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What Happened at council? – February 21st

Last night Council held three meetings; Special Council Meeting, Corporate Planning & Policy Manual Committee Meeting, and an In Camera Meeting. During the Corporate Planning & Policy Manual Committee Meeting, At the Special Council Meeting, council accepted the staff report of Alex Patterson giving his analysis and reccomendations on replacing our aged ice resurfacer. The Municipality of Wawa has decided ...

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Liberals vote against ending winter disconnections

Feb 21, 2017 @ 13:14 Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals had a chance Tuesday to join with the NDP and end the practice of disconnecting hydro in the winter – but voted against it.   “Last year 60,000 households had their hydro cut off,” said NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, who tabled the motion on Tuesday morning, the Legislative Assembly’s first day ...

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Highway 17 Closure Strands Residents of Dubreuilville Yet Again

Feb 21, 2017 @ 13:10 The highway closure at Northern Lights Ford this morning has once again stranded residents of Dubreuilville. With Highway 17 closed from Wawa to White River, there is no way for residents of Dubreuilville to leave. By default, Highway 519 is closed whenever Highway 17 from Wawa to White River is closed. Most times that makes ...

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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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