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Snowfall Warning Lake Superior Park and eastward

10:58 PM EST Monday 06 February 2017 Snowfall warning in effect for: Agawa – Lake Superior Park Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay Significant snowfall expected Tuesday. Snow, at times heavy, will start over regions east of Lake Superior Tuesday morning, and then spread to regions near the Quebec border by ...

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Hockey Night in Wawa

Feb 4, 2017 @ 11:48   Wednesday night, the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre was packed with hockey fans of all ages. First stop when you entered was either the ticket table or souvenir table where Mr. Gretzky was signing autograph after autograph, and even posing for photographs. He even asked each person if there was anyone else in the family ...

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Happy 67th Birthday Sir James Dunn Public School

  History – a word which refers to a record of past events and times. History – a word that has so much meaning to the many staff and students that have walked through the doors of Sir James Dunn Public School in Wawa. Sir James Dunn Public School was first opened in February of 1950. Back then, it was ...

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Why is Manuela walking 110km with Joe?

Sgt. Manuela Byrnes has been challenged to walk 110 kilometres with Joe Roberts! She is asking the community of Wawa to donate new socks. Her goal is to not only walk the 110 kilometres with Joe, but to collect a pair of socks for each kilometre walked. Your donation of new socks can be dropped off at the Michipicoten Memorial ...

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Greyhound – Any Responsibility for Stranded Passengers?

Jan 25, 2017   On December 14th, 2016, a Greyhound bus from Vancouver, making its way along Highway 17, was stopped dead in Wawa. Highway 17 from Wawa to Batchawana had been closed at 2:43 a.m. due to whiteout conditions. The radar image from Montreal River shows the intensity of the storm that morning. With the highway closure, passengers disembarked ...

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Viking Voices – Back to School

Jan 23, 2017 @ 07:55 Staff and students at Michipicoten High School are back in the swing of things in 2017. The Winter Break started off with a talent show and luncheon for students and parents. We have many talented students in our school, including pianists, diablo masters, comedic grade 9s and our very own version of ‘JibJab’ featuring the ...

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DUGUAY, Denis

Passed away peacefully at the Manitouwadge General Hospital with his son by his side on Thursday, January 12, 2016, at the age of 65 years. Loving father of Derek and René Duguay. Proud grandfather of Zachary and Damon. Dear son of Rita and the late Raymond Duguay. Dear brother of Clovis (Michelle), Edward, Germaine and Noella (Allan). At Denis’ request, ...

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DUBREUIL, Marcel (Bilingual)

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Lady Dunn Health Centre, Wawa on Wednesday January 11, 2017 at the age of 89 years. Beloved husband of Yolande Dubreuil of 66 years. Loving father of Marielle Bélanger (Luc), Francine Dubreuil (James), Mario Dubreuil (Nicole Bourgouin) and Joanne Dubreuil. Loving and supportive grandfather of Richard (Whitney), Francis (Carrie), ...

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Tuesday Morning News – February 7th

Weather – Cloudy with snow beginning early this morning, amounts of 5 to 10 cm. High of -10 with windchill of -25 this morning. Roads – From Sault Ste. Marie to Montreal River, Highway 17 is bare and wet with partly snow covered sections. From Montreal River to Wawa the road is bare and wet. From Wawa to the Paint ...

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Strongman Challenge Dubreuilville a annoncé la modification de la date

Jan 4, 2017 Le comité du Strongman Challenge Dubreuilville a annoncé la modification de la date de l’événement aux 28, 29 et 30 juillet 2017. Le comité du Strongman Challenge Dubreuilville est fier d’avoir finalisé et conclu un contrat de trois ans avec le Circuit Canadien. Cela place le Strongman Challenge Dubreuilville comme une compétition officielle dans le cumulatif annuel ...

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Wawa Goose Monument will be Replaced

  Everyone is very excited by the announcement yesterday by FEDNOR that the Government of Canada will be supporting the ‘repair’ of our beloved goose with their investment of $100,000. Unfortunately, the Wawa Goose is beyond repair and will be replaced. Research Casting International was selected, and the new goose will be installed in 2017, in time for Canada Day 2017, ...

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Take a Cookie Walk today!

  The ‘Ladies’ are playing Christmas Carols and the cookies are ready! Cookies are available for $6/dozen. A lady will take a stroll and you can pick your choice… until all cookies are gone. There is no limit so you can get all the cookies you can eat!

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Ice begins to form on Wawa Lake

Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:13 With the very cold temperatures of the past couple of days, ice has begun to form on Wawa Lake. Yesterday afternoon, two patches of open water could be seen from the Drill Rig. One just off Blueberry Point, and the other on the east by Mackey Point. Several years ago, Andy Stevens shared information showing ...

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Hope Air celebrates 30 Years of Flights

  It is said that we are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps “six degrees of separation”. That tenuous type of connection led to this article. When the Nipigon River Bridge failed, Wawa-news covered the ...

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Interesting Presentations to Rebuild Wawa Goose Monument

Aug 31, 2016 @ 15:39 At last night’s Council Meeting, Council and members of the public were able to meet the three parties who have expressed an interest in building Wawa a new Wawa Goose Monument. A Wawa Goose Monument has been perched over the Magpie Valley and Highway 17 since 1963, 53 years ago. The first goose of plaster ...

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