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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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Wawa Pioneers – Nestor Erechook

Jan 4, 2014 @ 23:11 Nestor’’s story began in Port Arthur, now Thunder Bay, where he was born to Doris and Nicholas on July 15, 1921.  His parents were entrepreneurs who worked at various enterprises during the depression years, while raising Nestor, his brother Lawrence and sisters, Stella, Margaret, Pauline, Elsie and Virginia.  Nestor lived in Beardmore just prior to ...

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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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Glenn Gould Unveilled

Oct 3, 2012 @ 07:48   On Saturday evening, Johanna Rowe and Toni Rutland, assisted by Mayor Linda Nowicki unveiled the lastest Heritage Door. Another beautiful door, painted by Heather Sinnot; this one features Canada’s most famous pianist, Glenn Gould. Why a Heritage Door? Glenn Gould? Glenn began to play piano at the age of three, reading music before he ...

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Come & Discover Glenn Gould’’s Wawa During Canada’’s Culture Days

Sep 21, 2012 @ 06:23 On Saturday, September 29th, Wawa will be participating in the celebration of Culture Days across Canada by recognizing a fascinating Canadian in our own backyard. In the words of Glenn Gould, “Wawa is an extraordinary place”. Even though he has been gone for 30 years, this iconic Canadian pianist has an incredible international following. Scholars, ...

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Did you know Wawa’’s Glenn Gould?

Jul 27, 2012 @ 06:28 Glenn Gould, the iconic Canadian and internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso, favoured the Northern Ontario town of Wawa as his soul’’s retreat. During Ontario Culture Days (September 28 – October 1), Wawa is celebrating Glenn Gould and the 80th anniversary of his birth and the 50th anniversary of his death.   There was an oddity, a mystique, about ...

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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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BUSSINEAU, Joseph John Frederic ‘John’

Passed away with his family by his side at the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at the age of 75 years.  Beloved husband of Clair (nee Penno) for almost 50 years.  Loving father of Lane Bussineau (Denise), Jeff Bussineau (Rose) and Cindy Dumont (Rene).  Proud and loving grandpa of Dillon, Brandon, Michael, James, Rabecca and Makenah. ...

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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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