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SSM OPP Investigate Home Invasion – Ask for Public’s Help

On March 14, 2019 at approximately 3:00 a.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the North East Region Crime Unit responded to a home invasion in the area of Wildwood Drive, in Aweres Township, Ontario. Investigation revealed that suspects gained entry to the residence and assaulted the home owner. A safe, ammunition and several firearms were ...

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École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) stands out in Legion poster contest

Several students from École Saint-Joseph in Wawa took part in this year’s poster competition held by the local Legion. With the help of teachers Ms. Josée Gauthier and Ms. Annette Lytwenko, students created posters in colour and in black and white. Of the 18 winners selected by the Legion, 12 of them are École Saint-Joseph students. Here is a list ...

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Constituency Clinics are Important

As I write this column I find myself concluding another week of constituency clinics covering numerous northern communities in the riding. MPPs are back to the Legislature on Monday. I take pride in being able to say that my face is no stranger to virtually any community in Algoma-Manitoulin. There is no doubt in my mind that constituency clinics play ...

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52nd Annual Maple Syrup Festival at the Legion on St. Joseph Island

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 374 continues it’s 52nd year tradition of hosting the Annual Maple Syrup Festival on April 6, 7, 13 and 14, 2019. For many friends and family it is a custom to travel many hours and fill up on fluffy pancakes, perfectly fried sausages covered in golden local maple syrup. The regular customers, they mark their ...

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Wawa Community Food Bank – March 2019

Wawa Community Food Bank wishes to acknowledge the support of many people over the January to March interval.  We have received financial donations and items as varied as eggs, milk, fruit and vegetables, pet food, knitted winter wear, socks and crocheted crib blankets. Thank you so much to Nancy Donald, Linda Farrington, Lorne Leclair, Lila Peterson, Lorraine Pihelgas, Melanie Pilon, ...

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WUSC Sault College Local Committee Hosts Multicultural Event

On March 22, 2019, World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Sault College Local Committee is hosting a Multi Culture Party! Taking place at Odeno at Sault College from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m., this event is open to all and promises to be an exciting evening of culture and celebration! From 8-10:30 p.m., guests will experience live performances from different ...

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From the Branch – March 18

The responses for the request for donations for the Lift for the Legion are starting to come in. Our President Comrade Mary Anne Pearson is hopeful the Campaign will take off as time is short. So, if You want to support the Wawa Branch 429 do it NOW and make accessability to the (Wawa lounge and hall) easier and help ...

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Monday Morning News – March 18

Weather -Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h near noon. High minus 2. Wind chill minus 21 in the morning and minus 8 in the afternoon. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. Fog patches developing near midnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h ...

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Legion Appeal Brings Back Memories for Oldtimer John Morrison

The Wawa Legion Branch’s appeal for financial assistance (“Lift for the Legion”) has prompted me to think about my association with the local Legion, commencing when I was in public school and the concrete forms for that building were put in place. My Dad (Neil Morrison) took me to the construction site because they said they had a job for ...

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Ford’s Harris-throwback appointment of Harnick deeply troubling

On Thursday, Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath said that Doug Ford’s appointment of Charles Harnick to be the new Chair of Legal Aid Ontario is deeply troubling. Harnick served as Attorney General and Minister responsible for Native Affairs in Mike Harris’ cabinet. During his tenure, he made devastating front-line staffing cuts, including consolidating regional Family Responsibility Offices (FRO) throughout Ontario, ...

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OPP – Watch for Water on Roadways

With the long-awaited warmer weather finally upon us, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding motorists to watch for “standing” or pooling water on the roadways. The combination of increased temperatures and rainfall can cause large pools of water to form on the roadways. Because the ground is still frozen, the water has no place to go. Road crews do ...

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Friday Morning News – March 15

Weather – Periods of rain changing to periods of snow early this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Snowfall amount 2 cm. Wind becoming north 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. Temperature falling to minus 3 this afternoon. Wind chill minus 10 in the afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight- Periods of snow ending near midnight then cloudy ...

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Spring Thaw makes a mess!

  Yesterday, many people could be seen frantically pulling snow off of their roofs in anticipation of the 20 – 30 centimeters of rain that was forecasted to hit Wawa and the area today. The rain did fall overnight and today, and it was quite heavy at times. Today, driveways were the focus for residents as many dug drainways to ...

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Picture of the Day – Mission has water!

Mar 14, 2019 @ 19:20 Well, the beautiful sun has gone, and so has the water over Silver Falls. Yesterday, the tap was turned off. Mar 13, 2019 @ 08:40 The sun was bright yesterday, and puddles were growing everywhere. The most welcome sign of spring though is the flow of water over Silver Falls! Thanks to Eric Rogers who ...

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