Local News

‘Places Between: Little Wawa’ an Insider’s Thoughts

Oct 17, 2017 @ 08:40   It was hard to see what an outsider only saw of Wawa in Cheyenne Jenkins article “Places Between: Little Wawa”. A depressing Northern town. An inn falling apart, buildings devastated by fire. Ruin Porn. Only one house proudly painted blue and yellow was positive.   Wawa is not much different than many Northern Ontario towns are ...

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Council Meeting Tonight – October 17

There is a regular Council Meeting tonight, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. Agenda (1) CALL TO ORDER & NOTE MEMBERS PRESENT (2) PRESENTATIONS 2.1 Presentation to Mr. Mark McRae – Retirement Gift (3) REVIEW OF ADDENDUM & APPROVAL OF AGENDA 3.1 Approval of the Agenda (resolution) (4) ANNOUNCEMENTS, GIVING OF NOTICE AND SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS 4.1 Library Board Meeting – Monday, October 16, 2017 ...

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Tuesday Morning News – October 17

Oct 17, 2017 @ 07:56 Weather – Mainly sunny. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 13. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight Clear. Wind becoming south 20 km/h near midnight. Low 6. Marine – Strong wind warning in effect.Wind southwest 25 knots veering to northwest 20 early this morning then diminishing to west 15 near noon. Wind diminishing to ...

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Hughes – Service Canada relents on discriminatory measure but senior’s poverty is a growing concern

Oct 16, 2017 @ 22:47 Census results are proving what many Canadians already understood, poverty rates among seniors have been climbing in Canada and fewer people are prepared to retire.  With those statistics readily available one has to wonder why the government would pursue a penny-pinching exercise that punished a select group of seniors, but that is exactly what happened ...

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Places Between: Little Wawa

Oct 16, 2017 @ 20:34   Wawa is truly one of the between places, between Sault St. Marie and Thunder Bay, between boom and bust and between generations, caught between yesterday and today. A community founded on gold and evolving its existence on the bounty that it’s people could cut from the hills rising from the shores of Lake Superior.  A ...

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Sault College Issues Statement on Faculty Strike

Oct 16, 2017 @ 11:50 Unfortunately, the union representing our faculty and counsellors has elected to commence strike action against Ontario’s 24 public colleges. “OPSEU submitted a counter-offer Saturday that did far too little to close the gap between the Colleges and the union,” said Dr. Ron Common, Sault College President. There are three components at the heart of this labour ...

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Monday Morning News – October 16

Oct 16, 2017 @ 08:53 Weather – Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries changing to 40 percent chance of rain showers early this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 8. Tonight – mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low plus 5. Marine – Strong ...

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2017 LDHC Foundation’s Dream Vacation is Maddy Besner!

Oct 15, 2017 @ 11:36 The LDHC Foundation’s Dream Vacation Raffle lucky winner is Maddy Besner of Sault Ste Marie. Maddy’s prize includes a$2,900 Dream Vacation and $1,600 cash or $4,500 cash prize. The draw took place in the hospital lobby on Wednesday, October 11th at 4:30 pm. Thank you to everyone who made this 7th annual raffle very successful! Much gratitude ...

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Sunday Morning News – October 15

Oct 15, 2017 @ 10:40 Weather – Periods of rain ending this afternoon then mainly cloudy. Wind north 20 km/h. Temperature steady near 6. Tonight will be partly cloudy. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 2. Marine – Gale warning in effect.Wind northeast 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 near noon and to northwest 10 this evening. ...

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Fire Prevention Week 2017 – “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

Oct 13, 2017 @ 10:08 Fire Prevention Week is almost over, but the messages that our Wawa Fire Department brings each year should be considered all year long. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” First and foremost – do you have a working smoke alarm? If not get one! Working smoke alarms are required on every ...

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Friday Morning News – October 13

Weather – Cloudy. 40 percent chance of drizzle changing to 40 percent chance of showers near noon. Fog patches dissipating near noon. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 13. Tonight – clearing this evening. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light overnight. Low plus 1. Marine – Strong wind warning in effect. Wind south 20 knots ...

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Wesdome Announces Gold Production Results for Third Quarter

Oct 12, 2017 @ 19:38 Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. today announces its gold production results for the third quarter of 2017 (“Q3”). Mr. Duncan Middlemiss, President and CEO commented, “As a result of improved development rates in Q2, we have significantly increased the mineable inventory of higher grade ore at the Eagle River Underground Mine. Milled underground tonnes increased 27% ...

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