Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

Friday Morning News – April 20

Apr 20, 2018 @ 07:53 Weather – Although it is bright and sunny, be careful driving and walking. The warm weather yesterday and cold temperatures last night have glazed many surfaces.  Today we will see a high of 8C, and a low of -3 overnight. According to Ontario511 “It’s finally Spring! West Region road condition reporting has ended for the ...

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Together For Respect Rally

Apr 19, 2018 @ 08:21   Yesterday Wawa residents saw a rally at the Lady Dunn Health Centre. Health care workers employed by Ontario hospitals rallied across the province asking for respect and fairness in negotiations with the employers’ umbrella group, the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA).   “In an exceptional show of solidarity, unions and workers across Ontario are taking action ...

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Thursday Morning News – April 19

Apr 19, 2018 @ 08:05 Weather – A mix of sun and cloud with 30% chance of flurries early this morning. Clearing this morning. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40. High plus 5. UV index 6 or high.   Roads – Highways are bare and wet, bare and dry   News Tidbits – Don’t forget that tonight Algoma Power is ...

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Bridges, aging infrastructure and how to manage costs and responsibility

It is an election year, both municipal and provincial in Ontario. Promises will be made to make things better… One of the promises surely to be made is to increase funding the repair of/or rebuild aging infrastructure. The Nipigon River Bridge is being replaced, however, it failed after only 42 days. One side had been opened, while the old bridge ...

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Bus Cancellations

Apr 16, 2018 @ 06:59 Wawa-news has been advised that all transportation is canceled today for Wawa, White River and Chapleau due to the adverse weather and poor road conditions.  All schools are open. Please note that transportation is running in Hornepayne, Ontario.   CSNO explained it in more detail: “Cancellation of transport services – north shore, Elliot Lake, Sault ...

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Monday Morning News – April 16

Apr 16, 2018 @ 05:07   Today’s Morning News is very early (5:07 a.m.) Road conditions on the MTO Website have not been updated since 9:31 p.m. yesterday. But I know a lot of Wawa-news readers travel for work.   Anecdotal reports are that the Dubreuilville Hwy (519) is snow-covered, low visibility but drivable (5:36 a.m.).   Weather – Environment ...

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Hwy 556 – CLOSED

Apr 15, 2018 @ 21:10 Hwy 556 has been closed from the Junction of Hwy 556 and Hwy 129 to the Junction of Hwy 556 and Hwy 532 due to poor weather conditions/glare ice.   OPPCommunicationsNER tweeted “ROAD CLOSURE: #Hwy556 is CLOSED between Garden Lake Rd and #Hwy129 #BruceMines due to glare ice and deteriorating weather conditions. Reopening time unknown.” ...

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#WalkforHumboldt – Wawa Cares

Apr 15, 2018 @ 18:30 On Friday, Councillor Sandra Weitzel organized a march for the community in support of those who lost their lives in the Humboldt tragedy. The march was scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. one week from the date of the collision. The march was escorted by Wawa’s emergency vehicles and personnel joined in. At the Michipicoten ...

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National Pet ID Week – April 15 – 21st

This is National Pet ID Week. The most common way to identify your dog is with a collar and a pet ID tag. Other methods include tattooing (most often seen in purebred registered breeds, and via a microchip – practical in larger populated areas. In Wawa, cats and dogs must be registered and tagged. Fees are below: It is important ...

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Winter Storm expected – Snow begins in SSM

Apr 15, 2018 @ 12:38   For the past several days, Environment Canada has been warning of a winter storm. Last night, severe freezing rain was falling around Birch Run, Michigan; and this morning, the Mackinac Bridge was closed to all high profile vehicles at 7: 30 a. m. due to winds blowing across the bridge surface in excess of 50 ...

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Hwy 17 was closed for short time due to Tractor Trailer Fire this afternoon

Apr 13, 2018 @ 19:03           Highway 17 was fully closed for a short time due to a tractor trailer on fire. The tractor was driven away from the trailer which was completely demolished in the blaze. At 4:15 p.m. OPPCommunicationsNER tweeted “VEHICLE FIRE: #Hwy17 approximately 15kms south of #WhiteRiver: Vehicle partially blocking the roadway.” There ...

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More Winter? Potential Storm to hit Northeastern Ontario

Apr 13, 2018 @ 09:20 Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement regarding a potential winter storm expected Sunday into Monday. “Snow at times heavy will spread into Northeastern Ontario Sunday morning. Significant snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are possible by Monday night. In addition, strong northeasterly winds will produce areas of blowing snow, leading to reduced visibilities. Southeastern ...

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Friday Morning News – April 13

Weather – Today will be a mix of sun and cloud. Wind northeast 20 km/h. High plus 1. UV index 6 or high. Tonight it will be partly cloudy. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h late this evening. Low minus 14. A potential winter storm is expected Sunday into Monday from Lake Superior Provincial Park to the east. Environment Canada warns ...

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Thursday Morning News – April 12

Apr 12, 2018 @ 07:57 Weather – Today will see increasing cloudiness. Periods of light snow beginning this morning and ending this afternoon then 40 percent chance of rain showers late this afternoon. High plus 3. Tonight it will be mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries changing to 60 percent chance of flurries this evening. Wind ...

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Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty’s chief of staff Sentenced

Apr 11, 2018 @ 12:07 Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty’s chief of staff, David Livingston has been sentenced to four months in jail, one year of probation and 100 hours of community service for his role in the gas-plant scandal. Ontario court Judge Timothy Lipson who heard the case commented that Livingston’s illegal destruction of emails related to the cancellation of two ...

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