Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

Tuesday Morning News – December 25th

Merry Christmas! Weather – Today – Flurries in the amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 7. Wind chill minus 17 in the morning and minus 10 in the afternoon. Clearing this evening. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 20. Wind chill near minus 24.

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CP derailment near Coldwell

CP Rail officials state that “At approximately 1:15 p.m. eastern time, a CP train derailed near Coldwell, Ontario. There were no injuries and there is no threat to public safety. CP immediately dispatched teams to respond to the site. The cause of the incident is under investigation.“ Other sources say that the rail line will be closed for 8-12 hours.

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Christmas Eve Masses

Come and join us for a community Christmas Eve Service at Calvary Pentecostal Church, in partnership with Wawa Baptist Church, to celebrate Christmas at 7 pm on Mon, Dec 24.   St. Monica’s – Christmas Eve Masses will be at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The 5:00 p.m. is traditionally the Children’s Mass with a dramatization of the Christmas story by ...

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NORAD ready to track Santa across Canada tonight

Dec 24, 2018 @ 15:52     Despite the US. partial government shutdown, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) continues to operate its famous “Santa Tracker” website. 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.   Children and their families can track Santa’s journey at noradsanta.org.

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Wednesday Morning News – December 19

Weather – Today, a mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy this afternoon. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light late this afternoon. High plus 3. UV index 1 or low. Tonight- Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning early this evening. Temperature steady near plus 3. News Tidbits – Today is the last day to register your team for the 30th Annual John ...

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Tuesday Morning News – December 18

Weather – Today – A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries late this afternoon with risk of freezing drizzle. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. High zero. Wind chill minus 22 in the morning. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries changing to 30 percent chance ...

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Luke must be Happy Today! First Winner in WFD Cash Draw

Luke Lesperance of Grande Prairie must be a very happy person today. The very lucky ticket that his mom and dad purchased in the WFD Cash Draw series was the first one to be drawn yesterday. He will receive $1,000 and his ticket will be returned to the drum, where it could be successful in the next cash draws and ...

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Wawa Lake is Frozen

Dec 8, 2018 @ 08:09   It was really difficult to imagine ice on Wawa Lake this year. With the temperatures bouncing below and above freezing, it looked as if there would be no ice for Christmas. Mother Nature had other plans though, and two nights in a row with temps well below freezing… et voila, we have ice! Several ...

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Snow Squall Warning – Lake Superior Park to Searchmont

12:52 PM EST Friday 07 December 2018 Snow squall warning in effect for: Agawa – Lake Superior Park Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay Snow squalls are expected today into tonight. Snow squalls bands have developed over Lake Superior and are affecting areas near Agawa Bay including Montreal River. These bands are expected to track north towards Lake ...

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Friday Morning News – December 8

Weather – Today will see increasing cloudiness. A few flurries beginning this morning. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 11. Wind chill minus 35 in the morning and minus 14 in the afternoon. Risk of frostbite. A few flurries ending this evening then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind up ...

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That Water had to be Cold!

  Only over the past few days has the ice begun forming on Wawa Lake. This photograph was taken at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Soggy around the edges and patchy towards the depths of the lake – it really did look pretty; the fresh snow on the ice and the dark snow squally skies. Not an hour later I got ...

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Thursday Morning News – December 6

Weather – Today will be cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind up to 15 km/h. Temperature falling to minus 14 this afternoon. Wind chill minus 17 in the morning and minus 23 in the afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight, a few clouds are expected. Wind up to ...

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Wednesday Morning News – December 5

Weather – Today will see flurries with risk of snow squalls. Local amount 10 cm. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this morning. Temperature steady near minus 1. Wind chill near minus 9. Tonight – Periods of light snow. Risk of snow squalls early this evening. Local amount 2 cm. Wind north 20 km/h. Low minus 13. Wind chill minus 9 ...

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Monday Morning News – December 3

Weather – Today A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this morning. High minus 5. Wind chill minus 15 in the morning and minus 9 in the afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness before morning. Wind up ...

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Winter Ice Safety

Winter keeps trying to happen and the ice has begun to form on smaller lakes. This weekend though, there were two potentially serious incidents.   On Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 9:56 a.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of someone in distress on the Moose River, near the shore ...

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