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RALPH, Thomas Joseph (T.J)

Thomas Joseph “T.J” Ralph passed away peacefully at the Sault Area Hospital on December 31st, 2018 at the age of 80. T.J was the adoring husband of the late Tracy Hulin. Father to Joey Ralph (Brooke), Tim Ralph (Cindy) and Rachelle Clark (Jay). T.J was the son of the late Thomas Joseph (Red) and late Elizabeth Mason Ralph. He was ...

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Winter Storm Warning Continues

11:30 AM EST Sunday 06 January 2019 Winter storm warning in effect for: White River – Dubreuilville Wawa – Pukaskwa Park Marathon – Schreiber Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.   Winter storm watch in effect for: Agawa – Lake Superior Park ...

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EC – Winter Storm Possible on Monday

3:54 PM EST Saturday 05 January 2019 Special weather statement in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville A winter storm is possible Monday. A developing low pressure system is expected to track over Northern Ontario on Monday. Snow with this system will begin over the area Monday morning and will continue for much of the day ...

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Saturday Morning News – January 5

Weather – Periods of snow with risk of freezing drizzle. Amount 5 cm. High zero. Tonight – Periods of light snow ending after midnight then clearing. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 15. Wind chill minus 7 in the evening and minus 21 overnight. There are no road closures at this time. News Tidbits – It was sad to ...

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Remembering our Friend, Eddy Lefrançois, ALS Canada Ambassador

  From ALS Canada We are heartbroken to share with you that Eddy Lefrançois, ALS Canada Ambassador, passed away earlier today – a tremendous loss for the ALS community of a champion, advocate and friend. Diagnosed with ALS in 1992 with a prognosis of three to five years to live, Eddy became a force within the ALS community, showing the ...

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SE OPP White River – Seize Cannabis during traffic stops

On Saturday, December 29, 2018, at approximately 12:40 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Detachment performed a traffic stop on Highway 17 in White River Township. While speaking to the driver, an odour of cannabis was detected emanating from the vehicle. As a result of the investigation, a small amount of dried cannabis was seized and Jacoby ...

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Friday Morning News – January 4

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries early this morning. High plus 2. UV index 1 or low. Tonight will remain mainly cloudy. Periods of snow beginning before morning. Risk of freezing drizzle before morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 3. Wind chill near minus 5. Roads: HWY 17 REDUCED TO ONE LANE IN THE AGAWA ...

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Fire South of Wawa on Highway 17 may cause Traffic Delays (UPDATE at 2:45)

Jan 4, 2019 @ 02:45 Ontario511 site is showing that one lane is open at Agawa Pictograph Road. Jan 3, 2019 @ 22:30 At 10:30 Ontario511 tweeted that the highway was closed. “Update: #Incident #AgawaBay #HWY17 WB at Agawa Rock Rd/Labelle Twp – all lanes are closed due to a vehicle fire. #ONHwys”. There has been nothing from the Ontario ...

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Don’t Feed the Coyotes!

It is not a secret that Wawa has a healthy population of coyotes. Any evening drive along Wawa Lake from Dr. Rose’s Beach to the Drill Rig will probably allow you to see at least one. Despite being beautiful, coyotes are omnivores – they eat small rodents as well as local vegetation (berries, fruits, nuts). They also eat small animals such ...

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Thursday Morning News – January 3

Weather – Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Periods of snow beginning this morning. Amount 5 cm. Wind southwest 20 km/h. High minus 2. Wind chill minus 14 in the morning and minus 7 in the afternoon. Tonight will see snow in 2 – 4 cm accumulations. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light early this evening. Temperature ...

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Collision at Corner of Maple & Regina

  A couple of SE OPP – Wawa officers were providing traffic control at this collision around 5 p.m. today. There were no apparent injuries, however there appears to be substantial damage to the car.    

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In memory of Janet Firlotte

Today… January 2nd… you left us so suddenly in 2014. We miss and think of you all  the time, we miss your humour your great cooking and early morning phone calls. Thinking of you today and always Janet. Sisters Margaret, Pat and Chris

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Frank Dottori Retires – Names New President of WRC Timber

After an extensive search, I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Wyszkowski to replace me as President of WRC Timber. Known as a calm and thoughtful leader, Tony has extensive experience managing $200M businesses with 600+ employees across North America. Well-versed in industrial environments, it was Tony’s dedication to improving the bottom line and affecting positive culture ...

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May Contain Nuts – January 2

The New Year is upon us. A time for reflecting on the past, and planning for the future. A time when many feel compelled to set a resolution they will actually carry out this year. This year, set a resolution that is realistic, attainable, and will not fall by the wayside by mid-April. Set the resolution to eat more! Eat ...

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