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Tuesday Morning News – December 10

It is really bitter outside with a current temperature of -23, be sure to bundle up. Watch when you are walking today. Underneath the snow there may be some hidden slippery ice. Weather – Mainly sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 18. Wind chill minus 33 this morning and minus 22 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index ...

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Wawa Lake is Frozen

  Once again the temperatures in Wawa bounced up and down – above freezing then well below. Finally the water took on that funny oily look, and the ice began in the bays and in front of town. The frozen tendrils of ice reached out, and over the space of three days, the lake was completely frozen (Saturday, December 7th). ...

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Crime Stoppers asks for help in November 29th Fire

Dec 9, 2019 @ 15:08   Crime Stoppers and the Superior East Ontario Provincial Police are requesting your assistance in solving two suspicious fires. On the morning of Nov. 29, 2019 the Wawa Fire Department responded to a structure fire in an abandoned motel on Pinewood Drive. Several hours later, firefighters responded to another fire in an abandoned home on ...

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OSSTF/FEESO offers a path forward in negotiations

After almost 30 years in education and 2 decades working in labour relations, I have rarely seen a statement by a representative of the government as discouraging and ultimately destructive to the bargaining process. Specifically, I’m referring to Education Minister Stephen Lecce’s remarks at a press conference and on social media on December 6, in which he said, “It’s time ...

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Festive RIDE Checkpoint Yields suspected Drugs

    On December 7, 2019, at approximately 9:45 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Festive RIDE checkpoint on Highway 17 in Bailloquet Township, Ontario.   A northbound motor vehicle pulled up to the checkpoint and the rear passenger was observed not wearing a seatbelt. Officers directed the driver to pull ...

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Fill a Sleigh Day!

  Once again The Bargain Shop joined forces with the Wawa Fire Department, Superior East OPP to help collect toys for the annual Bargain Shop’s “Fill a Sleigh Day”. Santa arrived via fire truck, and was assisted by the Wawa Mustangs inside for pictures with the kids. The ‘Fill a Sleigh Day’ was very successful with $7,736.01 being brought in. The ...

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Monday Morning News – December 9

Weather – Bundle up this morning -the wind is quite bitter and blustery with gusts to 20km/hr. Snow beginning early this morning. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind northeast 20 km/h. High minus 15. Wind chill minus 29 this morning and minus 24 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. Tonight – Snow ending after midnight then partly cloudy. Amount 5 cm. ...

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Significant Snowfall for Wawa and Area – Heading east freezing rain is expected

Significant snowfall expected today for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Agawa – Lake Superior Park Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake Gogama – Foleyet Snow associated with a Colorado Low will move across Northeastern Ontario today and tonight. Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are likely by Tuesday morning. Poor ...

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Significant snowfall expected Monday

Dec 8, 2019 @ 16:54 Special weather statement in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Agawa – Lake Superior Park Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island Significant snowfall expected Monday. Snow associated with an approaching Colorado Low will move into portions of northeastern Ontario Monday morning or ...

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Flash Freeze Warning – UPDATED

Dec 8, 2019 @ 14:23 Flash freeze warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Agawa – Lake Superior Park Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake Gogama – Foleyet Temperatures are forecast to fall rapidly this afternoon or early this evening to well below freezing due the passage of an Arctic cold front. Ponding water, slush, and any ...

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Sunday Morning News – December 8

Weather – Snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light late this morning. Wind becoming north 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. Temperature falling to minus 9 this afternoon. Wind chill minus 14 this afternoon. Tonight – Snow ending early this evening then cloudy. Snow beginning before morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. ...

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Saturday Morning News – December 7

Weather – Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries this morning. A few flurries beginning this morning. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming south 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High minus 1. Wind chill minus 25 this morning and minus 7 this afternoon. Tonight – Cloudy. Snow beginning this evening. Amount 5 to 10 cm. ...

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Minister of Education on OSSTF Job Action Escalation

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announcement of job action escalation: “Union leadership has made clear they will strike again unless we accept their demand for a $1.5 billion increase in compensation, which includes pay and benefits. We value teachers and their commitment to our students. ...

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The LDHC Foundation Thanks the Superior Children’s Centre

  On December 6, 2019, the staff of the Superior Children’s Centre donated $340.00 to the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation’s 2019 Wish Campaign. The staff members have been donating their “Jean Day Fund” to the Foundation since 2009 and to date have contributed over $5,700 to the Foundation.   Thank you to the staff of the Superior Children’s Centre for ...

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Ending Violence Against Women is Everyone’s Responsibility

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December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day. Today, we remember and pay tribute to the women who have lost their lives to violence. Three decades after the 1989 Polytechnique Massacre in Montreal, women continue to live in the context of violence every day. For Indigenous women and ...

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