Local News

Newly-formed Wawa Pickleball Club starts regular play 

The Wawa Pickleball Club now plays twice a week at Ecole Saint-Joseph, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Pickleball, a fun, recreational court sport that is touted as the fastest growing sport in the world, borrows from badminton, tennis and ping pong to offer an activity that is teen- and senior-friendly, and all the way in between. All ages and abilities welcome. If ...

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Tuesday Morning News – October 1

Weather – Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h near noon. High 16. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight – Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming northeast 20 after midnight. Low plus 3. News Tidbits – Young’s General Store has been recognized again by Lake Superior Magazine. ...

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Hounds Opponents Are Finding It Ruff!

It doesn’t seem to matter how old on paper the Hounds are ; teams coming in to play an “easy” game better think twice. The dogs coming out of the gate this year are not different than years past. Yes, it is early, but the Hounds have not let up from last years run of winning on many more a ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – October 1

There were no new fires discovered by mid-afternoon on September 30. There are no active fires in the Northeast. The fire hazard is mostly low across the region, except for areas near Fort Severn in the Far North, which are showing a moderate hazard. For up to date forest fire hazard conditions in your area, see the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire. ...

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SE OPP seek assistance in suspicious brush fires

During the month of September, 2019, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with members of the Wawa Volunteer Fire Department responded to four suspicious brush fires in Wawa, Ontario. Two fires occurred in wooded areas near Winston Road and two others occurred between Golf Course Road and Highway 17. There are currently no suspects ...

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Celebrate the Night Sky

  Rock Island Lodge hosted a ‘Celebrate the Night Sky’ presentation by Carol Dersch. A full house listened to her presentation about light pollution and the need to preserve dark skies at night. Carol Dersch is retired Lake Superior Provincial Park naturalist who was able to explain the four types of night time pollution: Urban Sky Glow – this is ...

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Monday Morning News – September 30

Weather – Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning this morning. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. High 14. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Periods of rain with risk of a thunderstorm. Temperature rising to 16 by morning.   News Tidbits – the opposition mounts in SSM about the ferrochrome plant. A public forum was held at the Water Tower ...

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Sunday Morning News – September 29

Weather – Mainly cloudy. High 12. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight – mainly cloudy. Periods of rain beginning after midnight. Low 7. News Tidbits – The ice is in for the MMCC. A hockey camp is being held this weekend, with regular scheduled ice for Family Skate, Adult Pickup beginning Monday. The Recreation Staff are saying that there are ...

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Saturday Morning News – September 28

Weather – Mainly sunny. High 13. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight – a few clouds. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Low plus 2. News Tidbits – History was made yesterday throughout Canada with our youth participating in the climate strikes. It is said that over 800,000 participated in Canada and over 7 million people took to the streets for the global ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Break and Enter and Steps to prevent

On September 19, 2019, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a break and enter in Chapleau, Ontario. The unknown suspect entered a residence through and insecure patio door and took some items from a purse that was near the door. Although this was seemingly minor in nature, these types of incidents have potential ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – September 26

There were no new fires discovered by mid-afternoon on September 26. There are no active fires in the Northeast. The fire hazard is mostly low across the region, except for areas near Fort Severn in the Far North, which are showing a moderate hazard. For up to date forest fire hazard conditions in your area, see the interactive fire map at ...

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Friday Morning News – September 27

Weather – Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning early this morning then changing to periods of drizzle this afternoon. Wind becoming south 30 km/h gusting to 50 late this morning. High 13. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Periods of drizzle ending this evening then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 ...

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21st Annual Take Back the Night

Last night was the 21st Annual Take Back the Night hosted by CHADWIC Home. Everyone gathered at the post office where they were blessed with songs from the Four Directions Women’s Drum of Michipicoten First Nation. Paula Valois, Director of CHADWIC Home welcomed everyone and gave acknowledgement to all the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. A number of ‘Red Dress’ ...

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Copper Thieves

On September 24, 2019, members of the Superior East and East Algoma Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to reports of copper wire thefts from two Bell tower sites along Highway 129. Thefts from towers located near Flame Lake and Aubrey Falls occurred during the afternoon hours of September 21, 2019. Approximately $20000 worth of copper was taken from ...

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Mark Kendall Talks Sobriety , Music, and 9 Ball

The date was May 21, 1988 , and I was on Global Travels concert caravan heading to one of my first hard rock shows and little did I know then as a young lad, that many decads later I would be able to speak with my idols of the time. I was lucky enough a few months ago to chat ...

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