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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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Dolly Parton to Read from Imagination Library Tonight

Dolly Parton will be reading selections of books from her Imagination Library. The readings will begin at 7 p.m. EST featuring a new book for the next ten weeks. You can see them on her Facebook site or on YouTube. Some of the books to be featured during “Goodnight with Dolly” include “There’s a Hole in the Log on the ...

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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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Les personnes de plus de 70 ans devraient s’isoler – Déclaration du médecin hygiéniste en chef

Aujourd’hui, le Dr David Williams, médecin hygiéniste en chef, a émis la déclaration suivante concernant la COVID-19 : « Le gouvernement de l’Ontario continue de prendre des mesures fermes face au nouveau coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) afin d’aider à contenir sa propagation et à protéger le public. Ces mesures sont sans précédent et je sais que vous êtes nombreux à déployer des efforts acharnés pour ...

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Wawa Community Food Bank to open Friday

Thanks to a donation of perishable food from Harvest Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie, we will be open on Friday, April 3rd from 2-4 pm. Clients will be directed to enter via the main door one at a time, wash their hands, and keep a 2 metre distance from each other and our volunteers. For those that did not register ...

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Stargazing – A Way To Destress

As we try to cope with the Covid-19 crisis, we must find ways to reduce stress levels and anxiety. Aside from listening to online music and reading books, try stepping outside on a clear night and drink in the night sky. The celestial landscape had been the entertainment of civilizations for thousands of years before the invention of the telescope ...

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Between the Covers – April 1

The Wawa Public Library is closed until further notice. The Wawa Public Library Board Meetings will be canceled until further notice. The Wawa Public Library is offering, during the COVID-19 crisis, a library card to anyone who does not have one. With the library card, you can access an amazing selection of e-books and audiobooks through the Libby App.  If you are ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – April 1

The Easter Cross of Lights will again be placed above the front door of our Church.  If you wish to purchase a bulb in memory of someone the cost is $5.00 a bulb.  Please contact Maria Reid @ 705-856-2861.  The Cross will be lit on Palm Sunday. The U.C.W. requests that ALL items for the next Thrift Shop be saved ...

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Algoma District School Board “Access to Technology Survey”

The Algoma District School Board advises parents that on March 31st, 2020, the Premier and Minister of Education announced that schools will remain closed until at least May 4th. Additional resources will be made available for the Ministry’s Phase 2 of “Learn At Home,” and the Ministry will be providing School Boards with further direction around expectations for learning. Based ...

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Ontario Government Reaches Tentative Agreement with AEFO

Yesterday, March 31st, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued a statement  announcing a tentative agreement with the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) and the Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l’Ontario (ACÉPO) and the Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC): “Our Government is pleased to announce a tentative deal has been reached between the ...

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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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Municipality offers short-term Financial Relief for local taxpayers

The Municipality of Wawa has implemented the following temporary changes to property tax and water/sewer billings in an effort to provide local taxpayers with short-term financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic effective immediately; Property tax interest and penalty charges will be waived until June 30, 2020, for the next property tax installment which is due on April 30, 2020. Pre- ...

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Municipality of Wawa Closes all Municipal Parks

Today, March 31st, the Municipality of Wawa made public a notice stating that “until further notice, all Municipal Parks are closed to the public. This is in compliance with new Provincial Orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act announced on March 30th.” The public notice explained that the Province has announced new orders to close outdoor recreational amenities ...

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