Author Archives: This Media Release

Minister of Education on OECTA One-Day Strike

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) one-day province-wide strike: “We fully recognize the negative impacts teacher union escalation is having on families. It is why we are calling on these union leaders to end these strikes, given the adverse effects on students and financial hardship on parents. While ...

Read More »

Minister of Education Reacts to Lack of Report Cards

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the lack of report cards for elementary students: “Yet again, teacher union leaders are risking student success and preventing parents from seeing valuable information about their child’s performance in class. It underscores our government’s insistence that teacher union leaders cancel these strikes that are hurting our kids. And ...

Read More »

Men’s Curling Standings – January 21

Team Rank Wins GP FAHRER, Tom 1 8 10 TERRIS, Tom 2 7 9 LESCHISHIN, Mark 2 7 10 McCOY, Joe 4 4 10 MITRIKAS, Erik 4 4 10 RODY Ron 4 4 10 TERRIS, Travis – ESC 7 3 10 BUMSTEAD, Aaron 8 2 9 ESC = Ecole St. Joseph Skip Travis Terris Next Games – Monday, January 27, ...

Read More »

Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) to hold one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21. This means teachers in publicly funded Catholic district school boards across Ontario will not be reporting to work or performing any of their duties. The previously announced administrative job action will remain ...

Read More »

Significant Snowfall expected over the weekend

Special weather statement in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Significant snowfall amounts expected Saturday through Sunday morning. An approaching low pressure system will bring snowfall to Northeastern and Far-Northeastern Ontario starting overnight Friday night and will continue until Sunday morning. Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are expected. Strong winds gusting up to ...

Read More »

Mixed Curling Standings – January 17

Team Rank Wins G.P. TERRIS, Tom 1 8 9 McCOY, Joe 2 7 9 KLOCKARS, Anna Lisa 3 5 8 HALL, Dave 4 4 9 HOFFMANN, Jim 4 4 8 BUCKELL, Chris 6 3 9 LESCHISHIN, Mark 6 3 9 TURMELLE, Katherine 8 1 9 Games – Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7 p.m. Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 ...

Read More »

ONTC & Teamsters Canada Rail Reach Tentative Agreement

Ontario Northland and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC MWED) are pleased to announce a tentative labour agreement has been reached. Teamsters Canada Rail Conference MWED represents over 125 employees maintaining 700 miles of track in the areas of northern Ontario and northwestern Quebec from Moosonee, Hearst, Timmins, Cochrane, Englehart to Rouyn-Noranda, North Bay and many ...

Read More »

Thank You – Wawa Christmas Hamper Fund

The Wawa Christmas Hamper Fund wishes to thank the following businesses, services, donors, schools and volunteers, for their generosity this past Christmas.  Together we helped 125 families and singles with a Christmas dinner and gifts to put under the tree. Your support was very much appreciated. Businesses: Aviation Forest Fire Emergency Services, Bargain Shop, Bodylines by Crack, Broadview Home Inspection, Brookfield Power, Canadian Tire, École Escalade, École ...

Read More »

From the Branch – January 15

Now that we are in January, that reminds us about 75 years ago when our veterans had almost liberated the South of the Netherlands, and were planning for the spring 1945 operations. In the meantime life for the Dutch in the big cities was getting really bad and people were cutting up any wood scraps they could find to burn. And the ...

Read More »

La communauté appuie l’équipe de hockey de l’école secondaire Saint-Joseph

  Le 7 janvier dernier, M. Ulo Pihelgas, représentant du Northern Credit Union, a remis un don d’une valeur de 850$ à l’équipe de hockey de l’École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa)! Le club, sous la direction de M. Kevin Auger, enseignant èa l’école secondaire Saint-Joseph, a également tenu une vente de pâtisseries à l’école le 13 décembre! Les fonds recueillis permettront ...

Read More »

ES Saint-Joseph hockey team benefits from community support

  On January 7, Mr. Ulo Pihelgas, Northern Credit Union delegate, presented a cheque in the amount of $850 to the École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) hockey team! The team, under the direction of Mr. Kevin Auger, teacher at École secondaire Saint-Joseph, also held a sale of pastries in the school on December 13. The funds raised will be used towards ...

Read More »

HSCDSB Responds to Strike Action

The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) will close its schools to students on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. This decision has been made in response to the one-day province-wide strike action initiated by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA).  “The decision to close schools to students was made after thorough consideration of many factors, but particularly the safety and ...

Read More »

Men’s Curling Standings – January 14

Team Rank Wins GP FAHRER, Tom 1 7 9 LESCHISHIN, Mark 1 7 9 TERRIS, Tom 3 6 8 McCOY, Joe 4 4 9 RODY Ron 4 4 9 MITRIKAS, Erik 6 3 9 BUMSTEAD, Aaron 7 2 8 TERRIS, Travis – ESC 7 2 9 Game Schedule for January 20th, 2020 Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4 ...

Read More »

Catholic Teachers Taking Province-Wide Strike Action on January 21

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21. This means teachers in publicly funded Catholic district school boards across Ontario will not be reporting to work or performing any of their duties. The previously announced administrative job action will remain ...

Read More »

Wawa Baptist’s Invitation to the Community

Do you like to play card or board games? You are invited to come out to our Card and Board Games Night on the second Thursday of the month. Games run from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Wawa Goose Seniors’ Drop-in Centre at 63 Broadway (unless otherwise notified). So, come out and play. Bring your favourite game and invite ...

Read More »