Editorials & Letters

News from the Park – January 30

Jan 30, 2018 @ 18:14 I’m sure that most readers will recognize world-famous scientist Albert Einstein’s often quoted definition, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. As I pondered this definition this week it occurred to me that Einstein’s wisdom is clearly applicable to far more than just the scientific world. In this ...

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Statement by Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

“On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, let’s join together to honour the bravery and strength of survivors — and resolve to work together to end violence against women.   One-third of women around the world experience violence in their lives, often by someone they know and trust. Murder by an intimate partner accounts for half of all homicides of women. ...

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Who is killing Canada’s passenger trains? 

Sep 27, 2017 @ 08:15 Who is killing Canada’s passenger trains?  It can’t be our prime minister. Since he was a babe in his mother’s arms, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been exposed to the virtues of train travel.  That’s thanks to his father, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, who had a genuine affection and respect for passenger trains.  He travelled ...

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$21 Million – What Was Learned from the Algo Mall Inquiry?

Now that the criminal charges relating to the collapse of the Algo Mall have been dealt with, (a proper acquittal), critical aspects of the collapse and response to the collapse remain outstanding. The Ontario people spent over $21 million on a public inquiry, a sum that would have replaced the facility and adequately compensated everyone affected, with money to spare. ...

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Being prepared for Winter Travelling – Are you prepared?

Apr 27, 2017 @ 07:54 With yesterday’s road closure of Highway 17 (Wawa to White River) for 13 hours, many people were very upset. It is hard at times for non-locals to understand how it can look fine here, but the weather has made safe travel near impossible only a few kilometres away. As the OPP are questioned by irate ...

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Brenda Grundt/Wawa-news is threatened with legal action by Gerry Liddle

Apr 17, 2017 @ 15:00     I, Brenda Grundt, editor and publisher of Wawa-news.com refuse to remove any articles that have been written concerning the actions and behaviors of Gerald ‘Gerry’ Liddle and/or Councillor Tamara Liddle. I stand by my research and writing and refuse to be bullied by these individuals. The tax-paying public in Wawa has the right ...

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Musings – Cemeteries and Respect

Mar 15, 2017 @ 12:53 In the winter there isn’t much to give an idea that there are graves hidden, slumbering beneath the snow; and in the summer it is a peaceful place, a sheltered meadow with shade from the pines. The St. Margaret Mary Cemetery has 10 marked graves visible, one without any information, but it has been estimated ...

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I Lost Someone Today…

Feb 4, 2017 …and as I sit here in heartache, pain and anger bordering on rage, I know I am not the only one who has lost someone today. Parents lost a child, friends lost a buddy, employers lost a hard worker, and I lost a young person suffering from a wounded and broken spirit. I am going to personify ...

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I Lost Someone Today…

…and as I sit here in heartache, pain and anger bordering on rage, I know I am not the only one who has lost someone today.  Parents lost a child, friends lost a buddy, employers lost a hard worker, and I lost a young person suffering from a wounded and broken spirit. I am going to personify this grief as ...

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Greyhound – Any Responsibility for Stranded Passengers?

Jan 25, 2017   On December 14th, 2016, a Greyhound bus from Vancouver, making its way along Highway 17, was stopped dead in Wawa. Highway 17 from Wawa to Batchawana had been closed at 2:43 a.m. due to whiteout conditions. The radar image from Montreal River shows the intensity of the storm that morning. With the highway closure, passengers disembarked ...

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