Local News

Hwy 17 OPEN at Mile Hill (Sault Ste. Marie)

At 1:12 am, the highway was reopened   Apr 27, 2017 @ 21:40   The Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Closure: Highway: 17 Location: Mile Hill Brief Description of Event: The OPP have initiated a road closure due to a jackknifed tractor trailer blocking both lanes.

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Province Introduces a Balanced Budget for a Stronger, Healthier Ontario

Apr 27, 2017 @ 19:28 Today, Finance Minister Charles Sousa released the 2017 Ontario Budget: A Stronger, Healthier Ontario, which includes significant investments in health care and education. Ontario’s first balanced budget since the global recession — thanks to a strong economy and responsible fiscal management — introduces free prescription drug coverage for everyone aged 24 and under, makes important investments ...

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Vandalism at Wawa Golf Course Overnight

Starting last Monday, staff at the Wawa Golf Course have been getting the golf course ready for the upcoming season. The off and on beautiful weather has been teasing all of us, and especially the golfers who take advantage of every day to be out on the greens. An early start to the season adds value to their yearly golf ...

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Being prepared for Winter Travelling – Are you prepared?

Apr 27, 2017 @ 07:54 With yesterday’s road closure of Highway 17 (Wawa to White River) for 13 hours, many people were very upset. It is hard at times for non-locals to understand how it can look fine here, but the weather has made safe travel near impossible only a few kilometres away. As the OPP are questioned by irate ...

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EC – Freezing Rain Warnings Continue for Second Day

Apr 27, 2017 @ 07:30 Freezing rain warnings are in effect for most of northeast/north-west Ontario with variations. Please check Environment Canada for more information on the other areas. If you are travelling today, please make sure that you are prepared for road closures/delays as this system may transition into snow this evening for many areas. 4:46 AM EDT Thursday ...

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Thursday Morning News – April 27

Apr 27, 2017 @ 07:21 Weather – The freezing rain warnings continue from Wawa to Thunder Bay, and winter storm warnings west of that. Environment Canada says rain or drizzle this morning then 40% chance of showers this afternoon. Freezing rain over northwestern sections this morning. The wind will start from the northeast (20 km/h gusting) coming around to south ...

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Hwy 519 & Hwy 17 OPEN (Wawa to White River) – 1:06 a.m.

Apr 27, 2017 @ 1:06 Highway 519 and Hwy 17 (from Wawa to White River) has been reopened. It had been closed for 13 hours due to poor weather conditions. Freezing rain warnings are still in place from Wawa through to Nipigon.   Apr 26, 2017 @ 23:56 Hwy 519 and Hwy 17 (from Wawa to White River) remains closed at ...

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DUBREUIL, Yolande

Apr 26, 2017 @ 22:19 Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Lady Dunn Health Centre, Wawa on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the age of 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Marcel Dubreuil of 66 years. Loving mother of Marielle Bélanger (Luc), Francine Dubreuil (James Smedley), Mario Dubreuil (Nicole Bourgouin), Joanne Dubreuil and the ...

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Municipality calls Special Council Meeting for 4 p.m. Today

At 3:36 p.m The Municipality of Wawa advised of a Special Council Meeting to be held tonight, April 26th at 4 p.m. for the following:   14.1 Moving onto “In-Camera Session” 14.2 Legal Issue: Impending Litigation (Complaint) (4 Items) – advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose (Municipal Act, c 25 s 239 (f)).   ...

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RBC Stands Firm on Closing Dubreuilville Branch

  At last night’s Dubreuilville Council Meeting, members of the Royal Bank of Canada spoke to Mayor and Council about the impending closure of the local branch.   Scott Sonder, Regional VP for RBC; Robin Maj, RBC Branch Manager – Wawa and another gentleman were present for the meeting. Carol Hughes, MP Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing also attended the meeting.   It was ...

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Between the Covers – April 26

  Apr 26, 2017 @ 09:58 New books – New on the seven day fiction shelf this week: “The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See, “Murder on the Serpentine” by Anne Perry, and “Black book” by James Patterson. New on the seven day non-fiction shelf this week: “The stranger in the woods: The extraordinary story of the last true ...

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From the Branch – April 26

Apr 26, 2017 @ 09:55 Another week and we will be in May, but first our Ladies Auxiliary will have a luncheon on Thursday April 27th from 11.30 till 1.00 pm serving Perogies with Bacon and onions.  And Beef macaroni soup. Or veggies with dip. For the low price of $10.00.   With May coming we will once again remember the ...

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Harte Gold Reports Positive Drill Results from Sugar Zone Property

Apr 26, 2017 @ 09:50 Harte Gold is pleased to announce continued positive drilling at both the Sugar Zone and Middle Zone on the Company’s 100% owned Sugar Zone Property, White River Ontario. Six drill rigs are currently active. Three rigs continue to do infill drilling on the Sugar Zone in the area targeted for the next phase of mining ...

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Garbologist’s Report – April 26

Apr 26, 2017 @ 09:09 A grateful thank you to the energetic ‘Wawa Community Walking Challenge’ who took on the cleanup challenge on Earth Day to make Wawa beautiful again! My thanks to the organizers, Silvana, Melisssa, and friends. All of you saved the Municipality a lot of money in manpower! Now, if only they would bring out the garbage ...

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