Local News

Garbologist Report – Pinewood Drive looks Good!

May 4, 2017 @ 09:04 Pinewood Drive is or better was clean as of April 29, 2017. It was sheer “Women Power” that made the difference. Five of us started where the health walking team had concluded their cleanup on Earth Day at Tim Hortons. From there to the Goose and beyond to the OPP — the worst part always, ...

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Ban on winter disconnections ends May 1, Help available for consumers

May 4, 2017 @ 08:54   A temporary moratorium that prevented utility companies from disconnecting Ontario electricity customers during the cold winter months was lifted on May 1. But the end of the ban, issued by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) in February, doesn’t mean consumers whose electricity service accounts are in arrears will automatically have their power turned off ...

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MacDonald Mines Prepares for NI43-101 Resource at its Wawa-Holdsworth Project

May 4, 2017 @ 08:43 MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd.  announces that it has contracted Golder Associates Ltd.  to recommend minimum sample spacing requirements to support the eventual completion of a NI43-101 Inferred Resource estimate of the Oxide Sands at the Wawa-Holdsworth Project. Quentin Yarie, MacDonald’s President and CEO commented: “We’ve identified the Oxide Sands at our Wawa-Holdsworth Project as a near-term ...

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Municipality Pays Respect by Lowering Flags

May 4, 2017 @ 08:05     The flags have been at half-mast at the Municipal Offices and the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre. They have been lowered to pay respect to Jim McHardy and Ron Derasp. Ron was known to many motorists and youth. He was the Municipal Crossing Guard at the intersection of Magpie and Mission Road. Jim McHardy ...

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Construction Season Begins – Coldwater Hill Culvert

May 4, 2017 @ 07:27     There is often heard the saying that we have four seasons, “Almost winter, winter, still winter, and construction!” Well, we are hopefully out of ‘still winter’ and certainly in ‘construction’ season now.     There have been minor traffic delays at the Coldwater Hill south of Wawa on Highway 17. This is the hill ...

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Thursday Morning News – May 4

May 4, 2017 @ 07:10 Weather – Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 7 with temperatures falling to plus 1 this afternoon. Roads – Highways are all bare and dry. Tidbits – North Algoma Counselling Celebrates ‘Mental Health Week’ with Open House today in the Lady Dunn Health Centre Lobby between 11 and ...

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Plaisir et stratégies au tournoi d’échecs Franco-Nord-Ouest

May 4, 2017 @ 06:25   Pour une quatrième année consécutive, l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa) a organisé le tournoi d’échecs Franco-Nord-Ouest, qui a eu lieu le 27 avril  au centre municipal de Wawa. Pas moins de 131 élèves francophones de la 3e à la 12eannée des écoles suivantes y ont participé : Sacré-Cœur (Chapleau), l’Orée des Bois (Dubreuilville), St-Joseph (Dubreuilville), Écho-des-Rapides (Sault-Ste-Marie), Escalade ...

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Fun and problem-solving for students at the Franco-Nord-Ouest Chess Tournament

May 4, 2017 @ 06:24   Some 130 young chess masters met in Wawa on April 27 for the 4th Franco-Nord-Ouest Chess Tournament. The competition, hosted by Wawa’s École Saint-Joseph, attracted 131 grades 3 to 12 francophone students from the following Northwestern Ontario French Catholic and Public schools: École Saint-Joseph and École l’Escalade (Wawa), École St-Joseph and É.s. l’Orée des bois ...

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More households to get more assistance with electricity bills starting May 1

May 3, 2017 @ 11:02   More help is on the way this spring for more lower-income Ontarians to help manage the cost of their electricity bills. Beginning May 1, eligible consumers will see their monthly rate assistance through the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) increased by 50 per cent. The assistance boost translates to an additional $180 to $300 ...

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Red Pine Exploration Intersects Visible Gold in New Drill Holes South of Surluga Deposit

May 3, 2017 @ 08:57 Red Pine Exploration Inc. has completed holes SD-17-73 to SD-17-79, that were drilled immediately south of the Surluga Deposit in the Minto Mine area as part of the new 10,000m spring drilling program. The Company anticipates receiving the initial assay results in the coming weeks. Preliminary highlights include (see Figure 1): SD-17-73 to SD-17-79: Visible gold observed ...

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Viking Voices – May 3

May 3, 2017 @ 08:30 Last Thursday afternoon, students of MHS were in the audience for the Rosenath Theatre production of Meet Cute. The actors presented a scenario in which one of the two people expressed liking the other person. Roles were reversed, and then a third scenario was presented in which both showed a liking for each other. The ...

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Happenings at First United Church Wawa – May 3rd

May 3, 2017 @ 08:10 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. Thank you very much to Diane and her many helpers, the shoppers and ALL the people who donate items to make the ...

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Council Proclaims May 2017 as International Building Safety Month

May 3, 2017 @ 08:07 At the Council Meeting of May 2nd, Municipal Council made the following proclamation: Whereas May 201 7 is recognized as International Building Safety Month, And whereas the Municipalities of Ontario are encouraged to support and recognize the critical role their Building Departments and Building Officials play in maintaining and improving public safety, And whereas the ...

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Wednesday Morning News – May 3

May 3, 2017 @ 07:55 Weather – It sure looks pretty outside with all that blue sky! Today it should be mainly sunny with a high of 8. Tonight it will cloud over and temperatures will drop to 2C with a 40% chance of rain. Roads – All the highways are bare and dry with the exception of Hwy 17 ...

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