Local News

Wawa Goose Club Holds Daffodil Tea & Bake Sale

Published on: Apr 4, 2005 The Wawa Goose Club had their annual Daffodil Tea & Bake Sale on Friday, April 1st. All the proceeds of nearly $600.00 were presented to the Canadian Cancer Society, Algoma Unit, Wawa Branch at the close of the tea. The door prize, a floral display donated by Broadway Flowers, was won by Doreen Sabourin. The ...

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10th Annual Ken Brown Jr. Wado Kai Karate Tournament

Published on: Apr 4, 2005 The Michipicoten & Wawa Wado Kai Karate clubs will be holding the 10th Annual Ken Brown Jr. Wado Kai Karate Tournament, Saturday April 23rd, 2005, in the Michipicoten High School Gymnasium, 86 Magpie Rd; beginning at 9:30 a.m. The tournament is jointly sponsored by the Michipicoten & Wawa Wado Kai Karate clubs. According to Sensei ...

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Buy Your Daffodils!

Surely the past few days have brought thoughts that spring has arrived! One of the sure signs that spring has arrived is the Canadian Cancer Society’s Annual Daffodil Sales Campaign that kicks off the month of April. Of course, April is also Cancer Society Month, when they have their major residential canvassing campaign. Daffodils in Wawa and Hawk Junction will ...

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The Weather and Snow Cake…

Published on: Mar 31, 2005   It seems that any other year, a number of Wawa (and indeed, all of Northern Ontario) would be praying for the snow to melt and winter to be over! This year, however, in a drastic change of events they are praying for snow and colder weather. The last three days have seen an incredible ...

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Wawa Sno-Riders End Successful Season…

Published on: Mar 30, 2005 Early this morning, President, Mike Abbot sent the e-mail that was inevitable given the recent warm weather. “The trails in the Wawa area are now CLOSED. The warm weather coupled with the rain we received over night have created unsafe water crossings. Although some sections of trail are still reasonably good it is impossible for us ...

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Do You Have Your Ticket?…

Published on: Mar 30, 2005 Do you have your ticket for the Gala? The EDC will be presenting the 2005 Business Excellence Awards at the Awards Gala to be held on Thursday, April 7th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall. Tickets are available from the Township of Michipicoten, EDC of Wawa, and the Northern Credit Union for ...

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Brown Announces New Infection Control Funding for LDHC

Published on: Mar 30, 2005 The Government of Ontario is improving the health and safety of patients and staff by providing $98,600 to Lady Dunn Health Centre to enhance its infection control capacity, Mike Brown, M.P.P. for Algoma-Manitoulin announced today on behalf of Health and Long-Term Care Minister George Smitherman. “Infection control in hospitals should be a top priority in ...

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What Happened at Council – March 22, 2005

Published on: Mar 29, 2005 The Council meeting of March 22, 2005 opened with regrets from Mayor Morrison and Councillor Jim Aquino. Councillor Helen Lamon explained that Mayor Morrison was at the Branding meeting, and Councillor Aquino was at the Rural Advisory Committee meeting in Ottawa. Under Announcements & Giving of Notice: Councillor Whent informed Council and attendees that there ...

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Driver dies from injuries…

Published on: Mar 29, 2005 (Wawa, Ontario) – Superior East OPP had investigated a 2 vehicle collision on Highway 17 on March 17th. The driver of the car, 34 year old Christopher Barbe of Capreol, Ontario had crossed over the center line and struck the side of a tractor trailer going the opposite direction. He was transported to Lady Dunn ...

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Pathways – Change Can Be Good

It has often been said that the only things certain in life is death and taxes. I’d like to add Change. If we are living at all, we are constantly changing, as a people, as a community, as a country. And usually change is very difficult. It’s often so easy to leaves things just as they are, with the familiar seeming better than ...

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BRANDON, John “The Light”

Published on: Mar 28, 2005   John Louis Brandon “The Light” who at one time was the Chief Keeper at the Michipicoten Island Lighthouse, passed away February 25, 2005. Louie The Light stayed on as Chief Keeper for 20 years and happened to be on duty the night the Edmund Fitzgerald went down (November 10, 1975). Janis Leering of the ...

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Iris Place welcomes The Food Bank…

Published on: Mar 26, 2005 Iris Place was quite proud to welcome The Wawa Food Bank to their premises last Wednesday. The Wawa Food Bank which had been operating out of The First United Church had been looking for a new home. Debbie Lessard, hearing of their search, offered them the front portion of Iris Place to use as “offices”. ...

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March is Red Cross Month…

Published on: Mar 21, 2005 With Red Cross Month well on its way there is much cause for celebration through out the north. The winners are in for the Canadian Red Cross’ 10th Annual Northern Raffle.  The draw was held Saturday, March 19th at the New Sudbury Shopping Center. Winner of the Hyundai Tucson is Denise Millette of Kapuskasing with ...

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Did you get your Easter Eggs?

Published on: Mar 18, 2005 It feels like spring outside, and Easter is coming. If you are looking for a unique Easter gift for that someone special’s basket, hurry, hurry fast to Valu-Mart. Ann Carruthers and Elizabeth Woods are there to offer you a choice of several different flavours. There are a limited amount of St. Paul’s Easter Eggs on ...

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Serious Accident at Sand River…

Published on: Mar 17, 2005   Shortly before 4:00 p.m. this afternoon (March 17) the Michipicoten Volunteer Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident between a float truck and a car, by the Sand River south of Wawa on Highway 17. A unidentified male victim was trapped in his vehicle and required extrication.   The Superior East Detachment of ...

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