Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

Running for PTSD #helpingheroes

  This year’s 17th Annual Blackfly Run is a special one. Not only because it is the 17th run, on the 17th day of June, in 2017… …no it is very special this year, because one of our Wawa Volunteer Firefighters is donning his bunker gear about fifty pounds worth, and running a 10km marathon #helpingheroes; although he does admit ...

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Transport Fire on Hwy 69 – Closes Highway and causes bush fire

On Monday, June 12, 2017 at 12:09 p.m., members of the West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police received a call for service on Highway 69, approximately 1km north of Wood Duck Trail, involving a fire. Investigation has since revealed that a tractor trailer was travelling on Highway 69 when it sustained a mechanical issue. The operator had stopped the tractor ...

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Un concours original et délicieux pour le mois de la nutrition

Jun 12, 2017 @ 16:11   Les élèves de l’école secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) inscrits au cours d’hôtellerie et tourisme ont participé au concours « S’amuser avec la nourriture» qui leur était offert par le biais du programme d’alimentation saine du District de santé d’Algoma et sous la supervision des enseignantes Mme Carole Bouffard et Mme Annette Lytwenko. Plus de 660 ...

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Lettre – Merci et Chi-Miigwetch

Jun 12, 2017 @ 14:35 Chers résidents du Nord,   Chose certaine, ces sept dernières années au RLISS du Nord-Est n’ont jamais été ennuyeuses!   Car, disons-le, pour planifier, intégrer et financer des services de santé pour une population en déclin et vieillissante de plus de 565 000 habitants sur un immense territoire, il faut beaucoup de temps et un ...

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Monday Morning News – June 12

Jun 12, 2017 @ 11:36   Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 24 except 17 near Lake Superior. Humidex 26.   Reminder – Algoma Power requires an electrical service interruption for all customers in the Anjigami Lake area, tomorrow Tuesday, June 13, 2017, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. This interruption ...

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Found on the Web – “The old woman rises from the great lake!”

Jun 11, 2017 @ 10:01 It is amazing sometimes where pictures from our area end up. Most recently, a reader pointed out that an image of Old Woman Bay had been selected by in the Municipal Finance Officers’ Association of Ontario (MFOA) photo contest. This image, “The old woman rises from the great lake!” will be featured in a calendar that MFOA will ...

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UPDATE – Thunderstorm Warnings & Watches 10:23 p.m.

Jun 10, 2017 @ 22:23   Location Warning Watch Statement Chapleau – Gogama Special weather Geraldton – Manitouwadge – Hornepayne Severe thunderstorm Kapuskasing – Hearst Special weather Moosonee – Fort Albany Special weather Nipigon – Marathon – Superior North Severe thunderstorm Sault Ste. Marie – Superior East Special weather Timmins – Cochrane Special weather Wawa – White River – Pukaskwa ...

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for Agawa/Lake Superior Provincial Park

Jun 10, 2017 @ 17:12 4:53 PM EDT Saturday 10 June 2017 Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for: Agawa – Lake Superior Provincial Park Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, ...

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Strawberry Moon or Rose Moon

Jun 10, 2017 @ 07:35     Yesterday at 9:10 a.m. it was the June full moon. Here in Wawa, it was visible in the night sky about 9:45 p.m. just over William Teddy Park/Surluga Hill. As full moon’s go it was a small one, or Apogee moon. The Farmer’s Almanac explains “This mini moon occurs only once every year, when the ...

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Saturday Morning News

Weather – Mainly cloudy today with showers beginning this morning. There is a risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Wind becoming south 30 km/h gusting to 60 this afternoon. High 24. Humidex 27. News Tidbits – The New Goose is on its way, and the 4th Annual Wawa Music Festival is only 3 weeks away, tickets should be on sale soon.

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Hwy 129 – OPEN

Jun 9, 2017 @ 14:35 Without any fanfare or OPP press releases Highway 129 was opened at 2 p.m. Notification was made only via a tweet “Ouverte: #Chapleau: #RTE129 – #RTE667 à #RTE101 Sud Jct, voie en direction Nord & l’accotement , toutes les voies sont ouvertes. #ONRtes“. One lane had been opened at 12:15 p.m. Highway 129 had been closed for ...

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Farewell, Goose – ‘Fly Away Home’

Jun 9, 2017 @ 10:00   Last night, June 8th, 2017, the Municipality of Wawa held a farewell gathering for the Wawa Goose. This, the second version of the goose, is retiring. Its replacement will be revealed July 1st as part of the Canada Day Celebrations.     At 6 p.m. the crowd began to arrive. By 6:30 over 150 ...

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