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Repatriation underway for Kashechewan evacuees

  The evacuees from Kashechewan have begun to return home. The evacuation began Sunday, April 16th with Kapuskasing being the first host community. Wawa declared a state of emergency on Sunday, and received evacuees on Tuesday, April 18th. In all, it was expected that 450 to 500 vulnerable residents would be evacuated as a precautionary measure.     In what ...

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Friday Morning News – May 12

Weather – The skies are clear right now, but Environment Canada says that today will be mainly cloudy with a 60% chance of showers. High 14 is expected. Roads – Construction continues… but it looks like the lane closure at Orphan Lake has been lifted. Hopefully the highway has been paved where they replaced the culvert. Forest Fires – As ...

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Businesses, Communities and Residents Stranded – fund Ontario’s 1st FN Train: Mask-Wa Oo-Ta Ban

  May 11, 2017 @ 08:41 The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) is demanding no more second-class treatment by Transport Canada, requesting that they fund the operation of a full-service Algoma Passenger Train under Missanabie Cree First Nation. CAPT is looking for community support for this project. Government funding of the Missanabie Cree First Nation-run train will contribute to ...

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Thursday Morning News – May 11

May 11, 2017 @ 07:55 Weather – Today we expect a mix of sun and cloud with 40% chance of showers, with a high of 14. Roads – Construction has begun in earnest south of Wawa. If you are heading south remember to give extra time for construction delays. Forest Fire – The MNR is not updating daily. The next ...

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Between the Covers – May 10

  May 11, 2017 @ 07:37 New books – New on the seven-day fiction shelf this week: “The fix” by David Baldacci, “The night the lights went out” by Karen White, “My Italian bulldozer” by Alexander McCall Smith, and “The horse dancer” by Jojo Moyes.   Afterschool Programs – Afterschool programs are Tuesday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Come ...

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Rain Barrel Program a Big Success!

May 9, 2017 @ 07:51 Keep your eye out around town for over 100 new rain barrels! These rain barrels can reduce the use of Wawa’s municipally treated water by over 27,000 litres! This water can be used to water flowers, gardens, wash cars and pets or for your sprinkler hose! By using rain barrels, you are saving money, nourishing ...

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Tuesday Morning News – May 9

May 9, 2017 @ 07:21 Weather – Increasing cloudiness this morning. High 9. Roads  – Spring must be officially here, Ontario511 is no longer giving road reports. It is forest fire season though… “As of Monday, May 8th, there are no active fires in the Northeast region. So far this fire season, there have been 10 forest fires confirmed in the region ...

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Monday Morning News – May 8

May 8, 2017 @ 07:40   Weather – Bright and sunny today with the wind becoming a little stronger in the afternoon. A high of 9 is expected today.   Roads –  Bare and dry.   News tidbits – New rules are coming for ATVs, off-road vehicles and utility vehicles. The ability to drive on the shoulder of provincial-run roads. Municipalities ...

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Wawa Fire Department called to Grass Fire in Mission

  About 2 p.m. this afternoon, the Wawa Fire Department was called to a grass fire in the Mission. Quick action by an unknown individual before the firefighters arrived helped to keep the fire from spreading into the bush. Firefighters soaked the area well before calling the fire out.  

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Municipal Council Receives Integrity Commissioner’s Report

May 6, 2017 @ 10:34   At Tuesday night’s Council Meeting, Council received the Integrity Commissioner’s Report, written by Ben J. Pascuzzi, Integrity Commíssioner.   During this Council Meeting, Item 8 there was a Public Hearing in accordance with the Planning Act (Committee Meeting, Committee of Adjustment) held to discuss two matters. After the this Public Hearing was held and concluded, ...

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Saturday Morning News – May 6

Weather – It is supposed to be sunny today with a high of 10C. The wind though will be cool, coming from the north 30km and gusting to 60. Roads – Highways are bare and dry Local Tidbits – The By-Hands Festival continues today.     Sunny. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 60. High 10.

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Request for Artifacts

Request for Artifacts     The Michipicoten Heritage Committee is requesting assistance from the public in supplying any Wawa Goose souvenirs/artifacts that they have to display in the Tourist Information Center this summer. With the unveiling of the new Wawa Goose and Canada’s 150th celebrations, it is set to be an exciting summer in Wawa and we would like to ...

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Friday Morning News – May 5th

May 5, 2017 @ 07:47 Weather – Clearing this morning. High 13. Roads – bare and dry road with bare and wet road sections. Titbits – Today is the first day of the By-Hands Festival – great opportunity to find an unique gift for Mother’s Day. I was just reminded to wear red or display a red dress today. Honour our murdered ...

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Watermain Flushing?

May 4, 2017 @ 09:57     Every year residents of Wawa are advised that watermain and hydrant flushing is happening. So, just what does that mean? It was explained that watermain flushing helps to maintain water quality. Every hydrant in the town is opened, and run through a diffuser until the water runs clear. By flushing, or forcing water through ...

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Ban on winter disconnections ends May 1, Help available for consumers

May 4, 2017 @ 08:54   A temporary moratorium that prevented utility companies from disconnecting Ontario electricity customers during the cold winter months was lifted on May 1. But the end of the ban, issued by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) in February, doesn’t mean consumers whose electricity service accounts are in arrears will automatically have their power turned off ...

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