Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

Interesting Presentations to Rebuild Wawa Goose Monument

Aug 31, 2016 @ 15:39 At last night’s Council Meeting, Council and members of the public were able to meet the three parties who have expressed an interest in building Wawa a new Wawa Goose Monument. A Wawa Goose Monument has been perched over the Magpie Valley and Highway 17 since 1963, 53 years ago. The first goose of plaster ...

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Wawa Beach House will need to be Replaced

  It was very disappointing to hear the update from Assistant Director Alex Patterson about the Wawa Beach House at Dr. Rose’s. For several years the beachhouse has been closed. Despite the lack of washroom facilities, Dr. Rose’s Beach continues to be the most popular beach in Wawa.   The beachhouse is structurally unsound; this is a block building, and the ...

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Municipal Council Takes Action against Councillor Tamara & Gerry Liddle

Aug 10, 2016 At last night’s Council Meeting, Council took action against both Councillor Tamara Liddle and her husband, Gerry Liddle. Councillor Liddle was not present at the meeting, and no reason was given for her absence.   Norpro Security and Investigations (Norpro) investigated the complaint filed by the Liddle’s, and the complaints of harassment filed against them. The investigation’s report has ...

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Municipality is Awarded Costs of $17,696.47 in Liddle’s Notice of Application

Jul 14, 2016 On Thursday, July 7th, 2016 the matter of Gerald Liddle and Tamara Liddle (who represented themselves) v. the Corporation of the Municipality of Wawa (P. Cassan / T. Harmar, Counsel for the Respondent) was heard by Justice E. Gareau. Gerald Liddle and Tamara Liddle (applicants) brought their Notice of Application (1) filed on June 20th, 2016; and Corporation of the Municipality of Wawa (Respondent) brought ...

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Extortion?

Jul 7, 2016 It could be the plot line for a blockbuster movie… A Municipal Councillor and her husband, Chair of a municipal committee file a lawsuit against their Municipality with allegations of obstruction and undue influence in an investigation, abuse of power, breach of trust, fraudulent misrepresentation, cover-ups, a mayor acting outside the scope of his role, deception, criminal ...

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Carol and Blue Eagle Gallery Art Show and Sale

  Yesterday was grey, foggy and rainy – a day to stay inside, cuddle on the couch and watch a movie. If that is what you did, you really need to go outside today and enjoy what is promising to be a beautiful day – and stroll down to see the artwork of Carol Sanders.   Carol’s acrylic painting features dot painting ...

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Nipigon River Bridge – Temporary Repairs Installed, But Why Did Bridge Fail?

Early Saturday morning the work was completed. The primary temporary repairs have been installed and tested. The MTO anticipates that additional short-term closures of 15 minutes or less may still occur throughout the weekend while necessary bridge repairs are undertaken in order to open the bridge to two lanes of traffic by the end of the month. It has taken ...

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The Nipigon River Bridge ‘an architectural masterpiece & engineering nightmare’

Was the building of the Nipigon River Bridge a waste of taxpayer monies in creating a “jewel of the north’. More show than form? Wawa-news has received information from a Professional Engineer who is very familiar with this type of structure, and in fact was the Structural Designer of world’s first Cable Stayed Post-Tensioned Steel Structure – Baxter Labs headquarters in ...

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Bridge Failure will cause Major Transportation Issues in Northern Ontario

  The first half of the new Nipigon River Bridge, Ontario’s first cable-stayed bridge was opened on November 29th, 2015 after 3 years of construction. The completed bridge will feature three towers with cables supporting the bridge deck and a separate sidewalk for pedestrians.   MMM Group Limited designed a four-lane, two-span, composite-cable-stayed bridge for the Highway 11/17 Nipigon River bridge on ...

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Wawa Lake is Frozen at end of 2015 – Barely

Jan 6, 2016 @ 12:33 On December 31st, 2015 Wawa-news wasn’t sure if Wawa Lake was entirely frozen over. If not that would have been a record. As it was it was still a record as the previous latest frozen date was December 25, 2001. At the time these photos were taken, there were only a few holes about 3/4 ...

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CAO Tax Arrears Report

Dec 16, 2015 This is a PDF copy of the Tax Arrears Report written for Municipal Council by CAO Chris Wray. This report details the current tax arrear situation in Wawa and the problems that arise when property owners abandon properties subject to the tax sale process. This report provides information so that Mayor and Council can now develop action(s) ...

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‘The Blue Knight’ by Ray McGregor is Published!

Nov 16, 2015 @ 06:4 Ray McGregor has completed his second novel, The Blue Knight. From the press release from his publisher, “The Blue Knight exposes problems in our society related to racism and bullying, an important topic which is currently at the forefront of many lives and discussed at great lengths around the world.   The main character, a teenager named Owen, lives in a small ...

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Yesterday’s Sunset View from William Teddy

Oct 7, 2015 @ 10:02     Last night’s sunset didn’t seem like it would be much of anything at all, but as the sun dipped below the horizon, the clouds began to catch the glow and blaze.   As minutes went by, the blaze became stronger.   All too soon though, the sun dipped further, and further, and the ...

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