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New confirmed case of COVID-19 reported by Algoma Public Health

Algoma Public Health is reporting a new COVID-19 case in a resident in the Algoma district. Case 21 was tested May 20th, with unknown exposure. Close contacts of the individual have been notified. APH explains that “unknown exposure is evidence of ongoing community spread in Sault Ste. Marie and area. Community spread remains possible and likely in all regions of Algoma. All ...

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Wawa Walks Day 3 – North Algoma Wellness Challenge

  Today is the third day of the North Algoma Wellness Challenge. Some of yesterday’s submissions are in the gallery above. There were lots of people out walking, shoveling and the winner – Lonna Desbiens Rilley who captioned her photo “We spent the last hour enjoying the sunshine and decorating our driveway!”.   To participate in the North Algoma Wellness ...

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Wawa Walks Day 2 – North Algoma Wellness Challenge

    Today is the second day of the North Algoma Wellness Challenge. Some of yesterday’s submissions are in the gallery above.   To participate in the North Algoma Wellness Challenge follow the steps below.   Accept the challenge as posted to the right.   On FB go to the Wawa Walks FB where today’s challenge is, comment on that ...

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Wawa Walks Day 1 – North Algoma Wellness Challenge

    Today is the first day of the North Algoma Wellness Challenge. Follow the challenge as shown above, go to the Wawa Walks FB where today’s post is, comment on that post with a picture of you or the people in your house completing the challenge. Please remember to post by 11:59 p.m. the day of the challenge. If you do ...

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Winter Storm Warning Continues

Apr 13, 2020 at 15:45 Highway 631 CLOSED from White River to Hwy 11 Junction, Highway 11 from Kapuskasing to Longlac. Winter storm warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Major winter storm continues today. Heavy snow will continue today as a strong low pressure system tracks across Northeastern Ontario. Northerly winds gusting up to ...

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Rotary Club of Wawa makes Donation to Wawa Volunteer Firefighters Association

  On behalf of the Michipicoten Volunteer Firefighters Association, we would like to thank the Rotary Club of Wawa for their generosity and continued support. The Association has just received a donation of $ 10,000.00 in order for us to purchase the MULTI-FORCE, (Forcible Entry Door System). This training aid will aid in training the Wawa Fire Department in gaining ...

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SE OPP SSM – Recover Stolen Property in Awares Township

On April 5, 2020 at approximately 4:50 a.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were dispatched to a suspicious parked vehicle in Aweres Township, Ontario.   Officers attended the scene and located what was later discovered to be a stolen vehicle. During the examination of the vehicle, officers conducted an inventory of items within the vehicle ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United – April 6

Alleluia!  Christ is Risen! Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for April 12, 2020 – Easter Sundar which commemorates the resurrection of our Lord.  Its date is variable and occurs the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox March 21. Acts 10: 34 – 43 Peter’s account of Jesus’ ...

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Wawa’s Heart of Gold during Covid-19

The precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have changed the face of our town and the way we live, but, it hasn’t changed the heart of gold that lives in many of Wawa’s residents. From Easter Eggs in windows for drive-by Easter Egg hunts, shopping for shut-ins, and leaving painted rocks with inspirational thoughts on doorsteps… The cares and concerns ...

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Ontario Northland Temporarily Suspending Rail Passenger Service Between Cochrane and Moosonee

The safety and health of our passengers, employees, customers and communities we serve is our top priority. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Polar Bear Express passenger train service between Cochrane and Moosonee will be suspended, beginning April 7, 2020. This is a temporary measure due to heightened concern for remote communities that are especially vulnerable to the spread ...

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Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is reducing the list of businesses classified as essential and ordering more workplaces to close. This measure is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the people of Ontario, while ensuring that necessary goods and services remain available. The government is ordering ...

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Ontario Provides Full Transparency by Releasing COVID-19 Modelling

Today, the Ontario government released extensive COVID-19 modelling, revealing several scenarios that project the potential number of cases and deaths. In doing so, the province is providing the public with full transparency about the consequences should everyone but non-essential workers fail to stay home and practise physical distancing. “The models show that the potential to spread COVID-19 is massive and ...

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Letter – Algoma-Manitoulin Residents

LOCAL REGULATIONS DURING 2020 SMELT RUN Dear Algoma-Manitoulin,  I am writing this brief notice subsequent to strong actions taken by municipalities and First Nations in order to protect their communities. As the weather gets nicer and the ice begins to melt, the smelt run is around the corner. At this time I ask you to take a moment and think ...

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Collision Blocks Lane south of Wawa

Wawa-news has been told of a collision between two transports that has resulted in the closure of the southbound lane 15 kilometres south of Old Woman Bay. It appears that a chip truck is blocking the southbound lane, with initial reports suggesting that the southbound truck struck the northbound Manitoulin. There were no reports of injuries. Lamon’s heavy tow was seen ...

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