Author Archives: Brenda Stockton

Yesterday’s Storm

This all began early Thursday morning with a thunderstorm wth sideways rain. The photograph below was taken, at 9:30 a.m. You can see the rain beating on the roofs of the cars and the street. The rain continued off and on all morning, until the word was out – there was at least a foot of water on Highway 101 ...

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Glenn Gould Unveilled

Oct 3, 2012 @ 07:48   On Saturday evening, Johanna Rowe and Toni Rutland, assisted by Mayor Linda Nowicki unveiled the lastest Heritage Door. Another beautiful door, painted by Heather Sinnot; this one features Canada’s most famous pianist, Glenn Gould. Why a Heritage Door? Glenn Gould? Glenn began to play piano at the age of three, reading music before he ...

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Come & Discover Glenn Gould’’s Wawa During Canada’’s Culture Days

Sep 21, 2012 @ 06:23 On Saturday, September 29th, Wawa will be participating in the celebration of Culture Days across Canada by recognizing a fascinating Canadian in our own backyard. In the words of Glenn Gould, “Wawa is an extraordinary place”. Even though he has been gone for 30 years, this iconic Canadian pianist has an incredible international following. Scholars, ...

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NSA – Dinner & House Concert to Feature Zachary Lucky & Carly Maicher

Sep 20, 2012 @ 12:00   This Sunday, Zachary Lucky and Carly Maicher will be performing at Rock Island at a Dinner and House Concert. From his website: Lucky’s music is a fresh take on traditional folk; a melodic and usually acoustic affair, with an accent on storytelling and a sparse, folky atmosphere. This all combines to create an often minimal ...

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Wawa Creek Bridge Closed indefinitely for Repairs

  On Thursday, August 23rd, the Municipality of Wawa had to indefinitely close the Wawa Creek Bridge (Queen Street) in Michipicoten River Village “The Mission”. Some emergency repairs will be done to the bridge so that it can be reopened for use. Residents of the Upper Mission and those using the Harbour Road are asked to use the Old Tote ...

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Did you know Wawa’’s Glenn Gould?

Jul 27, 2012 @ 06:28 Glenn Gould, the iconic Canadian and internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso, favoured the Northern Ontario town of Wawa as his soul’’s retreat. During Ontario Culture Days (September 28 – October 1), Wawa is celebrating Glenn Gould and the 80th anniversary of his birth and the 50th anniversary of his death.   There was an oddity, a mystique, about ...

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Smile Cookies Raise $2,084 for Alzheimer Society of Algoma – Wawa Branch

  Last Thursday morning, Perry Kauk, Manager of Tim Hortons – Wawa and his staff presented Ms. Christy Reid, First Link Coordinator for North Algoma with a BIG cheque for $2,084. This is an annual campaign run by Tim Hortons, with each local franchise deciding on the charity to benefit. A smile cookie sold for $1, meaning that 2,84 cookies ...

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Zachary Lucky & Jordan Kuntz to Play Rock Island Tonight!

Aug 11, 2011 @ 12:15 Playing tonight are two talented artists, Zachary Lucky and Jordan Kurtz (Fisticuffs). Zachary Lucky, a prairie folk artist based out of Saskatoon, is back for a repeat performance, he played Rock Island last August. Jordan Kurtz (aka Fisticuffs) is an award winning singer/songwriter also Saskatoon. His bio says that he’s “been called “Post-Folk,” “Garage-Folk,” and ...

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DERASP, Norman Rheal ‘Norm’

1958 – 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Norman Rheal Derasp at his home on August 1, 2011 at the age of 53 years. Norman was born in Wawa, Ontario on May 13, 1958 to parents Rita and Arcade Derasp. He had a passion for music, fishing, camping and spending time ...

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Stockton, Garry

Garry Stockton, beloved brother of Brenda Stockton passed away suddenly Monday, February 14th, 2011 in Pontiac, Michigan. Garry will be missed by his dear friends Dawn Roffey, Bill Clink and Zedric Thomas, and his three dogs, Lucky, Buddy, and Princess. Garry leaves behind his father Garrett Ensor Stockton (Wawa), mother Marilyn Honeycutt (Sandusky, Ohio) and siblings Brenda (Marcus) of Wawa, ...

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BUSSINEAU, Joseph John Frederic ‘John’

Passed away with his family by his side at the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at the age of 75 years.  Beloved husband of Clair (nee Penno) for almost 50 years.  Loving father of Lane Bussineau (Denise), Jeff Bussineau (Rose) and Cindy Dumont (Rene).  Proud and loving grandpa of Dillon, Brandon, Michael, James, Rabecca and Makenah. ...

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Tim Horton’s Smile Cookies Donate $2169 to LDHC Oncology Unit

  Last week, Wawa’s Tim Hortons presented a “Smile Cookie Cheque” for $2,169 to Carol Styres, for the Lady Dunn Health Centre’s Oncology Unit. This is an annual campaign run by Tim Hortons, with each local franchise deciding on the charity to benefit. A smile cookie sold for $1, meaning that 2,169 cookies were made, bought and eaten during this ...

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Wawa Elects First Woman Mayor!

Publish on: Oct 25, 2010 Wawa has elected its new mayor and council for the next four years. In a history making, neck and neck race, Linda Nowicki led by a mere 27 votes or 2% when the final votes were tallied. Linda will become Wawa’s first woman Mayor in December. For Council, Holly Morrison-Smith, Yvan Besner, Ron Rody and ...

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Zachary Lucky & Sean Craib-Petkau to Play Rock Island Tonight!

Aug 25, 2010 @ 12:17 Zachary says “I’m a prairie folk artist based out of Saskatoon, SK. This fall I will be touring coast to coast along with another folk artist from around these parts. We’re going to be doing close to 50 shows in the two month span, and we would really love to bring our stories and songs ...

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BOISSONEAU, Danny

At Manitowik Lake on Thursday, December 10th, 2009 at the age of 46 years. Kindred spirit & loving husband of Doreen (nee Bain.) Devoted father & friend of Danica Boissoneau (Greig Lethbridge), Dustin and the four-legged son Coal. Cherished son of William (Bill) and the late Joyce Boissoneau. Fun-loving brother of; the late Diane Jamieson (Alan), Donna Kozak (Tom), Denise ...

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