Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

‘Places Between: Little Wawa’ an Insider’s Thoughts

Oct 17, 2017 @ 08:40   It was hard to see what an outsider only saw of Wawa in Cheyenne Jenkins article “Places Between: Little Wawa”. A depressing Northern town. An inn falling apart, buildings devastated by fire. Ruin Porn. Only one house proudly painted blue and yellow was positive.   Wawa is not much different than many Northern Ontario towns are ...

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Council Meeting Tonight – October 17

There is a regular Council Meeting tonight, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. Agenda (1) CALL TO ORDER & NOTE MEMBERS PRESENT (2) PRESENTATIONS 2.1 Presentation to Mr. Mark McRae – Retirement Gift (3) REVIEW OF ADDENDUM & APPROVAL OF AGENDA 3.1 Approval of the Agenda (resolution) (4) ANNOUNCEMENTS, GIVING OF NOTICE AND SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS 4.1 Library Board Meeting – Monday, October 16, 2017 ...

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Tuesday Morning News – October 17

Oct 17, 2017 @ 07:56 Weather – Mainly sunny. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 13. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight Clear. Wind becoming south 20 km/h near midnight. Low 6. Marine – Strong wind warning in effect.Wind southwest 25 knots veering to northwest 20 early this morning then diminishing to west 15 near noon. Wind diminishing to ...

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Monday Morning News – October 16

Oct 16, 2017 @ 08:53 Weather – Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries changing to 40 percent chance of rain showers early this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 8. Tonight – mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low plus 5. Marine – Strong ...

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Sunday Morning News – October 15

Oct 15, 2017 @ 10:40 Weather – Periods of rain ending this afternoon then mainly cloudy. Wind north 20 km/h. Temperature steady near 6. Tonight will be partly cloudy. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 2. Marine – Gale warning in effect.Wind northeast 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 near noon and to northwest 10 this evening. ...

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CN Railway loses court battle and must pay $530,000 in expenses arising from Gogama Derailments in 2015

Oct 13, 2017 @ 12:37 Canadian National Railway Co. had appealed the order to pay $530,000 of the $620,000 bill levied by Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change covered expenses from the aftermath of the two 2015 train derailments near Gogama. CN argued the costs of government salaries, laboratories and administration were unreasonable or beyond the authority of the province ...

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Fire Prevention Week 2017 – “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

Oct 13, 2017 @ 10:08 Fire Prevention Week is almost over, but the messages that our Wawa Fire Department brings each year should be considered all year long. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” First and foremost – do you have a working smoke alarm? If not get one! Working smoke alarms are required on every ...

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Friday Morning News – October 13

Weather – Cloudy. 40 percent chance of drizzle changing to 40 percent chance of showers near noon. Fog patches dissipating near noon. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 13. Tonight – clearing this evening. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light overnight. Low plus 1. Marine – Strong wind warning in effect. Wind south 20 knots ...

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Winner of the LDHC Foundation Dream Vacation Lottery is…

At 8 this morning the LDHC Foundation announced on thier facebook page that Madeline Besner of Sault Ste. Marie was the winner of the 2017 Dream Vacation Lottery. Over 1900 tickets (of the 2000) were sold. Organizers thanked everyone for their support, businesses and the ticket sellers – “Generous hearts do prevail in the communities that the Lady Dunn Health ...

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Thursday Morning News – October 12

Oct 12, 2017 @ 07:57 Weather – Mainly sunny. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 14. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight, increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of showers overnight. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low 11. Marine – Strong wind warning in effect. Wind southeast 20 knots veering to south 20 this ...

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Letter to Trudeau & Ministers – Open Tender for Gordie Howe Bridge to Conventional Bridge Designs

Oct 11, 2017 @ 08:08 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Infrastructure & Communities – Amarjeet Sohi Minister of Transport – Marc Garneau Good Morning Gentlemen, I have received the following Open Letter for publication. These two well-respected engineers have some valid concerns about the skyrocketing costs of ‘Signature’ or Cable-Stayed Bridges. (emailed link to letter) As a tax payer, ...

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Wednesday Morning News – October 11

Oct 11, 2017 @ 07:54 Weather – Today will be mainly sunny with a high of 15. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight will be clear with a low of 2. Marine – Strong wind warning in effect. Wind light becoming east 10 knots this morning then increasing to southeast 15 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 20 near midnight. Wind ...

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Pilot of Crashed Cessna Skyhawk has been declared dead by Court

Oct 10, 2017 @ 11:03 The pilot, Xin Rong, of a Cessna Skyhawk (N230TX) that crashed 60km east of Marathon has been declared dead by Washtenaw County probate judge Julia Owdziej, in an October 5th hearing. Rong, member of Michigan Flyers, based at the Ann Arbor airport rented the plane, with a flight plan for Harbour Springs, Michigan. The aircraft was reported overdue ...

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Tuesday Morning News – October 10

Oct 10, 2017 @ 09:15 Weather – Clearing early this morning. High 10. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight will be clear with a low of 0. Marine – Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to northwest 10 this morning then backing to southwest 10 near midnight. Wind becoming light Wednesday morning then becoming southeast 10 Wednesday afternoon. Waves one and one half ...

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