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SE OPP Wawa – Hikers Located Safely

On June 21, 2020, at approximately 9:20 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Northeast Region OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) responded to a missing person report near Agawa Bay in Lake Superior Provincial Park. Two individuals began hiking from the Frater Road in Lake Superior Provincial Park. After several hours, the ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Man Charged after Neighbour Dispute

On June 20, 2020, at approximately 11:05 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a neighbour dispute on Mill Road in Chapleau. As a result of the investigation, Gille BOUCHARD, 61 years-of-age, from Chapleau, was arrested and charged with the following: Assault, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC), Uttering ...

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Significant Rainfall Expected (South and Northeast of Wawa)

  Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for significant rainfall (grey areas are affected – red is a heat warning). Rain is expected to begin today over areas to the east of Lake Superior and spread to the east and northeast tonight. Significant rainfall in amounts of 30 to 40 mm is possible, continuing through Tuesday. There is ...

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Rotary Club continues Good Work for Wawa

The Rotary Club of Wawa continues to meet and do good work for the community of Wawa. Last week two donations were made to two community organizations. The first donation was to the Wawa Community Food Bank,  Volunteers Margaret Chapman and Jackie Blanchette received the check from Rotarian Russell Reid. This donation will allow the Wawa Community Food Bank to  ...

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Morning News Tidbits – June 22

Weather – Showers. Fog patches near Lake Superior early this morning. High 18. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight – Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Marine Forecast – Wind southeast 10 knots becoming light near noon then becoming north 10 near midnight. Wind increasing to north 15 Tuesday morning then backing to northwest 15 near noon ...

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Invasive Species Centre receives funding to support ongoing research

The Ontario Government has announced funding of $850,000 for the Invasive Species Centre supporting ongoing research into  the prevention, early detection, control and eradication of invasive species across the province. Since 2011, the Invasive Species Centre, based in Sault Ste. Marie has collaborated with government, academic, industry and Indigenous communities and organizations to play a significant role in research, response ...

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June is Seniors Month.  Stay Safe, Stay in Touch!

The Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat declares June is Seniors Month with the theme; “Stay safe, Stay in Touch”.  “It is a time when we recognize the contributions that older adults have made in communities across our province”. Given the current circumstances, they are focusing on engaging and bringing seniors together virtually, rather than in person. There are many ways to connect ...

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Morning News Tidbits – June 21

Weather – Showers ending late this morning then cloudy. Fog patches near Lake Superior. High 18. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Fog patches near Lake Superior. Low 10. Marine Forecast – Wind light becoming northwest 15 knots early this morning then diminishing to southeast 10 near noon. Wind increasing to southeast 15 early this evening then diminishing ...

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Morning News Tidbits – June 20

Weather – Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. Fog patches near Lake Superior. High 20. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – Periods of rain with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches near Lake Superior. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Low 16. Marine Forecast – Wind light becoming northeast 10 knots this ...

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Wawa 4 burns close to Dubreuilville

Wawa 4 is noted as having been started Jun 19, 2020 7:15 PM. At the time of this report it is burning at 4 hectares, about 5 kilometres east of Dubreuilville, The smoke is visible from the community. The MNR has resources already deployed to fight the fire. A helicopter and water bomber have been observed at work. There was ...

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The Moose are Out!

  The moose are out in full force. In what appears to be record numbers, many residents have reported to Wawa news that the moose are out and about, taking refuge from the flies by standing near the highway. There may be more of a breeze standing just out of the treeline, ditches, and sometimes even in the middle of ...

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Outstanding student leaves in his mark at ÉS Saint-Joseph

  Nicolas Lafrenière, a grade 12 student at École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa), is a true role model for his peers. Hardworking, cooperative, flexible, reliable and very responsible, Nicolas is respected by all. Admired for his remarkable sense of organization, Nicolas is willing to invest the time, effort and energy that is required to carry out all the projects he undertakes. ...

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Un élève de l’ÉS Saint-Joseph se démarque par son leadership et engagement

  Nicolas Lafrenière, élève de 12e année à l’école secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa), est un véritable modèle pour ses pairs. Assidu, coopératif, flexible, fiable et très responsable, Nicolas est respecté par tous. Son sens de l’organisation est impeccable et il n’a pas peur d’investir le temps, les efforts et les énergies nécessaires afin de mener à bien tous les projets qu’il ...

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Heat Warnings Continue

Heat Warning in effect for: Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake Fraserdale – Pledger Lake Kapuskasing – Hearst – Smooth Rock Falls Little Abitibi – Kesagami Lake Fort Albany Moosonee The heat event is expected to continue through tonight. A hot airmass will bring temperatures near or above 30 degrees today with minimum temperatures near 18 degrees tonight. Cooler air will be ...

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