Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

Hwy 17 Wawa to Dubreuilville is Closed

Details are sketchy but Highway 17 between Wawa and White River is closed. Wawa-news has called the North Bay Communications Centre and we are waiting on a press release. Their media person is now in the office and writing it, no other information is available at this time. According to Ontario511 the highway was closed at 3:39 a.m.  

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Hwy 17 closed at Agawa Hill

Highway 17 is closed at this time at the Agawa Hill. Wawa-news is stuck on the south side of the closure and there is no information available on the Ontario511 website. Wawa-news photographer Marcus Grundt has gone for a stroll up the hill to investigate.

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FENLON, Patricia “Auntie Pattie”

Patricia passed away suddenly at the Sault Area Hospital on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the age of 52 after suffering long term complications of diabetes.  She goes now to join her beloved daughter, Hope and her father, Jim. Patricia will be missed by her mother Gina, cousins, aunts, uncles, family and friends. Auntie Pattie will be missed by her ...

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SSM to host 1st Annual Provincial Student Committee Career Fair

On Thursday May 30, over 60 employers from across the region are going to be given access to 8,000 students looking to be inspired, enticed, encouraged and eventually hired in the region. The 1st Annual Provincial Student Committee Career Fair is a joint effort coordinated by local youth and Sault Ste. Marie MPP Ross Romano. The goal is to introduce ...

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Thursday Morning News – May 23

Weather – Showers. Risk of thunderstorms early this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 12. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight – Showers ending this evening then cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Clearing before morning. Low 6. News Tidbits – Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, announced $25,000 for the Municipality of Wawa to build ...

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From the Branch – May 22

Elections have been held and the Executives of the Branch & Ladies Auxiliary have been determined. Branch – 2019 – 2021: President Mary Anne Pearson, Past President – Larry Harvey, 1st Vice President – Eric Mitrikas, 2nd Vice President – Dave Page Executive Committee: Noreen Fellinger, Barb Leschishin, Jeanette Pike, Sam Rowe, Doris Zagar Ladies Auxiliary 2019 – 2020: President – Pat Harron, 1stVice President – ...

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That is Right – Charges have been withdrawn

The following is a statement by Chris Wray regarding the charges that were brought against him. Sudbury Police distributed that media release from Sudbury to Thunder Bay. In the 15 years of Wawa-news and my 10 years with The Algoma News Review under Mr. Bob Avis; the Sudbury Police have never sent a media release regarding a Wawa resident being ...

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Policy Committee Meeting & Regular Council Meeting Tonight – May 21

Council will hold two meetings a Policy Committee Meeting and a Regular Council Meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Policy Committee Meeting Agenda (1) CALL TO ORDER & NOTE MEMBERS PRESENT (2) REVIEW OF ADDENDUM / APPROVAL OF AGENDA 2.1 Approval of Agenda (3) ANNOUNCEMENTS / DEPUTATIONS (4) DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND THE GENERAL NATURE THEREOF (5) APPROVAL OF MINUTES (6) ...

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Tuesday Morning News – May 21

Weather – Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. High 15. UV index 7 or high. Night – Partly cloudy. Low plus 4. News Tidbits – If you are headed to the Soo watch for the brightly coloured pianos. They were painted by SSM elementary school students with Future SSM.

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Reward offered – Lost Camera at Old Woman Bay overlook

I will offer a reward of $100.00US to the person/entity who returns a red body, Canon Power Shot SX720 HS.  Last recollection of the camera was believed to be an overlook near Old Woman Bay mid-morning on the 18th of May. My recollection is that I was planning to take a self-timed selfie with the bay in the background, then got ...

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Saturday News Tidbits – May 18

Weather – Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of showers this afternoon. High 11. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight. Low plus 1. News Tibits – The American tariffs on Canadian steel have ended. The OPP in Sudbury are reminding boaters to slow down on waterways because of the ...

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APH – Increase in opioid poisonings

Algoma Public Health is warning anyone who uses street drugs to take extra precautions at this time as there has been a rise in suspected opioid poisonings. Algoma Public Health is also asking all members of the community to continue their support for residents at risk of opioid poisonings and their loved ones. “Every week across Algoma we monitor suspected ...

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Friday Morning News – May 17

Weather – Clearing this morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High 12. UV index 6 or high. Tonight, a few clouds. Low zero. News Tidbits – A congratulations to Constable Denny Lambert who received the Anishinabek Police Service (APS) Peace Officer of the Year at the 2019 Crime Stoppers of SSM and Algoma District Peace Officer Awards ...

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Chapleau remains without Power

At this time (21:54) all of Chapleau and the surrounding area has no hydro. Hydro One’s outage map states that 444 customers are without power. The cause is currently under investigation, and there is no estimated time of restoration (the website states that Hydro One is “Assessing Damage”. Chapleau Power is advising on their Facebook page that at 6:17 p.m. ...

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