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WFD Called to Possible Fire on Hwy 17N this morning

Early this morning the Wawa Fire Department was called to a transport trailer about 15 kilometres north of Wawa on Highway 17. The transport driver had removed the tractor from the trailer as a precaution, and the smell of burnt brakes was heavy in the air. There was no fire though.  OPP remained at the scene, providing traffic control.

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Between the Covers – March 1

Mar 1, 2017 @ 08:40   New books – New on the seven day fiction shelf this week: “The girl before” by J.P. Delaney, “Fatal” by John Lescroart, “The mistress” by Danielle Steel, and “This was a man” by Jeffrey Archer.   Youth Intern Program – Natasha Bucknell is our Youth Intern. Natasha is available to help with any computer needs, whether ...

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Happenings at First United Church – February 28

Mar 1, 2017 @ 08:27 The Congregation welcomes everyone to worship at First United Church. Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. If anyone has a question or concern, please leave a message on the answering at the Church – 705-856-2926. Wed. March 01 Ash Wednesday – the first day of Lent which lasts until Easter. Thurs. March 02 ...

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Wednesday Morning News – March 1

Mar 1, 2017 @ 04:14 Weather – Today Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and cloud, clearing in the late afternoon. Temperatures should be a high of -12. If you are out and about this morning, bundle up, the wind is expected to be -29. With the gusty winds overnight there may be drifting, especially in your ...

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GoFundMe Launched to help Wawaite Victim of Fire in Sault Ste. Marie

Feb 28, 2017 @ 08:39 On February 25th, around 8:45 p.m. Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services were called to an apartment building in the 200 block of Northern Avenue. At that time flames were seen shooting from the second floor windows on the east side of the building.   Jesse Kertesz was a resident of that building, and as a result of ...

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News from the Park – February 28

Feb 28, 2017 @ 08:09 This week, the Ontario Legislature once again resumed sitting after the winter break.  During the recess I spent a great deal of time travelling from end to end, throughout the riding, meeting with many individuals and organizations on matters of importance to the people of Algoma-Manitoulin. As much as I enjoyed my time back home, ...

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Tuesday Morning News – February 28th

Weather – Cloudy with snow or rain beginning this morning with 2-4 cm locally, 15 cm over western sections. High of 3C. EC continues to warn with a special weather statement in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Local snowfall amounts near 15 cm today for areas northeast of Lake Superior. Snow is expected to develop ...

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UPDATE 11:15 – Hwy 17S OPEN One Lane

Feb 27, 2017 @ 22:15 There is one lane open at this time at the Baldhead River Bridge. It had been closed since 8:30 p.m. due to a tractor trailer fire. There is no further information available at this time. Feb 27, 2017 @ 21:37 Highway 17 is closed at this time of the Baldhead River bridge due to a ...

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Chapleau Pike Ice Fishing Derby Results

The Rotary Club of Chapleau held it’s 20th Annual Chapleau Pike Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, February 11th. This was a sold out event, going on sale November 24th, 2016 and gone by January 24th, 2017. They offered a  2017 Red 4 door 4×4 Dodge Ram draw prize,  and 10 special early bird prizes, and a draw for a one week fly ...

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Monday Morning News – February 27

Weather – Environment Canada says that today should be mainly sunny with cloudiness near noon and periods of snow with amounts of 2 – 4cm. High of -2. The snow will continue to fall with amounts again of 2 – 4cm. The temperature is expected to drop to -4 during the night and then rising to 0 by Tuesday morning. At ...

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Sunday Morning News – February 26th

Weather – Snow in the amount of 5 cm, with winds southwest 20km/h gusting to 40 this morning. By afternoon the winds will switch to northwest 20mk/h gusting to 4o. Temeratures with a high of -3. Tonight the snow is expected to end near midnight with another 2 -4 cms expected. Lows of -17. Roads – From Sault Ste. Marie ...

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Lots of Goodies at St. Monica’s Rummage Sale

St. Monica’s Parish rummage sale is today! They are having a rummage sale, bake sale, and penny sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mrs. Besner’s Lemon Loaf looks so good. There are lots of great goodies, especially the delicious baked goods. There is a great selection of paperback and hardcover books for sale. Grab 2-3, cause looks like winter ...

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Saturday Morning News – February 25th

heyWeather – with the snow that fell last night be careful walking, as the snow might be hiding icy surfaces. Snow should end late this afternoon with amounts expected of 5 cm. Winds will remain steady northeast 20km with gusts to 40km changing to northwest near noon. It will remain cold with highs of -8, with the wind making it ...

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS – Hwy 17, OPEN (14km) south of Wawa

Feb 24, 2017 @ 7:24 p.m. At 6:27 p.m. the OPP Communications Centre tweeted that Highway 17 is now open. There was no press release issued to media.   Feb 24, 2017 @ 5:16 p.m. North Bay OPP Communications Centre has confirmed that the highway is open to one lane. Wawa-news had not received a press release stating that the ...

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Public Skating CANCELLED this weekend

Feb 24, 2017 @ 14:03 The Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre has had to cancel public skating this weekend due to a lack of available skate patrollers. The public skates between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, February 24th and Sunday, February 26th.

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