Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

OPP – No Ice is ‘Safe Ice”

Jan 23, 2018 @ 15:54 Snowmobile Safety Week runs January 20-28, 2018. The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding snowmobilers to ride safely for an enjoyable winter season. Snowmobiling is one of the joys of a Canadian winter. But, not taking the necessary precautions can quickly result in tragedy.   No ice is “safe ice“. Underlying water currents or air pockets ...

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Minor Traffic Delays expected this morning at Old Woman Bay Hill

Jan 23, 2018 @ 08:12 Late last night a southbound transport failed to navigate the bottom curve of the Old Woman Hill, jackknifed and landed in the ditch (lake side). There were no injuries in this event, but there was massive damage to the cab. In the photograph you can see that the cab appears to be off the tractor ...

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Tuesday Morning News – January 23

Jan 23, 2018 @ 07:50 Weather Today Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40. High minus 16. Wind chill minus 32. Tonight A few clouds. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light late this evening. Low minus 24. Wind chill minus 32.   Roads 2018-01-23 – early morning ...

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Monday Morning News – January 22

  Jan 22, 2018 @ 07:58 Weather Today Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40. High minus 9. Wind chill minus 27 this morning. Tonight Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 21. Wind chill minus 30.   Roads 101 Timmins to Highway ...

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Snow Storm expected to begin Monday afternoon between Wawa and Soo

Jan 21, 2018 @ 14:36 If you are heading to the Soo Monday or perhaps Tuesday you may wish to keep an eye on the weather and road conditions. Environment Canada has been warning of this storm since early Saturday morning. They have been saying that a winter storm will begin Monday afternoon and continue into Tuesday, “A Colorado low ...

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Freezing drizzle for this afternoon

Jan 19, 2018 @ 10:10 Environment Canada is still calling for freezing rain, but expects that it will be patchy. “Patchy freezing drizzle is occurring this morning and more wintry precipitation including snow, ice pellets and a risk of freezing rain, is expected this afternoon and taper off this evening. Latest analysis suggests that any freezing rain occurring this afternoon ...

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Friday Morning News – January 19

Jan 19, 2018 @ 07:02 Weather Today Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries this morning. Ice pellets at times mixed with snow beginning this afternoon. Risk of freezing rain late this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High zero. Tonight Ice pellets at times mixed with snow ending late this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. ...

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Travel Delays on Hwy 11 (Powassan) for Cleanup

Jan 18, 2018 @ 10:01 The Powassan OPP are letting Highway 11 travelers that there will be delays today while the clean-up of yesterdays crash continues. 1 north bound and 1 south bound lane remain closed for clean-up. Crash site is at Hwy11 & Proudfoot Rd. south of Powassan.   Yesterday morning, this tractor-trailer collided with the median and rolled over. ...

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Thursday Morning News – January 18

    Weather Today Sunny. Increasing cloudiness near noon then flurries. High minus 3. Tonight Flurries ending this evening then cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 6.   Roads 101 Timmins to Highway 144 bare and wet road with partly snow packed, partly ice covered sections. 2018-01-18 9:09 101 Highway 144 to Shawmere River bare and wet ...

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Freezing Rain expected tomorrow for Much of Northern Ontario

Jan 18, 2018 @ 09:22 Environment Canada is warning of the potential for freezing rain beginning Friday afternoon. A mix of snow, ice pellets and possibly freezing rain is expected to begin after lunch Friday, and last the afternoon. As the weather changes, travelers should be prepared for icy road conditions. Areas that are expected to be hit by this ...

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Happenings at First United Wawa – January 17

Jan 17, 2018 @ 14:43 The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church.  Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926. CHURCH OFFICE HOURS – Thurs. 1 -3 p.m Roberta requests that an appointment be made. Please call 705-856-2926 & ...

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Men’s Curling Standings – January 16

Jan 17, 2018 @ 14:22 Team Rank Wins GP TERRIS, Tom 1 8 8 LESCHISHIN, Mark 2 6 7 HOFFMANN, Jim 3 4 9 MOORE, Bruce 3 4 9 DERESKI, Louis 5 3 8 McCOY, Joe 5 3 8 ECOLE ST. JOSEPH 5 3 9 YOUNG, Paul 8 2 8 GAMES SCHEDULE – January 15, 2018 Ice 1 Ice 2 ...

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Two Seats Vacant on Municipal Council

At last night’s Corporate Planning Meeting, Mayor Rody explained that Council had received the resignation letter from Councillor Besner. Last year, Besner moved to Sault Ste. Marie. He did commute to attend council meetings for a number of months, but has now resigned. This coupled with Council having declared the seat held by Councillor Tamara Liddle vacant for not attending ...

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Wednesday Morning News – January 17

Jan 17, 2018 @ 07:56 Weather Today Flurries ending late this afternoon then cloudy. Local blowing snow. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light late this afternoon. High minus 4. Tonight Cloudy. Becoming partly cloudy this evening. Low minus 16.   Roads 2018-01-17 – early morning report 101 Timmins to Highway 144 ...

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