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Friday Morning News – July 14

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this morning. Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 23. UV index 7 or high. News Tidbits – Today is the last day to get your rebate for your composter in the Wawa Energy Plan’s Composter Rebate Program. Geomagnetic storms and high-latitude auroras are possible this weekend. More than 140 Ontario ...

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The Dream Catchers are coming!

Jul 14, 2017 @ 08:02 On Sunday, July 23rd, the Municipality of Wawa is proudly hosting a free event for the community at the Michipicoten High School Auditorium called “The Dream Catchers” as a continuation of our Canada 150 celebrations. The Dream Catchers is a Canada 150 funded project that is travelling across the country this summer, presenting a show ...

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Do you need a ‘Carrot’ to encourage Health and Active Living

Do you need a carrot or reward to do things that are beneficial to your health? How about more SCENE® points, Aeroplan® Miles, Petro-Points™, or More Rewards® points? Completing surveys, quizzes and learning about how to lead healthier lives, can also get you more points.     By downloading and using this app on your smartphone, you can collect rewards as ...

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Lady Dunn Health Centre to Receive 9,787 from Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF)

Twenty hospitals in the North East Local Health Integration Network will be receiving funding from a provincial funding announcement to help hospitals make critical improvements to their facilities, including upgrades or replacements to roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and back-up generators. The Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) was established in 1999 to assist hospitals in renewing their facilities.   ...

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MacDonald Mines announces ground sampling results from Reed Booth Vein

MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. is pleased to announce assay results from recent ground sampling of the newly acquired Reed Booth Vein. Results from Sampling Program: Grab sample* containing 13.7 g/t gold collected adjacent to the newly acquired Reed-Booth showing Grab samples* containing 4.77 g/t and 6.0 g/t gold collected from float at the main Reed-Booth showing; considered representative of the ...

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Thursday Morning News – July 13

Weather – A few showers ending this morning then mainly cloudy. Wind east 20 km/h. High 21. UV index 6 or high. News tidbits – A new cardiovascular surgery unit has been announced for Thunder Bay. It is expected to be open in 2020 and treat 1,000 patients yearly.   Sears Canada is expected to begin it’s liquidation sales on July ...

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Between the Covers – July 12

Jul 12, 2017 @ 09:40 New books New on the seven day fiction shelf this week: “Come Sundown” by Nora Roberts, “Dying Breath” by Heather Graham, “The Switch” by Joseph Finder, and “Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Initiative” by Erid Van Lustbader.   New children’s books this week are: “The Stone Thrower”, “In the Red Canoe”, Finding Winnie”, and in the ...

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Northern Policy Institute announces State of the North Conference

Jul 12, 2017 @ 08:13 Northern Policy Institute is pleased to announce the State of the North Conference taking place September 27th and 28th in Timmins, ON.   State of the North is an annual conference that brings together members of the general public, decision makers, community leaders, experts, and innovators to explore the state of Northern Ontario from an economic, social, and environmental ...

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What the North Needs is Hope!

Jul 12, 2017 @ 08:07 Over the past couple of months, Kathleen Wynne has made many promises to the populous of Ontario. Fast Trains, pharma care for the young, and rejuvenating a section of Toronto’s waterfront, are just a few of Wynne’s campaign favors. However, what Kathleen and her fellow party leaders don’t realize is they have failed to deliver ...

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Still a couple of days to get your composter at 50% OFF!

Jul 11, 2017 @ 08:16 You still have a few days to get yourself a composter at 50% OFF through the EDC’s Composter Rebate Program. The program ends Friday, June 14th, and offers a maximum rebate of $50, one per household.   If you are hesitant to get one, don’t be. It is extraordinarily easy to use a composter, and ...

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Tuesday Mornng News – July 11

Jul 11, 2017 @ 07:46 Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 22. Humidex 25. UV index 8 or very high. News Tidbits – There are 220 fires burning in the Cariboo, Kamloops and Southeast regions of British Columbia.  Ontario is sending over 100 staff members to help ...

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Dear Citizens of Wawa and Area,

I would like to inform the citizens of Wawa and district about my upcoming retirement. This will occur as of July 14, 2017. I would also like to reassure my patients that a permanent doctor will be taking over my practice starting in October 2017. Between my retirement date and October the practice will be covered by temporary doctors. In addition, I ...

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Lori Johnson – Director of Community Services and Tourism

Jul 10, 2017 @ 21:13 Mayor, Council and all of the staff at the Municipality of Wawa would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Doug, Kathleen and the family of Lori Johnson on her passing on July 7, 2017. Lori’s arrival in Wawa in February 1990 set Wawa on a path of regional leadership establishing important benchmarks in many ...

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Driver of SUV Charged with ‘Careless Driving’ in Death of Motorcyclist

On July 9, 2017 at approximately 9:38 a.m. members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment, responded to the scene of a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 17 in Brimacombe Township located approximately 52 kilometers south of Wawa. Assisting with the response were Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Wawa Volunteer Fire Department (WFD). An ...

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