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SE OPP Wawa – Hikers Located Safely

On June 21, 2020, at approximately 9:20 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Northeast Region OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) responded to a missing person report near Agawa Bay in Lake Superior Provincial Park. Two individuals began hiking from the Frater Road in Lake Superior Provincial Park. After several hours, the ...

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June is Seniors Month.  Stay Safe, Stay in Touch!

The Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat declares June is Seniors Month with the theme; “Stay safe, Stay in Touch”.  “It is a time when we recognize the contributions that older adults have made in communities across our province”. Given the current circumstances, they are focusing on engaging and bringing seniors together virtually, rather than in person. There are many ways to connect ...

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Improving Broadband Access in Northern Ontario – Dubreuilville to benefit

The Ontario government is investing more than $2.3 million in seven broadband projects that will support rural and Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario. This funding will connect northerners to reliable broadband infrastructure that will allow people to stay in touch with family and friends, access public services and work and run a business from anywhere. Broadband investments made through the ...

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Lady Dunn Health Centre Resumes LTC Visitation

On June 11th, 2020, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH), the Ontario government announced the gradual resumption of visits to long-term care homes. We know that it has been difficult for our LTC residents and their families over the past three month to not be able to visit in person. However, we thank you for your ...

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Letter – From a Grateful Mom

Hello Wawa, I wanted to congratulate you on your friendly, kind community. My daughter is a university student traveling from BC where she attends school home to Ontario. This can be a long, challenging drive at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic. On Saturday night, about 60 km outside of Wawa, she got a flat tire. She ...

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Letter to the Editor – An Essential Service at Risk

Dear Brenda, I was dismayed to read your notice of impending closure, and relieved to read a few hours later that you had received some advertising to allow you to keep alive for another month. I would like for you to share my thoughts with your readers. Thank you ———————- To the Readers of Wawa News Our lives have changed, ...

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Happy Birthday Madison

A very happy 14th birthday and well wishes for Madison. Her mom has decorated the front yard and arranged for a birthday parade. If you would like to help Madison celebrate this very special day meet at the Wawa Fire Hall for 5:55 p.m., parade at 6. Happy Birthday Madison!

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Métis Presidential Race Watched Closely by Local Citizens

Sault Ste Marie and surrounding area Métis Citizens will be watching closely on June 1 when the results of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s (MNO) provincial election are released. This year’s MNO election is a historic one. It is the first in which the opportunity to achieve full Métis self-government is front and centre on the ballot. In 2019, Métis ...

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Thunder Bay OPP help Investigte Fatal Mining Incident

On the 27th of May 2020 at 3:08pm officers with the Thunder Bay detachment of the OPP responded to a report of mining incident at the Impala Canada mine located on Highway 527 north of Thunder Bay.   One male died as a result of injuries he sustained underground. Currently the OPP, the Ministry of Labour and the Regional coroner’s ...

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le Centre Victoria pour femmes poursuit son offre de services virtuels

À la suite de l’annonce des nouvelles consignes du gouvernement de l’Ontario, les organismes du secteur de la violence faite aux femmes peuvent rouvrir leurs portes et offrir des services en personne à partir du 19 mai. Pour le Centre Victoria pour femmes, la sécurité et la santé des employées et des usagères sont prioritaires. C’est pourquoi l’organisme continue d’offrir ...

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Centre Victoria pour femmes continues to offer virtual services

Following the announcement by the Ontario government regarding the reopening of select businesses and organizations, health and community service providers, including those in the violence against women sector, are permitted to reopen or provide in-person services as of Tuesday, May 19, 2020. For Centre Victoria pour femmes (CVF), the safety and health of employees and the women who access services ...

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OPP – Watch for Motorcyclists

Motorcyclist fatalities on Ontario Provincial Police-(OPP)-patrolled roads are up 300 per cent this year over last year, with all four 2020 deaths occurring in the month of May. OPP investigations into the collisions revealed that in separate incidents, two of the four motorcyclists who died were driving properly at the time of the collision. The incidents mark the latest reminder ...

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