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SooToday.com Rewind (jet pack flyer vs. race car edition)

Sunday, March 18, 2012   by: SooToday.com Staff.

Weekend Rewind 3.16.12

Welcome to our weekly wrap-up of the week that was.

Sometimes life is just too hectic to take it all in, we understand and have compiled the events of the last week for your viewing pleasure.

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CARHA officially ended and was a resounding success! (photos)
 
See over 30 photos of folks with the Stanley Cup.
 
Russian team talks about their time in the Sault during CARHA.
 
Minor Essar explosion last Sunday. (photos)
 
The sun flared something fierce
 
Alexander Lake, Cameron Basham, Jaime Lake-Schraeder and Jessie Gravel did something swell.
 
Jet pack flyer vs. race car.
 
Who wins?

Also this week:
 
Listen up, ice conditions in the area have been deteriorating rapidly.
 
Four people went through the ice.
 
Thin ice rescues kept Fire Services busy.
 
Two Echo Bay men fined $3,750 from MNR
 
Food alert - burgers and curry powder were recalled.

The Doobie Brothers legendary drummer, ‘Big Mike’ Hossack, died of cancer at 65 last Tuesday.

Depending on your age, the song below will mean many things - or nothing at all.

Also this week:
 
David O writes to McGuinty again about the future of OLG in the Sault.
 
It was announced that the OLG wants to modernize gaming.
 
We read emails issued to staff from OLG prez Rod Phillips
 
 
We found out Joseph Byrne will be having a visit.
 
He's going to talk about his book,
 
Called Home: Our inspiration, Jim Mahon
 
Hockey fans may be extra interested
 
Find out more here.
 
Also this week:
 
It was proposed that government look  to tourism for revenue.
 
We found out what the one and only Frank D'Angelo is up to now.
 
We learned that a recreation Passport is now required in Michigan
 
We found out that the 2012 Spring Expo will have a special guest.
 
Cirque du Soleil added a performance to Sault stop.
 
Off-Site of the week:
 
We watched an online episode of CBC's The Fifth Estate that caught our interest after reporting on the recent delisting of OxyContin.

OxyContin was introduced here in 1996, says an online episode of CBC's The Fifth Estate.

Since then, Canada has recorded the world's second-highest addictions to prescription opioid painkillers - and the second-highest death rate from overdoses.

How did this little pill become such a big problem so fast?

Take the the time to watch and fInd out, it s a real eye-opener.
 
Watch the full episode of Time Bomb online here.
 
Also this week:
 
We saw the sweet signs of summer.
 
Greyhounds retiring jersey number 5.
 
Keep up with Sault sports here.
 
Conservation of a 1,205-acre area here was announced.
 
Ontario increasing driver and vehicle licence fees. *swell*

In honour of St. Patty's Day we present this short video.

 
Also this week:
 
Essar Centre up for award again.
 
Feds announced new funding to support our youth.
 
FYI for students in need of volunteer hours to graduate, read this.
 
New Sault Chapter of PFLAG announced first get together plans.
 
Rob Majury told us all about the giant puppet.
 
We told you what's up at Zellers.

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We lit a candle by our computer in honour of all those we lost from our community...

Pat Trudel, Anthony Bellini, Bonnie Renault, Robert Ansley, Ruby Wheeler, Dora Merenda, John Kustura, Anna Caron, Marie Perry. Louis LeBlanc,Armand Chiarello, Donald Tracy, Saveria Pucci, Donald Andrews, Larry Boucher, Filippo Bruni, Timothy DeLuce and Shirley Dunn.

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