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Booze, Coffee Cups and a Report Card

Jun 7, 2017 @ 08:07   Highway 101 was a total surprise — almost as an afterthought we took it on. People who travel that part of the highway daily thought that it did not look bad. So we started at the turnoff to Hawk and expected a leisurely ‘walk in the park back to Wawa’; after all, it was ...

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This is Senior’s Month “Living Your Best Life”

Jun 7, 2017 @ 08:05 Every year in June the Ontario Seniors Secretariat celebrates and recognizes the important role seniors play in our communities.  This year’s theme is, “Living Your Best Life”, and in Wawa that is pretty easy to do!   In celebration, the community has several activities planned; from entertainment to information sessions for seniors.   To start the ...

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Protecting our Water Supply

Jun 7, 2017 @ 07:59 On June 3rd,  Wawa-news received a news tip that there was a yellow plume visible in Wawa Lake just by the Ganley Street outflow. The caller was concerned about the possibility this was paint or another substance that could harm the lake. My immediate thoughts ran along the way ‘how terrible, the EDC of Wawa ...

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Wednesday Morning News – June 7

Weather – Sunny with a high of 23C today. News Tidbits – Hwy 129 remains closed for culvert replacement at Poulin Creek. Hwy 129 is closed from the Junction of 101/129 and the Junction of 129/667 (Sultan). Council meets tonight at 6 p.m. in Council Chamber. Of interest to many will be the report by staff on the costs incurred ...

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Wawa Community Food Bank Update – Spring 2017

Jun 6, 2017 @ 10:17 Wawa Community Food Bank wishes to acknowledge the support received from a variety of sources over the last few months. We sincerely thank Martin Doyle for providing oral hygiene products. Also, thank you to Brenda Ouellette and the Wawa BIA for the Canadian Tire gift cards.  These will be used to purchase items for the plots at ...

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Sunday Morning News – June 4

 Jun 4, 2017 @ 07:50 Weather – Showers ending this morning then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm early this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 19.  

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Today is Safe Kids Day – June 3

Today is the annual Safe Kids Day. Everyone is invited to the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre for a family bbq, Bike Rodeo, Bike & Scooter Exchange. As well there will be information booths from Algoma Public Health, Brookfield Power, the Ministry of Natural Resources, Wawa Volunteer Department, and Superior Children’s Centre.  

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Saturday Morning News – June 3

Jun 3, 2017 @ 05:40 Weather – Sunny today with increasing cloudiness this afternoon. Wind becoming south 20 km/h near noon. High 18. News Tidbits – Today is Safe Kids Day at the MMCC.

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Tuning Up for Summer Wine Tasting

Jun 2, 2017 @ 10:29 The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation is thrilled that Mary Ciuciura, Foundation Board Treasurer, will be providing instrumental music at the Summer Wine Tasting event on Saturday, June 24th at the Royal Canadian Legion from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.   In honour of “Canada 150”, Mary has been busy practicing Canadian music from Paul Anka to ...

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Mike wants to recognize the outstanding citizens of Ontario

May 31, 2017 @ 12:04   Throughout my years of service as MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, I have always been so very impressed with the number of citizens that we have in this riding who make incredible contributions as leaders and helpers in our communities.  My office receives notification of the multitude of individuals that selflessly serve to make our communities ...

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Giving Karin a Hand

  On Tuesday, May 23rd, Jessie L., Astrid Dereski, and myself, hopped in Karin Grundt’s Ford Ranger and headed for Highway 101, which she had mentioned is a cake walk in comparison to Highway 17. We were going to pick up garbage off the side of the road, mainly from individuals tossing it out their window as they enter or ...

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Between the Covers – May 31st

May 31, 2017 @ 08:17 New books – New on the seven-day fiction shelf this week:  “The Devil’s Triangle” by Catherine Coulter, “Into The Water” by Paula Hawkins, “The Broken Road” by Richard Paul Evans, and “The Red Hunter” by Lisa Unger.   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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Wednesday Morning News – May 31st

May 31, 2017 @ 07:47 Weather – Rain with fog patches along the lakeshore this morning. High of 8. Tonight there may be a risk of frost, so take care of your tender plants. News Tidbits – Today is Camp Day! Go out and enjoy a coffee at Tim’s and support

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Tuesday Morning News – May 30

May 30, 2017 @ 07:45 Weather – Showers today with fog patches dissipating late this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 10C is expected.   News Tidbits – RBC is holding a community information session in Dubreuilville today from 6 – 8 p.m. in the school. Remember Push for Change – Joe Roberts is in Regina! SSM Swing Dam ...

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News from the Park – Northern Ontario Focus, FAO Report

May 29, 2017 @ 08:05 Those of you who follow my News from the Park column weekly or tune into the televised proceedings of the Ontario Legislature will know how frequently I raise the issue that we Northerners sometimes feel slighted or forgotten by the government and their policy makers. You know the old line of reminding southerners that life ...

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