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2nd Annual Lori Johnson Memorial Hockey Tournament

The Wawa Women’s Hockey Association is gearing up for the 2ndAnnual Lori Johnson Memorial Hockey Tournament. The action takes place at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Center beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2018. Games continue throughout the weekend. Last year the annual tournament was renamed in honour of Lori Johnson’s dedication and advocacy of our great little town. 6 Recreational ...

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Tuesday Night Mixed Bowling League – November 13

Team Standings: Black Thunder and Friends tied for first with 15 points Bowler of the week:  Rachelle Godin with 77 pins over average. TEAM LEADERS:  High Series: Incredi-bowls 3799 High Single: Incredi-bowls 1338 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Men’s Series Flat: Marcel Lewis 696 Men’s Single Flat: Marcel Lewis 273 Ladies Series Flat: Lisa Miller 532 Ladies Single Flat: Lisa Miller 263 Men’s ...

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École Saint-Joseph teams standout at regional Cardboard Boat Races

  Both École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) teams stood tall at the Regional Cardboard Boat Race competition in Marathon on November 5th. One of the teams, made up Marguerite Bouffard, Sébastien Chevrier, Devin Forbes, and Quinn Laing, placed first based on their ability to build a quick and sturdy cardboard boat. Their vessel navigated 25 metres in 28.5 seconds and carried a ...

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CheVikes Capture NSSSAA Senior Girls Banner

  On November 8th, Ecole St. Joseph and Michipicoten High School hosted the NSSSAA Girls Basketball and Boys Volleyball league finals. All volleyball games were held at Ecole St. Joseph, while the basketball games were played at Michipicoten High School. Participants for both sports consisted of the top two teams in each of the Eastern and Western divisions of NSSSAA. ...

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Letter – Can Passenger Trains be saved?

Dear Brenda, One has to wonder when The Canadian’s resiliency will be exhausted and the train will be on the chopping block. In late 2008, I had the opportunity to examine the confidential financial data on The Canadian and I found it was then recovering about 75% of its costs year-round and actually showing an above-the-rail profit during the peak ...

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Statement from the Premier on Remembrance Day

November 11, 2018 Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement for Remembrance Day: “Today, as we mark 100 years since the armistice that ended the First World War, I encourage all Ontarians to reflect on the bravery of our Canadian heroes, past and present, and the sacrifices they have made in the name of our peace and safety. Our ...

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Remembrance Day Statement from MPP Michael Mantha

Each year on November 11th, our solemn day of remembrance, Canadians exercise our duty and privilege in paying tribute to our servicemen and women. The only reason that we are able to enjoy this privilege is thanks to the inestimable price paid by so many of our fellow Canadians. November 11th, 2018 marks the centenary of the end of WWI. ...

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Significant Snowfall – Sault Ste. Marie – Superior East

Special weather statement in effect for: Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island Significant snowfall is possible today and tonight. Snow is expected to begin this morning and continue tonight. Total snowfall accumulations up to 20 centimetres are possible by Saturday morning due to lake enhancement. This snow is the result of a low pressure system that will track over ...

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Thank You – THRIVE Child Development Centre

  The THRIVE Child Development Centre and its Foundation would like to sincerely thank Mark and Tracey Toffner and the entire Tim Horton’s Wawa Staff for their generous donation of the local Smile Cookie proceeds; this gift will be put to excellent use by supporting local children with complex needs and their families.” SOURCE – THRIVE Child Development Centre, SSM

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Citizen rail advocates see CN takeover of SW Ontario line as trouble for VIA

As part of their observance of National Railway Day on November 7, the All Aboard St. Marys and All Aboard Northern Ontario citizens’ rail action committees are advising politicians to closely watch Thursday’s CN take-back of the Kitchener-London section of the Guelph Subdivision used by four of VIA Rail Canada’s Southwestern Ontario trains.  “We’d like to see this as a ...

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Thank You – Haman Family

The family of the late Aline-Langdon Haman would like to send our gratitude and appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Lady Dunn Health Centre for their care and compassion.   A sincere thank you to Father Michael Asorgoe, St. Monica’s Church, the Choir, Valerie from Gilmartin Funeral Home, the Legion Ladies, Maryanne Pearson, Heidi McLaren and Judy ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – November 7

The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church.  Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926 Thurs.  Nov. 08        Worship Committee ** 1:30 p.m. ** Please note time change Sun.      Nov.  11       Remembrance Day The Congregation of First United ...

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Tuesday Night Mixed Bowling League – November 6

Team Standings: Black Thunder with 14 points Bowler of the week:  Gino Trovarello with 153 pins over average. TEAM LEADERS:  High Series: Incredi-bowls 3799 High Single: Incredi-bowls 1338 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Men’s Series Flat: Marcel Lewis 696 Men’s Single Flat: Marcel Lewis 273 Ladies Series Flat: Lisa Miller 532 Ladies Single Flat: Lisa Miller 263 Men’s High Average: Jake Casavant 214 ...

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Wawa Baptist Church – November Happenings

All youth in grades 4 to 12, are invited to come to one of the two groups that meet on Sundays and Mondays. On Sundays, the Drop Zone Junior Youth, consisting of participants in grades 4 to 7, meet from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Calvary Pentecostal. Time-Out Senior Youth in grades 8 to 12 meet from 6:30 to 8:30 ...

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