Author Archives: BrenAdmin

Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Board Holds Board Meeting in Wawa

Jun 1, 2018 @ 10:29   From May 16-18, 2018 the Board of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) travelled to Wawa, Ontario in order to deepen our understanding of northern municipal issues, meet northern leaders and to immerse ourselves in the beauty, history and economy of your beautiful community on the north shore of Lake Superior. Some members chose ...

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Rail Lines, Track Maintenance & Funding

May 30, 2018 @ 15:49 Reminiscent of 2009, the Huron Central is once again threatening to discontinue service by the end of this year. Back in 2010, the two levels of government ponied up $33 million to assist this railway with track improvements. Its parent company, Genessee and Wyoming (GWRR) says it needs a combined 46.2 million from the government ...

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MacDonald Mines Announces Summer 2018 Exploration Program

May 29, 2018 @ 12:48   MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. has announced that it will complete a bulk sample of the Oxide Sands this summer. This is in preparation for negotiating an off-take agreement for the extraction of the precious metals-bearing sands at its Wawa-Holdsworth Project. MacDonald Mines will also trench and surface map the main gold prospects on the ...

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Nipigon River Bridge Fails Again (Update 22:17)

May 26, 2018 @ 00:35 At 10:48 p.m. 511ONNorthwestern tweeted “cleared: #Nipigon #Hwy11/17 at the Nipigon Bridge, WB lane opened.”   May 25, 2018 @ 22:17   May 25, 2018 @ 20:43 Schreiber Fire is saying “the NE corner (westbound lane) has lifted. Flaggers in place now. Traffic will be alternated in the eastbound lane. One lane traffic for now. ...

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Small Grassfire in Hawk yesterday

May 24, 2018 @ 13:06 A small grass fire was quickly attended to by MacIntyre Construction, some local residents with shovels and pails, and the Ministry of Natural Resources Firefighters. The fire didn’t spread far before being stopped by the highway and those who helped to put it out.  

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Thunder Bay Male charged with Posession and Adult Personation

May 23, 2018 @ 13:26 On Saturday May 19, 2018 at approximately 4:25 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment responded to a theft incident which had taken place at a rest area approximately 20 kilometres South of Wawa, Ontario. A detailed description of the male person and the motor vehicle was provided to police. ...

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Living the Mission – Bishop’s Ride

May 20, 2018 @ 17:45   Anglican Bishop Robert Hardwick is cycling across Canada on a pilgrimage to foster unity, healing and reconciliation within the Anglican Church of Canada, with Aboriginal Peoples, and with those who are hurting. Hardwick will meet and pray with people during his 62-day, 7,877-km journey that began at Holland Point Park in Victoria, B.C. on ...

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Officially Spring – Ice is off Wawa Lake

May 17, 2018 @ 10:12 The ice is off of Wawa Lake! Finally Spring must be here. Tuesday morning, a bunch of candled ice hit Dr. Rose’s beach piling up in heaps – the last of the ice on the lake. Later that afternoon, Watson’s began flying, getting ready for their opening for the Victoria Day Weekend.   History YEAR ...

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OPP gear up for Provincial & National Traffic Safety Campaigns

May 16, 2018 @ 13:53 With motorcycles and off-road vehicles expected in large numbers over the Victoria Day Long Weekend, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is raising red flags on what its investigations reveal about these seasonal riders. Ahead of the weekend, the OPP is reminding road users about the historically tragic motorcycle season on OPP-patrolled roads last year. Over ...

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Wawa Wood Heat Tradeshow

May 16, 2018 @ 13:51 The Economic Development Corporation of Wawa announced on April 12, 2018, that Wawa had been selected for a Pilot Wood Heat Rebate Program funded by the Ontario Government’s carbon market. The Wawa Wood Heat Rebate Program offers residents and business owners located in Wawa, Hawk Junction or Michipicoten First Nation rebates when upgrading their old ...

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Busy Day for Fire Department on Mother’s Day

May 14, 2018 @ 21:34   The Wawa Fire Department was kept busy on Mother’s Day responding to three calls for service. The first was in the early afternoon to a small gravel pit just south of Wawa. People have been dumping household garbage there and a mattress had caught fire. The firefighters quickly extinguished it. The second call was ...

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Thunder Bay OPP are still looking for Lynda McCallum

May 14, 2018 @ 16:44 On May 14, 2018 shortly before 9:00 a.m., members of the Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a child abduction incident in the area of Copenhagen Road in Gorham Township east of Thunder Bay. Upon police arrival, officers learned that the suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle with the 8-year-old child. ...

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