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Hwy 17 OPEN (West of Blind River) – UPDATE 12:02

May 7, 2017 @ 12:02 At 11:56 OPP tweeted that Highway 17 was open.   May 7, 2017 @ 11:45 Reports from travelers are that Highway 17 is now open. Traffic is moving.   May 7, 2017 @ 10:27 On May 7, 2017, shortly after 4:00 a.m., the East Algoma Provincial Police (OPP) and the Algoma District Paramedic Service responded ...

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MARSHALL, Helen Anna (nee Bussineau

Cancer Sucks! It took another great lady on Friday, May 5, 2017. Helen passed away at the Lady Dunn Health Centre at the age of 76 years young. She is joined in heaven with her daughter Elaine Bussineau, who also died of cancer in 2013. Helen leaves behind her daughter Robin (Rick) and sons Thomas (Evangeline), Scott and Darren (Georgia). ...

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Municipal Council Receives Integrity Commissioner’s Report

May 6, 2017 @ 10:34   At Tuesday night’s Council Meeting, Council received the Integrity Commissioner’s Report, written by Ben J. Pascuzzi, Integrity Commíssioner.   During this Council Meeting, Item 8 there was a Public Hearing in accordance with the Planning Act (Committee Meeting, Committee of Adjustment) held to discuss two matters. After the this Public Hearing was held and concluded, ...

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Saturday Morning News – May 6

Weather – It is supposed to be sunny today with a high of 10C. The wind though will be cool, coming from the north 30km and gusting to 60. Roads – Highways are bare and dry Local Tidbits – The By-Hands Festival continues today.     Sunny. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 60. High 10.

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MacDonald Mines Acquires 100% Interest in Holdsworth Property

May 5, 2017 @ 14:56 MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. is pleased to announce that, following the execution of a binding Letter of Intent, it has executed a definitive Purchase and Sale Agreement with Noble Mineral Exploration Inc. to acquire Noble’s entire interest in the Holdsworth property, located 25 kilometres northeast of Wawa, Ontario. The Property is part of the land ...

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Richmont elects new Directors

May 5, 2017 @ 14:53 Richmont Mines Inc. announces that the nominees listed in the management information circular for the 2017 Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders held today were elected as directors of Richmont. Results of the vote for the election of directors, the appointment of auditors, the amended and restated shareholder rights plan and the advisory resolution on ...

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Red Pine Receives Encouraging Results from Winter Drilling Program

May 5, 2017 @ 13:19 Red Pine Exploration Inc. has received the final assay results for holes DG-17-53 to DG-17-66 that were drilled 3 km south of the Surluga Deposit in the Darwin-Grace Mine area as part of the 6,000m winter drilling program. Drilling highlights include (see Figure 1 and Table 1): DG-17-54: intersected the central high-grade zone of the Darwin-Grace Mine 13.07 g/t ...

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Request for Artifacts

Request for Artifacts     The Michipicoten Heritage Committee is requesting assistance from the public in supplying any Wawa Goose souvenirs/artifacts that they have to display in the Tourist Information Center this summer. With the unveiling of the new Wawa Goose and Canada’s 150th celebrations, it is set to be an exciting summer in Wawa and we would like to ...

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Spring By-Hand Festival

Spring By Hand Festival May 5, 2017 @ 09:40 The Spring By Hand Festival begins today at the Wawa Community Centre. Arts and crafts for all can be found. This is a great opportunity to begin or finish your Mother’s Day shopping. There are over 20 exhibitors who have ‘one of a kind’ items for you to find. Exhibitors include: ...

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Wesdome Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

May 5, 2017 @ 08:05 Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. has announced the financial results for the first quarter of 2017. All figures are stated in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. Mr. Duncan Middlemiss, President and CEO, commented, “We enjoyed a strong start to the year producing 15,162 ounces in the quarter. This firmly puts us within our stated production guidance of ...

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Friday Morning News – May 5th

May 5, 2017 @ 07:47 Weather – Clearing this morning. High 13. Roads – bare and dry road with bare and wet road sections. Titbits – Today is the first day of the By-Hands Festival – great opportunity to find an unique gift for Mother’s Day. I was just reminded to wear red or display a red dress today. Honour our murdered ...

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Watermain Flushing?

May 4, 2017 @ 09:57     Every year residents of Wawa are advised that watermain and hydrant flushing is happening. So, just what does that mean? It was explained that watermain flushing helps to maintain water quality. Every hydrant in the town is opened, and run through a diffuser until the water runs clear. By flushing, or forcing water through ...

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Garbologist Report – Pinewood Drive looks Good!

May 4, 2017 @ 09:04 Pinewood Drive is or better was clean as of April 29, 2017. It was sheer “Women Power” that made the difference. Five of us started where the health walking team had concluded their cleanup on Earth Day at Tim Hortons. From there to the Goose and beyond to the OPP — the worst part always, ...

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Ban on winter disconnections ends May 1, Help available for consumers

May 4, 2017 @ 08:54   A temporary moratorium that prevented utility companies from disconnecting Ontario electricity customers during the cold winter months was lifted on May 1. But the end of the ban, issued by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) in February, doesn’t mean consumers whose electricity service accounts are in arrears will automatically have their power turned off ...

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