Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

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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Beautiful Skies this Morning

    I walked into my living room that was aglow with the red of the rising sun.  It was redder that you could believe. Grabbing my keys I scooted around the corner to see if there was still time to grab some photos – that red was fading. I managed only three photos as the red faded, and the ...

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Karate Tournament Returns to Wawa

Sensei Matt Larrett is hosting the first karate tournament in Wawa in a decade. This small regional tournament will be held at Michipicoten High School, on Sunday, June 2. The doors will open at 9:00 a.m. with the Black Belt Meeting and Warm Up at 9:30 a.m.   Matt explained “I’ll be expanding and aiming for something bigger next year. I’m ...

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Thursday Morning News – May 16

Weather – Periods of rain changing to periods of drizzle mixed with rain this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h this morning. High 9. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Cloudy with 60 percent chance of drizzle this evening and after midnight. Clearing before morning. Low plus 2. News Tidbits – Aquaculture is beginning to grow in Northern Ontario. ...

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Inside the 2019 Algoma District Mine Rescue Competition

Wesdome Gold Mines – Eagle River hosted the Algoma District Mine Rescue Competition last weekend at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre. Three teams competed, Wesdome, Hemlo and Island Gold. First Part of the Competition – Written Component Held the Wednesday night each team member had a written test to complete.   Second Part of the Competition – Technical Competition After ...

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Wesdome Gold Mine – Eagle River hosts Algoma District Mine Rescue Competition

  This past weekend Wesdome Gold Mine – Eagle River hosted the Algoma District Mine Rescue Competition at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre. This wasn’t the first time that a mine rescue competition was held here – but it was the very first time for the Algoma District Mine Rescue Competition. Previously, Wawa and the surrounding mines were part of ...

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Special Council Meeting Tonight – May 15

There is a Special Council Meeting scheduled for tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Municipal Council Chambers.   (1) CALL TO ORDER & NOTE MEMBERS PRESENT (2) PRESENTATIONS (3) REVIEW OF ADDENDUM & APPROVAL OF AGENDA 3.1 Approval of the Agenda (4) ANNOUNCEMENTS, GIVING OF NOTICE AND SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS (5) DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND THE GENERAL NATURE THEREOF (6) ...

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Wednesday Morning News – May 15

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 14. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness near midnight then rain beginning before morning. Low plus 4.   News Tidbits – It appears as if the plans to amalgamate Public Health Units are true. The two proposed units in Northern ...

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Wawa Goose Nest Market is making progress

  The Wawa Goose Nest Market is getting closer to opening. Last weekend Provost Contracting was digging and laying in gravel for the foundations for each ‘shed’ and putting the ‘sheds’ into place.   This will work as a business incubator idea in allowing the many artisans of Wawa a place to sell their crafts and also create a draw ...

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One Lucky Driver

  Traffic was delayed for a short time yesterday afternoon about 55 km south of Wawa on Highway 17 to remove this vehicle from the bushline. The vehicle is barely visible looking eastward, and completely hidden by the trees as you look west (photos above). The driver of this minivan was taken to the LDHC to be checked out after ...

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Tuesday Morning News – May 14

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. High 14. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Clearing before morning. Low plus 5. News Tidbits – David Williamson, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and Islands was acclaimed for Conservative Party of Canada and will challenge Carol Hughes for her ...

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Watermain Repairs

  What does it take to fix a water main or in this case, a lateral? The lateral is the pipe that branches off of the water main bringing water to your residence or business. A water lateral broke and needed repair. It took time to determine the area affected when the water was shut off for repair work, then ...

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Monday Morning News – May 13

Weather – Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. High 14. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – A few clouds. Low plus 1. News Tidbits – Flood damages continue to accumulate – today a long-term care home in Maniwaki, Que., will be evacuated today due to increased flooding in the area, forcing 67 residents out of their homes. Temiskaming ...

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