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Tuesday Morning News – April 16

Weather – Increasing cloudiness early this morning. 30 percent chance of showers late this morning and this afternoon. High 7. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight – Clearing early this evening. Fog patches developing after midnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 overnight. News Tidbits – It was sad to see the images of ...

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Falcons Dine on Herring Gull

  Last week it was a pair of Bald Eagles on Wawa Lake – this afternoon it was a pair of Peregrine Falcons dining on a Herring Gull. This pair tag teamed and chased a gull to exhaustion before pushing it down to the ice on Wawa Lake to its death. The falcons made short work of the gull, taking ...

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New Direction for First Nation Logging Company

We are pleased to announce that Steven Young was hired as the General Manager of Maygwayyawk Forestry Services (MFS). Steven is a registered professional forester who comes to us with a wealth of management knowledge and business acumen, to provide new direction for MFS. Steven has held a number of progressive roles with the MNR and within industry in Ontario. ...

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Phone System Problems at Municipal Offices

The Municipality of Wawa is currently experiencing technical problems with the telephone system at the Municipal Office located at 40 Broadway Avenue, including the Public Library. Bell Canada is currently working to resolve the issue. The public will be notified through the media when the problem has been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience. This issue has not affected the ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Charge Male for sharing photos without consentT

On April 14, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a domestic dispute in Chapleau, Ontario. As a result of the investigation, a 36-year-old male from Chapleau, Ontario was arrested and charged with the following: Distribute intimate image without consent, contrary to section 162.1(1) of the Criminal Code (CC), ...

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NCU Appoints Richard Adam after Al Suraci Retires

The Board of Directors of Northern Credit Union is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Richard Adam as their next president and CEO. Mr. Adam will assume the responsibilities effective May 15, 2019, taking over for outgoing president and CEO, Mr. Al Suraci. Since joining Northern in 1996, Mr. Adam has served the credit union in the capacity ...

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Leader of the Northern Ontario Party Steps Down

As leader of the Northern Ontario Party for around 4 years I have gained many friends all over Northern Ontario. This has been a completely different experience as I was always someone who preferred to be out of the limelight. In the 4 years we have accomplished a lot. We were able to rebirth then rebrand the party and to ...

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Monday Morning News – April 15

Weather – Sunny. High 7. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – Clear. Increasing cloudiness before morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 5. Wind chill near minus 7. News Tidbits – The Soo Greyhounds were eliminated from the playoffs last night, losing 5-o against the Saginaw Spirit. 696,000 Albertans have cast their ballots in advance polls. Election day ...

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Sunday Morning News – April 14

Weather- Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. High plus 5. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Clearing overnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 9. Wind chill minus 6 in the evening and minus 12 overnight. News Tidbits – There may be traffic delays at Rabbit Lake (south of Wawa) a transport ...

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Thank You From the Wawa Ladies Curling League!

The Wawa Ladies Curling League would like to thank the following individuals and businesses/organizations who contributed to the success of our 67th Annual Ladies Curling Bonspiel which was held on March 29 – 31, 2019: Brookfield Power, Wilderness Helicopters, All Washed Up – Barb Leschishin, Amber’s Day Spa, Avon with Lisa, Canadian Tire, Carole Bouffard, Dawson & Keenan, Gitchegewgaw – ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Charge Chapleau Man with Impaired Driving

On April 10, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an anonymous traffic complaint regarding a possible impaired driver operating a pickup truck within the Town of Chapleau, Ontario. Police located the vehicle on King Street and performed a traffic stop. Upon speaking with the driver, the odour ...

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Saturday Morning News – April 13

Weather – Flurries. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light late this afternoon. High zero. Wind chill minus 8 in the morning. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Flurries ending this evening then clearing. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 9. Wind chill minus 5 in the evening and minus 12 overnight.

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Winter Driving not over yet

Despite it being well into the month of April, we are currently in the midst of a storm that has brought mixed precipitation to much of our area. The Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public to keep a close eye on road conditions as they travel, and drive accordingly. Give yourself a ...

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It takes a village to raise a child

All of us have heard the phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child,” many times. Some attribute the origin to the Igbo and Yoruba tribes in Africa, while others say it was passed down through North American Indigenous teachings. No matter what the origin, few would argue with the statement. Those of us who have children can readily ...

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Wawa Goose Bar & Grill to Open Soon

One of Wawa’s favourite dining spots at the Wawa Motor has been closed for extensive and mysterious renovations for the past 6 months or so. The Fireside Dining Room has been closed and dining shifted over to the bar side during the renovations.   On Wednesday a new sign went up on the roof, and a sign in the windown ...

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