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Hwy 17 (Wawa to Batchawana) – OPEN

Mar 23, 2024 at 07:03 At 5:38 a.m. the highway was opened. Mar 22, 2024 at 21:43 Highway 17 remains closed. There has been no movement of the transports on the hill. The closure is due to a jackknifed crane truck. Mar 22, 2024 at 20:53 Highway 17 is closed from Wawa to Batchawana. The highway was closed at 6:58 ...

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Under-11 C NOHA Tournament of Champions – Game Schedule- UPDATED

The Under-11 C NOHA Tournament of Champions will be held at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre this weekend, with the first game at 9:00 a.m. with the Wawa Travellers against the Temiskaming Shores Puckhounds. A Opening Ceremonies including a moment of silence will be held in honour of Chris Simon at the Under-11 C NOHA Tournament of Champions in Wawa ...

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Fraud Prevention – Technology is used by fraudsters

It is important to be aware of techniques used by fraudsters, which will help Canadians combat cyber-enabled frauds. We’re exposing some of the top tricks and tactics fraudsters use to victimize Canadians that will help prevent victimization. Here are some different uses of technology that fraudsters may use:  QR Codes: Fraudsters may claim to be a service provider, government agency, ...

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Friday Morning News – March 22

Weather: Today – Cloudy with 40% chance of flurries this morning. Flurries at times heavy beginning near noon. Local amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -4. Wind chill -23 this morning and -6 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Flurries ending this evening then clearing. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -20. ...

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Ontario Passes Fourth Working for Workers Act

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David Piccini, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, issued the following statement after the Working for Workers Four Act, 2023 received Royal Assent. “By putting workers first, we are filling the labour shortage, incentivizing employers to create more local jobs, and helping more workers land a better job with a bigger paycheque. With our fourth Working for Workers ...

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Winter Weather Travel Advisory

At 6:27 a.m. Environment Canada issued a Winter Weather Travel Advisory warning of snowfall accumulations of 5 to 10 cm, with locally higher amounts possible. The snowfall is expected to begin this afternoon and end tonight. Environment Canada states that “Flurries are possible throughout this morning before bands of intense snowfall begin affecting the region in the afternoon. Within these ...

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Marathon OPP – broken down vehicle leads to impaired charges

A broken-down vehicle leads to impaired charges by the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). On March 18, 2024, shortly after 3:00 a.m., members of the Marathon OPP Detachment were conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 17 and responded to a report of a broken-down vehicle east of White River. Through investigation, it was determined that the driver was ...

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Groups Petition Government of Canada to Provide Oversight of Nuclear Waste Project

An alliance of Northern Ontario citizens’ groups concerned about the nuclear industry’s plan to construct a deep geological repository for high-level nuclear waste has launched an online petition calling on the federal government to require the Nuclear Waste Management Organization to demonstrate that it has the consent of residents and communities, including First Nations and Treaty Organizations, along the transportation route ...

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Thursday Morning News – March 21

Weather: Today – Sunny this morning and early this afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud with 30% chance of flurries late this afternoon. Wind becoming west 20 km/h late this morning. High -7. Wind chill -24 this morning and -14 this afternoon. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight – Partly cloudy with 30% chance of flurries. Wind west ...

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DUMLER, Gloria

Passed away at 8:30 am on March 16, 2024, at The Lady Dunn Health Centre. Gloria is preceded in death by her husband Werner Dumler and first grandson Travis Murdock. Survived by her daughter Blondell Bodden-Scott, 6 grandchildren, 15.5 great-grandchildren and other families and friends. Cremation has taken place at River’s Edge Cremation Centre, Sault Ste. Marie. At Gloria’s request ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United – Palm Sunday

This is a story from a book called the UNEXPECTED UNIVERSE  about a man called the Star Thrower was written by the late Loren Eisely was given to us on Sunday. “On a beautiful tropical beach, occasionally the tide and the surf would be just right, and they would combine, so a lot of shellfish would be cast far up ...

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Wednesday Morning News – March 20

Weather: Today – Mainly cloudy. 40% chance of flurries this morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High -9. Wind chill -24 this morning and -15 this afternoon. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -23. Wind chill -15 this evening and -28 overnight. Risk of frostbite. News Tidbits: Congratulations to ...

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Wawa Men’s Curling – Playoffs Begin

Last night, March 18th, 2024,  the first round of Men’s Playoffs was held. Winners of these games advance to the Semi-Finals in the “A” Group. The other teams enter the “B” group. On April 3rd – Winners of the “A” Group play for Club Playoff Winners and Runner-Up. Winners of the “B” Group will battle for Third Place. Monday, March ...

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SSM OPP – Robbery Charges laid after investigation

On March 9, 2024, shortly before 7:00 p.m., the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an unwanted person at a residence on Neebish Road in Laird Township. Investigation revealed an individual entered the victim’s property and attempted to steal a vehicle, then returned a short time later with a second individual, ...

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