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‘The Blue Knight’ by Ray McGregor is Published!

Nov 16, 2015 @ 06:4 Ray McGregor has completed his second novel, The Blue Knight. From the press release from his publisher, “The Blue Knight exposes problems in our society related to racism and bullying, an important topic which is currently at the forefront of many lives and discussed at great lengths around the world.   The main character, a teenager named Owen, lives in a small ...

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Yesterday’s Sunset View from William Teddy

Oct 7, 2015 @ 10:02     Last night’s sunset didn’t seem like it would be much of anything at all, but as the sun dipped below the horizon, the clouds began to catch the glow and blaze.   As minutes went by, the blaze became stronger.   All too soon though, the sun dipped further, and further, and the ...

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Led by Grace – Local Author Tells Her Story

Jul 4, 2013 @ 07:40 A new Wawa author has hit the ground running with the first in a series depicting her journey toward inner peace and happiness.   Sandra M. Lowe’s (Sandi as she is know in Wawa) first book of the series Led by Grace is appropriately titled, “In The Beginning” and tells of the Divine Guidance she ...

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ROUSSAIN, Randal ‘Randy’ James

February 19, 1947 – July 1, 2013 The family regretfully announces that Randy passed away at Meaford Hospital on Monday, July 1, 2013 at the age of 66. Randy is remembered as the beloved husband of Gisèle (née Leclerc) Roussain and as a much- loved father by their children Marie (James) Leduc of Woodstock; Christopher (Dina) Roussain of Burlington; Anne ...

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Rentech Aquires Weyerhaeuser Mill

At 7 a.m. this morning, Rentech announced the acquisition of Georgia-based Fulghum Fibres, Inc. (Fulghum Fibres) and the acquisition of two facilities (for conversion to the production of wood pellets in Ontario, Canada, along with contracts for the sale and transport of more than four million metric tons of wood pellets over ten years. “Rentech has exclusive rights to acquire, at a ...

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Yesterday’s Storm

This all began early Thursday morning with a thunderstorm wth sideways rain. The photograph below was taken, at 9:30 a.m. You can see the rain beating on the roofs of the cars and the street. The rain continued off and on all morning, until the word was out – there was at least a foot of water on Highway 101 ...

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DERASP, Norman Rheal ‘Norm’

1958 – 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Norman Rheal Derasp at his home on August 1, 2011 at the age of 53 years. Norman was born in Wawa, Ontario on May 13, 1958 to parents Rita and Arcade Derasp. He had a passion for music, fishing, camping and spending time ...

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Veteran’s Memorial Board

This wall at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre is dedicated by a grateful community in memory of those who served courageously with Canadian and Allied Forces during World War I (1914-1918), World War II (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953) and peacekeeping. World War I Bill Atkinson, Reno Berdusco, Howard Bryan, William Fox, Fred Jones, Lorne Mahoney, Eric Monroe, William Penno, Wilfred Portugais, Frank Sherlock, ...

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KOOB, Daniel Charles

Passed away at St. Joseph’s General Hospital, Elliot Lake, Saturday, March 6, 2004 at the age of 69. Dear husband of Helen Koob of Spragge. Dear father of Martin (Heather Smith), Joan (Rick Norkooli), Joseph, Andrew, Julia Taylor (Mike Cohen), Angela and Marie Newell (Roger). Dear grandfather of Kimberly, Amelia and Madeline. Dear brother of Leona Boyle (late Raymond), Tony ...

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COUTU, Gerald ‘Gerry’

Veteran of WWII and member of The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 429, Wawa. At the Lady Dunn Health Centre, Wawa on Friday, November 14, 2003. Gerald, beloved husband of the late Phyllis, loved father of John of Thunder Bay. Loving grandfather of Tamara and great grandfather of Kaylee. Dear brother of the late Vera, Wilfred and Eddie. Gerry is survived ...

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SCHRYER, Norma Joy

Norma Joy Schryer passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at the General Hospital on Monday, December 23, 2002, at the age of 70 years. Beloved wife and best friend of Anthony Schryer. Loving mother of Hollis Bowerman (Budd), Bill Luck, Keith Luck (Cathy), Randy Schryer (Cris), Michael Schryer (Laurie), Joanne Verdone (Michael) and the late John Luck. Stepmother of ...

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JAMES, Florence Mary (nee Roussain)

Florence Mary James passed away peacefully at the Plummer Memorial Hospital Nursing Home on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of over 50 years to Harvey James. Loving mother of Sandra, Debbie, Steven, Barb Robineau (Ken), Richard, Danny (Carol), Brenda Simon and predeceased by Mary Jane and Roger. Proud grandmother of Amanda, Mary, Tania, Daniel, ...

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WOODS, Stanley Howard

Former Manitoulin man passed away suddenly at Wawa, December 28, 1970. Stanley Howard Woods, Pete as most everyone knew him on Manitoulin was the son of the late Simon and Margaret Woods of Gore Bay. He was born in Meldrum Bay, June 17, 1913 and moved to Gore Bay at an early age with his parents. He was married to ...

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