Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

NE & Temagami Forest Fire Situation – UPDATE July 20, 20:42

  Jul 20, 2018 @ 20:42 HWY CLOSED – #OPP in #Mattawa advise #Hwy17 is closed at Bissett Creek due to smoke and fire hazard. Unknown when it will reopen. No detours available.     Friday, July 20, 2018 at 2:55 PM (KEY RIVER, ON) -On July 20, 2018 as of approximately 11:00 a.m. members of the West Parry Sound ...

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SE OPP – Hwy 17 closed (sinkhole at Obatanga Provincal Park) OPENED

Jul 20, 2018 @ 14:11 On July 20, 2018, at 10:33 a.m., members from the Superior East Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a sinkhole on Highway 17 near Obatanga Provincial Park in Dahl Township in between White River and Wawa. At 1:48 p.m. Highway 17 re-opened in both directions. Jul 20, 2018 @ 12:11 On July 20, 2018, at ...

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Hwy 17 (Jct. 519/17 to White River) CLOSED

OPP North Bay has confirmed that Hwy 17 is closed between Jct. 519/17 to White River. There is no word on how long it will be closed or why. Unofficial sources say that it is for a culvert that is collapsed. Wawa-news will update.

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Picture of the Day – Conjunction

  It was a beautiful sunset from William Teddy Park. The most important thing though wasn’t the sunset, but that the clouds parted just enough to show the Moon and Venus. Mercury was obscured by the clouds.  

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Tuesday Morning News – July 16

Weather – Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers this morning. Clearing near noon. High 20. UV index 8 or very high. Marine – Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to northwest 10 early this evening then becoming light near midnight. Wind becoming south 10 Wednesday morning then becoming variable 10 Wednesday afternoon. Waves one half to one metre subsiding to one half ...

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Friday Morning News – July 13

Weather – Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating late this morning. High 22. Humidex 27. UV index 9 or very high. Marine – Wind south 15 knots diminishing to southwest 10 early this morning except light near the north end. Wind becoming light this afternoon then becoming southeast 10 this evening except light over eastern sections. Wind becoming light Saturday afternoon. Waves  one ...

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Marshall Martial Arts Self-Protection Training comes to Wawa

Jul 12, 2018 @ 08:09 Marshall Martial Arts Self-Protection Training is coming to Wawa the first week of August. Sensei Matt Larrett of Michipicoten Wado Kai explains, “This is an excellent opportunity for students leaving our small town for big city colleges and universities, seniors looking to travel and anyone who may encounter violence in their daily work.   Wawaite, Darren Marshall is a leader in conflict management. As a ...

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Register Now for 2 Man Scramble!

Register now for the Annual 2 Man Scramble with a Shotgun Start. It will be held August 4th and 5th at the Michipicoten Golf Club. There will be Men’s 18 holes Saturday and 18 holes Sunday at 11am.  6 Flights of 6 Men’s Teams, with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each Flight (White and Blue tees used). The ...

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Council Meeting tonight – July 10

There is a Regular Council Meeting tonight, July 10, 2018, in Council Chambers 6:00 p.m. The Agenda is as follows: CALL TO ORDER & NOTE MEMBERS PRESENT PRESENTATIONS REVIEW OF ADDENDUM & APPROVAL OF AGENDA Approval of the Agenda (resolution) ANNOUNCEMENTS, GIVING OF NOTICE AND SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS Regular Council Meeting – Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., Council ...

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Tuesday Morning News – July 10

Jul 10, 2018 @ 08:03 Weather – Clearing this morning. Fog patches. High 21. UV index 8 or very high. Marine – Wind light becoming southeast 10 knots Wednesday morning. Waves one half metre or less. News Tidbits – Msgr. John Caswell who played for the Flying Fathers, died July 1st in Sudbury at the age of 83. He was an ...

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Tragedy strikes CdnMilkTour in Saskatoon

Jul 9, 2018 @ 22:10 On June 26th, 2018 I had the great pleasure of meeting Henk and Bettina Schuurmans at the Wawa Goose. They had carefully manoeuvred their John Deere tractor out to the Goose so that they could take pictures with Maple their cow, to commemorate their trip across Canada.   We then made our way into Wawa, ...

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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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