Community

Mike Mantha MPP – Wednesday, March 18th Update

The Federal Government has announced a package of supports for people in this crisis. I have pasted in a summary below. More details will be needed but it appears to address some of the income insecurity and small business supports that people have been asking for. The official NDP response is added in below. The legislature is coming back on ...

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The Lady Dunn Health Centre (LDHC) COVID-19 Facility Update

LDHC is closely monitor the corona virus pandemic and would like to provide an update to our communities on the status of access to our facility, as well as our programs and services.   Visitation – Restricted visitation continues to be  in effect. Only one to two people visiting patients or residents who are very ill or requiring end-of-life care, or ...

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Thank you – Wawa Ice Fishing Derby

Although the Derby Board (Scott, Shayne, Michelle, Garth, Rob, Gayle and Anne) prepare for months for the Derby, it is the participation of community-minded volunteers that actually make the Derby such a success. The Oxford dictionary defines a “volunteer” as “a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task”, and without these volunteers, the Derby simply could ...

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Dear Patients of the Wawa Family Health Team

Due to the current and impending COVID-19 pandemic, we will be making temporary changes in the way we deliver your care.  Our goal is to minimize potential exposure to as many people as possible, while freeing up resources to attend to those who require urgent care.   Starting immediately: we will no longer be booking routine appointments (including routine physicals, ...

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Chers patients de l’équipe de santé familiale Wawa

En raison de la pandémie actuelle et imminente du COVID-19, nous apportons des changements temporaires à la manière dont nous vous dispensons des soins.  Notre objectif est de réduire au maximum l’exposition potentielle d’un plus grand nombre de personnes possible, tout en libérant des ressources pour nous occuper de ceux qui ont besoin de soins urgents.   Dès à présent : ...

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Letter – Greater Need for Testing in Algoma and Wawa

Dear Mayor Rody and Chief Tangie, I’m writing to you this morning in regards to Ontario’s response to COVID-19 and what it might mean for the people of Wawa and the Whitesands Reserve. As you know, Algoma District Public Health confirmed it’s first positive case for COVID-19 in Algoma late last night. You may have a better idea of where the person ...

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LDHCF Catch the Ace Temporarily Suspended

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the Foundation will be temporarily suspending Catch the Ace and will be revisiting the situation on March 31, 2020.  When the Catch the Ace resumes, it will pick up from where we left off and continue as usual with our Week #11. The Foundation would like to remind everyone to be socially responsible ...

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First positive COVID-19 case in Algoma District

Mar 18, 2020 at 06:21 Late Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, Algoma Public Health confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in the Algoma region. A woman in her 50s returned to Algoma on March 15, 2020 from the United States.  She developed respiratory symptoms and notified Algoma Public Health (APH) on March 16, 2020. APH facilitated EMS transportation to Sault Area Hospital ...

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WFHT – Note to Patients (COVID-19)

Dear Patients of the Wawa Family Health Team, Due to the current and impending COVID-19 pandemic, we will be making temporary changes in the way we deliver your care.  Our goal is to minimize potential exposure to as many people as possible, while freeing up resources to attend to those who require urgent care. Starting immediately: we will no longer be ...

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Municipality of Wawa COVID-19 Response

Council of the Municipality of Wawa held a Special Council Meeting at 12: 15 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020, to discuss the Municipality’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Following the advice and information received from district health professionals, regional, provincial and federal agencies, such Algoma Public Health and the Governments of Ontario and Canada, the Municipality will exercise an abundance of caution in an ...

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Legion Cancels March 17 Celebration

Please be advised that this event is cancelled. We are sorry to have to do this but in the circumstances it is our only option. This afternoon after 2 p.m.  Do – It – Yourself Sandwich kits ( bread, corned beef, swiss cheese) will be available for purchase at the Branch ( delivery available).

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Food Bank News – March 16

The Wawa Community Food Bank will be open this Wednesday during regular hours, 2pm-4pm.   We have not been able to acquire any hand sanitizer, so ask that all clients wash their hands thoroughly on arrival, and keep a one metre distance from each other as much as possible.  

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