Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

Small Forest Fire closes Highway 17 North of Bogle Lake

Jul 7, 2018 @ 20:37   A tree on the powerline is said to have been the cause of Wawa 09. MNR Firefighters were called to the scene about 2km north along Highway 17 from Bogle Lake.   A helicopter was seen dumping water a number of times on the small blaze. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Forest ...

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MNRF establishes Restricted Fire Zones

Jul 6, 2018 @ 17:23   At 4:54 p.m. the Ministry ofNatural Resources and Forestry put a Restricted Fire Zone in effect for parts of Northeastern Ontario. “Due to the extreme fire hazard, several recent periods of heavy lightning and the large number of wildfires burning, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has declared a Restricted Fire Zone in some ...

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Thursday Morning News – July 5

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this afternoon. High 22. Humidex 26. UV index 9 or very high.   Marine – Strong wind warning in effect. Wind south 10 knots increasing to southwest 15 early this morning and to west 20 near noon. Wind diminishing to ...

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Maple meets The Wawa Goose

  On June 26th, Maple with her drivers, Henk and Bettina Schuurmans of the Milky Wave stopped in to say hello to the Wawa Goose. She explained to our Goose, that she was headed out west on tour. Their mission was to see Canada, and raise awareness of how Canada’s milk supply management system works and is now under threat from ...

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Canada Day Fireworks 2018

  Although the Canada Day Fireworks 2018 were delayed by one day because of the rainy weather – they were worth the wait! The Wawa Fire Department, volunteers all – spent their afternoon preparing the site.   Trenches were dug to house the firework tubes. Then the tubes in their groups were placed in the trenches and then sand shovelled ...

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Tuesday Morning News – July 3

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. 30 per cent chance of showers this morning and early this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. High 25. Humidex 31. UV index 8 or very high. Marine – Wind south 10 knots becoming light early this morning then becoming southeast 10 late this morning. Wind increasing to southeast 15 Wednesday afternoon. Waves ...

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Rock Island Presents – Campbell Woods

Campbell Woods released his debut record, “Oxford Street” in the spring of April 2017. He has been on the road ever since, performing everywhere from Vancouver to Halifax to Nashville to Austin. As a songwriter, he’s been compared to the likes of Townes Van Zandt and John K. Sampson. Once again Judy will be cooking tasty food. She is planning: ...

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Wawa Music Festival Begins Today!

The Fifth Annual Wawa Music Festival is set to begin this evening with the Jazz Hats beginning at Woody’s at 6 p.m. The music will continue all weekend long with 30 different musicians/groups playing on seven stages throughout the community. The Music Festival also features a Street Fair on Broadway Avenue, with vendors, busking stages, activities and games for the ...

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Friday Morning News – June 29

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 27 except 20 near Lake Superior. Humidex 33. UV index 8 or very high. Marine – Wind southeast 10 knots increasing to southeast 15 near noon ...

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The Bees are a buzz!

Jun 27, 2018 @ 12:57   It is a wonderful day outside. I know from a walk around the garden last night, that I have lots of weeds. But today is too hot, so I will work on stuff inside, and perhaps weed the flowerbeds tonight.   In the meantime, I took advantage of the bees collecting pollen from my ...

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Wednesday Morning News – June 27

Jun 27, 2018 @ 07:55 Weather – Mainly sunny. High 26 except 22 along the lakeshore. Humidex 31. UV index 8 or very high. Marine – Wind southeast 10 knots becoming variable 10 early this morning then becoming west 10 Thursday morning. Wind increasing to southwest 15 near noon Thursday then diminishing to southwest 10 Thursday evening. Waves less than one half metre ...

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Tuesday Morning News – June 26

Jun 26, 2018 @ 08:15 Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. UV index 9 or very high. Marine – Wind southeast 10 knots increasing to southeast 15 near noon then diminishing to southeast 10 near midnight. Wind becoming light Wednesday morning. Waves one half to one metre subsiding to less than one-half metre overnight. News Tidbits – The CN ...

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Search underway on Whitefish Lake for missing boater – UPDATE Monday 20:04

Jun 25, 2018 @ 20:04   The search that began June 23rd is over. An extensive search had been conducted by members of the Superior East (OPP) marine unit along with the assistance of the Sault Ste. Marie and South Porcupine (OPP) marine units, members of the North East (OPP) Snowmobile, All-Terrain and Vessel Enforcement unit (S.A.V.E), the OPP helicopter and ...

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LDHCF Wine Tasting – Fabulous Success!

Jun 25, 2018 @ 16:40     Once again the Lady Dunn Health Centre Wine Tasting was a sold out event! Eagerly anticipated every year, the tickets sold quickly, and they could have sold even more…   This year there were five wines featured: Fiol ‘Prosecco’ – Antipasto Spears Lindemans ‘Bin 99 Pinot Noir’ – Focaccia Pizza Fingers Casillero del Diablo ‘Shiraz ...

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