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From the Branch – July 26

Jul 26, 2017 @ 08:03 Yes, we lost 2 Comrades again Jack O Brien and Anatole Bober who sure will be missed because of their long service to the Branch. Our President Comrade Mary Anne Pearson is already looking for more volunteers to help with this years Poppy Campaign. So if you can free some time contact her and  get on ...

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Wednesday Morning News – July 26

Weather – A few showers ending near noon then a mix of sun and cloud. Risk of a thunderstorm this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 20. Humidex 25. UV index 8 or very high.   News tidbits – Algoma Public Health has issued a swimming advisory for: Big Point Park, located in Hilton Township ...

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Lots of Rain fell Sunday Morning Throughout Algoma

That rainstorm that hit about 3 a.m. Sunday in Wawa also delivered lots of rain to other parts of Northeastern Ontario. Total rainfall amounts of 25 millimetres or more received by Environment Canada as of Monday, July 24, at 6.00 p.m. are shown below. This rainfall may have been a contributing factor in the Hwy 17, Alona Bay Lookout washout. At ...

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Wawa Woman Harasses Male – Charged with Fail to Comply with Undertaking

Jul 25, 2017 @ 08:43 On Saturday July 22, 2017, at approximately 4:00 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment responded to a Wawa address regarding a dispute between a male and a female. Investigation revealed that the female had been harassing the male. As a result a Wawa female age 39 was arrested and ...

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Provincial Government to Begin Consultations on Drug Company payments to health care providers

  Jul 25, 2017 @ 07:58 The Ontario Government is asking patients, health care providers and the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries about regulations and guidelines that govern the disclosure of payments from the private sector to health care professionals. One concern driving this is the desire for the public to have private drug companies disclose payments made by drug companies to ...

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Tuesday Morning News – July 25

Jul 25, 2017 @ 07:45 Weather – Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming south 20 km/h this afternoon. High 24 except 18 near Lake Superior. Humidex 26. UV index 8 or very high. News Tidbits – Larry Cond of Desbarats is a very happy man these days. He won in the Daily Grand. His July 13th draw ...

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SE OPP Investigate and lay charges in Spousal Assault

Jul 24, 2017 @ 13:30 On Wednesday July 19, 2017, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment responded to a Wawa address in relation to a family dispute. The Investigation revealed that an altercation took place between a female and a male. As a result a Wawa female aged 33 has been arrested and charged with ...

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Travel in Northern Ontario – Check your Local News! UPDATE 11:27 a.m.

There are some highway closures that are impacting travel in Northern Ontario. Wawa-news is posting updates below for travellers. Update times are posted in the headline: Jul 24, 2017 @ 11:17 – At 10:35 a.m. Sault Ste. Marie OPP issued the following media release… “Highway 17 North of Sault Ste. Marie in the Alona Bay area is now partially  re–opened. The northbound ...

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OPP Advise that Hwy 17 is now OPEN to one Lane UPDATE 11:17 a.m.

Jul 24, 2017 @ 11:17 – At 10:35 a.m. Sault Ste. Marie OPP issued the following media release… “Highway 17 North of Sault Ste. Marie in the Alona Bay area is now partially  re–opened. The northbound lane has traffic moving intermittently in both directions for a three kilometre stretch. The southbound lane is still closed. Please drive with caution in this area as ...

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Hwy 17 CLOSED (Alona Bay Washout) – 9:36 a.m. UPDATE

Jul 24, 2017 @ 09:36 There has not been a press release from the OPP, but Ontario511 is saying that Highway 17 is open one lane, alternating traffic. The highway has been open since 8:29 a.m. e   Jul 24, 2017 @ 07:36 – There is not much news yet on the highway closures this morning. Highway 17 at the Alona ...

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Monday Morning News – July 24

Weather – Sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 24 except 18 near Lake Superior. UV index 7 or high. News Tidbits – Hwy 17 at the Alona Bay Lookout remains closed at this time. There has been no updates as to when it might open. Wawa-news will continue to update as information becomes available. A small plane travelling from Sault ...

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EXCLUSIVE – Photos from Alona Bay

With permission from Ontario Provincial Police, Wawa-news drove to Alona Bay to see the damage that occurred this morning. Highway 17 has been washed out since early this morning and will remain closed until repairs can be made. Estimates are at this time of at least 24 hours. There are actually two washouts. The one is at Alona Bay right ...

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Paddle to the Sea Turns 50 – Movie Presentation

Jul 21, 2017 @ 08:48 Filmmaker Bill Mason immortalized the children’s book Paddle to the Sea with his Canadian National Film Board film in 1966, and was nominated for Best Short Film for the 1968 Academy Awards. The film is of a wooden canoeist, nicknamed “Paddle,” that had been carved and launched by a young boy in Nipigon, and its journey through ...

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Bare Sierra to perform at Rock Island

Jul 21, 2017 @ 08:20 On Tuesday, August 15th – mark your calendars! Bare Sierra will be playing at Rock Island Lodge as part of their “Northern Lights Tour” which has taken them across Ontario. This roots-rock duo of John Muirhead and Jesse Bydevaate from Halton Hills, have played together since their mid-teens. They have developed a brand of soulful acoustic ...

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