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Friday Morning News

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers this morning and early this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 late this morning. High 16. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight – A few clouds. Fog patches developing near midnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 6. ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 28

There were two new wildland fires discovered in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. Algonquin Park 25 was discovered late this afternoon in the southwest corner of the provincial park, approximately 5 kilometres north of\  Highway 60. It measures 0.1 of a hectare. Sudbury 42 is located approximately 2.5 kilometres south of Whitewater Lake. It is not yet under control ...

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Thursday Morning News – August 29

Weather – Mainly cloudy. Showers beginning late this morning. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 14. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Showers ending this evening then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to ...

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GoFundMe launched for Wawa man

  A GoFundMe has been launched to help a Wawa man who was seriously injured. “Last week while working out of town Nick had a tree fall and hit him. This resulted in a spinal cord injury and he was unable to move or feel anything from his chest down. He was flown to Sudbury and had to have surgery. ...

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Rural communities in northern Ontario will benefit from faster Internet

Canadians understand the importance of building communities. They have always invested in ways to better connect with each other—from the St. Lawrence Seaway to the national railroad system to the Trans-Canada Highway. Those investments now need to reflect the increasingly digital world. That is why the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, today announced funding of over $2 million ...

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SEGUIN-HEBERT, Vincent “Vinny”

Passed away unexpectedly in Vancouver on Friday, August 16, 2019, at the age of 31 years.  Cool and proud dad of Alex. Unconditionally loved son of Lise Séguin and son of Sylvio Hébert.  Step-brother of Una Dumais.  Loving grandson of the late Pierrette Séguin and Aldéric Séguin and the late Rita Vallée and Adrién Hébert.  Vinny will be lovingly remembered by ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 27

There were no new wildland fires discovered in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. There is a total of 13 active forest fires across the Northeast. The forest fire hazard ranges from low to moderate in the majority of the region, while areas east of North Bay and Kawartha Lakes remain moderate to extreme this afternoon. Deep River, Petawawa and surrounding ...

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Between the Covers – August 28

T.D. SUMMER READING CLUB-The Wawa Public Library T.D. Summer Reading Club has come to an end!  We thank all of the children who came and participated in all the clubs.  We also thank all of wonderful sponsors and donors who continue to help us make our Summer Program a success. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Wawa, Wesdome, Hawk ...

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Wednesday Morning News – August 28

Weather – Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 14. UV index 3 or moderate. Night – Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers in the evening. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light in the evening. Low 9.   News Tidbits – The heavy rain in the Soo yesterday ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 26

Three new fires discovered today remain active in the Northeast Region. Algonquin Park 24 measures 0.1 of a hectare and was discovered late this afternoon east of Robitaille Lake. It is not yet under control. North Bay 26 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare. It is located approximately 3 km southeast of Buffalo Rock, near the border between ...

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Bumblefoot and Sons of Apollo

Brenda, my Wawa News editor is going to B dis-Grundtled as my interviewee Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal was not only gracious enough to take this interview even though he is currently in Israel, but he also decided to take the time and answer each of my questions individually via audio to authenticate. Apparently, it’s a royal pain in the ass to ...

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SE OPP find remains of Missing Sudbury Male

On June 29, 2019, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Detachment responded to a call of found human remains along Highway 17 in the Township of Rabazo. The remains have now been identified as Devin COLLIN, 32-years-old, of Sudbury, Ontario. Investigation has revealed his death to be a homicide. On June 17, 2019, he was reported missing from Sudbury ...

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WIROWATZ, Donna Ann

Passed away peacefully at the Lady Dunn Health Centre with her family by her side on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the age of 68 years. Beloved wife of Werner Wirowatz.  Loving mother of Nicholas Wiwchairyk (Nicole) and Shirley Shantz (Mike).  Daughter of the late John Lewis and Ethel May Donovan.  Dear sister of Brian Donovan (Gisele), Darlene Nechelput (late Denis) ...

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Tuesday Morning News – August 27

Weather – Showers ending in the afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm late in the morning and in the afternoon. Local amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 early in the afternoon. High 19. UV index 3 ...

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