Local News

Hwy 17 – Open One Lane, expect delays

Feb 21, 2017 @ 12:18 OPP have opened Highway 17 to one lane. The highway had been closed at 4:30 this morning because of a washout on the northbound lane. OPP caution that there may be delays as traffic flows through at that area. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment is advising motorists that due to local heavy rainfall ...

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2017 Market Your Thoughts and Create a Logo Contests Coming Soon

Feb 21, 2017 @ 11:48 Superior East Community Futures Development Corporation in partnership with Head Start in Business will be introducing the 2017 edition of the Market Your Thoughts and Create a Logo Contests. Create a Logo is a contest for grades 3 – 6 to create a logo for a business they would like to start. Market Your Thoughts ...

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Rentech Idles Wawa Facility; Company is now exploring Strategic Alternatives

Feb 21, 2017 @ 11:39 Rentech, Inc. announced today that its board has decided to idle the Wawa facility due to equipment and operational issues that would require additional unbudgeted capital investment. Today’s decision also results from continued uncertainty around profitability on pellets produced at the facility, making additional investment in the facility uneconomic for Rentech at this time. Idling ...

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OPP Update on Hwy 17 CLOSURE

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment are advising motorist that due to local heavy rainfall a section of Highway 17 approximately 15 kilometers North of Wawa has been washed out, as a result the Highway between Wawa and White River will remain closed until further notice. The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have been notified and will attend the ...

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Viking Voices – Basketball, Shopping Cart Races & This Week

The halls of Michipicoten High school were busy last week with a pep rally for the outgoing boys’ basketball teams who competed in NSSSAA , Valentine’s celebrations and getting ready for the Wawa Winter Carnival. The boys’ basketball teams played in Manitouwadge last Thursday. It was a long day with the junior and senior boys playing two very difficult games. ...

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Hwy 17 CLOSED due to Washout at Northern Lights Ford

Wawa-news just drove out to the barricade at Hwy 101 and Hwy 17 (6:30 a.m.) and has confirmed with the officer there that Highway 17 has been closed due to a washout at Northern Lights Ford. He couldn’t comment to media as to the severity of the washout. He did advise that there should be a press release issued by ...

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School Bus Cancellation

Wawa-news.com has received the following: Please be advised that buses from White River to Wawa and Dubreuilville to Wawa are cancelled today due to a washout on Hwy 17N.  

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Hwy 17 CLOSED – Wawa to White River

OPP have closed Highway 17 from Wawa to White River. This means that residents from Dubreuilville cannot travel to Wawa or White River, although Highway 519 is still open.   There has not been a reason for the highway being closed.   A call to North Bay Communications Centre (6:13 a.m) explained that it looks like the highway closure is ...

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Manuela Byrnes and her over 500 pairs of Socks

Along Joe Robert’s Push for Change walk in Ontario, various OPP officers have walked with him; providing support, company…   At the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre on February 15th, 2017, Joe Roberts came to Wawa. As part of his presentation to the community, Superior East OPP Detachment – Wawa Sgt. Manuela Byrnes took to centre ice to speak about her ...

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Monday Morning News – February 20th

Weather – Sunny this morning with increasing cloudiness in the afternoon. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 4. Tonight it will be cloudy, with periods of rain beginning in the evening. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 20 gusting to 40 before morning. Low plus 1 with temperature rising to plus 4 by morning. Roads ...

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Sunset & Ice

It is always a gamble at sunset. Will there be clouds, not enough to obscure the setting sun, but enough to catch the rays and glow? Do I have enough time to get to a good spot?   Last night I was a little late getting to the Michipicoten Bay Lookout on the Harbour Road. Maybe 5 minutes earlier and ...

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