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Morning News Tidbits – June 18

Weather – Sunny. High 24. Humidex 28. UV index 9 or very high. Tonight – Clear. Low 13. Marine Forecast – Wind south 15 knots backing to southeast 15 near noon then diminishing to south 10 this evening. Wind becoming light overnight. Wind light Friday. Waves one metre subsiding to one half metre or less near midnight. Statistics from Algoma ...

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Buy Algoma, Buy Local launches new website in support of local food economy

Buy Algoma, Buy Local, a program of the Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN), has made locating local food products much easier for Algoma residents. With the launch of its new website equipped with an interactive map, Buy Algoma, Buy Local has provided a tool for communities in the Algoma region to support local producers, processors, farmers’ markets, restaurants and retailers.   ...

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Construction Continues – Mission Road

  Construction continues on Mission Road. All the pavement and curbs have been removed. Entrances have been preserved for businesses, although the dust is a pain. Please drive with care and watch out for workers.  

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Black Lives Matter – Wawa

  On Friday, June 12, a number of Wawa residents gathered for a peaceful demonstration of concern and solidarity against racism. Wawa-news spoke with Dawn Charbonneau who organized the event with Mary Harbocian. I asked her how she felt about how the event would be received,  “Yes! I wasn’t sure how many to expect so I was happy that people ...

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From the Branch – June 17

Good News!  There will be a Membership meeting this Thursday, June 18 at 7.00 pm. This is very important and there will have to be some decisions made for the rest of the summer and beyond. So, please try to attend and support Your Branch in this time of extraordinary circumstances. We hope everyone has been saved from the Covid-19 ...

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Happenings at First United Church Wawa – June 17

Third Sunday after Pentecost. Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for June 21, 2020. Genesis 21: 8-21 Hagar & Ishmael sent away Psalm 86 Turn your ear to me, O God Romans 6: 1-11 Dead to sin; alive in Christ Matthew 10: 24-39 Discipleship: lose your life to find it To Ponder: ...

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Morning News Tidbits – June 17

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming sunny this morning. High 24. Humidex 27. UV index 9 or very high. Tonight – Clear. Low 14. Marine Forecast – Wind south 15 knots backing to southeast 15 this afternoon then veering to south 15 this evening. Wind backing to southeast 15 Thursday morning then veering to south 15 Thursday ...

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EC issues Heat Warning for Chapleau Area

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for: Gogama – Foleyet Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake, and the areas shaded red to the right. They advise that people in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Extreme heat is expected for Wednesday through Saturday. A hot airmass is bringing temperatures ...

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SE OPP White River – Suspended Driver caught breaching Conditions

On June 15, 2020, at approximately 7:00 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 17 near White River. Officers located the vehicle near Wawa and performed a traffic stop. Investigation into the driver revealed that their licence was suspended and they were also on court ordered conditions not ...

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Improving Broadband Access in Northern Ontario – Dubreuilville to benefit

The Ontario government is investing more than $2.3 million in seven broadband projects that will support rural and Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario. This funding will connect northerners to reliable broadband infrastructure that will allow people to stay in touch with family and friends, access public services and work and run a business from anywhere. Broadband investments made through the ...

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From bricks & mortar to digital storefronts – Wawa EDC starts ShopHERE in Wawa

Joining many other towns and cities across the country, Wawa is the latest municipality to bolster its local business scene through the Digital Main Street ShopHERE program. Powered by Google, ShopHERE is supported by the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wawa, the Wawa Business Improvement Association (BIA), and the Municipality of Wawa. The program hopes to drive more than 100 ...

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ARCH Hospice is looking for help

Now, more than ever, we need your support. Everyone has been hit hard by this pandemic. However, it has also helped us to refocus on what matters most: spending precious time with those you love. That’s the true meaning of Hospice. ​ ARCH, throughout this pandemic, has continued to support our community: ensuring our residents were able to share precious ...

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