Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

Moose vs Vehicle Collision

  A late night collision between a vehicle and a moose late last night resulted in a short closure of Highway 17 about 14 kilometres south of Wawa. The highway was closed for a brief time to allow firefighters from the Wawa Fire Department to assist in extricating a person from the vehicle. Superior East OPP provided traffic control.

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Thursday Morning News – August 1

Weather – Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 21. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – Mainly cloudy. Low 12. News Tidbits – The Mill Market in Sault Ste. Marie has a new manager. Robert Pryor, has managed several golf courses, giving him a strong background in marketing, budgeting, operations and customer service. In ...

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Long-term care homes need more funding and more staff

Ontario needs to increase funding and staffing and stop relying on temp agencies at the province’s long-term care homes, according to the recommendations of the Wettlaufer Inquiry. The NDP wants those critical recommendations implemented immediately, and is also calling for the province to look into how the systemic vulnerabilities identified in Justice Eileen Gillese’s report are impacting seniors in care ...

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Kapuskasing OPP looking for suspicious vehicle with two males

At approximately 10:35 a.m., on July 31, 2019, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) James Bay Detachment in Kapuskasking received a report about a suspicious vehicle driving through a construction zone on Highway 11 in Kapuskasing. At this time the OPP cannot confirm the identity of the people in the vehicle that was occupied by two males. The OPP is continuing to ...

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Wednesday Morning News – July 30

Weather -Sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 19. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 8. News Tidbits – Artist Don Charbonneau is holding a workshop today at the Agawa Bay Information Centre today.. Painting supplies will be provided. Cost: $20 per person, and everyone goes home with a completed painting! Start time is ...

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Saving a Scavenger

  The word went out on Facebook after calls to the MNRF proved fruitless to aid this year’s raven who was dangling upside down like a bat from a shepherd’s hook. A Wawa resident had placed a shepherd’s hook above a tray of water to provide a perch for the birds who liked to drink from the water. Unfortunately, a ...

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Tuesday Morning News – July 30

Weather – Periods of drizzle ending this morning then clearing. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 20. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – Clear. Low 7. News Tidbits – Paige A. Thompson, a hacker in the US gained access to personal information including Social Insurance Numbers from more than 100 million Capital One credit applications, including six million from ...

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Monday Morning News – July 29

Weather – Showers ending late this afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud. Risk of a thunderstorm. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 late this morning. High 20. Humidex 27. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light early this evening. Low 11. News Tidbits – Garden ...

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Sunday Morning News – July 28

Weather – Cloudy with 40 percent chance of drizzle this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches. High 23 except 19 near Lake Superior. Humidex 27. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy near midnight with showers. Risk of thunderstorms overnight. Low 15. News Tidbits – The federal government has announced a $16 ...

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Friday Morning News – July 26

Weather – Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers this morning and early this afternoon. A few showers beginning this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 23 except 19 near Lake Superior. Humidex 27. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – Mainly cloudy with 60 percent ...

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Wawa receives $3 million for Connecting Link Project

The Ontario government is provided $30 million to support 25 Connecting Links projects across the province. The funding covers up to 90 per cent of eligible project costs, to a maximum of $3 million. Eligible costs include the design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of municipal roads and bridges that run through communities and connect to provincial highways. Wawa will ...

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Wednesday Morning News – July 24

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm. High 23 except 19 near Lake Superior. Humidex 25. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – partly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers early this evening and risk of a thunderstorm. Clearing this evening. Low 9.   News Tidbits – ...

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Special Council Meeting Tonight – July 23

There is a Special Council Meeting tonight, July 23rd, in Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m.   Agenda (1) CALL TO ORDER & NOTE MEMBERS PRESENT (2) PRESENTATIONS (3) REVIEW OF ADDENDUM & APPROVAL OF AGENDA 3.1 Approval of the Agenda (4) ANNOUNCEMENTS, GIVING OF NOTICE AND SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS (5) DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND THE GENERAL NATURE THEREOF (6) ...

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Statement from Minister Yurek on Receiving the Special Advisor’s Report on Recycling and Plastic Waste

Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, issued the following statement regarding Special Advisor David Lindsay’s report on how Ontario can better manage recycling and plastic waste. “I’d like to thank Mr. Lindsay for delivering his report on schedule and for volunteering his time and expertise. It’s clear that Ontario’s current Blue Box Program is unsustainable. Recycling rates ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 22

There were 2 new fires discovered today by late afternoon. Wawa 4 is not under control at 0.1 of a hectare and is located southwest of Obatanga Provincial Park. Pembroke 1 is not under control at 0.1 of a hectare. This fire is located north of Highway 58. At the time of this update, there are three other active wildland ...

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