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Victim identified in Fatal Collision

  Apr 20, 2017 @ 13:56 On April 13, 2017 at approximately 4:40 am members of the Superior East Wawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Wawa Volunteer Fire Department were called to the scene of a single motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 17, seven kilometers south of Highway 519 (Dubreuilville turnoff). ...

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Thursday Morning News – April 20

 Apr 20, 2017 @ 05:55 Weather – I can hear the wind blowing outside, Environment Canada says the wind is northeast 20km/h gusting to 40. It is expected to be cloudy today with periods of rain or snow this afternoon with a high of +4. Roads – Bare and dry. Local – Don’t forget today’s Lunch & Learn at the ...

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Omnibus Budget Bill Misses the Mark

A measure that was briefly mentioned in last month’s budget bill is going to take a big bite out of Canadian’s wallets when the government hikes fees for federal services like campgrounds, passports, and fishing licenses. Those are just a part of the government’s new omnibus budget bill that will change almost 30 pieces of legislation at a rapid pace. ...

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Le projet de loi budgétaire omnibus : raté

Apr 19, 2017 @ 22:51 Une mesure mentionnée brièvement dans le projet de loi budgétaire du mois dernier viendra piger dans le portefeuille des Canadiens lorsque le gouvernement augmentera les frais des services fédéraux comme les terrains de camping, les passeports et les permis de pêche. Il ne s’agit là que d’une partie du nouveau projet de loi budgétaire omnibus ...

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Winter is hanging on…

Winter is hanging on with new snow blanketing all the trash.   It is Canada’s 150th Birthday this year, so let’s all make an effort to clean our great country and keep it clean. I would like to start in our immediate area as soon as the ditches are dry. Any help is greatly appreciated. Please call me at (705) ...

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Response regarding RBC Dubreuilville Branch Closure

Apr 19, 2017 @ 17:45 The following email written by Robin Maj, Branch Manager, RBC Wawa, was sent to Wawa-news.com explaining the recent news that the Royal Bank Branch was closing in Dubreuilville. April 19th, 2017 Thank you for reaching out. While we may be moving, we are not leaving this community. Through our mobile sales force, our telephone and ...

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Did you lose a beagle? UPDATE

Apr 19, 2017 @ 12:12 The dog’s owner has been located.   Apr 19, 2017 @ 09:56   This friendly, young male beagle was found on Highway 17, south of Wawa, on Tuesday, April 18th.   He is very well trained, possibly for hunting. He is wearing a brown collar with a skull design, with a tag that has “Brown’s” ...

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Borrow the EDC Thermal Heat Gun – Could win $50 Gift Card

Apr 19, 2017 @ 08:07 Borrow the thermal heat gun from the EDC office at 96 Broadway Avenue free of charge! By taking advantage of this free rental during the month of April, you’re instantly entered to win a $50.00 Home Hardware Gift Card.   Use the heat gun on your home, at your business, or on your units to ...

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Happenings at First United Wawa – April 19

Apr 19, 2017 @ 08:02 The Congregation welcomes everyone to worship at First United Church. Services are held on Sunday at 11:a.m. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering  machine  at the Church  705-856-2926. The Easter Cross of Lights continues to shine above the front door of the Church commemorating the resurrection of our Lord. Thank you ...

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Wednesday Morning News – April 19

Apr 19, 2017 @ 07:25 Weather – It is dreary this morning, but the rain showers are to end this morning then remain cloudy. High 7.   Roads – All highways are bare and wet   Local – Today is your last day to order and pay for your spring bulbs from the Wawa Lions Club. The Wawa Lions Club ...

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First Flight of Evacuees Arrive

Apr 18, 2017 @ 15:10   The first flight of evacuees from Kashechewan has arrived in Wawa, landing at 1:50 today.   The Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre will once again be the hub for registration.   Nolinor Aviation’s Convair 580 has taken off again for Kashechewan, expecting to land after an hour’s flight. With 150 evacuees expected to arrive in ...

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Wawa Declares State of Emergency – expects Kashechewan Evacuees today

Apr 18, 2017 @ 14:20 On April 16, 2017, the Municipality of Wawa declared a state of emergency in order to prepare for the arrival of evacuees from the First Nation Community of Kashechewan. Rising waters on the Albany River and its major tributaries made the evacuation necessary as a precautionary measure.   The Municipality of Wawa will receive approximately ...

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Tuesday Morning News – April 18

Apr 18, 2017 @ 07:37 Weather – The sun is shining brightly this morning, but Environment Canada says that it will become cloudy. This afternoon we should expect periods of rain mixed with snow, with wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High plus 5. Roads – Highways are all bare and dry with the exception of ...

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Red Cross – Wawa receives new Disaster Relief Trailer

Apr 17, 2017 @ 13:00 Members of Red Cross – Wawa Diaster Management Team received a brand new Disaster Relief Trailer holding all the basic supplies required to set up a 50-person temporary shelter. The trailer is stocked with 50 folding cots, blankets, pillows, comfort kits and a bin of supplies for Disaster Management volunteers. This pre-packed trailer is able ...

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News from the Park – Rent Increases

Apr 17, 2017 @ 08:23 You may recall that my last column focussed a great deal on the current and future circumstances facing the younger segment of our province. In the Legislature, New Democrats called on the Wynne Liberals to keep a 14-year-old election promise they made to protect vulnerable tenants from outrageous rent increases. Landlords with buildings constructed since ...

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