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Lunch Bag Let Down

If you were a kid who had to take your lunch to school with you, did you ever experience “lunch bag let down?” Most of us did from time to time. As a kid you would sit in class all morning and your mind would wander to thoughts of a favourite PB&J sandwich or some of Mom’s homemade cookies. Then, ...

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Wawa’s James Smedley to be Featured Speaker

Building on last year’s success, the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers are moving their 2nd Annual Gun and outdoor show to a new and larger location at the Johnson Township Community Centre (JTCC) Arena in Desbarats, on Sunday, May 5, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is by donation. The event is sponsored by Johnson Township Recreation, SK ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Male Charged with Mischief

On April 18, 2019, at approximately 12:00 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic dispute in the Town of Chapleau, Ontario. As a result of the investigation, a 41-year-old male, from Chapleau, Ontario was arrested and charged with the following: Mischief Under $5000, contrary to section 430(4) of the Criminal ...

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Red Pine Exploration Drilling Results Define Higher-Grade Mineralization

Red Pine Exploration Inc. announces new drilling results from its delineation and exploration drilling in the Wawa Gold Corridor that includes the Surluga Deposit. The Surluga Deposit1 is one of two (2) known resources, identified to date, on the large 6,519 hectares Wawa Gold Property, located near Wawa, Ontario.  These latest results will be included a revised NI 43-101 resource ...

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Algoma Public Health hit with Ransomware Attack – Tuesday Appointments Cancelled

Algoma Public Health (APH) was hit with a ransomware attack on the morning of Friday, April 19 that blocked access to the APH servers. “It appears no personal information or client information was taken,” said Dr. Marlene Spruyt, Medical Officer of Health at Algoma Public Health. “Our IT department was able to quickly disconnect the servers from the internet on ...

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Tuesday Morning News – April 23

Weather – Cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle early this morning. Clearing this afternoon. Wind north 20 km/h. High plus 5. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight – a few clouds. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 3. Wind chill minus 5 overnight. The rainfall warning for Pukaskwa to Wawa has been lifted. It remains in ...

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Rainfall Warnings Continue

3:39 PM EDT Monday 22 April 2019 Rainfall warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park Rain, heavy at times continues. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Total rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 mm are possible by Tuesday morning with the highest amounts expected over the Wawa area. Higher rainfall amounts are forecast farther ...

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Rock Slide closes Hwy 17 for Short time Today

Just after 4 p.m. this afternoon 511ONNortheastern tweeted that “#Hwy17 is closed in both directions 2.5km south of Trapper’s Trail in Agawa due to a rockslide.”. There were no barricades up, and no indications from the highway sign that the highway was closed, so Wawa-news went to investigate. There was a huge rock on the shoulder of the highway about ...

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Rainfall Warnings Continue

5:09 AM EDT Monday 22 April 2019 Rainfall warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park Rain, heavy at times continues. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Rain will continue today and tonight before coming to an end near midday Tuesday. Total rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 mm are possible by Tuesday morning with ...

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Monday Morning News – April 22

Weather – Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High plus 4. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h near midnight. Low plus 1. News Tidbits – Hwy17 is closed between DeepRiver and Bisset Creek due to a washed out portion of road. Detour: North bound Hwy 60 to ...

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Rainfall Warning Continues (Pukaskwa to Searchmont)

10:04 PM EDT Sunday 21 April 2019 Rainfall warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park Agawa – Lake Superior Park Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Total rainfall amounts of 50 to 75 mm possible by Tuesday afternoon. Rain will ...

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Easter Rainbow

  Usually the rainbow comes after the storm, but this Easter Sunday Rainbow showed up at sunset just as a sprinkle of rain fell. It wasn’t much rain, but it was enough to create this beautiful rainbow. Tonight and into Tuesday in a stretch from Pukaskwa National Park to Searchmont 50 to 75 mm of rain is possible.  

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Rainfall Warning (Pukaskwa to Searchmont)

6:02 PM EDT Sunday 21 April 2019 Rainfall warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park Agawa – Lake Superior Park Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Total rainfall amounts of 50 to 75 mm possible by Tuesday evening. Rain will ...

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Hwy 556 – CLOSED due to Flooding

Highway 556 has been closed by the Ontario Provincial Police from Highway 532 and Highway 129 due to flooding. There is no indication as to when the highway will reopen. Water levels in area water bodies continue to rise. A drive last Sunday from the Soo showed the Chippewa Falls raging and most creeks and river full of water. A ...

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