Author Archives: Brenda Stockton

Elections 2017 at Michipicoten First Nation

This year is an election year for Michipicoten First Nation. There are six (6) Councillor positions and one (1) position for Chief available. The Election will be held at the Community Centre on Saturday, the 11th day of March 2017. any voter may vote by mail in ballot. If you will not be available to vote in person on the ...

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Wawa Energy Plan Receives Community Project of the Year Award

On February 3, 2017; the 2017 Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s Powering Prosperity Awards were presented during the Powering Prosperity Gala and Ceremony. The awards honour the champions of Ontario’s sustainable energy sector. The award presentation ceremonies occurred after a speech by Hon. Glen Murray, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, and keynote speaker Dr. Harry Lehmann, Head of Division I ...

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Sandra Weitzel becomes Councillor

At last night’s Council meeting, Sandra Weitzel became the newest councillor to take the oath of office, she fills the vacancy left by Matthew Morrison’s resignation last month. During the course of this meeting, Council received minutes, approved several donations and has appointed CAO Chris Wray to be the chair of the Emergency Management Program Committee. Council has also appointed ...

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I Lost Someone Today…

Feb 4, 2017 …and as I sit here in heartache, pain and anger bordering on rage, I know I am not the only one who has lost someone today. Parents lost a child, friends lost a buddy, employers lost a hard worker, and I lost a young person suffering from a wounded and broken spirit. I am going to personify ...

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I Lost Someone Today…

…and as I sit here in heartache, pain and anger bordering on rage, I know I am not the only one who has lost someone today.  Parents lost a child, friends lost a buddy, employers lost a hard worker, and I lost a young person suffering from a wounded and broken spirit. I am going to personify this grief as ...

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Hockey Night in Wawa

Feb 4, 2017 @ 11:48   Wednesday night, the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre was packed with hockey fans of all ages. First stop when you entered was either the ticket table or souvenir table where Mr. Gretzky was signing autograph after autograph, and even posing for photographs. He even asked each person if there was anyone else in the family ...

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Happy 67th Birthday Sir James Dunn Public School

  History – a word which refers to a record of past events and times. History – a word that has so much meaning to the many staff and students that have walked through the doors of Sir James Dunn Public School in Wawa. Sir James Dunn Public School was first opened in February of 1950. Back then, it was ...

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Why is Manuela walking 110km with Joe?

Sgt. Manuela Byrnes has been challenged to walk 110 kilometres with Joe Roberts! She is asking the community of Wawa to donate new socks. Her goal is to not only walk the 110 kilometres with Joe, but to collect a pair of socks for each kilometre walked. Your donation of new socks can be dropped off at the Michipicoten Memorial ...

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Greyhound – Any Responsibility for Stranded Passengers?

Jan 25, 2017   On December 14th, 2016, a Greyhound bus from Vancouver, making its way along Highway 17, was stopped dead in Wawa. Highway 17 from Wawa to Batchawana had been closed at 2:43 a.m. due to whiteout conditions. The radar image from Montreal River shows the intensity of the storm that morning. With the highway closure, passengers disembarked ...

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In Memory – Janet Firlotte

January 2nd, 2014 Three years have passed by without you. We need to let you know that we think of you daily and especially missed you this year when we were all able to spend time together at Christmas. Rest in peace Janet Your sisters Margaret – Pat – Chris

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In Memory – John Haidarenko

In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather (Didi) who passed away December 25, 2007. Although our loved ones are out of sight They are never out of mind, For they are cherished in the hearts Of the ones they left behind. Love:   Lynn and Tina Julie, Kaitlin and Cassandra Dave, Tracy, Alley and Matthew Rodney, Cheryl, ...

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Wawa Goose Monument will be Replaced

  Everyone is very excited by the announcement yesterday by FEDNOR that the Government of Canada will be supporting the ‘repair’ of our beloved goose with their investment of $100,000. Unfortunately, the Wawa Goose is beyond repair and will be replaced. Research Casting International was selected, and the new goose will be installed in 2017, in time for Canada Day 2017, ...

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Take a Cookie Walk today!

  The ‘Ladies’ are playing Christmas Carols and the cookies are ready! Cookies are available for $6/dozen. A lady will take a stroll and you can pick your choice… until all cookies are gone. There is no limit so you can get all the cookies you can eat!

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Ice begins to form on Wawa Lake

Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:13 With the very cold temperatures of the past couple of days, ice has begun to form on Wawa Lake. Yesterday afternoon, two patches of open water could be seen from the Drill Rig. One just off Blueberry Point, and the other on the east by Mackey Point. Several years ago, Andy Stevens shared information showing ...

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Hope Air celebrates 30 Years of Flights

  It is said that we are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps “six degrees of separation”. That tenuous type of connection led to this article. When the Nipigon River Bridge failed, Wawa-news covered the ...

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