Local News

Wawa Goose Monument’s April Donation Drive Raises $11,290!

Jun 16, 2017 @ 11:00 The Municipality of Wawa, Algoma Power Inc. and its parent company FortisOntario Inc. are excited to announce the results of the April Donation Matching Drive. In March, Algoma Power announced their decision to commit to a $40,000 donation toward the rebuild and continued maintenance of the Wawa Goose Monument.   Shortly after that, another announcement ...

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Ladies Night Golf – June 14

Jun 15, 2017 @ 09:43 Number of players – 44 1st in 1st Flight – Toni Rutland, Brenda Pelletier, spare – 37 2nd in 1st Flight – Lise Noel, Margaret Davidson, spare – 38 3rd in 1st Flight – Alexis Alexopoulos, Donna Korytko, Meghan Amos – 40 1st in 2nd Flight – Vanessa Moynihan, Jose Legault, Valerie Levesque – 40 ...

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Operation Corridor Launches Today – One in Five Crashes involves Commercial Vehicles

Transport truck-related collisions continue to take a significant toll on human life on Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-patrolled roads, with one in five road crashes involving large commercial vehicles. Today, the OPP launches the annual Operation Corridor campaign to shed more light on the prevalence of transport trucks and their impact on other road users. This year’s Operation Corridor campaign runs from ...

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Thursday Morning News – June 15

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers late this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 19. UV index 7 or high. News Tidbits – It is interesting that the federal government won’t reveal the salary details of top aides to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying it would violate privacy law to do so, ...

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Between the Covers – June 14

New books New on the seven day fiction shelf this week: “The stars are fire” by Anita Shreve, “Full wolf moon” by Lincoln Child, “Anything is possible” by Elizabeth Strout, and “Since we fell” by Dennis Lehane. 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 and ...

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FOUND!

Found case of Ensure drink and other item found on road at corner of liquor store. Looks like they fell out of a pickup. Can contact (705) 852-0090 to claim.

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Red Pine Discovers High-Grade Vein in Hanging Wall of Surluga Deposit

Jun 14, 2017 @ 08:49 Red Pine Exploration Inc. has received the final results for holes SD-17-73 and SD-17-74, which were drilled as part of the new 20,000 metres drilling program in the southern extension of the historic Minto Mine. As announced on July 8, 2017, the Company expects to continuously release results throughout the summer from its backlog of ...

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Sneak Peek at the New Wawa Goose

Jun 14, 2017 @ 08:28   It certainly looks familiar, but with a beautiful golden cast from the bronze that the New Wawa Goose is being made of. The new goose will be unveiled July 1st, 2017.

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From the Branch – June 14

Jun 14, 2017 @ 08:21 At the Branch, we had our June meeting and now we will meet again in September. And once again D-Day passed without almost a whisper, because our ranks are really getting small and you need members for a parade. Too bad because I remember that day in 1944 that brought hope to all the occupied ...

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‘Fly Away Home’ another view of the crowd

Jun 14, 2017 @ 08:10   Joel Cooper was taking photographs of the gathering of Wawaites, to say goodbye to our Wawa Goose. Above is the photograph that he took showing the helicopter from Wilderness Helicopters taking pictures of the crowd. If you look at the photograph below you can make out Joel standing on the shoulder of Highway 101. ...

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Wednesday Morning News – June 14

Jun 14, 2017 @ 07:55 Weather – Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm. Wind becoming east 20 km/h gusting to 40 late this morning. High 21. UV index 5 or moderate. News tidbits – Wawa-news would like to congratulate the students of Northern College’s Underground Hard Rock Miner Common Core program, (offered in partnership with Richmont Mines) ...

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Running for PTSD #helpingheroes

  This year’s 17th Annual Blackfly Run is a special one. Not only because it is the 17th run, on the 17th day of June, in 2017… …no it is very special this year, because one of our Wawa Volunteer Firefighters is donning his bunker gear about fifty pounds worth, and running a 10km marathon #helpingheroes; although he does admit ...

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Les Ours de Dubreuilville adorent le hockey

Le 3 mai dernier, les Ours de l’école St-Joseph (Dubreuilville) ont fait le grand voyage à Wawa afin de participer au tournoi de hockey salon qui regroupait des écoles de la région du Nord-Ouest. Félicitations aux 2 équipes (garçons et filles) d’avoir remporté chacune la 2e place. Un gros merci aux entraîneurs Maxime Houde et Sophie Raymond. Bravo les Ours ...

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$21 Million – What Was Learned from the Algo Mall Inquiry?

Now that the criminal charges relating to the collapse of the Algo Mall have been dealt with, (a proper acquittal), critical aspects of the collapse and response to the collapse remain outstanding. The Ontario people spent over $21 million on a public inquiry, a sum that would have replaced the facility and adequately compensated everyone affected, with money to spare. ...

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