Local News

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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What Happened at Council – April 4

Apr 18, 2017 @ 12:47 Council began the meeting with a presentation from several donors and Algoma Power Inc. who is matching all donations for the Wawa Goose Monument for the month of April. The Consent Agenda was approved, and with it minutes from various council committees and related organizations. Council also accepted the EDC 2017 Work Plan and Operating ...

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Tuesday Morning News – April 18

Apr 18, 2017 @ 07:37 Weather – The sun is shining brightly this morning, but Environment Canada says that it will become cloudy. This afternoon we should expect periods of rain mixed with snow, with wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High plus 5. Roads – Highways are all bare and dry with the exception of ...

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Brenda Grundt/Wawa-news is threatened with legal action by Gerry Liddle

Apr 17, 2017 @ 15:00     I, Brenda Grundt, editor and publisher of Wawa-news.com refuse to remove any articles that have been written concerning the actions and behaviors of Gerald ‘Gerry’ Liddle and/or Councillor Tamara Liddle. I stand by my research and writing and refuse to be bullied by these individuals. The tax-paying public in Wawa has the right ...

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Red Cross – Wawa receives new Disaster Relief Trailer

Apr 17, 2017 @ 13:00 Members of Red Cross – Wawa Diaster Management Team received a brand new Disaster Relief Trailer holding all the basic supplies required to set up a 50-person temporary shelter. The trailer is stocked with 50 folding cots, blankets, pillows, comfort kits and a bin of supplies for Disaster Management volunteers. This pre-packed trailer is able ...

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Robert Holland – New Chiropodist to Visit Wawa Monthly

Apr 17, 2017 @ 08:33 We are pleased to announce that Robert Holland will be coming to Wawa on a monthly basis starting April 24, 2017. He will be offering his chiropody services to patients who wish to have any diabetic foot care, nail care, in-grown nails, corns, callouses, wart treatment or custom made orthotics done. Robert has over 30 ...

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News from the Park – Rent Increases

Apr 17, 2017 @ 08:23 You may recall that my last column focussed a great deal on the current and future circumstances facing the younger segment of our province. In the Legislature, New Democrats called on the Wynne Liberals to keep a 14-year-old election promise they made to protect vulnerable tenants from outrageous rent increases. Landlords with buildings constructed since ...

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Monday Morning News – April 17

Weather – It is hopefully a brief return to colder temperatures, with my thermometer reading -8C this morning. It is expected to be mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries this morning. Clearing this afternoon. High plus 5. Roads – Highways in the area are bare and wet road with bare and dry road sections.

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Wawa Men’s 70th Annual Curling Bonspiel

Apr 16, 2017 @ 13:09 The Wawa Men’s Annual Bonspiel was held April 7th- 9th with 24 teams participating. Thanks to Club President Jim Hoffmann and Secretary-Treasurer Yvan Besner who organized the event. Thanks to all the participants, Michelle and Pat for a great meal, the ladies who BBQ’d the steaks, the volunteers at the entry desk and at the ...

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Still time to donate towards LDHCF Digital Radiography Upgrade

Apr 16, 2017 @ 09:28 There is still time to donate to the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation’s Spring Campaign. Help the Foundation reach its goal of $154,000 to purchase a digital radiography upgrade for the x-ray department. To date $122,700 has been raised by your generous donations. Every dollar raised by the Foundation stays in the community and aids ...

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Today is Advance Care Planning Day

Apr 16, 2017 @ 08:02 The North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) works to improve a patient’s experience with the health care system across the entire continuum – from birth to death. Expanding access to palliative care services and hospice beds in Northeastern Ontario is just one of the ways the LHIN is responding to Northerners’ needs for ...

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Sunday Morning News – April 16th

Apr 16, 2017 @ 07:02 Weather – the fog has lifted, but Environment Canada is saying that it will remain cloudy with a 60% chance of flurries or freezing drizzle this morning. There are periods of snow expected to begin at noon with 2-4cm of snow expected. The 20km/h wind will change to the northeast, with gusts to 40. Roads ...

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Wynne Liberals announce budget date, higher taxes and deeper cuts expected

 Apr 15, 2017 @ 15:15 The Wynne Liberals announced the date for their upcoming so-called “balanced” budget, which is set to be released on April 27, 2017.   “After 14 years in power, the Liberals have made life unaffordable for Ontario families and businesses. They’ve created a hydro crisis, made housing unaffordable, and slashed health care services,” said Ontario PC ...

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