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SE OPP Wawa – Arrest made after altercation

SE OPP Wawa

A physical altercation has resulted in a criminal charge for a Wawa resident. On March 11, 2023, at approximately 9:31 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an assault that occurred on Hillcrest Avenue in Wawa. As a result of the investigation, David CARROLL, 33 years-of-age, of Wawa was arrested and charged ...

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Maple Weekend takes place April 1-2 across Ontario

After an early and unexpected February run of maple sap, the maple syrup season is ready to hit its second wind in Ontario. Producers are getting ready to showcase a new crop of sweet liquid gold during the 7th annual Maple Weekend, April 1 and 2, 2023. Hosted by the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (OMSPA), Maple Weekend is a ...

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First United Church Wawa – Third Sunday in Lent

The message for this week was ‘Worship – are you Regular?’ We all go to church if we feel moved to do so, Christmas, Easter, Funerals, Weddings and sometimes just for the sake of going. A little story “ Two fellas were having coffee and church came up in the conversation. One said “You know, I’ve gone to worship for ...

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DAVIDSON, Lynne “Jo” (nee Miller)

Passed away peacefully at the Lady Dunn Health Centre with family by her side on Thursday March 9, 2023 at the age of 68 years. Beloved wife and best friend of Ronald Davidson. Dear mother of Natasha Miller (Clarence). Proud grandmother of Trenton. Special nana of Alaira, Ethan and Coen. Daughter of Ruth Miller (late Harry). Sister of Clifford (Kathy) ...

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ROBERTS, Karen Evelyn

Karen peacefully with family by her side at Chapman House Residential Hospice Owen Sound early Tuesday morning March 7th, 2023.  Karen Roberts (nee Ruffett) of Wiarton in her 72nd year.  Beloved wife of Wayne Roberts and cherished mother of Brett and his partner Marcy of Manitoba and predeceased by daughter Barbara. Loving grandmother of Jordan Famiglietti. Sister of Jim Ruffett ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Male Charged with Assault Peace Officer

SE OPP Wawa

A resident of Wawa is facing charges after being found intoxicated in public. On March 4, 2023, at approximately 10:49 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance on Chris Simon Drive in Wawa. Police attended the scene and arrested one person for public intoxication. The accused was transported to the ...

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SE OPP – School Bus Safety

In September 2022, Ontario school buses added overhead amber lights that flash to make it easier for drivers to recognize when a bus is preparing to stop. Despite this, many communities have noted the same number of vehicles not stopping for school buses. This is very concerning, as it puts children’s lives in danger. The Superior East Detachment of the ...

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SE OPP Hornepayne – Domestic Dispute Leads to Charges

On March 1, 2023, at approximately 1:12 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Front Street in Hornepayne. As a result of the investigation, a 31-year-old person, from Hearst, was arrested and charged with the following: Harassing Communications Criminal Harassment – repeatedly communicate Breach of ...

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SE OPP White River – Investigation continues into Death in White River

The Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a death in White River. On February 28, 2023, shortly before 9:30 a.m., members of the Superior East OPP and Algoma District Paramedic Services responded to an individual in distress at a business in White River. The individual was transported to hospital. The person was pronounced deceased at ...

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Wawa First United Church News – March 8

The Second Sunday of Lent This week the scripture was Genesis 12: 1-4a and the message was on the ‘Blessings’ Abraham received from God and the blessings we too receive.  There is one little caveat on receiving blessings and that is ,”, .. so that you will be a blessing” (Gen 12:2c) We should be willing to share our blessings ...

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FONOM to gather in Wawa for its March Board Meeting

Members of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) will hold its next Board meeting in the Town of Wawa on Friday, March 10th, 2023. Also, the Board will meet with Wawa’s Mayor, Melanie Pilon, and CAO Maury O’Neill to listen about the activities of this part of Northeastern Ontario. “It’s important for the Board to experience and then appreciate ...

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Ontario Expanding Cancer Coverage for Firefighters

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The Ontario government is expanding cancer coverage for firefighters. These changes will make it faster and easier for these heroes and their families to access the compensation and supports they deserve for thyroid and pancreatic cancers from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). “In every community, firefighters are on the front lines each and every day saving lives,” said ...

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Venus-Jupiter Conjunction

  Sky watchers in the past few days have been enthralled by the beautiful displays of Northern Lights. Unfortunately, they seem to always be brightest in the wee hours of the morning. For those of us who go to bed early, there is a beautiful planetary conjunction of Venus and Jupiter visible in the western skies after sunset. This photo ...

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ICC Video & ALPR installed in all NE Region OPP Vehicles

The North East Region (NER) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has now installed and activated the Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) and In-Car-Camera (ICC) systems in all patrol vehicles. As a result of investments made by government in the OPP and municipal police services in the province, the OPP is introducing ICC video recording equipment with integrated ALPR functionality ...

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