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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – November 1

Last Sunday the message was about Moses and his journey with the Israelites to the Promised Land. Moses was 120 years old and still had a healthy body and good eyesight.  He died a peaceful death and did not actually go with his people into the Promised Land. The second message was the Golden Rule, “to love one another as ...

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Congratulations to all Wawa Cross Country Runners

Congratulations to all the high school cross country runners from MSH and ESJ who compteted at NWOSSA in Thunder Bay on October 25th.  These resiliant athletes braved 07:00 am practices for the last two months. They all had terrific runs and toughed it out on a hilly course in Thunder Bay. This amazing group of kids is coached by Anjali ...

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Wednesday Morning News – November 1

Weather: Today – Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. Wind becoming west 30 km/h gusting to 50 late this morning. High plus 2. Wind chill minus 10 this morning. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Flurries. Rain showers early this evening. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low zero. News Tidbits: Congratulations to Debbie ...

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REED, George Henry

In loving memory of George Henry Reed who passed away on Saturday, October 28th, 2023, with his family by his side at the age of 85.  He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Alice, and was the loving and best father of Dan (Carrie) and Heather (Jamie). He was also the cherished papa of Hayden, Keara, Rory and Brody.  George ...

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East Algoma OPP – Traffic Stop results in Multiple Charges

On October 31, 2023, at approximately 3:00 a.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting regular patrol duties on Highway 17 near Blind River. A stolen vehicle was observed, stopped, and the driver arrested. The vehicle, a small red Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), was reported stolen from a residence on Beckett Boulevard in Elliot Lake on October 23, 2023. ...

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Hwy 17 (Wawa to Batchawana Bay) OPEN

Oct 31, 2023 at 12:05 Highway 17 has been reopened. Environment Canada’s Winter Weather Travel Advisory is still in effect from Montreal River Harbour to Searchmont. “Lake effect snow, heavy at times. Local snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm. Reduced visibility in heavy snow.” Oct 31, 2023 at 10:47 Highway 17 remains closed at this time. The webcams from ...

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Winter Weather Travel Advisory (Montreal River Harbour – Searchmont)

At 11:36 a.m. Environment Canada updated the Winter Weather Travel Advisory between Montreal River Harbour and Searchmont. Lake effect snow, heavy at times, with local total snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm. The stretch of Highway 17 near Batchawana Bay will be affected before this lake effect weakens. Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans ...

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TREMBLAY, Gilles

Passed away peacefully at the FJ Davey Home with his sister Michelle by his side on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at the age of 93. Born in Matabele, Quebec to Raoul and Marie-Ann Tremblay on May 5, 1930. In order to find work, he lived in Montreal, Timmins, Wawa, and a whole lot of places in between in both Quebec ...

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LDHC – Emergency Department Notice

We are experiencing a physician staffing delaying for the Emergency Department (ED). With the winter weather upon us, and the closure of Highway 17 to support road safety, there is a delay in the arrival of the coverage physician. The ED will remain open with the support of our local physicians; however, we ask that you visit the ED only ...

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East Algoma OPP – Charges laid after disturbance at Legion

On October 30, 2023, shortly after 11:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance at the Royal Canadian Legion on Hawkins Street in the Town of Blind River. Investigation determined two individuals attended the establishment, had an altercation with servers, stole liquor, a cooler and left in a black car. At ...

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Motivational speaker Pierre Beauregard visits École Saint Joseph

Now it’s not too often that I find a story so interesting that I decide to write about it. Usually, I cover and write stories that the editor as requested, but on Wednesday, October 18th, that’s exactly what happened As I was picking up my kids from school I saw this odd-looking bicycle with a trailer attached with a sign ...

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Tuesday Morning News – October 31

Weather: Winter weather travel advisory in effect (Lake Superior Park – Searchmont) Hwy 17 (Wawa to Batchawana Bay) CLOSED   Today – A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries this morning. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light this afternoon. High zero. Wind chill minus 9 this morning. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – A few ...

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Winter Weather Travel Advisory (Montreal River Harbour – Searchmont)

At 11:20 PM Environment Canada fine tuned their winter weather travel advisory that was issued earlier today. “Lake effect snow, heavy at times. Local snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm. Reduced visibility in heavy snow. Timing: Ending late Tuesday morning. Discussion: The stretch of Highway 17 from Montreal River Harbour to Karalash Corners will be affected. Motorists should expect ...

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SSM OPP – Attempted Murder Charges Laid after Domestic Dispute

On October 29, 2023, shortly after 4:45 p.m., members from the Sault Ste Marie Detachment of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a weapons call where a victim of a domestic dispute was shot in the arm in Herrick Township. Police arrived a short time later and located the victim at a neighbor’s home.  Sault Ste Marie Paramedic Services then ...

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