Author Archives: Brenda Stockton

Rain – Heavy at Times Expected

Aug 17, 2017 @ 09:01 Special weather statement in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Rain at times heavy will begin this morning and continue into Friday morning. Rainfall amounts of 25 to 40 mm are expected from this event. Thunderstorms are also possible, and any location which receives multiple thunderstorms may receive higher rainfall amounts. ...

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New tips received to help Identify in 3D Facial Reconstruction

On July 26, 2017, several photos and video of a three-dimensional clay facial reconstruction created by the OPP Forensic Artist were released to the media and on a number of social media platforms. To date, the OPP missing persons’ hotline has received 36 fresh tips from the public. The total number of impressions or times the content was displayed on Facebook, Twitter and ...

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Ladies Night Golf – August 16

Number of players – 72 1st in 1st  Flight – Toni Rutland, Guylaine Domich, spare – 38 2nd in 1st Flight – Marcie DeLaFranier, Tammy Valliere, Carole Moisan – 39 3rd in 1st Flight – Evra Levesque, Chantal Turcotte, Josee Legault – 41 1st in 2nd Flight – Lise Noel, Margaret Davidson, Gerry Rose – 41 2nd in 2nd Flight – ...

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Thursday Morning News – August 17

Aug 17, 2017 @ 07:58 Weather – Cloudy. Rain beginning this morning. Risk of thunderstorms this afternoon. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 near noon. High 19. Marine – Strong wind warning in effect.Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 early this morning then backing to east 25 near noon. Wind veering to southeast ...

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6th Annual Northern Nationals

    The Wawa Municipal Airport was for the sixth time, the scene of the Northern Nationals. The pouring rain on Thursday cancelled the parade, and had everyone worried about racing. Despite the dark skies Friday morning and brief showers, the racing was a go and continued without stop all weekend.   This was billed as the richest Super Pro ...

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Northern Ontario Party Elect new Directors at AGM

The Northern Ontario Party was busy this past weekend with hosting their first AGM at Kettle Lakes Provincial Park near Timmins, Ontario. But when the dust settled the Northern Ontario Party had its first truly elected executive board in the Party’s history. The NOP is proud to announce that the members have overwhelmingly voted in favor of keeping the present ...

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What Happened at Council – August 8

At last week’s Council Meeting of August 8, A presentation was heard from Ms. Dalyce Rutland who was asking for a refund on a parking ticket that she had received last winter. She recounted the story of going outside to bring her vehicle into her driveway. Unfortunately, there was a timber wolf in her driveway so she remained inside her ...

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Happenings at First United Church – August 16

Aug 16, 2017 @ 08:17 The Congregation welcomes everyone to worship at First United Church. Services are held on Sundays at 11 a.m. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705 – 856 – 2926. We extend a warm welcome to the Congregation of St. Paul’s who are joining us for Morning ...

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Wednesday Morning News – August 16

Weather – Mainly sunny. High 24. Humidex 26. UV index 8 or very high. Marine – Strong wind warning in effect. Wind light becoming southeast 10 knots this morning then backing to east 10 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 20 Thursday morning then backing to east 25 Thursday evening. Periods of rain beginning near midnight. News Tidbits – Premier Wynne has said ...

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Federal Gas Tax Funding to benefit local communities

In July, the Government of Canada delivered the first of two annual $391 million federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) installments to Ontario. In total, Ontario’smunicipal governments will be provided with over $782.1 million this year through the fund. The funding, which flows through the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is now available to support community infrastructure projects. GTF funding supports hundreds ...

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Manitouwadge Man killed in Collision

Aug 15, 2017 @ 10:45 On August 14, 2017 at approximately 12:45 p.m. members of the Marathon/Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision approximately 25km south of Manitouwadge on Highway 614. A single motor vehicle, a Ford F150 pickup truck travelling north bound, crossed the southbound lane were it struck a rock cut. Emergency services ...

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AMO Wants 1% sales tax increase – Solely Fund Local Infrastructure

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s Annual Conference kicked off in Ottawa today with President Lynn Dollin calling for a 1% sales tax devoted solely to local infrastructure services such as roads, bridges and transit. Municipal governments are working around the clock to provide critical services, like good roads, clean drinking water and safe communities, but growing needs and costs are putting ...

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Tuesday Morning News – August 15

Aug 15, 2017 @ 07:48 Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 23. Humidex 25. UV index 7 or high. Marine Weather – Wind light becoming northwest 10 knots early this morning then veering to north 10 near noon. Wind becoming light early this evening then becoming southeast 10 Wednesday morning. Waves one half metre subsiding ...

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Lakewood Motel Burns Down

Aug 14, 2017 @ 05:31   Just after 10 p.m. Wawa Firefighters were called to the scene of a structure fire. Upon their arrival the Lakewood Motel was fully engulfed in flames. The driver who called in the fire to 911, noted that the east end and the centre portion were ablaze.   The highway was closed in order to allow ...

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UPDATE – Hwy 17 (15km North of Wawa) OPEN

Aug 14, 2017 @ 05:18 At 4:38 a.m. it was tweeted by OPP that Hwy 17 was Open. Aug 14, 2017 @ 01:46 Highway 17 about 15 kilometres north of Wawa is closed at this time (1:45 p.m). It was closed at 10:49 p.m. in order to allow firefighters to extinguish a structure fire. A barricade has been set up at ...

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