Local News

New Scam hits Wawa!

A local resident was approached by two men in the parking lot of a local store Friday afternoon. They asked to borrow a phone, they were tourists from Greece, and their english was very poor. The Wawa resident dialed the number for them, and they spoke to someone for a couple of seconds – then handed the phone back. It all ...

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Rock Island Presents – Dinner & Concert with Logan McKillop

  Wawa-news is excited to be attending tonight’s dinner and concert at Rock Island Lodge at 6 p.m. It will be an excellent dinner prepared by Wawa’s talented Judy Moore and crew. Dinner features baguette, Greek Salad/Chick Pea Salad. The main course is Porketta with roasted potatoes and a veggie medley. Dessert will be a hard choice between a Strawberry ...

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Pickleball comes to Wawa!

Pickleball? According to Wikipedia “Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net.” Wawa seniors (male and female) will be introduced to the fastest growing sport in the ...

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The LDHC Foundation’s Special Anniversary

  On Saturday, June 22 the LDHC Foundation will host its annual Wine Tasting Event. This year marks the 10thAnniversary for the Foundation and there is so much to celebrate. Cindy Jozin of Green Cabin Pottery has crafted beautiful wine goblets to help celebrate this special occasion. Each goblet is unique in its shape and colouring. Thank you Cindy for ...

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First Anniversary of current Government

In contemplating the end of this spring session, it occurs to me that today marks one year since our last provincial election and the Legislature recesses for the summer; assuming Doug Ford doesn’t repeat his sudden call for MPPs to sit well into the middle of summer. A year ago in this column readers were advised to, “Fasten your seatbelts. ...

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Le premier anniversaire de notre dernière élection provinciale

En contemplant la fin de cette session de printemps, il me semble qu’aujourd’hui marque le premier anniversaire de notre dernière élection provinciale et des vacances parlementaires de l’été; en supposant que Doug Ford ne répète pas son appel soudain aux députés de revenir siéger au milieu de l’été. Il y a un an, dans cette chronique, il était conseillé aux ...

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Sultan Road remains Closed due to Culvert Washout

      Wawa-news reported yesterday afternoon at 4:30 that reports were that the Sultan Road was impassable due to a culvert that had washed out in the rain. That was confirmed by EACOM Timber Corporation that at KM 69 the road has washed away. This morning EACOM Timber Corporation advises that their staff are on their way to assess ...

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Tuesday Morning News – June 11

Weather – Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h near noon. High 15. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – Partly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low plus 5.   News Tidbits – Annika Jozin from Michipicoten High School took the gold for Junior Girls ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update- June 11

As of the early evening of June 10, there are four active wildland fires in the region. Chapleau 4 is located north of Hwy 101 between Timmins and Chapleau. It is being held at 16.5 hectares. Sudbury 2 is under control at 0.2 of a hectare, on the southwest side of Windy Lake. Sudbury 6 is under control at 0.5 of ...

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Rainfall Warning continues Southeast of Wawa

A Rainfall Warning is in effect for: •    Agawa – Lake Superior Park •    Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay – Searchmont •    Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island •    Blind River – Thessalon •    Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake Rain, at times heavy, continues. Heavy rainfall will continue today and into tonight. Total rainfall amounts near 50 ...

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June is Senior’s Month – Annual Garden Party Celebrates 14 years!

The Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat declared the June 2019 Seniors month proclaiming; “Aging Strong: Respect and Protect Seniors”. Aging is about living, and everyone should be able to age strong in an Ontario that is open to all. The theme represents the importance of seniors’ valued experience and independence as they age, while celebrating their many contributions in building this province, ...

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Monday Morning News – June 10

Weather – Rain. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. Temperature steady near 13. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Periods of rain ending after midnight then partly cloudy. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 6. News Tidbits – A leak to CTV News says ...

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Mattagami First Nation Declares State of Emergency

Mattagami First Nation Emergency Management has declared a State of Emergency as of 5:30 p.m. Sunday Evening, June 9th, 2019 for Preventative Precautionary Measures to ensure all Community Members are safe. TIM002 Fire is approximately 2,500 hectares. Smoke is visible and power interruption is possible. People on the evacuation list at this time will be people with illness; the elderly, parents ...

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TIM002 UPDATE – June 9

Timmins Forest Fire 2 (referred to as TIM002) was confirmed on June 6, 2019. This evening, June 9, 2019, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) estimated TIM002 to be 6,000 hectares. The fire is approximately 4 kilometres west of the community of Gogama, and burning on the west side of Highway 144, running parallel to the roadway. It’s ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 9

By the time this report was created there were two new fires in the Northeast Region. Sudbury 6 is located on the south shore of the French River, approximately eight kilometres southeast of Ouellette. The 0.2 hectare fire is not under control. Parry Sound 3 is located approximately 11 kilometres northeast of Britt. The fire is out at 0.1 hectares. ...

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