Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

Hwy 17 CLOSED (Alona Bay Washout) – 21:06 UPDATE

Jul 23, 2017 @ 21:06 – The weather may impact the efforts to repair and reopen Highway 17. It was closed earlier this morning because of a washout at the Alona Bay Lookout. Environment Canada warns, “A slow moving disturbance near Sault Ste Marie is expected to generate significant rainfall amounts for areas east of Lake Superior. Radar indicates persistent rain ...

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Travel in Northern Ontario – Check your Local News! UPDATE 17:21

There are some highway closures that are impacting travel in Northern Ontario. Wawa-news is posting updates below for travellers: Jul 23, 2017 @ 20:36 – On July 23, 2017, at approximately 8:00 a.m., officers of the Hearst Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were advised of a motor vehicle collision on Highway ...

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EXCLUSIVE – Photos from Alona Bay

With permission from Ontario Provincial Police, Wawa-news drove to Alona Bay to see the damage that occurred this morning. Highway 17 has been washed out since early this morning and will remain closed until repairs can be made. Estimates are at this time of at least 24 hours. There are actually two washouts. The one is at Alona Bay right ...

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Paddle to the Sea Turns 50 – Movie Presentation

Jul 21, 2017 @ 08:48 Filmmaker Bill Mason immortalized the children’s book Paddle to the Sea with his Canadian National Film Board film in 1966, and was nominated for Best Short Film for the 1968 Academy Awards. The film is of a wooden canoeist, nicknamed “Paddle,” that had been carved and launched by a young boy in Nipigon, and its journey through ...

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Bare Sierra to perform at Rock Island

Jul 21, 2017 @ 08:20 On Tuesday, August 15th – mark your calendars! Bare Sierra will be playing at Rock Island Lodge as part of their “Northern Lights Tour” which has taken them across Ontario. This roots-rock duo of John Muirhead and Jesse Bydevaate from Halton Hills, have played together since their mid-teens. They have developed a brand of soulful acoustic ...

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Friday Morning News – July 21

Weather – It is foggy this morning, but Environment Canada says that today will be sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 22. UV index 8 or very high. News Tidbits – Liquidations sales begin today at Sears. The Sears in the Station Mall, Sault Ste. Marie is closing.  

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Driver of Car Charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Death – Motorcyclist Dies from Injuries in Collision

Jul 20, 2017 @ 17:17 On Sunday, July 16, 2017 at approximately 8:40 am, officers from the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Greenstone Fire Service and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle collision between a car and a motorcycle on Highway 11 at Kenogamisis Dam Road. During this investigation the ...

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Ontario NDP Energy Critic Peter Tabuns statement on Avista Purchase

Jul 20, 2017 @ 16:47 Ontario NDP Energy Critic Peter Tabuns issued the following statement: “The announcement by Hydro One to acquire and merge with American utility giant Avista should raise red flags for every Ontarian who is struggling to pay their unaffordable hydro bills. This move to create a huge multinational utility means less control over our province’s electricity ...

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Ontario to tranform early years and child care system with Dr. Cleveland’s Help

Jul 20, 2017 @ 16:47 The Ontario Provincial government has appointed Dr. Gordon Cleveland to lead a study that will create a child care system that makes child care universally accessible and affordable to all Ontario families. “I’m honoured to be part of Ontario’s plan to transform its early years and child care system – including this study, which will look ...

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EC – Thunderstorm Warning for Chapleau/Missinaibi Lake

Jul 20, 2017 @ 20:51 3:15 PM EDT Thursday 20 July 2017 Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for: Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake (ended 7:29) Timmins – Cochrane – Iroquois Falls (ended 8:44) Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the ...

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World Record Setting Speedboat Confirmed for Sault Poker Run

Jul 20, 2017 @ 08:11 Watch the video to FEEL THE RUMBLE and see what ‘My Way’ can do! Want to see ‘My Way’ and other one of a kind speedboats up close. (Not work safe.)   Poker Runs America Hall of Famer Bill Tomlinson and his crew from Manotick, ON, are bringing big power to the Second Annual Sault Ste. ...

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Ladies Night Golf – July 19

Jul 20, 2017 @ 08:05 Number of players – 84 1st in 1st  Flight – Toni Rutland, Suzanne Lacasse, Johanna Rowe – 36 2nd in 1st Flight – Lise Noel, Margaret Davidson, spare – 42 3rd in 1st Flight – Edie Levesque, Valerie Levesque, spare – 42 1st in 2nd Flight – Julie Valois, Paula Valois, Linda Guindon – 44 2nd ...

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Thursday Morning News – July 20

Jul 20, 2017 @ 07:58 Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers early this morning. High 23. Humidex 26. UV index 8 or very high. News Tidbits – There are 252 personnel from Ontario in British Columbia. Ontario is scheduling to send another resource deployment of close to 100 personnel to British Columbia today. HydroOne ...

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Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy speaks on Avista purchase by HydroOne

Jul 19, 2017 @ 17:53 Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy, issued the following statement today in response to Hydro One’s announcement that the utility has agreed to acquire Avista, a utility company in the northwest United States: “Ontario is pleased to see today’s announcement of the proposed acquisition of Avista by Hydro One, as it is expected to deliver clear benefits ...

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