Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

Friday Morning News – May 12

Weather – The skies are clear right now, but Environment Canada says that today will be mainly cloudy with a 60% chance of showers. High 14 is expected. Roads – Construction continues… but it looks like the lane closure at Orphan Lake has been lifted. Hopefully the highway has been paved where they replaced the culvert. Forest Fires – As ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Traffic Stop results in Drug Charges for SSM Male

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at approximately 4:15 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment had occasion to stop a motor vehicle on Highway 129 in the Township of Nimitz District of Sudbury for a traffic violation. Investigation revealed a quantity of Cannabis Marihuana.   As a result Dustin HOLLINGS (41) of Sault Ste. Marie, ...

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Horwath addresses FONOM, says investment in the north key to success

May 11, 2017 @ 09:44 Ontario NDP Leader addressed delegates at the Federation Of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) conference Thursday, telling delegates she believes that investment in the north is critical to the success and prosperity of the province. “Northern Ontario deserves real investment, a real future, and a government that’s actually working with you to make life better for ...

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Businesses, Communities and Residents Stranded – fund Ontario’s 1st FN Train: Mask-Wa Oo-Ta Ban

  May 11, 2017 @ 08:41 The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) is demanding no more second-class treatment by Transport Canada, requesting that they fund the operation of a full-service Algoma Passenger Train under Missanabie Cree First Nation. CAPT is looking for community support for this project. Government funding of the Missanabie Cree First Nation-run train will contribute to ...

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Thursday Morning News – May 11

May 11, 2017 @ 07:55 Weather – Today we expect a mix of sun and cloud with 40% chance of showers, with a high of 14. Roads – Construction has begun in earnest south of Wawa. If you are heading south remember to give extra time for construction delays. Forest Fire – The MNR is not updating daily. The next ...

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Hallway medicine continues: Brampton family suffers heartbreaking effects of Wynne’s health care cuts

Wednesday during question period, Ontario NDP Health critic MPP FranceGélinas demanded answers from Premier Kathleen Wynne regarding the tragic case of 87 year old Ralfina Dillerop of Brampton, Ontario. Dillerop waited five long days in the Emergency Department at Brampton Civic Hospital, Ontario’s busiest ER, before finally being admitted to a bed. She subsequently passed away while receiving treatment at the hospital. ...

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2017 Spring By Hand Festival

The 2017 Spring By Hand Festival was held May 5th and 6th with several of the usual suspects, and a few new vendors. This is a long-standing event in the Wawa Community, and one that is considered a herald of spring.

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Northern Credit Union – ‘Small Business Rocks’ wins National Award

May 10, 2017 @ 11:19   The national association for Canada’s credit unions, the Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) has announced the recipients of the 2017 National Credit Union Awards Program at last night’s gala event during the Association’s annual, national conference Halifax, NS last night, May 10. “There’s no doubt that Canada’s credit unions and caisses populaires have always ...

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Northern Committee Private Members Motion Passes in Ontario Legislature

May 10, 2017 @ 09:01 On Thursday, May 4th, 2017, John Vanthof (MPP, Timiskaming-Cochrane) moved a motion in the Ontario Legislature to create a Northern Committee of the Legislature. In his Private Member’s motion, MPP Vanthof proposed that the membership of this special interest committee would be comprised of MPPs from each Northern riding, including Parry Sound-Muskoka, and Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. The ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – May 10

May 10, 2017 @ 07:55 The Congregation welcomes everyone to worship at First United Church. Services are held on Sunday at 11:a.m. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926. Sat., May 13 Prayer Shawl Ministry 3 p.m. Sun,  May 21 Official Board Meeting Thurs., May 25 Worship Committee ...

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Wednesday Morning News – May 10

May 10, 2017 @ 07:50 Weather – Mainly cloudy today with a high of 14. Roads – Winter road reports are done for the season. Now we begin construction and forest fire season. Ontario511 says, “Rehabilitation of Highway 17 from 14.8 kilometres north of Highway 101 southerly for 30.4 kilometres and rehabilitation of Speckled Trout Creek Culvert and Agawa River Overflow ...

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SE OPP Wawa/Dubreuilville – Six changed with drug offenses

On May 3, 2017 members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Detachment along with members from the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Provincial Operation Intelligence Bureau (POIB), and Emergency Response Team (ERT), executed three Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) warrants and made numerous arrests in the Communities of Wawa and Dubreuilville Ontario as a part of Project ...

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Superior East OPP Chapleau – Pair Charged after Collision

On May 7, 2017, at approximately 2:50 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 129 in the Township of Reaney, District of Sudbury. Investigation at the scene revealed that the licence plates on the vehicle were stolen and that a male and a female involved had fled ...

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Rain Barrel Program a Big Success!

May 9, 2017 @ 07:51 Keep your eye out around town for over 100 new rain barrels! These rain barrels can reduce the use of Wawa’s municipally treated water by over 27,000 litres! This water can be used to water flowers, gardens, wash cars and pets or for your sprinkler hose! By using rain barrels, you are saving money, nourishing ...

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Getting ready for this season of Ladies’ Night Golf!

May 9, 2017 @ 07:46 There will be a short meeting, tomorrow night Wednesday, May 10th, 7 p.m. at North of 17.  Everyone who golfs in Ladies’ Night is welcome. The purpose of the meeting is to organize volunteers for this season. As well, this is an opportunity to discuss and decide on suggestions to improve play and increase participation. ...

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