Local News

Piano recital at École Saint-Joseph

  Since October, Matthew Schumacher, COOP student at École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) has been giving free private piano lessons to the students in grades 1 through 3. With the help of this talented pianist, students learned to read music and play lovely harmonies. To finish off the semester and show off the music skills acquired by the students, Matthew organized ...

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Récital de piano à l’école Saint-Joseph

  Depuis le mois d’octobre, Matthew Schumacher, élève COOP à l’École secondaire Saint-Joseph, Wawa, offre des cours de piano gratuits aux élèves de la 1re, 2e et 3e année. Sous les directives de ce jeune pianiste accompli, les élèves ont appris à lire les notes et à jouer avec harmonie. Pour clôturer le semestre et mettre à l’honneur l’accomplissement de ...

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Happenings at First United Church – March 6

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. The Annual Meeting of First United Church was held last Sunday, March 3rd. The past year with the help of many people added a ...

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The first wealth is health

I spend a great deal of time on the road which gives me lots of time to think things over. Just recently I was travelling along the TransCanada heading back from Wawa. The view along the shores of Lake Superior are truly breathtaking. The view made me think of how fortunate we are to live in Algoma-Manitoulin where we readily ...

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Legion Need help with “Lift for the Legion” Fundraising Campaign!

The Wawa Legion is appealing for help and a tax-free financial contribution to the “Lift for the Legion” fundraising campaign. The Legion must raise $100,000 by March 31, 2019, to proceed with the project or return the federal government grant of $100,000. The Wawa Legion supports all kinds of activities and is one of only two large meeting spaces left ...

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The Perils of Potholes

An unusually icy winter combined with a series of thaws means potholes are appearing faster and earlier than expected. Appearing as if by magic the dreaded pothole is the nasty surprise that winter leaves behind.   While hitting a pothole can damage tires, wheels, and suspension the damage can be much more severe, including injury and, in some cases, death. Potholes ...

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Wednesday Morning News – March 6

Weather – Sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries late this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 12. Wind chill minus 34 in the morning and minus 19 in the afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight – Mainly cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries ...

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Men’s Curling Standings – March 5

Team Rank Wins GP FAHRER, Tom 1 12 16 McCOY, Joe 2 11 16 TERRIS, Tom 3 9 15 ECOLE ST. JOSEPH 4 8 16 LESCHISHIN, Mark 4 8 16 MOORE, Bruce 6 6 16 MITRIKAS, Eric 7 5 16 DERESKI, Louis 8 4 15 GAMES SCHEDULE – March 18, 2019 Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4 Mitrikas ...

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Council Meeting Tonight – March 5

Municipal Council is holding a council meeting tonight in council chambers beginning at 6:30 p.m. Agenda (1) CALL TO ORDER & NOTE MEMBERS PRESENT (2) PRESENTATIONS (3) REVIEW OF ADDENDUM & APPROVAL OF AGENDA Approval of the Agenda (4) ANNOUNCEMENTS, GIVING OF NOTICE AND SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS Regional Mayors Group Meeting – Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., 3 ...

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May Contain Nuts – Why Science Isn’t Sexy

As a dietitian, I sometimes find that I do not get to say anything groundbreaking or monumental. I never get to tell clients that a particular diet will lead to a 10lbs weight loss in a month, or that a juice cleanse will melt away unwanted fat. And never do I promise someone that a detox tea is the answer ...

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Canadian Wolves Released at Isle Royale

During a narrow weather window between storms last week, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) successfully transferred four wolves to Isle Royale National Park. Earlier this winter, severe weather on both sides of the border hampered the ability to capture and transfer wolves. However, NPS staff worked diligently with ONMRF and over the course of four days successfully ...

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Tuesday Morning News – March 5

Weather – Flurries. Local amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 13. Wind chill minus 25 in the morning and minus 19 in the afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Partly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries this evening. Clearing before morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 27. Wind chill ...

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Wawa Ice Fishing Derby Results

This year’s derby enjoyed fantastic weather. 95 fish were registered over the two day event; 54 fish were registered from Wawa Lake, 20 from Hawk Lake, and 21 from Manitowik Lake. Gino Buonomo of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, won the Registration Draw Prize of $30,000 with ticket 631. The 5 Early Bird draws of $1,000 were: Jason Prevost (Sault ste ...

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Monday Morning News – March 4

Weather – Increasing cloudiness. A few flurries beginning near noon. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High minus 15. Wind chill minus 36 in the morning and minus 24 in the afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index 2 or low. Tonight -Flurries. Local amount 2 cm. Wind southwest 20 km/h ...

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