Local News

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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Marathon OPP Investigate Early Morning Collision

On Friday, May 19, 2017, at approximately 7:00 a.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a vehicle collision west of Marathon at Highway 17, Township of Coldwell. A westbound vehicle collided with the rear trailer wheels of an eastbound tractor trailer. Emergency services including the Marathon Fire Department (MFD) and Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ...

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Victoria Day Weekend – Drive Safe!

May 19, 2017 @ 09:51   With the Victoria Day holiday and good weather ahead members of the Kenora OPP detachment encourage drivers to stay alert and make wise choices while traveling. With increased patrols, drivers should know that OPP officers will be diligent about targeting aggressive driving, impaired driving, seatbelt compliance and distracted driving. Drive safe – aggressive driving ...

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Friday Morning News – May 19

May 19, 2017 @ 09:45 Weather – Quite the change from today. Right now it is -2C but by this afternoon we should be at the expected high of 14C. Tonight it will cloud over, and temperatures drop to 2C. News Tidbits – This is the start of the Victoria Day Long Weekend. Please be careful as you enjoy it. ...

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EC – Freezing Rain Warning in Effect UPDATE 3:13 pm

May 18, 2017 @ 15:13 At 2:45 p.m. Environment Canada ended the Freezing Rain Warning for White River and Wawa.   May 18, 2017 @ 11:21   11:08 AM EDT Thursday 18 May 2017 Freezing rain warning in effect for:   Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake Gogama – Foleyet Freezing rain is expected ...

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KORYTKO, Sylvia (Savella)

Passed away peacefully at the Lady Dunn Health Centre with her family by her side on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the age of 78 years. Beloved wife of the late Metro Korytko. Cherished mother of Maryann Wolstenholme, Anthony Korykto, Paul Korykto, late Diane Stewart (Tim), Linda Frizzell (Danny), Donna Korytko (Jeff Amos) and Connie Korytko. Proud gramma of Lisa, ...

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End of Season Archery Tournament

May 18, 2017 @ 09:05   On May 7th, the Wawa Archery students had their end of year tournament.   Held in the Wawa Curling Club, a number of youth shot at a variety of targets in a very disciplined manner. Youth lined up, and when the whistle was blown took aim and fired. When the whistle blew a different ...

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Red Pine adds Second Drill to Drilling Program

May 18, 2017 @ 08:18 Red Pine Exploration Inc. has expanded the current 20,000 metre drill program by adding another drill to carry out an additional 10,000 metres. One of the drills currently on site is attempting to expand the existing inferred gold resource while the other will potentially connect other zones of gold mineralization (the Wawa Gold Corridor) recently ...

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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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EC – Freezing Rain Warning

5:17 AM EDT Thursday 18 May 2017 Freezing rain warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Freezing rain is expected or occurring. Freezing rain is expected to develop late this morning or this afternoon. Freezing rain will last for a few hours before changing to snow late this afternoon or early this evening. Ice pellets ...

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Thursday Morning News – May 18

May 18, 2017 @ 07:23 Weather – it is a cold, wet, dreary kind of day. Environment Canada’s forecast doesn’t make it any better. “Periods of rain changing to periods of ice pellets then changing to periods of freezing rain mixed with ice pellets near noon and ending late this afternoon then cloudy. Risk of a thunderstorm early this morning. ...

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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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