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OPP – Watch for Water on Roadways

With the long-awaited warmer weather finally upon us, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding motorists to watch for “standing” or pooling water on the roadways. The combination of increased temperatures and rainfall can cause large pools of water to form on the roadways. Because the ground is still frozen, the water has no place to go. Road crews do ...

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Friday Morning News – March 15

Weather – Periods of rain changing to periods of snow early this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Snowfall amount 2 cm. Wind becoming north 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. Temperature falling to minus 3 this afternoon. Wind chill minus 10 in the afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight- Periods of snow ending near midnight then cloudy ...

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Spring Thaw makes a mess!

  Yesterday, many people could be seen frantically pulling snow off of their roofs in anticipation of the 20 – 30 centimeters of rain that was forecasted to hit Wawa and the area today. The rain did fall overnight and today, and it was quite heavy at times. Today, driveways were the focus for residents as many dug drainways to ...

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Picture of the Day – Mission has water!

Mar 14, 2019 @ 19:20 Well, the beautiful sun has gone, and so has the water over Silver Falls. Yesterday, the tap was turned off. Mar 13, 2019 @ 08:40 The sun was bright yesterday, and puddles were growing everywhere. The most welcome sign of spring though is the flow of water over Silver Falls! Thanks to Eric Rogers who ...

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Rainfall and Fog Advisory

5:08 AM EDT Thursday 14 March 2019 Rainfall warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Significant rainfall, mild temperatures and melting snow, is expected through this evening. Rain, heavy at times, continues across the region early this morning. With temperatures hovering just above the freezing mark, a brief period of freezing rain is possible. However, ...

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Thursday Morning News – March 14

Weather – Rain at times heavy. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Fog becoming fog patches near noon. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 6. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Periods of rain changing to periods of snow before morning. Fog patches dissipating overnight. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Wind south 20 ...

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Not your imagination – Facebook is down for many users UPDATED

  It appears that Facebook’s issues have been resolved. No, it isn’t your imagination nor your device. Facebook and some of the associated apps have been experiencing difficulties since about 3 p.m. According to downdetector.com, Facebook has had problems since noon. Enjoy your evening off of Facebook, it is sure to be back tomorrow.

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Rainfall Warning – 20-30mm expected

11:21 AM EDT Wednesday 13 March 2019 Rainfall warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Significant rainfall, mild temperatures and melting snow, is expected this evening through Thursday evening. Rain, heavy at times, is forecast to begin this evening. With temperatures hovering just above the freezing mark, a brief period of freezing rain is possible. ...

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Time to reduce Plastic Litter and Waste

NDP MPP Ian Arthur, the Official Opposition critic for the Environment and Sustainability, will lay out the details of his comprehensive private member’s bill, which calls on Ontario to ban single-use, throw-away plastics this morning. “Our landfills are piled high with plastic garbage that will take generations to degrade, and our lakes and rivers — and waters around the world ...

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Mild Temperatures & Potential Heavy Rain tonight

5:07 AM EDT Wednesday 13 March 2019 Special weather statement in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Mild temperatures and potentially heavy rain this evening through Thursday night. Rain, heavy at times, is forecast to begin this evening. With temperatures hovering just above the freezing mark, a brief period of freezing rain may occur. However, temperatures ...

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If you pay the fee, they won’t stop phishing!

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) and Ontario’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) are warning Ontario residents to check their emails, phone messages and computer pop-ups. All are tools that criminals can use to extort money and personal information from you. Phishing, ransom and service scams have the same basic goal. Typically, individuals make ...

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Between the Covers – March 13

NEW BOOKS – Our New Books on the 7-Day Shelf this week are: “Her One Mistake” by Heidi Perks; “The Secretary” by Renee Knight; “The Light Over London” by Julia Kelly and “The Hiding Place” by C.J. Tudor. STAFF PICKS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH ARE: “Mary Mary” by James Patterson; “The Stranger” by Harlan Coben; “The Girl who Stopped Swimming”; and ...

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“Phoner” With the Silent Assassin of Symphony X

Mike LePond of Symphony X has been busy during Symphony X’s layoff for the past couple of years, but I wouldn’t have guessed it as he set up our “phoner” interview for 10 am last Sunday morning. Even on holidays, I don’t get up before noon on a Sunday, let alone 10. Anyway, I noticed through social media that the ...

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