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Between the Covers – May 24

New books – New on the seven day fiction shelf this week:  “16th Seduction” by James Patterson, “Ominous” by Lisa Jackson, “Golden prey” by John Sandford, & “No easy target” by Iris Johansen.   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 join in the afterschool ...

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Wednesday Morning News – May 24

Weather – Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers with a high 15 today. News Tidbits – A call centre in Sudbury is using credit checks as part of their hiring process. Apparently, this would help protect their clients from poor employees. Wouldn’t an employee with debt, be more vested in retaining their job? Terrace Bay is having some excitement ...

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Garbologist’s Report – ‘Think before you Toss!’

After cleaning Highway 17 south to the Soo, we took a little break from the freezing, merciless wind. I could feel the chill for days. This gave me time to count beer cans, organize and reflect.   Drinking and driving is sadly, still in full swing.   People, what is wrong with you!!!   On that short stretch of Highway ...

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Saturday Morning News – May 20th

Weather – Bright and sunny this morning with Watson’s flying early. It is expected to be mainly sunny this morning with increasing cloudiness this afternoon. The wind will change to the east and be light. A high of 15C is expected. Rain is expected after midnight, with winds gusting to 40km from the east. Now that Pickerel Season is open, ...

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Happenings at First United Church – May 18

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.   Thurs. May 25 – Worship Committee – 9:30 a.m. Sat. June 03 – Prayer Shawl Ministry – 3 p.m. Mon. June 05 – ...

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Time to discuss ideas about unique needs and challenges for rural/remote communities

Granville Anderson, MPP for Durham, will be in Wawa on Thursday, May 25 to discuss and share ideas about how to best address the unique needs and challenges that rural and remote communities face. We encourage community members to attend and join the conversation. The discussion will focus on: Strategies to support and improve student achievement in rural Ontario; Strategies to ...

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Wednesday Morning News – May 17

Weather – Cloudy with 40 % chance of showers this morning. The rain is expected to begin near noon with possible thunderstorms this afternoon and overnight. Environment Canada is warning “Rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 millimetres are likely, although some areas that see several thunderstorms may receive higher amounts.” Winds are expected to increase overnight, becoming northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 ...

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Rotary Club of Wawa donates $2,500 to Spring Campaign

May 16, 2017 @ 14:04 The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation received a surprising finish to the Spring Campaign. The Wawa Rotary Club generously donated $2,500. Mark Owen, Rotary member, presented the cheque to the Foundation and stated; “The Rotary Club wanted to give a boost to the final weeks of the Spring Campaign.” Thank you to the Rotary Club ...

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Wawa’s Yellow Fish Road

May 16, 2017 @ 13:54   Finally, the weather co-operated so that storm drains that lead into Wawa Lake have all been painted with the ‘Yellow Fish Sign’ by students.     If you came home last night to find a fish hanging from your doorknob, the storm drain that serves your residence drains directly into Wawa Lake, Wawa’s source ...

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Saturday Evening – Skies tinged with Fire

May 15, 2017 @ 09:45     It was the end of a beautiful day, bright and sunny although tinged with a cool breeze. Made yard work easy to do that cool breeze. Dinner was delicious, a pork shoulder that had been smoking all afternoon, teasing us with wafts of cooking meat. Once dinner was done, and dessert served, we ...

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Have you seen Sabrina?

Please keep an eye out for Sabrina in the Regina Crescent area. Sabrina is very friendly! If you see her call Lorraine Keith Killins 705-856-4911 or 705-852-1091. There is a Reward!

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Monday Morning News – May 15

May 15, 2017 @ 07:36 Weather – Mainly sunny today with a high of 18C, except 14 along the lakeshore. Increasing cloudiness through the day, with 40% chance of showers overnight. Low 8. Forest Fires – The Wawa District has had two fires so far this season, one at Katherine Cove, and the second due east of Negwazu Lake (map shows ...

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Wawa Celebrates Nurses Week 2017

May 12, 2017 @ 10:29   Every year the nurses of Wawa gather for a celebratory dinner. This year’s dinner was held at the Legion Hall, where the nurses enjoyed a tasty dinner, laced with reminiscing. On display were several montages of nursing history in Hawk Junction and Wawa. Of particular interest was the Charge Nurse Board from the Red ...

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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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