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Rainfall Warnings Continue

3:39 PM EDT Monday 22 April 2019 Rainfall warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park Rain, heavy at times continues. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Total rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 mm are possible by Tuesday morning with the highest amounts expected over the Wawa area. Higher rainfall amounts are forecast farther ...

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Rock Slide closes Hwy 17 for Short time Today

Just after 4 p.m. this afternoon 511ONNortheastern tweeted that “#Hwy17 is closed in both directions 2.5km south of Trapper’s Trail in Agawa due to a rockslide.”. There were no barricades up, and no indications from the highway sign that the highway was closed, so Wawa-news went to investigate. There was a huge rock on the shoulder of the highway about ...

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Rainfall Warnings Continue

5:09 AM EDT Monday 22 April 2019 Rainfall warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park Rain, heavy at times continues. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Rain will continue today and tonight before coming to an end near midday Tuesday. Total rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 mm are possible by Tuesday morning with ...

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Monday Morning News – April 22

Weather – Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High plus 4. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h near midnight. Low plus 1. News Tidbits – Hwy17 is closed between DeepRiver and Bisset Creek due to a washed out portion of road. Detour: North bound Hwy 60 to ...

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MCINTOSH, Daniel Edward

Suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the age of 72.  Beloved husband of Colleen Chisholm. Loving and devoted father of Caleb McIntosh (Melissa), Thea Cripps.  Grandfather of Alice McIntosh.  “Grandpa”, best friend and mentor to Malakai Cripps.  Son of the late Lou and Alice McIntosh.  Brother of Katherine Vernier (late Ron Vernier).  Uncle to Cindy Szekely (Dan), ...

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Rainfall Warning Continues (Pukaskwa to Searchmont)

10:04 PM EDT Sunday 21 April 2019 Rainfall warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park Agawa – Lake Superior Park Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Total rainfall amounts of 50 to 75 mm possible by Tuesday afternoon. Rain will ...

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Easter Rainbow

  Usually the rainbow comes after the storm, but this Easter Sunday Rainbow showed up at sunset just as a sprinkle of rain fell. It wasn’t much rain, but it was enough to create this beautiful rainbow. Tonight and into Tuesday in a stretch from Pukaskwa National Park to Searchmont 50 to 75 mm of rain is possible.  

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Rainfall Warning (Pukaskwa to Searchmont)

6:02 PM EDT Sunday 21 April 2019 Rainfall warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park Agawa – Lake Superior Park Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Total rainfall amounts of 50 to 75 mm possible by Tuesday evening. Rain will ...

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Hwy 556 – CLOSED due to Flooding

Highway 556 has been closed by the Ontario Provincial Police from Highway 532 and Highway 129 due to flooding. There is no indication as to when the highway will reopen. Water levels in area water bodies continue to rise. A drive last Sunday from the Soo showed the Chippewa Falls raging and most creeks and river full of water. A ...

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Saturday Morning News – April 20

Weather – Sunny. High 10. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Low zero. News Tidbits – Be careful of rising water levels throughout the area. The Ranger Lake Highway was closed earlier this morning due to flooding, and water is high from Montreal River to Sault Ste. Marie.

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COTE, Gus

Passed away peacefully at the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the age of 72 years. Beloved husband of Isabelle Blais. Devoted and loving father of Jocelyne (Geoff), late Patrick (Carole), John (Josee), Kevin (Rose), Claude (Deb) and Daniel (Judy). Proud grandfather of 11 and one expected in September 2019 and one great-grandchild. Dear brother of ...

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Newmont and Goldcorp Successfully Create World’s Leading Gold Company

Goldcorp Inc. and Newmont Goldcorp Corporation today announced the successful conclusion of the transaction combining Newmont Mining Corporation and Goldcorp to form the world’s leading gold business. Newmont Goldcorp features an unmatched portfolio of assets, prospects and talent. This portfolio includes long-life operations and profitable expansion and exploration options in some of the world’s most favourable mining jurisdictions. Newmont Goldcorp ...

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Annual Seatbelt Campaign Begins

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North East Region will be participating in the annual Provincial Seatbelt Campaign which runs from April 19 to April 22, 2019. Officers will be patrolling highways looking for lack of seatbelt use and other “Big 4” driving behaviours: impaired driving, distracted driving and aggressive driving. Seatbelt enforcement and education are one of the OPP’s traffic safety ...

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Power of Pink Ladies Golf Tournament for Tracy’s Dream Charity

Tickets are now on sale for the Power of Pink Ladies Golf Tournament for Tracy’s Dream Charity in Sault Ste. Marie on July 6th at the Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club. This 4-Woman Team Scramble will have a shotgun start at 12:30, 18 holes and end with a dinner and awards ceremony with prizes. Your entry fee of $400 ($100 ...

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