Author Archives: BrenAdmin

Mary is the Lucky Winner!

The Dream Vacation Lottery Draw has been made and the lucky winner is Mary Culhane, ticket # 963 . Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to support the LDHC Foundation’s endeavors to raise funds for healthcare enhancements at our local hospital. Thank you to each and every one who worked hard and gave of their time to make this ...

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SE OPP – Photos of Old Woman Bay Washout

  Ontario Provincial Police have released images of the washout at Old Woman Bay as it was happening yesterday afternoon, October 10, 2018.   The power of the water is incredible.     At first it was just a stream beside the highway, nibbling at the shoulder of the road. As the amount and velocity changed, the erosion continued. Soon ...

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Hwy 17S at Old Woman Closed – 129 Closed – 12:22 UPDATE

Oct 11, 2018 @ 12:22 Highway 129 remains closed for repairs at a sinkhole. It is closed from the Junction of Hwy 129/Hwy 667 to the junction of Hwy 129/Hwy 17.   Highway 17 remains closed until the highway is repaired at Old Woman Bay (photos below). The highway is closed from Pinewood Drive (Wawa) to Batchawana. Highway 556 is ...

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Rainfall Warning Continues

3:37 PM EDT Wednesday 10 October 2018 Rainfall warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Rain at times heavy is expected to continue tonight. Over 60 mm rainfall has been reported today over areas east of Lake Superior. The rain will continue tonight with total rainfall amounts between 60 and 90 mm are likely by ...

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Doug Ford – Happy Thanksgiving

Today the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, issued the following statement on Thanksgiving: “Thanksgiving is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends. It’s a time to be thankful for the good things in our lives. This year, I am thankful for the work of Ontario’s first responders, who are there to protect us when we’re in harm’s ...

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Letter to Wawa Candidates for Council and Voters

October 5, 2018 Letter to Wawa Candidates for Council and Voters, First, I would like to thank Mayor Rody for running for Mayor again.  I believe Mayor Rody has provided sound and positive leadership over the past four years.  I would also like to thank all the candidates for running for Council. It was great to see everybody at the ...

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Parade D’Épouvantails

  Le 22 septembre dernier, l’École élémentaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) a participé à la parade des épouvantails organisée par Mme Carole Beaulieu-Pitre de la ferme Flying Geese. Pendant plusieurs cours d’art, les élèves de la 5e et 6eannée, dirigés par leur enseignante Mme Josée D. Gauthier, ont fabriqué des épouvantails à partir de matériaux recyclés. La créativité était à l’honneur! « Les ...

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End Polio Now! Global Caseload

Of the three original strains of wild poliovirus (type 1, Type 2, and Type 3), wild poliovirus Type 2 was eradicated in 1999, and no cases of wild poliovirus Type 3 have been found since the last reported case in Nigeria in November 1999. (In order for a country to be declared polio free, it must have zero cases for ...

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Beautiful Visitors on Wawa Lake

    These beautiful swans were swimming in front of the Water Pumphouse on Wawa Lake at lunchtime today.     This pair is of an adult Trumpeter Swan and what appears to be an immature swan due to the amount of grey feathers on its neck and breast. These are not little birds, the male swan, or cob, weigh ...

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End Polio Now! Key Facts

Rotary International has declared October 24, 2018, World Polio Day.   Did you know?  Prior to the discovery of an oral vaccine, only registered medical people could give an inoculation with a needle.  Now anyone can administer the two life-saving drops. Poliomyelitis (polio) mainly affects children under five years of age. One in 200 infections leads to paralysis.  Among those paralyzed, 5 ...

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Online Training Coming Soon for Ontario Snowmobilers

Sep 18, 2018 @ 08:09 Snowmobile safety and licensing courses have historically been taught in-class – soon they will be available as an online training course. Snowmobilers have had to travel to other communities to get the courses. “We recognize that safety is critical and it starts with proper rider training and licensing,” says John Yakabuski, Minister of Transportation. “We ...

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Monday Morning News – September 17

Weather – A few showers with thunderstorms ending this morning then mainly cloudy and 40 percent chance of showers late this morning and early this afternoon then 30 percent chance of drizzle late this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm late this morning and early this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating near noon. Local amount 15 to 25 mm. Wind becoming north 20 ...

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Saturday Morning News – September 15

Weather – Showers with thunderstorms ending near noon then mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Local amount 30 to 40 mm. High 19. UV index 5 or moderate. Marine Weather – Wind variable 10 knots becoming east 10 this morning then backing to northeast 10 early this evening. Wind veering to southeast 10 overnight then ...

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Cemetery Gate Looks Beautiful!

  Last year the Municipality installed fencing and a gate to help keep snowmobiles out of the cemetery during the winter – and damaging the monuments there. The fencing and gate looked beautiful, but the name “St. Margaret Mary” was impossible to read being that everything was black. The photo to the right shows the gate. The letters have now ...

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