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Tuesday Morning News – August 15

Aug 15, 2017 @ 07:48 Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 23. Humidex 25. UV index 7 or high. Marine Weather – Wind light becoming northwest 10 knots early this morning then veering to north 10 near noon. Wind becoming light early this evening then becoming southeast 10 Wednesday morning. Waves one half metre subsiding ...

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Lakewood Motel Burns Down

Aug 14, 2017 @ 05:31   Just after 10 p.m. Wawa Firefighters were called to the scene of a structure fire. Upon their arrival the Lakewood Motel was fully engulfed in flames. The driver who called in the fire to 911, noted that the east end and the centre portion were ablaze.   The highway was closed in order to allow ...

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UPDATE – Hwy 17 (15km North of Wawa) OPEN

Aug 14, 2017 @ 05:18 At 4:38 a.m. it was tweeted by OPP that Hwy 17 was Open. Aug 14, 2017 @ 01:46 Highway 17 about 15 kilometres north of Wawa is closed at this time (1:45 p.m). It was closed at 10:49 p.m. in order to allow firefighters to extinguish a structure fire. A barricade has been set up at ...

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UPDATE – Have you Seen Sir Pineapple?

Sir Pineapple has been found! Aug 13, 2017 @ 20:21 This is Sir Pineapple. He has figured out how to open my patio screen. He took off by himself! Not an outdoor cat unless on his harness and leash! My 10 year old son is devastated. Please help us find him! Call 705 856 8194 or text 705 852 0615 ...

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DOMICH, Helen

Peacefully passed away at the Sault Area Hospital with her family by her side on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the age of 77.  Beloved wife of the late Peter. Loving mother of Dean (Guyliane), Victor, Sharon Domich-Cote (Joel) and the late Henry. Grandma and Baba of Jenny, Adam (Sabrina), Jarred, Stephanie and Kirk. Great grandma of Sierra, Jovani, Jakeem, Devear, ...

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Carelessness deprives us of a historic treasure – William Teddy Park Closed

  It was the day after the long weekend. The grandkids had their annual “playground ” at “Omi’s all inclusive” as I call it humorously. They brought also a friend along from Germany who was awestruck about the size of our province. He declared, “900 kilometres! Wow, you could travel from Denmark to Italy, but he was also genuinely impressed ...

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Sunday Morning News – August 13

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 22. Humidex 25. UV index 6 or high. News Tidbits – Rentech issued their second quarter financial reports. A soft demand for retail wood pellets and lower industrial pellet sales were some of the factors that ...

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Saturday Morning News – August 12

Aug 12, 2017 @ 07:55 Weather – Clearing this morning. High 23. Humidex 26. UV index 6 or high. News Tidbits – Lake Superior Park is a busy place today with the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy (LSWC) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Katherine Cove at 4 p.m. Beginning with an opening presentation w/10-15 minute slideshow about the Lake Superior Water Trail & LSWC, ...

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413 ‘Move Over’ charges laid over the Holiday Weekend

With its traffic data now finalized, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reporting three fatal road collisions over the Civic Day Long Weekend and has updated its preliminary Move Over campaign results.   The first collision occurred on Friday evening, August 4, in Peterborough County, claiming the life of a 20 year-old female. The other two collisions occurred on Monday, ...

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Friday Morning News – August 11

Weather – Periods of rain with risk of a thunderstorm. High of 17. Tonight is expected to be  mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. News Tidbits – Thunder Bay police are now saying that the death of Brayden Moonias, 18 years old, is a homicide. His body was found beside McVicar Creek, near Thunder Bay’s Marina Park on Sunday, July ...

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Ladies Golf – August 9

Aug 10, 2017 @ 08:05 Number of players – 64 1st in 1st  Flight – Evra Levesque, Josee Legault, Sonya Gendron – 38 2nd in 1st Flight – Valerie Levesque, Edie Levesque, Chantal Turcotte – 41 3rd in 1st Flight – June Hardy, Brenda Pelletier, Johanna Rowe – 43 1st in 2nd Flight – Lise Noel, Margaret Davidson, Gerry Rose – ...

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Superior East OPP Wawa – Charge Burlington Male with Impaired

On Sunday August 6, 2017, at approximately 6:40 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment received a traffic complaint in relation to a tractor trailer weaving all over the road on Highway 17 just south of White River, Ontario. The tractor trailer in question was located and stopped by police. Investigation revealed that the male ...

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GAVIN, Donal (Ray)

November 16, 1934 – August 6, 2017 Ray peacefully passed away at the age of 82 with his loving family by his side at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Sunday, August 6th, 2017. Husband to the late beautiful wife Helen Gavin. Dear loving father of Bernadette (André) Larocque, Norma (Perry) Kauk and Anita (Richard) Gerrard. Cherished grandfather of ...

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Superior East OPP Chapleau – Traffic Stop results in Charges

Aug 9, 2017 @ 15:03 On Tuesday August 8, 2017 at approximately 10:10 a.m. members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment had occasion to stop a motor vehicle on Highway 101, Caouette Township, District of Sudbury for speeding. Investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of a quantity of marijuana, a quantity of cocaine and ...

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SE OPP Wawa charge woman in altercation

On Tuesday August 8, 2017 at approximately 6:52 p.m. members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) from the Superior East Wawa Detachment responded to an altercation that had taken place between a male and a female. As a result of the investigation, a 28 year old Wawa, Ontario woman was arrested and charged with the following offences: Adult Dangerous Operation ...

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