Author Archives: Brenda Stockton

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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#WawaJoy Gets Shared Via Still Standing!

  The long-awaited episode of Still Standing “Wawa” aired last night. To the delight of many in the Lakeview for Pete Zedlacher’s hosting of the public screening – there were joyful remembrances and many a laugh. The fears of those who participated in the filming were put aside, as Jonny Harris and his crew treated Wawa well.   The evening ...

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Ice Begins to Form on Wawa Lake & History

Nov 29, 2014 @ 12:20   Yesterday the water on Wawa Lake was beautiful. It was a rich, deep, dark blue with shimmers of black as the waves moved. Today… It’s a whole other story.   The ice has begun to form. This is the second earliest date from the charted dates below, by a mere 2 days. November 26th, ...

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Wawa Council Rehires Chris Wray As CAO

Published on: Apr 25, 2014 Last night’s Special Council meeting began at 7 p.m. with all members of Council present. Councillor Rody approved the Agenda as amended. The item removed was regarding the Building Inspector’s assisting Hawk Junction agreement. There needed to be a little more work done before that agreement could be approved – so it was removed from ...

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ORR, Rhonda Verna

Passed away peacefully at the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Thursday, August 8th, 2013 at the age of 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Allan Orr. Beloved mother of Allan ‘Sonny’, the late Jimmy (Linda), Florence Rigole (Maurice), Judy Lessard, John (Mariette) and Robert ‘Bobby’ (Debbie). Rhoda was predeceased by her granddaughter Connie Lee Yeo (Bill). Great grandmother of ...

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Colton Liddle – A Life Changing Event

Aug 8, 2013 @ 18:53   On July 4th, 2013, Colton Liddle was involved in a serious collision at a gas station in Manitouwadge, Ontario. This has changed his family, friends, and to a small degree it seems – Colton. This story is not just about him, but it is about a whole series of events, family and friends that ...

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ZAMOLO, Alessandro

Died peacefully at the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Saturday, July 27th, 2013; Sandro in his 80th year. Left with loving memories are his wife Anne (nee Rossiter), sister Erna Monper (Don) of Pittsburg, PA, USA, sister Arca Dell’Angela (Giampietro) of Pagnacco, Italy, nieces and nephews in Italy, Pennsylvania, Newfoundland; a circle of dear friends near and far. In respecting ...

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Led by Grace – Local Author Tells Her Story

Jul 4, 2013 @ 07:40 A new Wawa author has hit the ground running with the first in a series depicting her journey toward inner peace and happiness.   Sandra M. Lowe’s (Sandi as she is know in Wawa) first book of the series Led by Grace is appropriately titled, “In The Beginning” and tells of the Divine Guidance she ...

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Rentech Aquires Weyerhaeuser Mill

At 7 a.m. this morning, Rentech announced the acquisition of Georgia-based Fulghum Fibres, Inc. (Fulghum Fibres) and the acquisition of two facilities (for conversion to the production of wood pellets in Ontario, Canada, along with contracts for the sale and transport of more than four million metric tons of wood pellets over ten years. “Rentech has exclusive rights to acquire, at a ...

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