Local News

9th annual Summer Wine Tasting Event – Great Success!

  On Saturday, June 22, 2019, the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation held its 9th annual Summer Wine Tasting Event at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre.  All funds raised at this evening will help purchase necessary vital medical equipment for the Lady Dunn Health Centre. This year, five featured wines and two craft beers were sampled with accompanying appetizers. Tasters ...

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Friday Morning News – July 19

Weather – Fog dissipating near noon then cloudy. Fog patches near Lake Superior this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 25 except 20 near Lake Superior. Humidex 31 except 26 near Lake Superior. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers overnight with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 17

There are two new active fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. Sudbury 13 is not yet under control at 0.1 of a hectare, it is located approximately 20 km north of Wanapitei Lake. Parry Sound 11 is not yet under control at 0.3 of a hectare. It is located south of Fourteen Mile Island Road. The forest fire ...

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Ontario’s “First-ever government of the people”?

As I write this column there are just over 100 days until Canada’s next federal election. In terms of experiencing such a countdown – been there – done that. All signs show this one, as with our own last provincial election, in the words of the late Danny Gallivan (former Hockey Night in Canada play by play commentator), this is ...

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Thursday Morning News – July 18

Weather – Showers ending late this morning then cloudy. Risk of a thunderstorm this morning. Fog patches near Lake Superior this afternoon. High 21 except 17 near Lake Superior. Humidex 26. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight – loudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches. Low 13. News Tidbits ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 16

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today. At the time of this update, there were six active wildland fires in the region. Cochrane 10 measures 74 hectares and is being observed, approximately 100 km southeast of Moose Factory. Timmins 2 is under control at 4,645 hectares. North Bay 4 is being observed at 0.1 ...

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Between the Covers – July 17

T.D. SUMMER READING CLUB – The Wawa Public Library T.D. Summer Reading Club started July 2nd! We offer Reading Club in English and French, Clay Club, Science Club and Game Club. Different programs for all ages! For more information and to register, visit the circulation desk. NEW BOOKS – Our New Books on the 7-Day Shelf this week are: “Unsolved” by James Patterson ...

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Red Pine Exploration Files NI 43-101 Technical Report for its Wawa Gold Project

Red Pine Exploration Inc. confirms that it has filed on SEDAR the National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report for the Wawa Gold Project prepared by Golder Associates Ltd. The report contains an updated resource estimate for the Surluga Deposit (effective May 31, 2019) as announced in the Company’s news release of June 13, 2019. The independent technical report has an effective ...

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Wednesday Morning News – July 17

Weather – Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 23. UV index 8 or very high. Tonight – increasing cloudiness. Showers beginning after midnight. Risk of a thunderstorm before morning. Low 16. News Tidbits – Don Charbonneau’s new “Red Canoe Studio” is now open for viewing by chance or by appointment. He says to pm or text 705 852 ...

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Apple Maps visits Wawa

  According to the Apple Maps website, Maps is being rebuilt from the ground up. They are now focussing on enhanced geographic context like pedestrian paths and parks, more detailed building outlines and parking lots, better road network coverage, and more. The Apple Maps car was in Wawa for two days, and also visited Hawk Junction.

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Polyphemus Moth

    Normally one sees the little 2 maybe 3 centimetre moths floating around at night. A few nights ago I was treated to the sight of a Polyphemus Moth at a friends house. I happened to be there during the day and saw him resting on the ground. Carefully picking him up from the ground I placed him on ...

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Tuesday Morning News – July 16

Weather – Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. High 24. Humidex 29. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – partly cloudy. Low 12. News Tidbits – The flashing lights that warned motorists of moose along the bottom of the Mile Hill have been discontinued. 10 years ago they were installed in a pilot project to warn ...

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Thunderstorm Warning

11:30 PM EDT Monday 15 July 2019 Severe thunderstorm watch ended for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville     11:24 PM EDT Monday 15 July 2019 Severe thunderstorm warning ended for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville 10:59 PM EDT Monday 15 July 2019 Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White ...

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Wawa Faith Community Presents the SonQuest Rainforest VBS

The Wawa Faith Community presents a free SonQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School program for children ages 4 to 12 at Calvary Pentecostal Church (12 Government Rd, Wawa) and the Faith Community Churches (Anglican, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and United). The program will run during the week of Monday, July 22, to Friday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 14

There were two new fire in the region at the time of this report. Sault Ste. Marie 2 is being held at 0.2 of a hectare and is located north of Batchawana River Provincial Park. Sudbury 11 is not under control at this time at 0.2 of a hectare. This fire is located east of Red Deer Lake. At the ...

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