Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

OPP & MTO – Construction Season is underway

May 24, 2017 @ 10:59   This year the MTO is reporting in excess of 200 construction projects in Ontario. These projects consist of highway expansions, bridge replacements and road maintenance which may result in road closures, reduced lanes, lane realignments and reduced speed limits. When travelling, drivers should be prepared to possible delays in construction zones. Speeds are reduced in ...

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Wawa’s first ever Environmental Appreciation Day!

May 24, 2017 @ 10:46   On Tuesday, May 15th the first annual Wawa Environmental Appreciation Day was held. Mayor Ron Rody presented a surprised Karin Grundt with the inaugural Environmental Appreciation Award for her outstanding work as a garbologist and her tireless advocacy and educating people about littering.   Karin began picking up the garbage along the highway in ...

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Wawa receives $403,977 in Federal & Provincial Funding for Water projects

The Federal and Provincial Governments announced over $13.6 million in federal funding for 221 water and wastewater projects in 86 communities across Ontario. This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario under the Canada-Ontario Clean Water & Wastewater Fund (CWWF) agreement. The 221 projects across Ontario that have been approved for federal funding amounts to $19,219,318. 34 projects were announced this ...

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Between the Covers – May 24

New books – New on the seven day fiction shelf this week:  “16th Seduction” by James Patterson, “Ominous” by Lisa Jackson, “Golden prey” by John Sandford, & “No easy target” by Iris Johansen.   Afterschool Programs – Afterschool programs are Tuesday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Come on down to the Wawa Public Library and join in the afterschool ...

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Wednesday Morning News – May 24

Weather – Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers with a high 15 today. News Tidbits – A call centre in Sudbury is using credit checks as part of their hiring process. Apparently, this would help protect their clients from poor employees. Wouldn’t an employee with debt, be more vested in retaining their job? Terrace Bay is having some excitement ...

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Tuesday Morning News – May 23rd

May 23, 2017 @ 07:35 Weather – Cool, damp and foggy. From Schreiber to Sault Ste. Marie, Environment Canada has issued a Fog Advisory, ” Near zero visibility in fog is expected or occurring. Cool moist air off of Lake Superior will produce widespread fog this morning over areas along the north and eastern shorelines of Lake Superior. It should ...

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Wawa Entertainment Series to Host Spring Fling 2017!

The Wawa Entertainment Series (WES) will be hosting this year’s Spring Fling as a fundraiser for the much anticipated 4th Annual Wawa Music Festival to be held this Canada Day Weekend!   WES Acting Chair Matt Larrett explains, “Over the years Spring Fling has enjoyed a proud heritage in our community of showcasing local musicians, artisans, dancers, orators, and dramatists, ...

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Saturday Morning News – May 20th

Weather – Bright and sunny this morning with Watson’s flying early. It is expected to be mainly sunny this morning with increasing cloudiness this afternoon. The wind will change to the east and be light. A high of 15C is expected. Rain is expected after midnight, with winds gusting to 40km from the east. Now that Pickerel Season is open, ...

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Friday Morning News – May 19

May 19, 2017 @ 09:45 Weather – Quite the change from today. Right now it is -2C but by this afternoon we should be at the expected high of 14C. Tonight it will cloud over, and temperatures drop to 2C. News Tidbits – This is the start of the Victoria Day Long Weekend. Please be careful as you enjoy it. ...

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KORYTKO, Sylvia (Savella)

Passed away peacefully at the Lady Dunn Health Centre with her family by her side on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the age of 78 years. Beloved wife of the late Metro Korytko. Cherished mother of Maryann Wolstenholme, Anthony Korykto, Paul Korykto, late Diane Stewart (Tim), Linda Frizzell (Danny), Donna Korytko (Jeff Amos) and Connie Korytko. Proud gramma of Lisa, ...

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Premier’s Statement on the NAFTA Renegotiation Notifications to Congress

  May 18, 2017 @ 12:47 Premier Kathleen Wynne issued this statement at 1:17 p.m., May 18, 2017.   “As Premier, I will always defend Ontario workers and businesses by fighting for free trade. Growing a healthy Ontario-U.S. trade relationship is good for both economies. We see this decision as an opportunity to look at how NAFTA could potentially be ...

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End of Season Archery Tournament

May 18, 2017 @ 09:05   On May 7th, the Wawa Archery students had their end of year tournament.   Held in the Wawa Curling Club, a number of youth shot at a variety of targets in a very disciplined manner. Youth lined up, and when the whistle was blown took aim and fired. When the whistle blew a different ...

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Thursday Morning News – May 18

May 18, 2017 @ 07:23 Weather – it is a cold, wet, dreary kind of day. Environment Canada’s forecast doesn’t make it any better. “Periods of rain changing to periods of ice pellets then changing to periods of freezing rain mixed with ice pellets near noon and ending late this afternoon then cloudy. Risk of a thunderstorm early this morning. ...

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Time to discuss ideas about unique needs and challenges for rural/remote communities

Granville Anderson, MPP for Durham, will be in Wawa on Thursday, May 25 to discuss and share ideas about how to best address the unique needs and challenges that rural and remote communities face. We encourage community members to attend and join the conversation. The discussion will focus on: Strategies to support and improve student achievement in rural Ontario; Strategies to ...

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