Local News

SE OPP Wawa lay charges in Devin Collin Homicide

On June 29, 2019, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call of found human remains along Highway 17, south of the Michipicoten River Bridge, in Rabazo Township. The remains were subsequently identified as Devin COLLIN, a 32-year-old, from Sudbury, Ontario, who had been reported missing on June 17, 2019. The investigation ...

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Roof Repairs begin on Town Hall

  A huge crane was observed behind the Municipal Town Hall this morning lifting materials to the roof.   Council received the report CS 2019-15 – Town Hall Roof Replacement at the Corporate Planning Meeting of August 13th, accepted it the same night at the Regular Council Meeting. Council awarded the quotation to Dynamic Roofing (SSM) for the Town Hall ...

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Birth – Calum Steven Paul Knee

Dustan Knee and Rebecca Lebel are thrilled to announce the arrival of their son Calum Steven Paul Knee born on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 12:34 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 9oz., and 19.5 inches long. Proud Grandparents: Papa Paul Knee, Grandma Lynn Young, Grandma Doris Lebel, Memere Gisele Lyons and Papa Steve up in heaven. Excited Great Grandparents: Judy Knee, ...

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World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is a global social issue, impacting incredible amounts of people and communities throughout the world. Over 4,000 Canadians die by suicide each year, and 800,000 worldwide. That is someone every 40 seconds. It is a devastating reality that countless people are affected by daily. World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10. The theme “Working Together to Prevent Suicide” continues ...

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Tuesday Morning News – September 10

Weather – Periods of rain changing to periods of drizzle this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm. Wind becoming east 20 km/h this morning. High 15. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – showers ending near midnight then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 10. News Tidbits – Visible from the International Bridge in the Soo, construction is well ...

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SE OPP Hornepayne – Traffic Stop results in drug charges

On September 6, 2019, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 631 in Beaton Township, Ontario. At approximately 9:20 a.m., officers observed a northbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle was found to be wanted and was placed ...

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2nd Annual Corn Roast

    The 2nd Annual Free Corn Roast was held this past weekend at the Hawk Junction Community Centre. Organizer Mike Paquette said that he believed 100 or so people came out to enjoy the festivities. There were kids games, face painting, pumpkin ring toss, and even cotton candy. For the adults, they got to watch the kids play, enjoyed ...

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Ladies Night Golf – September 4

63 Golfers 1st Flight Winner – Toni Rutland, Guylaine Domich, Charlee Simon  39 2nd Flight Winner – Chantel Cousineau, Colette DeChamplain, Veronique Rouleau 46 3rd Flight Winner – Linda Guindon, Paula Valois, Louise Moran  47 4th Flight Winner – Kathy Turyk, Karen Tait, Wendy Bonitzke 50 5th Flight Winner – Cheryl Tremblay, Sandra Case   54 Special Event Winners and Draws ...

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Kids ARE returning to schools with fewer resources and less support

For the life of me, I wasn’t able at first why I was hearing people singing or humming and even two or three bopping to the tune of the Happy Days show theme. You know the one with starring Richie Cunningham, the Fonz and all the others from Milwaukee. I mean, it’s not exactly on the TV show ratings radar anymore. ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – September 8

There was one active fire in the region by mid-afternoon on September 8. Algonquin Park 28 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare. The fire is located near Frank Lake in the southern portion of the park. The forest fire hazard is low to moderate across the region. For up to date forest fire hazard conditions in your area, ...

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Monday Morning News – September 9

Weather – Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 17. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – increasing cloudiness. Periods of rain beginning after midnight. Low 10. News Tidbits – Wawa News has confirmed with the OPP Communications Centre in North Bay that there may be some minor traffic delays today where the cattle truck caught fire yesterday as ...

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Hwy 17 – Open (Wawa to Alona Bay) – may be traffic delays

Sep 9, 2019 @ 07:22 – Wawa News has confirmed with the OPP Communications Centre in North Bay that there may be some minor traffic delays today where the cattle truck caught fire yesterday as the transport is removed today. One lane is expected to remain open, allowing for alternating flow of traffic through that area. Be aware of traffic ...

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BERGERON, Alain

Passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019, at the age of 36 years. Loving father of Sebastien and Jeremy. Cherished son of Luc and Edith Bergeron. Beloved brother Denis (Guylaine Morin), Isabelle Perreault (Daniel) and Julie Boucher (Joël). Grandson of Francois Xavier Bouchard (feue Rachel Côté) and Florence Thibodeau (feu Gérard Bergeron). He will be remembered by his many aunts, ...

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Frost Advisory

Environment Canada is warning that a frost advisory is in effect in an area stretching from Pukaskwa Park to Lake Superior Park, and areas as shown in the map to the right. Temperatures are expected to fall to near zero degrees tonight into Monday morning. One should cover up tender plants as the frost may damage them.

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GoFundMe Launched “Help Keep This Family Together”

Dear Family, Friends and Neighbours, The people of this community have come together time and time again in many difficult circumstances and I am asking for your kindness and generosity to help another one of our Wawa families. Phyllis, Dan and Jessica Dwyer have been fighting the battle against cancer together and it has been a long, difficult road. Phyllis ...

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