Author Archives: Brenda Stockton

Northern Committee Private Members Motion Passes in Ontario Legislature

May 10, 2017 @ 09:01 On Thursday, May 4th, 2017, John Vanthof (MPP, Timiskaming-Cochrane) moved a motion in the Ontario Legislature to create a Northern Committee of the Legislature. In his Private Member’s motion, MPP Vanthof proposed that the membership of this special interest committee would be comprised of MPPs from each Northern riding, including Parry Sound-Muskoka, and Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. The ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – May 10

May 10, 2017 @ 07:55 The Congregation welcomes everyone to worship at First United Church. Services are held on Sunday at 11:a.m. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926. Sat., May 13 Prayer Shawl Ministry 3 p.m. Sun,  May 21 Official Board Meeting Thurs., May 25 Worship Committee ...

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Wednesday Morning News – May 10

May 10, 2017 @ 07:50 Weather – Mainly cloudy today with a high of 14. Roads – Winter road reports are done for the season. Now we begin construction and forest fire season. Ontario511 says, “Rehabilitation of Highway 17 from 14.8 kilometres north of Highway 101 southerly for 30.4 kilometres and rehabilitation of Speckled Trout Creek Culvert and Agawa River Overflow ...

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SE OPP Wawa/Dubreuilville – Six changed with drug offenses

May 9, 2017 @ 11:26 On May 3, 2017 members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Detachment along with members from the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Provincial Operation Intelligence Bureau (POIB), and Emergency Response Team (ERT), executed three Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) warrants and made numerous arrests in the Communities of Wawa and Dubreuilville Ontario ...

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Superior East OPP Chapleau – Pair Charged after Collision

On May 7, 2017, at approximately 2:50 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 129 in the Township of Reaney, District of Sudbury. Investigation at the scene revealed that the licence plates on the vehicle were stolen and that a male and a female involved had fled ...

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Rain Barrel Program a Big Success!

May 9, 2017 @ 07:51 Keep your eye out around town for over 100 new rain barrels! These rain barrels can reduce the use of Wawa’s municipally treated water by over 27,000 litres! This water can be used to water flowers, gardens, wash cars and pets or for your sprinkler hose! By using rain barrels, you are saving money, nourishing ...

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Getting ready for this season of Ladies’ Night Golf!

May 9, 2017 @ 07:46 There will be a short meeting, tomorrow night Wednesday, May 10th, 7 p.m. at North of 17.  Everyone who golfs in Ladies’ Night is welcome. The purpose of the meeting is to organize volunteers for this season. As well, this is an opportunity to discuss and decide on suggestions to improve play and increase participation. ...

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Tuesday Morning News – May 9

May 9, 2017 @ 07:21 Weather – Increasing cloudiness this morning. High 9. Roads  – Spring must be officially here, Ontario511 is no longer giving road reports. It is forest fire season though… “As of Monday, May 8th, there are no active fires in the Northeast region. So far this fire season, there have been 10 forest fires confirmed in the region ...

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RT Minerals files NI 43-101 Technical Report

May 8, 2017 @ 21:24 RT Minerals Corp. announces that the Company has filed a NI 43-101 Technical Report on SEDAR for the 100% optioned Norwalk Gold Property located near Wawa, Ontario. Several historical mineralized gold occurrences are present on the Norwalk Property including the Norwalk Gold Mine (Au), the Fred C Shaft (Au), the Gananoque Vein (Au), and the ...

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Questioning Continues about luxury Canada Goose Jackets

May 8, 2017 @ 21:00   Today, Ontario PC MPP Sylvia Jones questioned the Minister of Children and Youth Services on the Government spending $54,000 to purchase luxury Canada Goose jackets. “Friday you were forced to defend the indefensible – spending almost $54,000 dollars to purchasing luxury Canada Goose jackets for government officials. At the same time, the ministry was ...

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Province Names Members of Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission

May 8, 2017 @ 13:49 Ontario is taking steps to improve the representation of all people living in Ontario’s northernmost communities. The Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission will review the boundaries of Ontario’s two northernmost ridings (Kenora-Rainy River and Timmins-James Bay) to make recommendations about the creation of at least one and as many as two additional ridings in these areas. ...

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News from the Park – Sault By-election & Pharmacare

To simply say the last few weeks have been jam packed here in Queen’s Park would truly be an understatement if ever there was one. And just to add to this excitement, I’m sure you are well aware Kathleen Wynne finally called for a long awaited by-election in Sault Ste. Marie after their MPP resigned before Christmas. May 8, 2017 ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Male arrested after theft of gas

May 8, 2017 @ 11:23 On Friday, May 5, 2017, at approximately 7:00 p.m. members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Detachments were notified of a theft of gas from a local Wawa business. Police were given a description of both the motor vehicle and its male driver. Officers on general patrol located the motor vehicle in question ...

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Monday Morning News – May 8

May 8, 2017 @ 07:40   Weather – Bright and sunny today with the wind becoming a little stronger in the afternoon. A high of 9 is expected today.   Roads –  Bare and dry.   News tidbits – New rules are coming for ATVs, off-road vehicles and utility vehicles. The ability to drive on the shoulder of provincial-run roads. Municipalities ...

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Wawa Fire Department called to Grass Fire in Mission

  About 2 p.m. this afternoon, the Wawa Fire Department was called to a grass fire in the Mission. Quick action by an unknown individual before the firefighters arrived helped to keep the fire from spreading into the bush. Firefighters soaked the area well before calling the fire out.  

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