Author Archives: Brenda Stockton

Wawa and surrounding Communities Receive Funding via Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF)

Premier Doug Ford and Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure, announced a $200 million investment this year through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to help 424 small, rural and northern communities build and repair critical local infrastructure, including roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure. As part of the government’s ‘Plan to Build Ontario Together’, OCIF helps eligible communities invest in ...

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Tuesday Morning News – January 21

Weather – Flurries. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near minus 3. Wind chill near minus 13. Tonight – Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries overnight with risk of freezing drizzle. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. Low minus 6. Wind chill near minus 16. News Tidbits – The ...

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January 21st – One-Day full withdrawal of services

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) will be holding a one-day full withdrawal of all services for the following school boards: Rainy River District School Board, Near North District School Board, Grand Erie District School Board, Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, Toronto District School Board, Simcoe County District School Board, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, Trillium Lakelands District School Board, and Hastings and Prince Edward District ...

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Monday Morning News – January 20

Weather – Sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 10. Wind chill minus 32 this morning and minus 15 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index 1 or low. Tonight- Increasing cloudiness. Flurries beginning overnight. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 near midnight. Low minus 14 with temperature rising to minus 6 by morning. Wind chill minus ...

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Lots of snow fell – 16cm

A Colorado Low tracked eastward over Lake Huron Saturday afternoon. This low pressure system brought snow to just about all of Ontario starting Friday night through Saturday. Many areas also saw blowing snow as a result of strong wind gusts. For the Algoma area that meant that snow squalls made driving difficult, and Highway 17 and 101 were closed. 1. Summary of total ...

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Sunday Morning News – January 19

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Clearing this morning. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40. High minus 11. Wind chill near minus 23. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 21. Wind chill minus 22 this evening and minus 28 overnight. Risk of frostbite. There ...

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Highway 17 (Wawa to Batchawana) – OPEN 3:10

Jan 19, 2020 at 03:010 – Highway 17 has been reopened. Jan 18, 2020 at 15:28 – There is some confusion on the closure of Highway 17. OPP Communications North East Region has tweeted that the highway is closed between Wawa and Sault Ste. Marie (tweeted at 2:38 p.m.). Ontario 511 says Wawa to Batchawana.     Wawa-news has tweeted OPP ...

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Highway 101 (Wawa to Chapleau) OPEN

Jan 18, 2020 at 20:37 – At 8:34 [email protected] tweeted “Cleared: #Closure #Hwy101 reopened in both directions from #Foleyet to #Wawa” Jan 18, 2020 at 20:29 – At 8:27 [email protected]_COMM_NER tweeted “#Hwy101 between #Wawa and #Chapleau – Closure length reduced as conditions improve.” Jan 18, 2020 at 15:37 – Highway 101 has been closed from Wawa to Foleyet due to poor weather conditions. ...

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Hwy 129 (Chapleau to Thessalon) OPEN

  Jan 18, 2020 at 20:17 – Highway 129 from Chapleau to Thessalon has been opened. It had been closed due to poor weather and road conditions. Jan 18, 2020 at 15:40 – Highway 129 from Chapleau to Thessalon is closed due to poor weather and road conditions.

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Saturday Morning News – January 18

Weather – Snow at times heavy. Local blowing snow this morning. Amount 10 to 15 cm. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northeast 20 this afternoon. High minus 8. Wind chill near minus 19. Tonight – Periods of light snow ending before morning then cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Local blowing snow late this evening and ...

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Friday Morning News – January 17

Weather – Sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 9. Wind chill minus 33 this morning and minus 14 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 ...

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Ontario Government to offer Parents Financial Assistance during Teacher Strike Action

Yesterday, January 15th, 2020, the Honourable Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, announced the Ontario government’s plan to offer parents up to $60 per day if strike actions close schools or school-based child care centres. He explained that “Our aim has always been to reach a negotiated settlement that keeps kids in class, which we have done successfully with multiple labour partners to date. ...

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Thursday Morning News – January 16

Weather – Periods of light snow ending early this afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 12. Wind chill minus 17 this morning and minus 22 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Clearing this evening. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 28. Wind chill minus 21 this evening ...

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Week 1 – Winner of the LDHCF ‘Catch the Ace’ Announced!

The winner of the first week in the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation’s ‘Chase the Ace’ was announced this morning. Wawa resident Paul Bernath had the winning ticket. His ticket chose envelope #22 to be opened – unfortunately for him, his envelope held the Jack of Diamonds. He did take home the prize of $424.00 for holding the winning ticket. ...

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Wednesday Morning News – January 15

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries early this morning and late this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. Temperature falling to minus 7 this morning then steady. Wind chill minus 7 this morning and minus 15 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Periods of light snow. Wind becoming north 20 km/h this evening. Low ...

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