Local News

Letter – MPP Mantha responds to local hydro concerns

Jul 28, 2017 @ 09:07 Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha issued the following open letter today, in response to concerns raised by a local constituent about the privatization of Ontario’s hydro system, and soaring hydro bills: July 27, 2017 Dear Mr. Moyer; Thank you for your letter, and your efforts to raise awareness about this situation. As a lifelong Northerner, an ...

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Friday Morning News – July 28

Weather – Sunny. High 23. UV index 7 or high. Wind northeast 10 knots becoming light this morning then becoming southwest 10 this afternoon. Wind becoming light Saturday morning.   News Tidbits – Today is your last day to register for the Michipicoten Golf Club’s 2 Man Scramble! The Scramble is August 5 and 6. Teams will play 18 holes Saturday, and ...

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Richmont Mines Continues to define Island Gold deposit

  Richmont Mines Inc. has provided an update on the strategic exploration drilling program currently underway at the cornerstone Island Gold Mine. “Our deep directional drilling further confirms the continuation of high-grade, wide zones located in the down plunge extension of the main deposit and we see significant potential to increase mineral resources at depth. Concurrently, we are very encouraged with ...

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SE OPP Chapleau Arrest Man in family dispute

  Jul 27, 2017 @ 08:2 On Wednesday July 26, 2017, at approximately 12:50 am members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment responded to a Brunswick House residence regarding a family dispute. At the scene investigation revealed that a male had assaulted a female. As a result a Brunswick House male, age 24 was arrested and ...

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Ladies Night Golf – July 26

Jul 27, 2017 @ 08:06 Number of players – 60 1st in 1st Flight – Suzanne Lacasse, Toni Rutland, Brenda Pelletier – 37 2nd in 1st Flight – Evra Levesque, Edie Levesque, spare – 39 (retro) 3rd in 1st Flight – Marcelle Terris, Beth Vachon, spare – 39 1st in 2nd Flight – Marcie DLF, Carole Moisan, Tammy Valliere – ...

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Thursday Morning News – July 27

Jul 27, 2017 @ 07:59 Weather – Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 22. Humidex 25. UV index 8 or very high. News tidbits – Traffic delays continue at the Alona Bay Lookout as repairs are underway. If you are looking for something to do, take a drive to Lake Superior Provincial Park. The Agawa Bay Campground is hosting ...

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SE OPP Wawa look for Public Help in Street Sign Damages

Jul 26, 2017 @ 20:56 On Saturday July 15, 2017 at approximately 12:35 am members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment were on general patrol within the community of Wawa when they observed numerous street signs had been removed and posts damaged. Investigation is continuing at this time. Anyone with any information is asked to call the ...

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Canadian Coasters Make Wawa an Overnight Stay!

Jul 26, 2017 @ 09:24 The Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre was turned into an impromptu campground Sunday night with the arrival of many vintage cars, trucks, buses and campers. Nearly a month ago, on June 29th, these vehicles left Victoria headed to the mainland via ferry on the first stage of their trip across Canada. In 1967, the first Canadian ...

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Men’s Night Golf – July 20

(96 Players) 1st FLIGHT: Jacob Gauthier, Joel Vinneau-4 under par 32 2nd FLIGHT: Joe McCoy, Glen Williams-3 under par 33 3rdFLIGHT: Butch Terris, Tom Terris, Luke Morden-3 under par 33 4th FLIGHT: Dave Robertson, Paul Bernath, Dan Mathias-2 under par 34 5th FLIGHT: Ray McGregor, Ron Hale, Ryan Kurkuliak-1 under par 35 6th FLIGHT: Terry Bernath, Travis Gendron, Paul Bernath- ...

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Traffic Delays continue at Alona Bay

Jul 26, 2017 @ 08:40 Traffic delays continue at Alona Bay as work continues to repair the washout of Sunday. One lane is open to travel, alternating flows of traffic. If you are planning to go to the Sault or points east, you may wish to leave earlier because the amount of construction is making the trip take longer than ...

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Between the Covers – July 26

New books – New on the seven day fiction shelf this week: “Love Story” by Karen Kingsbury, “If We Were Villains” by M.L. Rio, “Matchup” by various authors, and “The Identicals” by Elin Hilderbrand. New children’s books –  this week are: “West Coast Wild”, “Bear’s Winter Party”, Migrant”, and in the French section “Legende du careajou (La) and Mon premier livre ...

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From the Branch – July 26

Jul 26, 2017 @ 08:03 Yes, we lost 2 Comrades again Jack O Brien and Anatole Bober who sure will be missed because of their long service to the Branch. Our President Comrade Mary Anne Pearson is already looking for more volunteers to help with this years Poppy Campaign. So if you can free some time contact her and  get on ...

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Wednesday Morning News – July 26

Weather – A few showers ending near noon then a mix of sun and cloud. Risk of a thunderstorm this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 20. Humidex 25. UV index 8 or very high.   News tidbits – Algoma Public Health has issued a swimming advisory for: Big Point Park, located in Hilton Township ...

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Lots of Rain fell Sunday Morning Throughout Algoma

That rainstorm that hit about 3 a.m. Sunday in Wawa also delivered lots of rain to other parts of Northeastern Ontario. Total rainfall amounts of 25 millimetres or more received by Environment Canada as of Monday, July 24, at 6.00 p.m. are shown below. This rainfall may have been a contributing factor in the Hwy 17, Alona Bay Lookout washout. At ...

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Wawa Woman Harasses Male – Charged with Fail to Comply with Undertaking

Jul 25, 2017 @ 08:43 On Saturday July 22, 2017, at approximately 4:00 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment responded to a Wawa address regarding a dispute between a male and a female. Investigation revealed that the female had been harassing the male. As a result a Wawa female age 39 was arrested and ...

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