Author Archives: BrenAdmin

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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SE OPP Wawa – CDSA search warrant executed at a residence on Churchill Avenue – Three Arrested

On March 31, 2020 at approximately 9:15 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Northeast Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and the Superior East OPP Detachment executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence on Churchill Avenue in Wawa. During the search, officers located approximately $1,700 in cash, as well as quantities of ...

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Thursday Morning News – April 2

Weather – Sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 8. Wind chill minus 7 this morning. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight – Clear. Becoming partly cloudy near midnight. Fog patches developing after midnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 8 overnight. Statistics (midnight April 1) – Country, Total New Total New Total Active Serious, ...

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Wednesday Morning News – April 1

Weather – Mainly cloudy. Clearing late this morning. High 10. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight – Clear. Becoming partly cloudy near midnight. Fog patches developing after midnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 6. Wind chill minus 8 overnight. Statistics – Country Total New Total New Total Active Serious, Tot Cases/ Deaths/ Reported Cases Cases Deaths Deaths Recovered Cases ...

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Council Holds first ever call in Meeting

Wawa’s Municipal Council held their first meeting via conference call. Members of Council, Staff and the public participated by calling in, entering an id number and muting their phones. Councillor Chiasson was the only councillor absent. Council will receive a report from Ms. Cyr. – CC 2020-01 regarding Bill 187 – Municipal Emergency Act. Council also read for the first, ...

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Saturday Morning News – February 29

Weather – Clearing this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 5. Wind chill minus 23 this morning and minus 9 this afternoon. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Clear. Becoming partly cloudy this evening. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 18. Wind chill minus 13 this evening and minus 25 overnight. News Tidbits – The Bantam ...

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Weather – Periods of snow ending this afternoon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High minus 12. Wind chill minus 27 this morning and minus 20 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries early this evening. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low ...

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Ontario Northland increases services to Thunder Bay

Ontario Northland has launched a new bus route between White River and Thunder Bay, offering riders easier, more convenient connections and direct stops at hospitals, post-secondary schools and other community hubs. The announcement was made today by Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines at Lakehead University. The new route provides six-day-per-week return service to Thunder Bay. “Our ...

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Saturday Morning News – December 14

Weather – Periods of snow. Wind becoming north 20 km/h this afternoon. Temperature falling to minus 15 this afternoon. Wind chill minus 18 this morning and minus 26 this afternoon. Tonight – Flurries. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light near midnight. Low minus 23. Wind chill minus 26 this evening and minus 32 overnight. Risk of frostbite. News Tidbits – ...

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Storm Closures

Black Thunder – We are closed today. Due to the weather and road conditions Sorry for the inconvenience, we will reopen tomorrow at 9am. Thank you. The Walking Program at MHS is cancelled for tonight. The Big Bear closed today because of the weather stay home and stay safe.   Thrift Barn will be closed today for restocking clothes and ...

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Hwy 17 (Serpent River and Massey) – OPEN

Nov 27, 2019 @ 13:26 – Highway is now open. Nov 27, 2019 @ 11:30 – At 10:30 a.m. today the East Algoma (Blind River) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising the public that Highway 17 is closed from the junction of Highway 17 and Highway 108 to five kilometres west of the Town of Massey in both ...

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