Local News

Brampton Male perishes in Collision south of Wawa

On Monday, August 6, 2019 at 12:44 a.m. members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Algoma Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Wawa Fire Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 approximately 30 kilometres south of Wawa, Ontario.   The investigation has revealed that ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United – August 7

The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church.  Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.  If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926. Aug. 04,11,18, 25 – St. Paul’s & First United at First United – 11 a.m. Tues.  Aug.  06  Sorting for the next Thrift ...

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Between the Covers – August 7

T.D. SUMMER READING CLUB-The Wawa Public Library T.D. Summer Reading Club started July 2nd! We offer Reading Club in English and French, Clay Club, Science Club and Game Club. Different programs for all ages! For more information and to register, visit the circulation desk. NEW BOOKS–Our New Books on the 7-Day Shelf this week are: “The New Girl” by Daniel ...

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Proposed Ambulance cuts will put residents at greater risk

Algoma District Services Administration Board is planning to reduce ambulance services in Hornepayne and Dubreuilville. These cuts will also affect neighbouring communities as well. The proposed plan is to reduce service from 24 hours a day to 16 hours a day in Hornepayne and Dubreuilville. Paramedics will be on duty for eight hours and on call for the other eight ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 6

There were no new wildland fires discovered by late afternoon August 6. At the time of this update, there are five active wildland fires in the region. Timmins 9 is under control at 0.2 of a hectare and is located west of Watabeag Lake, approximately 25 kilometres west of highway 11. Pembroke 3 is under control at 0.7 of a ...

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Wednesday Morning News – August 7

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 21. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches developing near midnight. Low 13. Fog advisory in effect for: Wawa – ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 6

There were two new wildland fires discovered by late afternoon August 5. Timmins 9 measures 0.2 of a hectare and is located west of Watabeag Lake, approximately 25 kilometres west of Highway 11. Pembroke 3 is located approximately 40 kilometres northwest of Barry’s Bay, southeast of Algonquin Park. At the time of this update, there are five other active wildland ...

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Perseid’s are underway

The annual Perseid meteor shower is currently underway and will peak on the night of August 12 into the morning of the 13th. The Perseids is the result of earth ploughing through the debris field of Comet Swift-Tuttle when this 26-kilometre wide mountain of rock and ice last rounded the sun in 1992. At its peak, the shower can produce up ...

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Tuesday Morning News – August 6

Weather – Fog dissipating this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. High 22. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – a few clouds. Low 11. Fog advisory for the regions of Nipigon Superior North and East Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa and White River – Near zero visibility is expected or occurring. Travel is expected to be hazardous. Drive ...

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Hollow Guarantees

Most anyone who knows me or reads this column can be certain that I truly appreciate the honour the people of Algoma-Manitoulin have shown in me by re-electing me as the MPP for this riding. As well I freely admit that this is without question the best job I’ve had in my lifetime. There are two main reasons for the ...

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Rock Island House Concert and Dinner with Piper & Carson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7hejWQPNJY From festival stages to intimate house concerts, Piper & Carson remind us of why we go to see live music. Their songwriting is free and fiercely personal; as if it’s been running in the woods, washing in cold water, and howling with wolves. The couples undeniable chemistry and onstage presence draws the audience into the conversation. In December 2017 ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 5

There were four new wildland fires discovered by late afternoon August 4. Sudbury 25 is being held at 0.1 of a hectare, on the west side of Scotia Lake, east of Highway 144. Chapleau 7 is being held at 0.1 of a hectare, approximately 4 kilometres northeast of Angus Lake. Timmins 6 is being held at 0.2 of a hectare, ...

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Monday Morning News – August 5

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. 70 percent chance of showers early this morning and late this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h near noon. High 19. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers this evening then partly cloudy. Risk of a ...

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In Memory – Bill Rose

  God called your; name so gently; that only you could hear; No one heard the footsteps; of the Angel drawing near… Softly from the shadows; there came a gentle call, You closed eyes; and went to sleep; you quietly left us all.   In loving memory of my husband, who passed away 13 years ago, August 6th. Too dearly ...

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Ziploc Bags and Fishing Lure Bags Litter Sandy & Long Beach

  Residents of Long Beach and Sandy Beach are questioning the arrival of what appears to be a lifetime supply of ziploc bags and plastic fishing lure bags on the beach. Sandy Beach Resident Randy Klockars spent a significant amount of time raking up the debris as shown in his photos above. On Long Beach, Shirley Hale says that residents ...

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