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Inside the 2019 Algoma District Mine Rescue Competition

Wesdome Gold Mines – Eagle River hosted the Algoma District Mine Rescue Competition last weekend at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre. Three teams competed, Wesdome, Hemlo and Island Gold. First Part of the Competition – Written Component Held the Wednesday night each team member had a written test to complete.   Second Part of the Competition – Technical Competition After ...

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Wesdome Gold Mine – Eagle River hosts Algoma District Mine Rescue Competition

  This past weekend Wesdome Gold Mine – Eagle River hosted the Algoma District Mine Rescue Competition at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre. This wasn’t the first time that a mine rescue competition was held here – but it was the very first time for the Algoma District Mine Rescue Competition. Previously, Wawa and the surrounding mines were part of ...

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Lake Superior has the potential to reach or exceed record highs in May

The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) is advising residents that Lake Superior water levels continue to be above normal. According to National Hydrological Services Great Lakes Water Levels Information, water supplies to all the Great Lakes were above average in April and water levels of all the Great Lakes remain well above average. Lake Superior has the potential ...

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Happenings at First United Wawa – May 15

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. Sun.    May  19   Rev. Eun-Joo Park from St. Andrews U.C. in S.S.M will lead Morning Worship.                               The Sacrament of Holy Communion will ...

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Special Council Meeting Tonight – May 15

There is a Special Council Meeting scheduled for tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Municipal Council Chambers.   (1) CALL TO ORDER & NOTE MEMBERS PRESENT (2) PRESENTATIONS (3) REVIEW OF ADDENDUM & APPROVAL OF AGENDA 3.1 Approval of the Agenda (4) ANNOUNCEMENTS, GIVING OF NOTICE AND SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS (5) DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND THE GENERAL NATURE THEREOF (6) ...

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Pinewood Drive is clean again…

Or should I say it was clean as of May 8th. It took seven volunteers three mornings to pull 24 fully stuffed bags of trash out of the ditch and off the shoulder. That doesn’t count the 1 3/4 leaf bags of plastic water bottles and over 100 beer cans… and then the same amount of pop cans, oil, antifreeze, ...

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Wednesday Morning News – May 15

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 14. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness near midnight then rain beginning before morning. Low plus 4.   News Tidbits – It appears as if the plans to amalgamate Public Health Units are true. The two proposed units in Northern ...

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Manitou Gold Announces Upcoming Drilling at Goudreau Area Properties; Nomination of New Director

Manitou Gold Inc. is pleased to announce its upcoming drilling program and additional planned exploration work for the upcoming field season at its 100% owned properties along the Goudreau-Localsh deformation zone (the “GLDZ”), located north of Wawa, Ontario. The GLDZ has seen significant new investments in gold exploration and development activity in recent years. The western half of the GLDZ ...

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Thomas Walls Retirement and new Long and McQuade Music School

Since 1960, Thomas Walls School of Music has been servicing Sault Ste. Marie with its quality instruments and music supplies as well as providing excellent music lessons for children and adults. The owner, Tom, has always worked hard to provide outstanding customer service to anyone coming to the store. It has been his friendly face and cheerful personality that has ...

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Wawa Goose Nest Market is making progress

  The Wawa Goose Nest Market is getting closer to opening. Last weekend Provost Contracting was digging and laying in gravel for the foundations for each ‘shed’ and putting the ‘sheds’ into place.   This will work as a business incubator idea in allowing the many artisans of Wawa a place to sell their crafts and also create a draw ...

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One Lucky Driver

  Traffic was delayed for a short time yesterday afternoon about 55 km south of Wawa on Highway 17 to remove this vehicle from the bushline. The vehicle is barely visible looking eastward, and completely hidden by the trees as you look west (photos above). The driver of this minivan was taken to the LDHC to be checked out after ...

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Week 3 of the For the Health of It Challenge!

Congrats to our winners from week two: Chrystal Morden Diane Spencer Melissa Terris Kaitlin Haidarenko Sean Robinson Nadine Sagar   A big shout out to all participants for all your hard work so far-way to go!   Here are the challenges for week three: Physical Activity: How many steps did you get each day this week? 0-2500=1 point, 2501-5000=2 points, ...

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We are still here and going strong

It seems to be an unfortunate sign of the times that almost all of the news people are exposed to is, to be quite frank, of an extremely negative nature. Some like to put the blame on media, but in my opinion, that’s simply too broad of a paintbrush stroke. Yes, media reports a steady stream of disconcerting news, but ...

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Thank you to our Donors

The LDHC Foundation extends a heartfelt THANK YOU to donors who have contributed to the two campaigns which raised funds for the Digital Radiography Upgrade, Phases 1 & 2. A total of $300,000 was raised in these two campaigns. $150,000 for Phase 1 and $150,000 for Phase 2, all made possible by the generous hearts who have supported health care ...

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Solving their way out

Students at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) put their skills to the test in an attempt to solve a series of enigmas in order to get out of the “escape room” in under 60 minutes. Of the sevent teams of students, only three succeeded in escaping. Students really enjoyed this activity which promotes teamwork while also encouraging individual reflection.

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