Local News

Young chess masters gather in Wawa to compete in the Franco-Nord-Ouest Chess Tournament

Apr 20, 2017 @ 09:24 Some 130 young chess masters will meet in Wawa on Thursday, April 27, for the fourth Franco-Nord-Ouest Chess Tournament. The competition, hosted by Wawa’s École Saint-Joseph, will attract francophone students from the following Northwestern Ontario French Catholic and Public schools: École Saint-Joseph and École l’Escalade (Wawa), École St-Joseph and É.s. l’Orée des Bois (Dubreuilville), École ...

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Thursday Morning News – April 20

 Apr 20, 2017 @ 05:55 Weather – I can hear the wind blowing outside, Environment Canada says the wind is northeast 20km/h gusting to 40. It is expected to be cloudy today with periods of rain or snow this afternoon with a high of +4. Roads – Bare and dry. Local – Don’t forget today’s Lunch & Learn at the ...

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Omnibus Budget Bill Misses the Mark

A measure that was briefly mentioned in last month’s budget bill is going to take a big bite out of Canadian’s wallets when the government hikes fees for federal services like campgrounds, passports, and fishing licenses. Those are just a part of the government’s new omnibus budget bill that will change almost 30 pieces of legislation at a rapid pace. ...

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Le projet de loi budgétaire omnibus : raté

Apr 19, 2017 @ 22:51 Une mesure mentionnée brièvement dans le projet de loi budgétaire du mois dernier viendra piger dans le portefeuille des Canadiens lorsque le gouvernement augmentera les frais des services fédéraux comme les terrains de camping, les passeports et les permis de pêche. Il ne s’agit là que d’une partie du nouveau projet de loi budgétaire omnibus ...

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Garbologist Report – Winter is hanging on…

Apr 19, 2017 @ 20:35   Winter is hanging on with new snow blanketing all the trash.   It is Canada’s 150th Birthday this year, so let’s all make an effort to clean our great country and keep it clean. I would like to start in our immediate area as soon as the ditches are dry. Any help is greatly ...

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Response regarding RBC Dubreuilville Branch Closure

Apr 19, 2017 @ 17:45 The following email written by Robin Maj, Branch Manager, RBC Wawa, was sent to Wawa-news.com explaining the recent news that the Royal Bank Branch was closing in Dubreuilville. April 19th, 2017 Thank you for reaching out. While we may be moving, we are not leaving this community. Through our mobile sales force, our telephone and ...

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Royal Bank to close Dubreuilville Branch

Apr 19, 2017 @ 12:14 The Dubreuilville Branch of the Royal Bank of Canada will be closed October 26, 2017. Currently, the branch is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12 – 3 p.m. to provide services to the residents of Dubreuilville. The Royal Bank of Canada has provided banking services to the residents of Dubreuilville for 40+ years. ...

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Did you lose a beagle? UPDATE

Apr 19, 2017 @ 12:12 The dog’s owner has been located.   Apr 19, 2017 @ 09:56   This friendly, young male beagle was found on Highway 17, south of Wawa, on Tuesday, April 18th.   He is very well trained, possibly for hunting. He is wearing a brown collar with a skull design, with a tag that has “Brown’s” ...

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Borrow the EDC Thermal Heat Gun – Could win $50 Gift Card

Apr 19, 2017 @ 08:07 Borrow the thermal heat gun from the EDC office at 96 Broadway Avenue free of charge! By taking advantage of this free rental during the month of April, you’re instantly entered to win a $50.00 Home Hardware Gift Card.   Use the heat gun on your home, at your business, or on your units to ...

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Happenings at First United Wawa – April 19

Apr 19, 2017 @ 08:02 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. The Easter Cross of Lights continues to shine above the front door of the Church commemorating the resurrection of our Lord. Thank you ...

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In Memory – Rémi Ménard

August 3, 1933 – April 19, 2015   Another year has passed… Close to our hearts you will always stay loved and remembered every day…   Hélène, John, Cory (Kathy) and Ryan

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Wednesday Morning News – April 19

Apr 19, 2017 @ 07:25 Weather – It is dreary this morning, but the rain showers are to end this morning then remain cloudy. High 7.   Roads – All highways are bare and wet   Local – Today is your last day to order and pay for your spring bulbs from the Wawa Lions Club. The Wawa Lions Club ...

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Between the Covers – April 19

Apr 19, 2017 @ 06:11 New books – New on the seven day fiction shelf this week: “The orphan’s tale” by Pam Jenoff, “Silence fallen” by Patricia Briggs, “The wanderers” by Meg Howrey, and “Exit west” by Mohsin Hamid. 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 ...

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First Flight of Evacuees Arrive

Apr 18, 2017 @ 15:10   The first flight of evacuees from Kashechewan has arrived in Wawa, landing at 1:50 today.   The Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre will once again be the hub for registration.   Nolinor Aviation’s Convair 580 has taken off again for Kashechewan, expecting to land after an hour’s flight. With 150 evacuees expected to arrive in ...

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Wawa Declares State of Emergency – expects Kashechewan Evacuees today

Apr 18, 2017 @ 14:20 On April 16, 2017, the Municipality of Wawa declared a state of emergency in order to prepare for the arrival of evacuees from the First Nation Community of Kashechewan. Rising waters on the Albany River and its major tributaries made the evacuation necessary as a precautionary measure.   The Municipality of Wawa will receive approximately ...

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