Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

Dear Citizens of Wawa and Area,

I would like to inform the citizens of Wawa and district about my upcoming retirement. This will occur as of July 14, 2017. I would also like to reassure my patients that a permanent doctor will be taking over my practice starting in October 2017. Between my retirement date and October the practice will be covered by temporary doctors. In addition, I ...

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Lori Johnson – Director of Community Services and Tourism

Jul 10, 2017 @ 21:13 Mayor, Council and all of the staff at the Municipality of Wawa would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Doug, Kathleen and the family of Lori Johnson on her passing on July 7, 2017. Lori’s arrival in Wawa in February 1990 set Wawa on a path of regional leadership establishing important benchmarks in many ...

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Driver of SUV Charged with ‘Careless Driving’ in Death of Motorcyclist

On July 9, 2017 at approximately 9:38 a.m. members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment, responded to the scene of a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 17 in Brimacombe Township located approximately 52 kilometers south of Wawa. Assisting with the response were Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Wawa Volunteer Fire Department (WFD). An ...

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Wawa Firefighters extinguish Backyard Fire

Jul 10, 2017 @ 10:41 On Friday, early evening, of July 7th the Wawa Fire Department was called to a residence on Lower Broadway Avenue for a fire that was burning in the backyard. Despite the fog, there was a very brisk breeze blowing. Wawa-news observed firefighters knocking on two doors before getting a response. While a firefighter talked with ...

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Youth Operate Their Own Businesses During this One-of-a-Kind Summer Camp

An exciting business experience awaits youth between the ages of 9 and 13.  They will participate in a 5-day summer camp unlike any other in our region. Wawa Youth Enterprise Camp, brought to you by Head Start in Business and sponsored by Regional CFDCs, FedNor, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation and other corporate sponsors, is a one-of-a-kind business day camp, ...

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Happenings at First United Church – July 5

The congregation welcomes everyone to worship at First United Church. Services are held on Sunday at 11 a.m except during the month of  July when we will join the congregation of St. Paul’s. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church  705-856-2926. Last Sunday, July 2nd, the Congregation of First United worshipped ...

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DICKS, Jack

Jul 9, 2017 @ 16:51 Passed away peacefully at the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Friday July 7, 2017 at the age of 88 years. Beloved partner of Carlan McEwen. Dear father of Brenda, Darlene and Sherry. Jack will be remembered by his grandchildren. He will be missed by his many friends in White River. At Jack’s request, a cremation ...

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Accused identified in Spanish Homicide

Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:04 At approximately 12:00 p.m. on July 7, 2017, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested an individual in relation to the death of 68 year old George Chapman. The accused, 25-year old Jonathan JOBIN of Sables-Spanish Township, has been charged with: Second Degree Murder, contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada ...

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Have you seen Emma? LOCATED

Jul 9, 2017 @ 10:32 Police have confirmed the safety of Emma MEEKIS and she is no longer missing. The Sioux Lookout OPP would like to thank the public and all media outlets for their assistance in locating her.   Jul 7, 2017 @ 18:32 Members of the Sioux Lookout Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are requesting assistance ...

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RCMP ‘Project OFLEX’ make arrests in Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking

Jul 7, 2017 @ 18:57 A two-year investigation by the Sault Ste. Marie Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Detachment has resulted in Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking charges against two male subjects from the Greater Toronto Area. The investigation, dubbed Project OFLEX, was initiated on May 31st, 2015, after a lone female illegally entered Canada on a vessel that left ...

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Men’s Night Golf – July 6

1st FLIGHT: Francis Dechamplain, Jessy Dechamplain, Joey Dechamplain-6 under par 30 2nd FLIGHT: Paul Weaver, Kevin Sabourin, Len Gauthier-2 under par 34 3rd FLIGHT: Eric Levesque, Dimitri Levesque, Luc Belanger-1 under par 35 4th FLIGHT: Jeff Lamon, Al MacDonald, James Morden-4 under par 32 5th FLIGHT: Kyle Wood, Bob McCoy, Craig Onier-1 under par 35 6th FLIGHT: Paul Bernath, Trevor ...

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News from the Park – July 7

Jul 7, 2017 @ 18:42 I’ve always believed that some of the most crucial rules that we must learn in our lives primarily emanate from our Moms and Dads. The thing is, sometimes we hear them so casually and frequently such as when we are walking out the door doing our “thing”, we don’t truly understand the sage nature of ...

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Arrest made in Spanish Homicide

Jul 7, 2017 @ 18:26 At approximately 12:00 p.m. on July 7, 2017, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested an individual in relation to an ongoing homicide investigation. The individual was taken into custody without incident in the Town of Spanish and remains in custody awaiting a court appearance. The victim, 68 year old George Chapman, was found unresponsive ...

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