Local News

OPP Investigate Fatal Collision

April 13 @ 12:03 On April 13, 2017 at approximately 4:40 am members of the Superior East (Wawa) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Wawa Volunteer Fire Department were called to the scene of a single motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 17, seven kilometers south of Highway 519 (Dubreuilville turnoff). There were ...

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Fatal Collision Closes Highway 17 North of Wawa

  Highway 17 north of Wawa remains closed at this time due to a single vehicle fatal collision. At 4:45 this morning, Algoma EMS and Wawa Fire Department attended the scene of a single vehicle collision about 30 kilometres north of Wawa. Emergency vehicles at the site blocked both lanes of the highway to allow emergency services to work. An ambulance ...

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Thursday Morning News – April 13

Apr 13, 2017 @ 07:46 Weather – Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. High 10. Roads – Highway 17 is closed 30 kms north of Wawa due to a fatal collision. The highway will remain closed for several hours. Local – Our local Legion is holding a Membership Meeting tonight at 7:00 pm. Nominations will be considered ...

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Letter – Hardeman states that ‘Liberals Blocked Rent Control Bill’

Apr 12, 2017 @ 12:00 Dear Brenda, As PC Critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing, I hear from people all over Ontario who are concerned about the unaffordability of living in Ontario. Over the past few weeks I have been hearing from more and more people who, like the 31 seniors in Sault Ste. Marie, are facing huge rent increases. ...

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Survey to improve Best Start Hub Programs and Licenced Day Care Services

ADSAB is seeking information from parents and guardians to improve Best Start Hub programs and licensed child care services for young children and their families in our jurisdiction. We would like feedback from parents or guardians with children aged 0 to 12 years, on the existing services and how we can make them better for them and their family.   ...

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Temperatures go down and gas goes up

Yesterday wasn’t a great day all around. After such a beautiful weekend, there was heavy rain and freezing rain on Monday, and then colder temperatures brought the snow back. As temperatures dropped, gas prices rose just before Easter Weekend. At 4 p.m. gas was 119.9, By 4:30 it had risen to 121.9. In the Sault you may be able to ...

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Collision just north of Ghost Lake Closes 101 for several Hours Last Night

  Last night at 8 p.m. Algoma EMS and the Wawa Fire Department were called to a collision just past the Ghost Lake ‘s’ curve. Two vehicles had collided, sending one into the westbound ditch, and the other remained resting on the eastbound shoulder. Wawa firefighters assisted with removing what appeared to be the driver from the vehicle, placing him ...

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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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Wednesday Morning News – April 12

Weather – Clearing this morning. High 7. Roads – Road in our area vary from bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections, to bare and wet road with bare and dry road sections.Remember to drive according to the road conditions.

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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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Viking Voices – NWOSSA Tournament & Viking Wear

Last week, MHS helped to host the NWOSSAA badminton tournament. Between Ecole St. Joseph and MHS, there were over ninety students playing badminton in our gyms. Congratulations to our senior team and our junior girl’s single team who all advance this week to the NSSSAA finals in Chapleau. The NWOSSA tournament will be held at MHS on April 19th. The ...

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Seat Belt-Related Deaths decline – But One Death is too Many

Apr 11, 2017 @ 09:12 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reporting a 20-year low and a steady decrease in seat belt-related deaths as they get set to conduct their Seat Belt Campaign over the Easter Long Weekend.   A total of 45 seat belt-related road fatalities occurred on OPP-patrolled roads in 2016, marking the lowest number on record in the last 20 ...

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