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Have you seen Sabrina?

Please keep an eye out for Sabrina in the Regina Crescent area. Sabrina is very friendly! If you see her call Lorraine Keith Killins 705-856-4911 or 705-852-1091. There is a Reward!

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HOPKINS, S. Kelly

June 2, 1949 – May 12, 2017 Gone for his final scooter ride to meet the Great Architect, we regret to announce the sudden passing of S. Kelly Hopkins at his home in Desbarats, ON on May 12, 2017 in his 67th year.  Leaving to mourn his passing are his wife of 40 years Marlee (nee Wright), children Tammy (Ross MacLean) of ...

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Monday Morning News – May 15

May 15, 2017 @ 07:36 Weather – Mainly sunny today with a high of 18C, except 14 along the lakeshore. Increasing cloudiness through the day, with 40% chance of showers overnight. Low 8. Forest Fires – The Wawa District has had two fires so far this season, one at Katherine Cove, and the second due east of Negwazu Lake (map shows ...

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Saturday Morning News – May 13

May 13, 2017 @ 07:42   Weather – Mainly cloudy. A few showers beginning this afternoon. High 14. News tidbits – Today is the day to go for a drive and enjoy a strawberry tea in Hawk Junction! It was funny to read this morning about the bear in Scarborough. Police there are warning people to secure their garbage and compost ...

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Recall on Really Fantastic Meat from Superior Home Bakery & Deli

  Algoma Public Health is recalling Superior Home Bakery & Deli’s Really Fantastic Meat products. Control processes were not in place at the time of production allowing excess water in the product, which under certain circumstances could support the growth of Clostridium Botulinum and pose a health risk to consumers. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. The products were prepared and ...

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Composting Workshop – Great Success!

May 12, 2017 @ 10:50 Last night The EDC of Wawa held a Composting Workshop. Over 27 people attended this event, and learned the basics of composting. Not only does composting create healthier growing material for your gardening efforts, it reduces the amount of garbage going to the landfill, reduces fertilizer usage and lessens water consumption, and eventually saves you money. ...

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Wawa Celebrates Nurses Week 2017

May 12, 2017 @ 10:29   Every year the nurses of Wawa gather for a celebratory dinner. This year’s dinner was held at the Legion Hall, where the nurses enjoyed a tasty dinner, laced with reminiscing. On display were several montages of nursing history in Hawk Junction and Wawa. Of particular interest was the Charge Nurse Board from the Red ...

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Repatriation underway for Kashechewan evacuees

  The evacuees from Kashechewan have begun to return home. The evacuation began Sunday, April 16th with Kapuskasing being the first host community. Wawa declared a state of emergency on Sunday, and received evacuees on Tuesday, April 18th. In all, it was expected that 450 to 500 vulnerable residents would be evacuated as a precautionary measure.     In what ...

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Friday Morning News – May 12

Weather – The skies are clear right now, but Environment Canada says that today will be mainly cloudy with a 60% chance of showers. High 14 is expected. Roads – Construction continues… but it looks like the lane closure at Orphan Lake has been lifted. Hopefully the highway has been paved where they replaced the culvert. Forest Fires – As ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Traffic Stop results in Drug Charges for SSM Male

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at approximately 4:15 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment had occasion to stop a motor vehicle on Highway 129 in the Township of Nimitz District of Sudbury for a traffic violation. Investigation revealed a quantity of Cannabis Marihuana.   As a result Dustin HOLLINGS (41) of Sault Ste. Marie, ...

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Businesses, Communities and Residents Stranded – fund Ontario’s 1st FN Train: Mask-Wa Oo-Ta Ban

  May 11, 2017 @ 08:41 The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) is demanding no more second-class treatment by Transport Canada, requesting that they fund the operation of a full-service Algoma Passenger Train under Missanabie Cree First Nation. CAPT is looking for community support for this project. Government funding of the Missanabie Cree First Nation-run train will contribute to ...

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Thursday Morning News – May 11

May 11, 2017 @ 07:55 Weather – Today we expect a mix of sun and cloud with 40% chance of showers, with a high of 14. Roads – Construction has begun in earnest south of Wawa. If you are heading south remember to give extra time for construction delays. Forest Fire – The MNR is not updating daily. The next ...

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Between the Covers – May 10

  May 11, 2017 @ 07:37 New books – New on the seven-day fiction shelf this week: “The fix” by David Baldacci, “The night the lights went out” by Karen White, “My Italian bulldozer” by Alexander McCall Smith, and “The horse dancer” by Jojo Moyes.   Afterschool Programs – Afterschool programs are Tuesday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Come ...

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2017 Spring By Hand Festival

The 2017 Spring By Hand Festival was held May 5th and 6th with several of the usual suspects, and a few new vendors. This is a long-standing event in the Wawa Community, and one that is considered a herald of spring.

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Northern Credit Union – ‘Small Business Rocks’ wins National Award

May 10, 2017 @ 11:19   The national association for Canada’s credit unions, the Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) has announced the recipients of the 2017 National Credit Union Awards Program at last night’s gala event during the Association’s annual, national conference Halifax, NS last night, May 10. “There’s no doubt that Canada’s credit unions and caisses populaires have always ...

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