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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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Running for PTSD #helpingheroes

  This year’s 17th Annual Blackfly Run is a special one. Not only because it is the 17th run, on the 17th day of June, in 2017… …no it is very special this year, because one of our Wawa Volunteer Firefighters is donning his bunker gear about fifty pounds worth, and running a 10km marathon #helpingheroes; although he does admit ...

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Monday Morning News – June 12

Jun 12, 2017 @ 11:36   Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 24 except 17 near Lake Superior. Humidex 26.   Reminder – Algoma Power requires an electrical service interruption for all customers in the Anjigami Lake area, tomorrow Tuesday, June 13, 2017, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. This interruption ...

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Found on the Web – “The old woman rises from the great lake!”

Jun 11, 2017 @ 10:01 It is amazing sometimes where pictures from our area end up. Most recently, a reader pointed out that an image of Old Woman Bay had been selected by in the Municipal Finance Officers’ Association of Ontario (MFOA) photo contest. This image, “The old woman rises from the great lake!” will be featured in a calendar that MFOA will ...

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