBQ'd the steaks, the volunteers at the entry desk and at the door prize table,

the refreshment servers, the ice sweepers, and the staff at the Community Centre.   It was a busy with 27 teams vying for $3,500 going to the winning teams in the Four

FIRST EVENT

  The Wawa Men's Annual Bonspiel was held April 12 -14, 2019 with 27 teams participating. Thanks to Club President Jim Hoffmann and SecretaryTreasurer Andy Stevens who

of curling and socializing. It was a great weekend and plans will begin shortly for the 2020 Men's Bonspiel.

No team picture available

Third Place: Team Xtreme (Kevin Lewis) - SSM

Second Place: Tom Fahrer - Wawa

First Place: Marc Barrette - SSM

SECOND EVENT

Events.   A BIG thank you all of the teams both local and those from out of town. We had players as far away as Sudbury and Toronto. A great weekend

THIRD "B" EVENT

First Place: Yvan Besner – Wawa / SSM

Second Place: Nathan Dool – SSM

THIRD "A" EVENT

First Place: Sean Coe – Wawa/SSM/Toronto

First Place: Carl Punkari - SSM

Second Place: Ecole St. Joseph (Spencer Terris) - Wawa

Carol Hughes, M.P.

Second Place: Randy Klockars - Wawa

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing

Loblaws Carbon Fund Announcement Was An Avoidable Disaster

 The announcement that Loblaws secured $12 million from the government’s Low Carbon Economy Fund (LCEF) to convert refrigeration systems was met with public derision from all angles. This should have been predictable, and the outrage comes right on the heels of the implementation of the carbon tax which only exacerbates the situation on both fronts. Having the first few announcements judged purely on merit should have been considered as a priority, but apparently wasn’t. Now, as Canada ramps up to spend $450 million on these investments, Loblaws is the face of the program meaning public support may be harder to come by.   In the project’s defence, the upgrades will reduce carbon in the same way that taking 50,000 cars off the road would do. That is a great outcome, and nobody is arguing against that claim, or the idea that the project itself is worth undertaking. The sticking point is that Loblaws could easily have afforded to foot the entire bill themselves and they will reap many of the benefits of the project.

  To put this into perspective. Loblaws is the largest player for this sector in Canada. The company also owns Superstore, Fortinos, and Shoppers Drug Mart. In 2018 they posted a whopping $46.6 billion in revenue. We also know the company is owned by the third richest family in Canada headed by Galen Weston who is worth $7.8 billion dollars. Put this all together and it’s not difficult to imagine the company didn’t require a penny to upgrade their stores to run more efficiently – and ultimately lower their energy costs.   But the problem with optics run deeper, and most people know this. Loblaws was ground zero for the bread price fixing scheme that inflated those costs for over 15 years. Once caught they offered consumers gift cards as compensation, but they were accused of requesting too much private information from consumers registering for rebates. The company was also caught trying to use tax havens to avoid paying taxes and argued against raising the minimum wage in Ontario and Alberta.

  The notion that the money could have been better invested is gaining steam. One sticking point is that the LCEF was designed for big projects only, which prioritizes the corporate model while marginalizing small businesses and community organizations who could arguably use the help more. While we could list ways to invest $12 million dollars forever, let’s consider a few of the ways that money could have been used in AlgomaManitoulin-Kapuskasing.   Our independent and small grocers could have used this kind of assistance to make their stores more efficient. Public infrastructure like arenas, pools, or community centres could be made more efficient. Transportation options could be invested in to turn the tide on the loss of passenger rail and bus services while curbing emissions. And, of course, initiatives that helped people make their houses more efficient, such as the ecoenergy retrofit program were wildly popular and helped everyday Canadians instead of billionaires. The optics on all of these would have been more

favourable.   Instead, the program becomes just another tainted aspect of the carbon tax. The danger now is that the public becomes disenchanted with the notion of addressing climate change altogether. It did nothing to take the politics out of the discussion surrounding climate change and instead, accelerated them on a few fronts. There were smarter ways to invest this money to encourage more public support, but it wasn’t designed that way and the flagship project is now a public relations disaster.

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