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ROUSSAIN, Randal ‘Randy’ James

February 19, 1947 – July 1, 2013 The family regretfully announces that Randy passed away at Meaford Hospital on Monday, July 1, 2013 at the age of 66. Randy is remembered as the beloved husband of Gisèle (née Leclerc) Roussain and as a much- loved father by their children Marie (James) Leduc of Woodstock; Christopher (Dina) Roussain of Burlington; Anne ...

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Wawa Pioneers – Ursula Wilmot Hechler

Jun 8, 2013 @ 11:57 After eight days at sea, traveling from Germany to Canada, our ship the “Beaverbrae” docked in Quebec City on October 29, 1948 – my birthday. My mother Ida, sister Inga and I were taken to a railway station where we boarded a train heading West. We were on our way to Thunder Bay (Port Arthur) ...

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Rentech Aquires Weyerhaeuser Mill

At 7 a.m. this morning, Rentech announced the acquisition of Georgia-based Fulghum Fibres, Inc. (Fulghum Fibres) and the acquisition of two facilities (for conversion to the production of wood pellets in Ontario, Canada, along with contracts for the sale and transport of more than four million metric tons of wood pellets over ten years. “Rentech has exclusive rights to acquire, at a ...

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Cross Country Skiing in Wawa

Mar 6, 2013 @ 08:00 Some people make New Year’s resolutions… I make springtime resolutions to go and buy a pair of cross-country skis. Every year I look at people leaving from the airport, going down the trails (that I’ve walked in the summer), having great fun. Every year I don’t… So this year, I heard that a friend was ...

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Thursday’s Sunset & Ice

  The sunset from town looked gorgeous, but with the sun setting fast there wouldn’t be enough time to go down to Government Dock before the light was gone. Instead we headed to photograph over the Magpie Valley. At the Goose, the sun was setting in the wrong position, so we continued on. Travelling over the Magpie Bridge on Highway ...

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Yesterday’s Storm

This all began early Thursday morning with a thunderstorm wth sideways rain. The photograph below was taken, at 9:30 a.m. You can see the rain beating on the roofs of the cars and the street. The rain continued off and on all morning, until the word was out – there was at least a foot of water on Highway 101 ...

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Wawa Will Need New CAO/Clerk/Treasurer

Published on: Oct 24, 2012 Wawa will be looking for a new CAO/Clerk/Treasurer. In a press release dated October 23rd, the Council of the Township of Muskoka Lakes stated: The Council of the Township of Muskoka Lakes is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher David Wray to the position of Chief Administrative Officer for the Township. Wray brings to ...

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Glenn Gould Unveilled

Oct 3, 2012 @ 07:48   On Saturday evening, Johanna Rowe and Toni Rutland, assisted by Mayor Linda Nowicki unveiled the lastest Heritage Door. Another beautiful door, painted by Heather Sinnot; this one features Canada’s most famous pianist, Glenn Gould. Why a Heritage Door? Glenn Gould? Glenn began to play piano at the age of three, reading music before he ...

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Come & Discover Glenn Gould’’s Wawa During Canada’’s Culture Days

Sep 21, 2012 @ 06:23 On Saturday, September 29th, Wawa will be participating in the celebration of Culture Days across Canada by recognizing a fascinating Canadian in our own backyard. In the words of Glenn Gould, “Wawa is an extraordinary place”. Even though he has been gone for 30 years, this iconic Canadian pianist has an incredible international following. Scholars, ...

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NSA – Dinner & House Concert to Feature Zachary Lucky & Carly Maicher

Sep 20, 2012 @ 12:00   This Sunday, Zachary Lucky and Carly Maicher will be performing at Rock Island at a Dinner and House Concert. From his website: Lucky’s music is a fresh take on traditional folk; a melodic and usually acoustic affair, with an accent on storytelling and a sparse, folky atmosphere. This all combines to create an often minimal ...

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Did you know Wawa’’s Glenn Gould?

Jul 27, 2012 @ 06:28 Glenn Gould, the iconic Canadian and internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso, favoured the Northern Ontario town of Wawa as his soul’’s retreat. During Ontario Culture Days (September 28 – October 1), Wawa is celebrating Glenn Gould and the 80th anniversary of his birth and the 50th anniversary of his death.   There was an oddity, a mystique, about ...

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Smile Cookies Raise $2,084 for Alzheimer Society of Algoma – Wawa Branch

  Last Thursday morning, Perry Kauk, Manager of Tim Hortons – Wawa and his staff presented Ms. Christy Reid, First Link Coordinator for North Algoma with a BIG cheque for $2,084. This is an annual campaign run by Tim Hortons, with each local franchise deciding on the charity to benefit. A smile cookie sold for $1, meaning that 2,84 cookies ...

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Zachary Lucky & Jordan Kuntz to Play Rock Island Tonight!

Aug 11, 2011 @ 12:15 Playing tonight are two talented artists, Zachary Lucky and Jordan Kurtz (Fisticuffs). Zachary Lucky, a prairie folk artist based out of Saskatoon, is back for a repeat performance, he played Rock Island last August. Jordan Kurtz (aka Fisticuffs) is an award winning singer/songwriter also Saskatoon. His bio says that he’s “been called “Post-Folk,” “Garage-Folk,” and ...

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DERASP, Norman Rheal ‘Norm’

1958 – 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Norman Rheal Derasp at his home on August 1, 2011 at the age of 53 years. Norman was born in Wawa, Ontario on May 13, 1958 to parents Rita and Arcade Derasp. He had a passion for music, fishing, camping and spending time ...

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