Community

Highway 101/Mission Road Repaving Project to Begin Next Week

Mayor Rody and Wawa Council are pleased to share that with 100% of project funding provided by the Government of Ontario, received from both the Connecting Link and the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund programs, the reconstruction and resurfacing of Mission Road from Chris Simon Drive to Main Street/Highway 101 at the Gladstone Street intersection will begin May 27, 2020. J. ...

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One Lane remains closed after fatal collision west of White River

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020 approximately 1:00 am, members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), involving a signal motor vehicle on Highway 17, approximately 70km east of Marathon near Green Lakes.   An eastbound 2019 Honda Civic lost control after hitting the east bound shoulder on a corner. ...

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SE OPP White River – Located Missing Person after 45 Hours in Bush

On May 16, 2020, at approximately 12:00 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the report of a missing person in the White River area. A 61-year-old person was reported last seen on May 15, 2020, at approximately 1:30 p.m.. The person’s pickup truck was located approximately 11 km east of Highway 631 ...

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Canada Road Safety Week – increase in road fatalities

As the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) looks toward Canada Road Safety Week, it is reporting an increase in road fatalities as well as the leading behaviours linked to the deaths, which are the very focus of the national campaign. As of May 4, 2020, 71 people have died in fatal collisions on OPP-patrolled roads. This time last year, there were ...

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Helping to Protect Canadians – One DIY Mask at a Time

Army of Masks is a volunteer movement with a vital mission: to protect lives during COVID-19. Its goal – a DIY mask for every Canadian and American. Army of Masks has amplified awareness of protective masks for all and coordinated delivery of free, homemade, non-medical cotton masks within Canada and the USA. “We cannot put a price on a life,” says Tonya Dickenson, a ...

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North Algoma Wellness Challenge a la COVID-19

I think we can all agree that the Walking Challenge this year has to look a little different due to COVID-19. We continue to encourage everyone to continue to use proper hand hygiene, STAY HOME, STAY SAFE and STAY HEALTHY and if you need to leave your home for essentials then continue to physically distance. Enough about that though, this ...

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Every Day is Mother Earth Day

April 22nd, 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Every day is Earth Day for Indigenous Women, who remind us that the Earth is our Mother; she gives us life and now more than ever we as a society see our connection and impact. As the COVID-19 pandemic forces the world to pause, now is our opportunity to respect ...

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Ontario Northland Reduces Bus Service Effective April 26th

The safety and health of passengers, employees and the communities we serve is our top priority. As more Ontarians are staying home and limiting travel due to COVID-19, Ontario Northland is balancing its service with current passenger demand. As of April 26, the frequency of motorcoach service on select routes will change, impacting trips to Toronto, Ottawa, North Bay, Sudbury, ...

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Déclaration d’Andrea Horwath à l’occasion du Jour de la Terre

En ce 22 avril, à l’occasion du Jour de la Terre, la chef de l’Opposition officielle formée par le NPD, Mme Andrea Horwath, a fait la déclaration suivante : « Aujourd’hui marque le 30ème Jour de la Terre, où les Ontarien·nes se joignent à des gens de partout à travers le monde pour célébrer cette planète que nous partageons toutes ...

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Andrea Horwath marking Earth Day

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement to mark Earth Day: “Today marks the 30th annual Earth Day, where Ontarians join people across the globe in celebrating this planet we all share and re-dedicating ourselves to tackling the climate crisis. Ontario is blessed with more than 250,000 lakes, which contain a third of the fresh water in ...

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From the Branch – April 22

So now we are in April, 75 years ago a lot was going on with our WW2 veterans some were in Apeldoorn and north of Zutphen. Jack Myers and his tank regiment went North of Arnhem and liberated Otterloo after a fierce battle. He then went to Putten were they were thanked and hugged as in October 1944, the town ...

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Thank you

The family of the late Cindy Ann Szekely wishes to thank all those who expressed feelings of sympathy, sent cards, and made generous donations to the Wawa Community Food Bank, the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation and the Humane Society in memory of Cindy.

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Wawa Community Food Bank – Spring Update

The Wawa Community Food Bank wishes to thank the many individuals, organizations, and businesses in our remarkably generous little town that has made donations during these past few months. We have received financial donations, food items, and pet food. Our heartfelt gratitude and thanks are extended to the following corporation’s for their generous donations: Alamos Gold Mine (Island Gold Division) ...

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