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THIBODEAU, Solange

Passed away unexpectedly at her home in Dubreuilville on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Beloved wife of Andre Thibodeau for 51 years. Cherished and loving mother of Sylvie Boileau (Richard), Nathalie Beaulieu and Mario Thibodeau (Julie). Dedicated and loving grandmother of Patrice, Josée (Chris), Sophie and Vanessa. Proud great grandmother of Lily. Dear sister of Reginald and late Beatrice (late Claude). ...

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Police ask for assistance in Hwy 17 Fatal Collision

On May 25, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., members of the Superior East Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 just south of the Town of White River, Ontario. The collision occurred between a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and a pedestrian. The pedestrian is deceased as a result of the collision. A Technical Collision Investigator (TCI) ...

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Fatal Collision between Commercial Motor Vehicle and pedestrian closes highway

At 10 a.m. Superior East OPP issued a media release. This morning, at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 just south of White River, Ontario. Community Safety/Media Relations Officer PC Trevor Tremblay stated “The collision occurred between a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and a pedestrian. The pedestrian is deceased as a result of the ...

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Hwy 17 Wawa to Dubreuilville is Closed

Details are sketchy but Highway 17 between Wawa and White River is closed. Wawa-news has called the North Bay Communications Centre and we are waiting on a press release. Their media person is now in the office and writing it, no other information is available at this time. According to Ontario511 the highway was closed at 3:39 a.m.  

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Hwy 17 closed at Agawa Hill

Highway 17 is closed at this time at the Agawa Hill. Wawa-news is stuck on the south side of the closure and there is no information available on the Ontario511 website. Wawa-news photographer Marcus Grundt has gone for a stroll up the hill to investigate.

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Northeast Fire Region Update – May 23

As of the early evening of May 23, there are no active wildland fires in the region. The fire hazard is low across the region, except for parts of the Far North which are showing a moderate hazard. Crews deployed to assist with flood response There are 17 members of the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services team currently deployed ...

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NORPRO Expands acquiring Unique Data Solutions and Lucidia Technologies

NORPRO Company is pleased to announce that it has acquired Unique Data Solutions & Lucidia Technologies, and that their services are now being provided under the NORPRO Company brand. “NORPRO started as a security and investigations firm, and we still specialize in those areas, but our clients began looking to us to solve other business problems for them, as well, ...

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Nettoyage du terrain de soccer

Les élèves de la 1re année à l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa), avec l’appui de leur enseignant M. Brandon Vachon-Case, ont nettoyé le terrain de soccer la semaine dernière. Les élèves de la 7e et 8e année ont ensuite nettoyé le sable. Quelle belle initiative pour assurer la beauté de la cour d’école et prendre soin de l’environnement.

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Spring cleaning at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa)

Grade 1 students at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa), with the help of their teacher Mr. Brandon Vachon-Case, cleaned the school’s soccer field last week. The grade 7 and 8 students then proceeded to clean off all the sand on the field. The students did a great job maintaining their wonderful schoolyard while also taking care of the environment.

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Thursday Morning News – May 23

Weather – Showers. Risk of thunderstorms early this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 12. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight – Showers ending this evening then cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Clearing before morning. Low 6. News Tidbits – Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, announced $25,000 for the Municipality of Wawa to build ...

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SE OPP – Kitchener Male charged with 21 Criminal Charges after traffic stop

On May 19, 2019, at approximately 9:50 a.m., a member of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 17 in Dambrossio Township, Ontario. The officer observed a southbound sport utility vehicle (SUV) travelling at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop. Further investigation revealed that the driver of the ...

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Indigenous communities shut out from providing meaningful input into new curriculum

Sol Mamakwa, Ontario NDP critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, said it’s shameful for the Ford Conservatives to rewrite the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit studies curriculum without adequately consulting Indigenous communities; and wrong for Doug Ford to make Indigenous education an optional elective.   On Tuesday, the Ford Conservatives announced the new curriculum for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update

As of the early evening of May 22, there are no active wildland fires in the region. The fire hazard is low to moderate across the region, except for parts of the Far North which are showing a high hazard. Crews deployed to assist with flood response There are 17 members of the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services team ...

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For the Health of It- Week 4

It’s hard to believe we are in the final week of the challenge. This week features the Poker Walk! The rules are below. Congrats to our winners from week 3: Paul Lesperance, Mary Lesperance, Jessica Aasmae, Rachel Robinson, Yes I Can, and Kathy Culhane. The challenges for week 4 are: Physical Activity: How many steps did you get each day this week? ...

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From the Branch – May 22

Elections have been held and the Executives of the Branch & Ladies Auxiliary have been determined. Branch – 2019 – 2021: President Mary Anne Pearson, Past President – Larry Harvey, 1st Vice President – Eric Mitrikas, 2nd Vice President – Dave Page Executive Committee: Noreen Fellinger, Barb Leschishin, Jeanette Pike, Sam Rowe, Doris Zagar Ladies Auxiliary 2019 – 2020: President – Pat Harron, 1stVice President – ...

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