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Tuesday Morning News – February 28th

Weather – Cloudy with snow or rain beginning this morning with 2-4 cm locally, 15 cm over western sections. High of 3C. EC continues to warn with a special weather statement in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Local snowfall amounts near 15 cm today for areas northeast of Lake Superior. Snow is expected to develop ...

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UPDATE 11:15 – Hwy 17S OPEN One Lane

Feb 27, 2017 @ 22:15 There is one lane open at this time at the Baldhead River Bridge. It had been closed since 8:30 p.m. due to a tractor trailer fire. There is no further information available at this time. Feb 27, 2017 @ 21:37 Highway 17 is closed at this time of the Baldhead River bridge due to a ...

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Andrea Horwath présente un plan pour que les Ontariens et les Ontariennes paient moins en électricité et pour qu’ils aient en leur possession une plus grande partie du réseau énergétique de la province

Feb 27, 2017 @ 10:57 Aujourd’hui, la chef du NPD de l’Ontario, Mme Andrea Horwath, a présenté son plan pour réduire les tarifs d’électricité pour tout le monde, partout dans la province, jusqu’à 30%, et pour faire à nouveau de Hydro One une propriété publique.   « Il est temps que les gens de l’Ontario paient moins en électricité. Il est ...

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EC – Special Weather Statement – Potential for Heavy Snow Tuesday

At 5 a.m. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Marathon – Schreiber Manitouwadge – Hornepayne There is a potential for heavy snowfall on Tuesday for areas northeast of Lake Superior. Snow is expected to intensify later tonight or early Tuesday morning and persist for much of the day. Snowfall accumulations ...

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Chapleau Pike Ice Fishing Derby Results

The Rotary Club of Chapleau held it’s 20th Annual Chapleau Pike Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, February 11th. This was a sold out event, going on sale November 24th, 2016 and gone by January 24th, 2017. They offered a  2017 Red 4 door 4×4 Dodge Ram draw prize,  and 10 special early bird prizes, and a draw for a one week fly ...

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Monday Morning News – February 27

Weather – Environment Canada says that today should be mainly sunny with cloudiness near noon and periods of snow with amounts of 2 – 4cm. High of -2. The snow will continue to fall with amounts again of 2 – 4cm. The temperature is expected to drop to -4 during the night and then rising to 0 by Tuesday morning. At ...

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EC – Accumulating Snow Continues

Feb 26, 2017 @ 20:08  6:41 PM EST Sunday 26 February 2017 Special weather statement in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park Agawa – Lake Superior Park Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour Batchawana Bay Accumulating snow continues this evening. An Alberta Clipper type of disturbance has brought a general snowfall to the areas near Eastern Lake Superior as expected. Total ...

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Sunday Morning News – February 26th

Weather – Snow in the amount of 5 cm, with winds southwest 20km/h gusting to 40 this morning. By afternoon the winds will switch to northwest 20mk/h gusting to 4o. Temeratures with a high of -3. Tonight the snow is expected to end near midnight with another 2 -4 cms expected. Lows of -17. Roads – From Sault Ste. Marie ...

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Lots of Goodies at St. Monica’s Rummage Sale

St. Monica’s Parish rummage sale is today! They are having a rummage sale, bake sale, and penny sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mrs. Besner’s Lemon Loaf looks so good. There are lots of great goodies, especially the delicious baked goods. There is a great selection of paperback and hardcover books for sale. Grab 2-3, cause looks like winter ...

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Saturday Morning News – February 25th

heyWeather – with the snow that fell last night be careful walking, as the snow might be hiding icy surfaces. Snow should end late this afternoon with amounts expected of 5 cm. Winds will remain steady northeast 20km with gusts to 40km changing to northwest near noon. It will remain cold with highs of -8, with the wind making it ...

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS – Hwy 17, OPEN (14km) south of Wawa

Feb 24, 2017 @ 7:24 p.m. At 6:27 p.m. the OPP Communications Centre tweeted that Highway 17 is now open. There was no press release issued to media.   Feb 24, 2017 @ 5:16 p.m. North Bay OPP Communications Centre has confirmed that the highway is open to one lane. Wawa-news had not received a press release stating that the ...

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Chapleau Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Feb 24, 2017 @ 14:43 On Thursday, February 23, 2017, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Detachments, assisted by the Sault Ste. Marie OPP Crime Unit and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, arrested and charged a Chapleau male following a child pornography investigation. A search warrant executed at the accused’s Chapleau residence led to the seizure ...

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Public Skating CANCELLED this weekend

Feb 24, 2017 @ 14:03 The Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre has had to cancel public skating this weekend due to a lack of available skate patrollers. The public skates between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, February 24th and Sunday, February 26th.

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OPP Release names of Family members killed east of Chapleau

Feb 24, 2017 @ 11:31 On February 23, 2017 at 10:25 a.m., members from the South Porcupine Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a motor vehicle collision involving a sport utility vehicle (SUV) and a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) on Highway 101, approximately 70 kilometers west of Timmins.   The collision claimed the lives of all four people in ...

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