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Wawa Firefighters extinguish Backyard Fire

Jul 10, 2017 @ 10:41 On Friday, early evening, of July 7th the Wawa Fire Department was called to a residence on Lower Broadway Avenue for a fire that was burning in the backyard. Despite the fog, there was a very brisk breeze blowing. Wawa-news observed firefighters knocking on two doors before getting a response. While a firefighter talked with ...

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Happenings at First United Church – July 5

The congregation welcomes everyone to worship at First United Church. Services are held on Sunday at 11 a.m except during the month of  July when we will join the congregation of St. Paul’s. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church  705-856-2926. Last Sunday, July 2nd, the Congregation of First United worshipped ...

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From the Legion – July 5th

If you ask questions you sometimes get a real surprise like the man in Holland who visited the Oosterbeek War Cemetery and he wondered how 33 Canadians were buried with the thousands of British Paratroopers from the battle of Arnhem in 1944. So the answer was that the RAF was short some officers and the RCAF had a surplus; so ...

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Somber third anniversary of suspension of Algoma’s Passenger Train

Jul 4, 2017 @ 08:02   July 15, 2017 will mark the beginning of the 3rd year without passenger train service throughout remote areas of Algoma District. As a consequence, the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) will hold a special media event on July 12 at 10 am in Sault Ste. Marie at the Civic Centre and on July ...

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Time Lapse Showing Wawa Goose Transformation

    Wawa-news has created this slide show portraying the transformation of Dick Vanderklift’s Wawa Goose into the 2017 Wawa Goose as recreated by Research Casting International. Photos were taken from the Wawa Webcam at the Tourist Information Centre. There has been a goose upon the monument since 1960, when Al Turcott commissioned Franz Koci to build the first Wawa ...

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What a Show – Fireworks 2017!

  Thanks once again to the Wawa Fire Department, and volunteer firefighters who give up their time to plan, organize, setup and set off the annual Canada Day Fireworks. This show was even more special to Wawa as we celebrated the unveiling of Wawa Goose III. Wawa-news would like to thank the individuals who dedicated their time to make this ...

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Wawa-news will Broadcast Unveiling Live!

Jun 30, 2017 @ 18:02 The official unveiling of the Wawa Goose III will take place tomorrow, July 1st at the Wawa Goose Monument. The official ceremony is scheduled to begin at 12 Noon. Wawa-news.com is planning to broadcast the ceremony live!   The window below will become live just before noon.   Media Streaming

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Thursday Morning News – June 29

Jun 29, 2017 @ 07:55 Weather – Showers ending this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. High 17.   News tidbits – The creator of Paddington Bear, Michael Bond has died at the age of 91. A Bear called Paddington, was first pubished in 1958, with the ...

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Between the Covers – June 28

Jun 28, 2017 @ 08:52 New books – New on the seven day fiction shelf this week: “No middle name” by Lee Child, “The forever summer” by Jamie Brenner, “Dragon teeth” by Michael Crichton, and “You will pay” by Lisa Jackson. Afterschool Programs – Afterschool programs are Tuesday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Come on down to ...

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LDHCF Summer Wine Tasting a Great Success!

  On Saturday, June 24, 2017, the Royal Canadian Legion provided a warm setting for the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation’s 7th annual Summer Wine Tasting. This sold out event was a great success! The annual Summer Wine Tasting has grown significantly since its inception, becoming highly promoted and a recognized social and charitable event “not to be missed”. All ...

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New Goose is set on Base

Jun 28, 2017 @ 08:02 Wawa was without a Goose for a little over a day. By yesterday afternoon (July 27, 2017) the new Goose as created by Research Casting had been installed. The process to install the new Goose was much longer than the removal. After preparing the base, the body sans wings and neck was placed. The left ...

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Tuesday Morning News – June 27

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 15. UV index 7 or high. News tidbits – The original steel goose has been removed, and the new one should be installed today. The official unveiling will be Saturday!  

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Friday Morning News – June 23

Jun 23, 2017 @ 07:41 Weather – A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 15. UV index 7 or high. News tidbits – York Regional Police has begun investigation into the Thunder Bay indigenous teens deaths. Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service will be assisting in the ...

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Running for PTSD!

Jun 22, 2017 @ 12:56 Despite the pouring rain, Chris Burry completed his 10km run in 1:06:50.17. That doesn’t seem like much, but Chris is a volunteer firefighter for the Wawa Fire Department, and he did the run in his bunker gear!   Chris explained that he took on this challenge to draw attention to PTSD. Since 2014, 135 Canadian ...

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