Features

Hughes – Service Canada relents on discriminatory measure but senior’s poverty is a growing concern

Oct 16, 2017 @ 22:47 Census results are proving what many Canadians already understood, poverty rates among seniors have been climbing in Canada and fewer people are prepared to retire.  With those statistics readily available one has to wonder why the government would pursue a penny-pinching exercise that punished a select group of seniors, but that is exactly what happened ...

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Places Between: Little Wawa

Oct 16, 2017 @ 20:34   Wawa is truly one of the between places, between Sault St. Marie and Thunder Bay, between boom and bust and between generations, caught between yesterday and today. A community founded on gold and evolving its existence on the bounty that it’s people could cut from the hills rising from the shores of Lake Superior.  A ...

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News from the Park – October 10

Oct 10, 2017 @ 08:12 If you follow what’s happening in Queen’s Park each week, you could not have missed the dramatic finger-pointing and caterwauling that went on between the Conservatives and Liberals last week over a matter that was of little meaningful consequence to the people of this province. In a nutshell, some of the Northern Conservative members took ...

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Canadian Coasters Make Wawa an Overnight Stay!

Jul 26, 2017 @ 09:24 The Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre was turned into an impromptu campground Sunday night with the arrival of many vintage cars, trucks, buses and campers. Nearly a month ago, on June 29th, these vehicles left Victoria headed to the mainland via ferry on the first stage of their trip across Canada. In 1967, the first Canadian ...

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Triumphs Touring around Lake Superior

Jun 16, 2017 @ 23:10   Vintage car aficionados were thrilled today to see a number of Triumphs appear in Wawa, and then be seen parked at the Wawa Motor Inn.   These vehicles are all members of the Toronto Triumph Club taking a summer tour around Lake Superior celebrating Canada at 150 years old. They left Toronto on a 12-day odyssey ...

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The Backyard Astronomer – Northern Lights

May 28, 2017 @ 13:36 On the night of May 27, sky watchers across Canada and as far south as Pennsylvania were treated to a beautiful light show – the aurora borealis.   Primarily seen as a greenish glow low in the north, the Aurora at times creates long spikes or columns of green, red, blue and violet that brighten ...

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33rd annual National Day of Mourning

Apr 28, 2017 @ 10:26 Today, the Canadian flag will fly at half-mast on Parliament Hill and on all federal government buildings. This, the 33rd National Day of Mourning, originally known as Workers’ Memorial Day was started in Sudbury, Ontario in 1984; is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related ...

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Happenings at First United Wawa – April 19

Apr 19, 2017 @ 08:02 The Congregation welcomes everyone to worship at First United Church. Services are held on Sunday at 11:a.m. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering  machine  at the Church  705-856-2926. The Easter Cross of Lights continues to shine above the front door of the Church commemorating the resurrection of our Lord. Thank you ...

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Between the Covers – April 19

Apr 19, 2017 @ 06:11 New books – New on the seven day fiction shelf this week: “The orphan’s tale” by Pam Jenoff, “Silence fallen” by Patricia Briggs, “The wanderers” by Meg Howrey, and “Exit west” by Mohsin Hamid. Afterschool Programs – Afterschool programs are Tuesday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Come on down to the Wawa Public Library ...

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Between the Covers – April 12

Apr 12, 2017 @ 08:03 New books – New on the seven day fiction shelf this week:  “Mississippi Blood” by Greg Iles, “Apprentice in death” by J.D. Robb, and “The break” by Canadian author Katherena Vermette, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award. 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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Happenings at First United Church Wawa – April 12

Apr 12, 2017 @ 07:22 The Congregation welcomes everyone to worship at First United Church. Services are held on Sunday at 11 a.m. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church  705-856-2926. The Easter Cross of Lights was lit last Sunday, April 9, Palm Sunday – the sixth Sunday in Lent. It commemorated ...

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From the Branch – April 12

Apr 12, 2017 @ 07:11 Just think about it 25,000 Canadians celebrating a battle which happened 100 years ago. In France at the Vimy Ridge were our young men between 16 and 30 years old had volunteered to get involved and made Canada what it is today, and about 5,000 killed in 2 days and 7,000 wounded. Could this still happen ...

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Government Dock – Waves and Ice

  It was so beautiful Saturday, the sun was bright and sunny. I think that this was the first sunny day in nearly a month – or at least it seems that way. Everyone was bright and cheery, reflecting the sun in their faces. Deciding to take the afternoon off and enjoy the weather, Marcus and I headed to our ...

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Tuesday Morning News – February 14

Happy Valentine’s Day! Weather – Periods of snow today, not much, about 5 cm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h gusting to 40 early this afternoon. Temperature steady near zero. Roads – From Sault Ste. Marie to Wawa, Highway 17 is bare and wet with partly snow covered sections. From Wawa to the Paint Lake Road the highway is bare and wet, and ...

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