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RT Minerals files NI 43-101 Technical Report for Ballard Lake

May 24, 2017 @ 13:38 RT Minerals Corp. announces that the Company has filed a NI 43-101 Technical Report on SEDAR for the Ballard Lake diamond and gold property (the “Property”), which is 100% owned and subject to a 2% retained royalty.   The Ballard Lake property is located approximately 50 kilometres northeast of Wawa, Ontario, Canada, within the Michipicoten ...

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OPP & MTO – Construction Season is underway

May 24, 2017 @ 10:59   This year the MTO is reporting in excess of 200 construction projects in Ontario. These projects consist of highway expansions, bridge replacements and road maintenance which may result in road closures, reduced lanes, lane realignments and reduced speed limits. When travelling, drivers should be prepared to possible delays in construction zones. Speeds are reduced in ...

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Wawa’s first ever Environmental Appreciation Day!

May 24, 2017 @ 10:46   On Tuesday, May 15th the first annual Wawa Environmental Appreciation Day was held. Mayor Ron Rody presented a surprised Karin Grundt with the inaugural Environmental Appreciation Award for her outstanding work as a garbologist and her tireless advocacy and educating people about littering.   Karin began picking up the garbage along the highway in ...

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Wawa receives $403,977 in Federal & Provincial Funding for Water projects

The Federal and Provincial Governments announced over $13.6 million in federal funding for 221 water and wastewater projects in 86 communities across Ontario. This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario under the Canada-Ontario Clean Water & Wastewater Fund (CWWF) agreement. The 221 projects across Ontario that have been approved for federal funding amounts to $19,219,318. 34 projects were announced this ...

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Between the Covers – May 24

New books – New on the seven day fiction shelf this week:  “16th Seduction” by James Patterson, “Ominous” by Lisa Jackson, “Golden prey” by John Sandford, & “No easy target” by Iris Johansen.   Afterschool Programs – Afterschool programs are Tuesday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Come on down to the Wawa Public Library and join in the afterschool ...

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Wednesday Morning News – May 24

Weather – Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers with a high 15 today. News Tidbits – A call centre in Sudbury is using credit checks as part of their hiring process. Apparently, this would help protect their clients from poor employees. Wouldn’t an employee with debt, be more vested in retaining their job? Terrace Bay is having some excitement ...

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News from the Park – Aboriginal Youth in Care, Healthcare & Hydro Rates

May 23, 2017 @ 08:06 Few would argue the notion that Ontario has been blessed with an abundance of priceless resources. We enjoy access to a vast number of beautiful lakes and the fresh water of the Great Lakes, valuable mineral and ore deposits, fertile agricultural land and many thousands of square kilometres of trees. But without any doubt I ...

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Tuesday Morning News – May 23rd

May 23, 2017 @ 07:35 Weather – Cool, damp and foggy. From Schreiber to Sault Ste. Marie, Environment Canada has issued a Fog Advisory, ” Near zero visibility in fog is expected or occurring. Cool moist air off of Lake Superior will produce widespread fog this morning over areas along the north and eastern shorelines of Lake Superior. It should ...

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Des élèves de Wawa se surpassent au Tournoi provincial de tir à l’arc

May 22, 2017 @ 08:05   Le 17 mai, Taylor Vernier et Dylan Germain de l’école secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) ont participé au tournoi provincial de tir à l’arc dans la catégorie «Male Compound Unlimited Class» tenu à Richmond Hill. Ils étaient accompagnés de M. Philippe Lacroix, enseignant. Taylor Vernier a accumulé 265 points sur 300 au premier tour et 268 ...

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Wawa Entertainment Series to Host Spring Fling 2017!

The Wawa Entertainment Series (WES) will be hosting this year’s Spring Fling as a fundraiser for the much anticipated 4th Annual Wawa Music Festival to be held this Canada Day Weekend!   WES Acting Chair Matt Larrett explains, “Over the years Spring Fling has enjoyed a proud heritage in our community of showcasing local musicians, artisans, dancers, orators, and dramatists, ...

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‘Think before you Toss!’

After cleaning Highway 17 south to the Soo, we took a little break from the freezing, merciless wind. I could feel the chill for days. This gave me time to count beer cans, organize and reflect.   Drinking and driving is sadly, still in full swing.   People, what is wrong with you!!!   On that short stretch of Highway ...

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Saturday Morning News – May 20th

Weather – Bright and sunny this morning with Watson’s flying early. It is expected to be mainly sunny this morning with increasing cloudiness this afternoon. The wind will change to the east and be light. A high of 15C is expected. Rain is expected after midnight, with winds gusting to 40km from the east. Now that Pickerel Season is open, ...

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Marathon OPP Investigate Early Morning Collision

On Friday, May 19, 2017, at approximately 7:00 a.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a vehicle collision west of Marathon at Highway 17, Township of Coldwell. A westbound vehicle collided with the rear trailer wheels of an eastbound tractor trailer. Emergency services including the Marathon Fire Department (MFD) and Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ...

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Victoria Day Weekend – Drive Safe!

May 19, 2017 @ 09:51   With the Victoria Day holiday and good weather ahead members of the Kenora OPP detachment encourage drivers to stay alert and make wise choices while traveling. With increased patrols, drivers should know that OPP officers will be diligent about targeting aggressive driving, impaired driving, seatbelt compliance and distracted driving. Drive safe – aggressive driving ...

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