Local News

Ice begins to form on Wawa Lake

Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:13 With the very cold temperatures of the past couple of days, ice has begun to form on Wawa Lake. Yesterday afternoon, two patches of open water could be seen from the Drill Rig. One just off Blueberry Point, and the other on the east by Mackey Point. Several years ago, Andy Stevens shared information showing ...

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TREMBLAY, Heidi (nee Fellinger)

August 10, 1959 – November 24, 2016 We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Heidi Tremblay on Thursday, November 24, 2016. Loving wife of 40 years to Robert. Most amazing mother to Glenn (Krystal) of Feversham and Cindy (Jacques) of Sault Ste. Marie. Cherished grandma of Brayden, Mathieu, Rya, Jayce and Maleck. Daughter of the late George and ...

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Hope Air celebrates 30 Years of Flights

  It is said that we are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps “six degrees of separation”. That tenuous type of connection led to this article. When the Nipigon River Bridge failed, Wawa-news covered the ...

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Interesting Presentations to Rebuild Wawa Goose Monument

Aug 31, 2016 @ 15:39 At last night’s Council Meeting, Council and members of the public were able to meet the three parties who have expressed an interest in building Wawa a new Wawa Goose Monument. A Wawa Goose Monument has been perched over the Magpie Valley and Highway 17 since 1963, 53 years ago. The first goose of plaster ...

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NICHOLAS, Audrey (nee Penno)

(1932-2016) Passed away with her family at her side on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at the age of 84 years. Loving wife of Albert for 68 and a half years. Wonderful mother of Barbara (Willy), Murray (Susan) and Debbie (Ken). Grandmother of 4, great grandmother of 8 and great great grandmother of 2. Dear sister of Phyllis Smith, Lorrie Ruuska ...

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Municipal Council Takes Action against Councillor Tamara & Gerry Liddle

Aug 10, 2016 At last night’s Council Meeting, Council took action against both Councillor Tamara Liddle and her husband, Gerry Liddle. Councillor Liddle was not present at the meeting, and no reason was given for her absence.   Norpro Security and Investigations (Norpro) investigated the complaint filed by the Liddle’s, and the complaints of harassment filed against them. The investigation’s report has ...

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Municipality is Awarded Costs of $17,696.47 in Liddle’s Notice of Application

Jul 14, 2016 On Thursday, July 7th, 2016 the matter of Gerald Liddle and Tamara Liddle (who represented themselves) v. the Corporation of the Municipality of Wawa (P. Cassan / T. Harmar, Counsel for the Respondent) was heard by Justice E. Gareau. Gerald Liddle and Tamara Liddle (applicants) brought their Notice of Application (1) filed on June 20th, 2016; and Corporation of the Municipality of Wawa (Respondent) brought ...

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Extortion?

Jul 7, 2016 It could be the plot line for a blockbuster movie… A Municipal Councillor and her husband, Chair of a municipal committee file a lawsuit against their Municipality with allegations of obstruction and undue influence in an investigation, abuse of power, breach of trust, fraudulent misrepresentation, cover-ups, a mayor acting outside the scope of his role, deception, criminal ...

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Carol and Blue Eagle Gallery Art Show and Sale

  Yesterday was grey, foggy and rainy – a day to stay inside, cuddle on the couch and watch a movie. If that is what you did, you really need to go outside today and enjoy what is promising to be a beautiful day – and stroll down to see the artwork of Carol Sanders.   Carol’s acrylic painting features dot painting ...

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Wawa Area Gold Production Surpasses 3,000,000 Ounces at end of 2015

At the end of 2015, Wawa area gold mines have produced over 3,000,000 ounces from about 13,000,000 tons of ore mined. Two gold mines in the region produced over 1,000,000 ounces of gold each: Renabie Gold Mines Ltd. (Renabie Mine) which operated from 1947 to 1991, and Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (Eagle River) which is still actively operating today. This is a remarkable achievement for area ...

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Wawa Lake is Frozen at end of 2015 – Barely

Jan 6, 2016 @ 12:33 On December 31st, 2015 Wawa-news wasn’t sure if Wawa Lake was entirely frozen over. If not that would have been a record. As it was it was still a record as the previous latest frozen date was December 25, 2001. At the time these photos were taken, there were only a few holes about 3/4 ...

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CAO Tax Arrears Report

Dec 16, 2015 This is a PDF copy of the Tax Arrears Report written for Municipal Council by CAO Chris Wray. This report details the current tax arrear situation in Wawa and the problems that arise when property owners abandon properties subject to the tax sale process. This report provides information so that Mayor and Council can now develop action(s) ...

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Feed the Need 2015

Dec 8, 2015 @ 12:18 Today is the annual ‘Feed the Need’ at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. With it’s beginnings a number of years ago by Ian McDonald & Subway, it has outgrown simply being a small event inside of Subway to a huge community event supported by many other businesses. Patrons of ...

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