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Friday Morning News – June 23

Jun 23, 2017 @ 07:41 Weather – A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 15. UV index 7 or high. News tidbits – York Regional Police has begun investigation into the Thunder Bay indigenous teens deaths. Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service will be assisting in the ...

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Running for PTSD!

Jun 22, 2017 @ 12:56 Despite the pouring rain, Chris Burry completed his 10km run in 1:06:50.17. That doesn’t seem like much, but Chris is a volunteer firefighter for the Wawa Fire Department, and he did the run in his bunker gear!   Chris explained that he took on this challenge to draw attention to PTSD. Since 2014, 135 Canadian ...

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Happenings at First United Church – June 21

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. On Sunday, June 11th, members of the Congregation travelled to St. John’s United Church in Marathon. We were made to feel really welcome. Lorna C., helped serve Communion ...

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Between the Covers – June 21

New books – New on the seven-day fiction shelf this week: “Testimony” by Scott Turow, “The Fallen” by Eric Van Lustbader, “The girl who knew too much” by Amanda Quick, and “The Alice network” by Kate Quinn.   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 ...

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Wednesday Morning News – June 21

Jun 21, 2017 @ 07:55 Weather – Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 18. UV index 8 or very high. News tidbits – Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year; and the first day of summer. It is also National Aboriginal Day. Michipicoten First Nation is celebrating today with a Sunrise Ceremony at 8 a.m. ...

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Corporate Planning Meeting tonight – June 20

Jun 20, 2017 @ 08:15 There is a Corporate Planning Meeting scheduled for Council Chambers tonight at 6 p.m. Of interest on the agenda is two presentations. The first is from Algoma Power, and the second from the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines regarding the Macleod Mine Water Treatment Plant. Council will also receive Monthly Reports from Alex Patterson ...

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Our New Goose – in 15 Days…

Jun 16, 2017 @ 23:22   After the great gathering on June 8th, residents have been anxiously waiting. Today, that wait is over. Patrick, Tyler and Jeff from Research Casting are making things happen.   They are busy preparing the Wawa Goose Monument’s base for its transformation from a plain concrete box to a massive chunk of rock. Once the ...

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Wawa Goose Monument’s April Donation Drive Raises $11,290!

Jun 16, 2017 @ 11:00 The Municipality of Wawa, Algoma Power Inc. and its parent company FortisOntario Inc. are excited to announce the results of the April Donation Matching Drive. In March, Algoma Power announced their decision to commit to a $40,000 donation toward the rebuild and continued maintenance of the Wawa Goose Monument.   Shortly after that, another announcement ...

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Thursday Morning News – June 15

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers late this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 19. UV index 7 or high. News Tidbits – It is interesting that the federal government won’t reveal the salary details of top aides to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying it would violate privacy law to do so, ...

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Sneak Peek at the New Wawa Goose

Jun 14, 2017 @ 08:28   It certainly looks familiar, but with a beautiful golden cast from the bronze that the New Wawa Goose is being made of. The new goose will be unveiled July 1st, 2017.

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From the Branch – June 14

Jun 14, 2017 @ 08:21 At the Branch, we had our June meeting and now we will meet again in September. And once again D-Day passed without almost a whisper, because our ranks are really getting small and you need members for a parade. Too bad because I remember that day in 1944 that brought hope to all the occupied ...

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‘Fly Away Home’ another view of the crowd

Jun 14, 2017 @ 08:10   Joel Cooper was taking photographs of the gathering of Wawaites, to say goodbye to our Wawa Goose. Above is the photograph that he took showing the helicopter from Wilderness Helicopters taking pictures of the crowd. If you look at the photograph below you can make out Joel standing on the shoulder of Highway 101. ...

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Wednesday Morning News – June 14

Jun 14, 2017 @ 07:55 Weather – Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm. Wind becoming east 20 km/h gusting to 40 late this morning. High 21. UV index 5 or moderate. News tidbits – Wawa-news would like to congratulate the students of Northern College’s Underground Hard Rock Miner Common Core program, (offered in partnership with Richmont Mines) ...

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