Author Archives: Brenda Stockton

Snow Squalls Continue east of Sault Ste. Marie

9:57 AM EST Tuesday 26 December 2017 Snow squall warning in effect for: Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island Snow squalls are continuing this morning. Snow squalls will shift south of the region later this morning. There is a potential for local total snow accumulations of 15 to 30 cm by later this morning. In addition, local blowing snow ...

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Merry Christmas from Andrea Horwath

Dec. 25, 2017 Merry Christmas from Andrea Horwath On behalf of New Democrats from across Ontario, Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today. I hope you get the chance to spend time with your friends and families – time where busy schedules and daily routines slow down so you can enjoy a meal together, and take in the joy of the ...

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Hwy17 OPEN (Sault Ste. Marie to Iron Bridge)

Dec 25, 2017 @ 20:31 At 8 p.m. OPP advised Hwy 17 from Sault Ste Marie to Hwy 546 (Iron Bridge) was reopened. Dec 25, 2017 @ 18:18 The Blind River Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise that Hwy 17 from Sault Ste Marie to Hwy 546 (Iron Bridge) has been closed because of weather conditions creating poor visibility.  

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May be Traffic Delays North of Wawa due to collision – UPDATE

Dec 25, 2017 @ 18:12 511ONNortheastern tweeted at 17:34 “Lane and shoulder are open.” Dec 25, 2017 @ 15:56   Ontario511 tweeted at 15:49 that there has been a collision 15 kilometres south of the Hwy 17/Hwy 519 Junction. The westbound lane and shoulder are blocked. Ontario511 has not tweeted any other information at this time. Wawa-news expects that there ...

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Hwy 17 OPEN (Wawa to Batchawana)

Dec 24, 2017 @ 19:45 Wawa-news has confirmed with North Bay that the OPP have reopened Highway 17 from Wawa to Batchawana. Please be careful driving tonight, and snow squalls are still showing on the Montreal River Radar. Merry Christmas all!  

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Track Santa via NORAD!

Dec 24, 2017 @ 19:24   Santa has been cleared for Canadian airspace, and two CF-18 escort pilots are ready to join him as he travels around Canada delivering presents – track his journey by clicking here!

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Hwy 17S CLOSED (Wawa to Soo)

Dec 24, 2017 @ 12:22 Highway 17 between Wawa and the Soo is closed due to weather conditions.   Ontario Provincial Police have confirmed the highway closure is from Wawa to Batchawana Bay (Highway 563).

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Saturday Morning News – December 23

Weather – Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40. Temperature falling to minus 11 this afternoon. Tonight – Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries this evening. Flurries beginning near midnight. Local amount 5 cm. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 20. Wind chill minus 25.    

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Snow Squall Warning

Dec 22, 2017 @ 13:24 A snow squall warning has been issued for Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville During a snow squall visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate. Snow squall conditions expected to persist this afternoon. Current information suggests 15 to 25 cm of ...

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Wolves, Caribou & Moose – Two Islands could Share their predators?

Dec 22, 2017 @ 12:50 There have been moose and wolves on Isle Royale for many, many years. There have been woodland caribou and wolves on Michipicoten Island for a number of years too. Both islands have captive populations that are affected by ice bridges, and a finite ecosystem. The Boreal Woodland Caribou were restored to Michipicoten Island in the ...

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Jamie McDonald is Coming Back!

Dec 22, 2017 @ 08:06 Jamie McDonald? Who is Jamie McDonald? Perhaps you should ask who was that costumed man who ran across Canada?   Jamie McDonald ran across Canada costumed as a superhero raisingmore than £250,000 for children’s charities in the UK and Canada in a bid to give back to the charities that supported him as an unwell ...

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Friday Morning News – December 22

Dec 22, 2017 @ 07:56 Weather – Cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind becoming south 20 km/h this morning. High minus 8. Flurries are expected tonight. Local amount 5 cm. Low minus 16. Roads – 2017-12-22 – early morning report 101 Timmins to Highway 144 bare and dry road 2017-12-22 2:13 101 Highway 144 to Shawmere River bare and ...

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Consumers Reward Points to be protected from expiring January 1st, 2018

Dec 21, 2017 @ 09:14 Beginning on January 1st, 2018, consumers in Ontario will be protected from losing their reward points that they have been saving up, and the change is retroactive to October 1st, 2017. The province examined the terms of over 50 different programs when drafting the regulations. If a reward points program issues vouchers, they will be ...

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Ontario Increases Maximum Fines

Dec 21, 2017 @ 08:21 As of December 14th, 2017, Ontario has increased the maximum fines for an offence under the Occupational Health & Safety. $25,000 to $100,000 for an individual or unincorporated business (which had not changed since 1979) $500,000 to $1,500,000 for corporations (which had not changed since 1990) In addition, Ontario has also changed the time limit ...

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Thursday Morning News – December 21

Dec 21, 2017 @ 08:06 Weather – Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. High minus 11. Tonight will bartly cloudy. Low minus 18. Roads 2017-12-21 – early morning report 101 Timmins to Highway 144 bare and dry road 2017-12-21 2:15 101 Highway 144 to Shawmere River bare and dry road with snow packed sections. 2017-12-21 2:15 101 Shawmere River ...

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