Local News

Lake Superior Remain Above Record High Water Levels

Wet conditions continued across the Lake Michigan-Huron basin in June and resulted in water levels rising to record highs by the end of the month. Conditions were relatively drier in the Lake Superior basin, but Lake Superior remains above record high water levels for this time of year. As a result, there is a much-increased risk of shoreline erosion, lakeshore ...

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Thursday Morning News – July 4

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 29. Humidex 34. UV index 9 or very high. Tonight – Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers late this evening and overnight with risk of a thunderstorm. Low 13. News Tidbits – Sault Ste. Marie is on the list to have a private cannabis retail ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 2

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today. At the time of this update, there was one active wildland fire in the region. Timmins 2 is being held at 4,645 hectares. Crews continue patrol the fire actioning hot spots as required. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry staff continue to work with the community of ...

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Where’s the Communal Pride?

There comes a point in your life where you have to admit your limits and step back – and that point has come for us ‘garbologists’. Three out of the four core members will be in our mid 80’s next year. Despite the will, desire and energy level to keep our surroundings clean, our bodies (backs, knees, etc.) tell us otherwise ...

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Between the Covers – July 3

The Wawa Public Library presents Peter Mennie’s Magic Show. The fun will take place at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre on Thursday, July 11th starting at 7 pm at a cost of $5.00 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the Wawa Public Library or at the door. Hope to see you all there! The Wawa Public Library T.D. Summer ...

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Wednesday Morning News – July 3

Weather – Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 23. Humidex 25. UV index 8 or very high. Tonight – Clear. Low 13. News Tidbits – Lee Iacocca, the man who brought the Ford Mustang to market and Chrysler back from the brink died yesterday morning in California at the age ...

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Chapleau OPP Charge Person with Spousal Assault

On June 30, 2019, at approximately 7:00 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic dispute in Chapleau, Ontario. As a result of the investigation, a 37-year-old person was arrested and charged with the following: Assault – Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC). The accused was released ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – July 3

The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church.  Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.  If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926. Summer Thrift Shop                     Thurs. July    04   5 – 9                     Fri.       July    05   1 – 4 & 5:30- 8:30                     Sat.      July    06   ...

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THOMPSON, Abbie H. Barnes

Born April 16, 1924, Scituate, Massachusetts, daughter of William and Vernetta (Jones) Barnes. Died June 10, 2019, Nanaimo, BC with her precious family around her. Abbie served in the US Navy as Seaman First Class Aerographer’s Mate (Meteorology and Oceanography expert) during WWII. She studied Anthropology at the University of Toronto where she met her husband, Canadian Army veteran Kenneth ...

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Big Bright Jupiter

On any clear night, look to the southern portion of the sky after sunset and you will come across a bright object. This is not a star but the planet Jupiter. Of the eight major planets in our solar system, Jupiter is literally the “king”. This fifth planet from the sun is so large; eleven earths can line up across ...

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Doug Ford’s Gravy Train Express

It goes without saying that within every society and every culture exist elements that seem to tend to embrace what most understand is unfortunate, in some cases very dark, ideologies and behaviours. It is easy to come up with numerous examples of these. Words such as segregation, bigotry and sectarianism are obvious examples of this. Some of these have lead ...

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Andrea Horwath – Happy Canada Day!

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement on Canada Day 2019:   “Happy Canada Day! May you enjoy celebrations with friends and family, and have an opportunity today to appreciate the beauty of Canada and the incredible communities and people that make up this great nation. Ontarians can be proud of their hard work and caring society, which has ...

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Rhythm & Grace to Visit Wawa

  Fiddles, keyboard, Irish whistle, accordion, bass, guitar, and step-dancing will all be a part of the dynamic, faith-filled shows on the upcoming tour by Rhythm and Grace, a Celtic-Gospel group comprised of Alex and Miriam Duketow and their nine talented children. From Ontario to BC, Rhythm and Grace will share their inspirational Celtic-Gospel and folk songs which capture stories ...

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