Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

Friday Morning News – September 21

Sep 21, 2018 @ 07:57 Weather – Rain. Risk of a thunderstorm this morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northwest 30 gusting to 60 this afternoon. High 16 with the temperature falling to 6 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Rain ending this evening then clearing. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 60 becoming light ...

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NCC Creates Black Bay, new conservation area of 3,000ha

Sep 20, 2018 @ 09:56   The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its partners have announced the creation of a new 3,170-hectare (7,835-acre) protected area in northwestern Ontario.   Black Bay area includes more than 1,300 hectares (approximately 3,200 acres) of coastal wetlands and almost 1,900 hectares (approximately 4,700 acres) of coastal forest on both the Black Bay and ...

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Rainfall Warning

  Yesterday afternoon, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement saying that heavy rain could be possible Thursday night with amounts near 50mm expected.   This morning a Rainfall Warning was issued for a broad swath of Ontario, including Wawa. “Rain and possible thunderstorms are expected to advance into northeastern Ontario this evening. The rain could be heavy at times ...

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Thursday Morning News – September 20

Sep 20, 2018 @ 08:02 Weather – Rainfall Warning in effect. Mainly cloudy. Wind becoming east 20 km/h this afternoon. High 16. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight will be Cloudy. Rain at times heavy beginning this evening. Risk of a thunderstorm overnight. Amount 40 to 50 mm. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 30 gusting to ...

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Between the Covers – September 19

The Wawa Public Library will be hosting Coffee Break for Alzheimer’s from September 17th– September 21st, 2018.  All coffee sales this week will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Society and there will be treats available throughout the week! Coffee is only $1.00 each.  Anyone who makes a donation of $5.00 or more will have their name entered into a draw for ...

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Wednesday Morning News – September 19

Weather – Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 17. UV index 5 or moderate. Marine Weather – Strong wind warning in effect.Wind northeast 10 knots veering to east 10 early this morning then backing to northeast 10 early this evening. Wind increasing to east 20 near noon Thursday and to east 30 Thursday evening. Waves  one half metre subsiding to less ...

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Algoma Public Health Releases Report on Health in Algoma

Algoma Public Health has released a new report regarding the health status of Algoma. This report will help to identify key health issues across the district and describe who is most affected in our population. The report includes information on life expectancy, maternal health, injuries, child and youth health, infectious disease, substance use and mental health and chronic disease. There ...

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Tuesday Morning News – September 20

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of drizzle this morning. High 11. UV index 4 or moderate. Marine Weather – Strong wind warning in effect.Wind northeast 20 knots diminishing to northeast 15 early this morning then backing to north 15 near noon. Wind veering to northeast 15 this evening then diminishing to east 10 Wednesday morning. Wind becoming light near noon ...

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End Polio Now!

Rotary International has declared October 24, 2018, World Polio Day.  To be part of this occasion the Rotary Club of Wawa will be hosting a special event.  Stay Tuned! Each week from now until October 12th we will be submitting a column on Wawa-news citing the progress over the years of the Polio Eradication Program undertaken by Rotary International in the late ...

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Mechanical Failure leads to Ice Delays at MMCC

    Alex Patterson, Director of Community Services & Tourism has contacted Council and local media. He began, “Unfortunately I have some bad news regarding the upcoming start of the season. We will have to delay our start date.”   He explains in his email that there has been a mechanical failure in one of the two dehumicificaiton units. “This failure ...

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Thursday Morning News – September 13

Sep 13, 2018 @ 07:46 Weather – Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this morning. High 21. Humidex 25. UV index 6 or high. Marine Weather – Strong wind warning in effect. Wind south 15 knots increasing to south 20 this afternoon then diminishing to south 15 overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 10 Friday evening. Waves one-half ...

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Monday Night’s Northern Lights

Sep 12, 2018 @ 08:05   Monday night some of Wawa’s night owls were treated to a beautiful display of Northern Lights. They were visible from any location along the eastern shore of Wawa Lake, bu the best viewing was at William Teddy Park. My first stop was at Watson’s Air Base. The viewing was good, but it looked as ...

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Wednesday Morning News – September 12

Sep 12, 2018 @ 07:55 Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 20. Humidex 25. UV index 6 or high. Marine Weather – Strong wind warning in effect.Wind south 20 knots diminishing to south 15 this morning and to southeast 10 early this evening. Wind increasing to south 15 overnight then backing to ...

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BIA to Host 2018 Candidate’s Night

Sep 12, 2018 @ 05:16 Wawa will have a chance to meet the candidates in Wawa’s 2018 Municipal Election which is hosted by the Wawa BIA. This year’s candidates are: Pat Tait Cathy Cannon James Brown Mitch Hatfield Sandra Weitzel Robert Reece Bill Chiasson Wawa residents will meet them at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre at 7 p.m. on October ...

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Rock Island Presents Midnight Vesta

  Midnight Vesta is a Canadiana band based out of Toronto. Since the release of their debut EP, ‘The Sleight of Hand’, which garnered national airplay on college radio, the band have been working the 401 and expanding an audience with their live performances. Their 2017 release, ‘Seconds’, sees them progress from a banjo-driven folk band to a guitar-laden quartet ...

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