Community

Extortion?

Jul 7, 2016 It could be the plot line for a blockbuster movie… A Municipal Councillor and her husband, Chair of a municipal committee file a lawsuit against their Municipality with allegations of obstruction and undue influence in an investigation, abuse of power, breach of trust, fraudulent misrepresentation, cover-ups, a mayor acting outside the scope of his role, deception, criminal ...

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CAO Tax Arrears Report

Dec 16, 2015 This is a PDF copy of the Tax Arrears Report written for Municipal Council by CAO Chris Wray. This report details the current tax arrear situation in Wawa and the problems that arise when property owners abandon properties subject to the tax sale process. This report provides information so that Mayor and Council can now develop action(s) ...

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Council Chooses Method of Filling Council Vacancy

At a special meeting of Council on Monday, May 27th, Councillor James Neufeld resigned from Municipal Council for personal reasons. His seat was declared vacant  – giving the Municipality 60 days to appoint a person to fill the vacancy, or to pass a by-law requiring a by-election to fill the vacancy. On May 4th, Councillor Neufeld’s seat was declared vacant ...

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Municpality of Wawa Hires New CAO

The Municipality of Wawa is pleased to announce that after an extensive search process we have hired a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Chris Wray. Many of you will be familiar with Chris as he was our CAO from 1999 to 2012 when he left to become CAO of the Township of Muskoka Lakes. On behalf of the entire Council, ...

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Wawa Pioneers – Nestor Erechook

Jan 4, 2014 @ 23:11 Nestor’’s story began in Port Arthur, now Thunder Bay, where he was born to Doris and Nicholas on July 15, 1921.  His parents were entrepreneurs who worked at various enterprises during the depression years, while raising Nestor, his brother Lawrence and sisters, Stella, Margaret, Pauline, Elsie and Virginia.  Nestor lived in Beardmore just prior to ...

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Wawa Pioneers – Ursula Wilmot Hechler

Jun 8, 2013 @ 11:57 After eight days at sea, traveling from Germany to Canada, our ship the “Beaverbrae” docked in Quebec City on October 29, 1948 – my birthday. My mother Ida, sister Inga and I were taken to a railway station where we boarded a train heading West. We were on our way to Thunder Bay (Port Arthur) ...

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BOISSONEAU, Danny

At Manitowik Lake on Thursday, December 10th, 2009 at the age of 46 years. Kindred spirit & loving husband of Doreen (nee Bain.) Devoted father & friend of Danica Boissoneau (Greig Lethbridge), Dustin and the four-legged son Coal. Cherished son of William (Bill) and the late Joyce Boissoneau. Fun-loving brother of; the late Diane Jamieson (Alan), Donna Kozak (Tom), Denise ...

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Body Recovered in Search for Missing Snowmobiler

On April 12th, 2010, the Superior East OPP, OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit, OPP helicopter, and 2 MNR boats returned to the scene on Manitowik Lake to continue the search for 46-year-old, Daniel Boissoneau of Hawk Junction who went missing on December 10th, 2009 while driving a snowmobile on Manitowik Lake. Mr. Boissoneau was found at 2:00 p.m. on ...

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Snowmobiling On Manitowik Lake

Saturday, December 12th, 2009 – 13:28:09 Members of the Superior East O.P.P – Wawa Detachment are investigating an incident involving a Hawk Junction man who went through the ice at Manitowik Lake while snowmobiling on Thursday. Daniel Boissoneau, 46, went into the water sometime late Thursday triggering a search by the O.P.P and the Michipicoten Fire & Emergency Services that ...

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Veteran’s Memorial Board

This wall at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre is dedicated by a grateful community in memory of those who served courageously with Canadian and Allied Forces during World War I (1914-1918), World War II (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953) and peacekeeping. World War I Bill Atkinson, Reno Berdusco, Howard Bryan, William Fox, Fred Jones, Lorne Mahoney, Eric Monroe, William Penno, Wilfred Portugais, Frank Sherlock, ...

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Pathways – On Making Commitments (and breaking them)

How often do we make commitments to ourselves, then not follow through? How often do we feel so sure that what we have committed ourselves to will come to pass – as if by magic? How often have we made life changing commitments, only to break the commitment or have it broken for us? Ouch!! I can only speak to ...

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Pathways – The Mischievous Committee

Have you a mischievous committee chattering away within your head? This committee consists of many members trying to make themselves heard. Some members want to grow and change and tackle new and interesting challenges. Others want to maintain the status quo, still others offer all the reasons why something just won’t work, or why the time isn’t right. Sound familiar? ...

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Pathways – A Smile Makes the World a Brighter Place

Have you ever wondered why the world becomes brighter when you smile? Or when you meet someone whose smile lights up your life…for that fleeting second? What is it that changes when we smile? Is there ever a smile more joyous then when a baby first smiles? It doesn’t matter whether it’s rainy, foggy, snowing or whatever. They just smile ...

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Pathways – Melancholy, An Opportunity for Change

Melancholy: described in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary as a pensive sadness, sad or gloomy. The past few days I’ve felt melancholy, in a funk. I continued to do all those things that one feels they must do each day just to survive. I put a smile on my face when I needed to. I tried to practice what I preach. ...

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