Author Archives: Brenda Stockton

Aircraft lands in Blueberry Field

At 1:26 p.m. Wawa-news was made aware of an aircraft in the blueberry field across from Algoma Highland Wild Blueberry Farm & Winery. The blueberry field is just south of the Wawa Municipal Airport runway.   The two occupants of the aircraft reported as being okay, and could be seen removing bags from the aircraft and taking photographs. There didn’t ...

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Friday Morning News – March 29

Weather – Mainly sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High zero. Wind chill minus 12 in the morning. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight – A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight then periods of snow beginning before morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 9. Wind chill minus 5 in the evening and minus 11 overnight.   News ...

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Chapleau Garage Fire damages Bell Cables disrupting service – UPDATE Service restored

Friday evening all Bell services were restored.   Mar 28, 2019 @ 17:01 Wawa-news received the following communication from Bell Canada regarding yesterday’s garage fire in Chapleau: “Yesterday’s garage fire on Queen Street also damaged Bell cables, disrupting service for approximately 500 customers in the area. Our on-site technicians determined the cables need to be replaced and a repair crew ...

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Traffic Delays today at Wawa Goose Intersection

    Due to a collision between a tractor trailer and a 5 tonne commercial vehicle just before 8 a.m. there will be traffic delays at the intersection of Hwy 101 and Hwy 17 at the Wawa Goose Monument. The Wawa Volunteer Fire Department, Algoma EMS, and Superior East OPP – Wawa were all assisting at the scene. By 8:16 ...

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Wawa Bantam Travellers to hold Bake Sale for Castonguay Family

This weekend is the Ladies Curling Bonspiel and the Wawa annual Men’s Oldtimers Hockey Tournament. This weekend will also feature a Bake Sale. It is hosted by the Wawa Bantam Travellers who are supporting their teammates Miko and Matthew Castonguay after a devastating house fire that destroyed their home and all its contents on Wednesay, March 27. Organizers ask that ...

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Thursday Morning News – March 28

Weather – Cloudy. 70 percent chance of rain or drizzle changing to 70 percent chance of flurries late this morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 60 becoming light near noon. High plus 4. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight – Mainly cloudy. 70 percent chance of flurries this evening. Clearing overnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 10. ...

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Snow, Rain, Dropping Temperatures – Be careful

    The wet snow, rain and now dropping temperatures have already made highways slushy, snow packed and icy in places. The radar imagery from Montreal River shows precipation throughout the Wawa area. If you have to walk be careful, the wet snow ontop of hard packed ice is making walking treacherous. If you are driving, make sure you are ...

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Fire Destroys Garage in Chapleau

  At about 6 p.m. the Chapleau Fire Department was called to a structure fire on Queen Street South. A garage was fully engulfed by fire. The fire was quickly extinguished.   Photos supplied by a Wawa-news reader in Chapleau.

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Highway Projects Across Northeastern Ontario

The Ontario government is putting people first by investing $1.3 billion to rebuild and restore 123 highway projects across the province. These projects will create jobs for Ontario’s construction industry and keep our highways safe and reliable so that Ontario has a transportation network that encourages job creation, investment and trade in every region across the province.   Northeastern Region ...

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Fire destroys home in Dubreuilville

This afternoon the Castonguay family in Dubreuilville lost their home to a fire. Jenn, Sebas, Miko and Matty have lost their family home and everything inside. The family is safe and sound and so are their animals.   In Wawa, Nick at the Bargain Shop donated towards some of the family’s immediate needs. A GoFundMe has also been launched to help ...

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brotha James to Visit Wawa

Sir James Dunn with the support of the Rotary Club of Wawa is bringing brotha James to Wawa. brotha James will hold 3 Musical workshops for students at Sir James Dunn during the day of April 4th and then performing for the community of Wawa at Michipicoten High School in the evening. brotha James uses appreciative, thought-provoking questions to engage an ...

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Wednesday Morning News – March 27

Weather – Cloudy. Rain showers beginning early this afternoon then changing to flurries or rain showers this afternoon. Wind becoming south 30 km/h gusting to 60 this morning. High plus 3. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight – Flurries or rain showers changing to rain showers near midnight then to drizzle after midnight. Local snowfall amount 2 cm. Wind southwest ...

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Tuesday Morning News – March 26

Weather – Sunny. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High zero. Wind chill minus 20 in the morning. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight – A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness late this evening. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Wind becoming southwest 30 near midnight. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 in the evening and minus ...

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Waterline break on Mission Road

  It appears as if the waterline from the Viking Restaurant to the Municipal watermain has broken. A leak is sending water down the driveway and onto Mission road where it is freezing to create a slushy puddle. Drivers have been for the most part moving into the centre lain, allowing Municipal staff the opportunity to find the catchbasins ands ...

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