Headlines

Today is World Oceans Day – Help Clean up Dr. Rose’s Beach

Today June 8th is World Oceans Day, an annual reminder to protect and conserve our life-giving ecosystem. Wawa isn’t near any oceans, but Wawa Lake is our lake, our source of drinking water and recreation. Today, everyone is invited to go down to Dr. Rose’s Beacha and help pick up garbage and clean it up. The clean up begins at 9 ...

Read More »

There are no Fakes

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery in collaboration with Magnus Theatre are excited to bring There Are No Fakes, to Thunder Bay for a limited time. The documentary film by award-winning director Jamie Kastner and executive producer Mark Anthony Jacobson, uncovers never-before-heard details about the largest case of art forgery in Canadian history, surrounding the work by Indigenous artist Norval Morrisseau. ...

Read More »

York Region high school students lose courses amid Ford’s education cuts

Marit Stiles, Ontario NDP Education critic, called on the Ford Conservatives once more before the legislature rises for the summer to stop classroom cuts as high school students in York Region learned they’re losing 124 courses and 35 course sections next year.   As the Conservatives plow ahead with plans for fewer teachers and larger classes, the York Region District ...

Read More »

Community Better Challenge

Track all your movements until June 16th so Wawa can win!! We were in the top 5 most of last week but have slipped to 9th place for Ontario. Let’s get back in the top 5 so we can win $20,000. Here are some events going on you can take part in!  

Read More »

‘Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies’ Report Released

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Opioids Working Group released their Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies report, highlighting the alarming increase of opioid overdoses and deaths across Ontario. The report contains information relating to OPP opioid seizures, overdoses and relevant strategies. Out of concern for the safety of all Ontarians, the OPP is sharing the data to help prevent the ...

Read More »

Friday Morning News – June 7

Weather – Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. High 21. UV index 8 or very high. Tonight – A few clouds. Low 10. News Tidbits – Gerry “Papa” Fowler is currently working with MP Terry Sheehan to get as many signatures on a petition for the Federal Government to declare May 25th as National DIPG Awareness Day. ...

Read More »

Ford government puts beer before safe drinking water for First Nations: Mamakwa

While First Nations communities are asking the Ford government for clean drinking water, Ford and his Minister of Indigenous Affairs Greg Rickford are more interested in pushing beer, said Sol Mamakwa, NDP MPP for Kiiwetinoong. “Neskantaga First Nation has been under a boil-water advisory since February 1, 1995. That’s over 20 years,” said Mamakwa, NDP critic for Indigenous Relations and ...

Read More »

Le député néo-démocrate Michael Mantha demande au gouvernement Ford d’agir contre la propagation de la maladie de Lyme en Ontario

Ce jeudi, M. Michael Mantha, député provincial néo-démocrate, a déposé une motion demandant au gouvernement Ford de ne plus temporiser et de prendre des mesures immédiates contre la maladie de Lyme, dont les cas sont de plus en plus nombreux en Ontario.   « C’est en Ontario que l’on trouve le nombre le plus élevé de cas de maladie de Lyme de ...

Read More »

NDP’s Mantha calls on Ford to take action against spread of Lyme disease in Ontario

NDP MPP Michael Mantha introduced a motion on Thursday calling on the Ford government to stop delaying and take immediate action against the growing cases of Lyme disease in Ontario. “Ontario has the highest number of cases of Lyme disease in the country, and the number is growing,” said Mantha, MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin. “People are worried about contracting Lyme disease.  And ...

Read More »

CAO O’Neill Presents 2019 Draft Operating Budget at Special Council Meeting

At 1 p.m. today Council began a special council meeting. Notices of Special Council meetings are made by posting notices on the door of the stairwell leading to Council Chambers or by monitoring the Municipal Website. The following slideshow is the presentation that according to the Agenda was to be presented to Council, and the public. Council will be asked ...

Read More »

Private Member’s Bill to Improve winter driving along Hwy 11 & 17 Corridors

NDP MPP Guy Bourgouin held a press conference at Queen’s Park on Wednesday to introduce a Private Member’s Bill that will improve maintenance standards and make winter driving safer on northern Ontario’s main Highways 11 and 17. Bourgouin, MPP for Mushkegowuk-James Bay, was joined by representatives from northern communities and businesses who said improving winter road maintenance in Northern Ontario is urgently needed. “Too ...

Read More »

Algoma U and Sault College Partnership Creates More Opportunities for Students

Algoma University and Sault College announced new academic pathways to support enhanced student mobility between the College and the University. This expanded partnership between the two post-secondary institutions builds on the number of enhanced transfer pathways available to students who wish to complete a Sault College diploma and then seamlessly transition to Algoma U to complete a degree in a ...

Read More »

Between the Covers – June 3

AN AFTERNOON OF MUSIC featuring Isabella Imperatori and Doris Zagar! A huge thank you to Isabella and Doris for the wonderful Afternoon of Music held at the Wawa Public Library this past Saturday! We had a great crowd and we all had a fantastic time! You have beautiful voices ladies and we appreciate you sharing your time and your talent ...

Read More »