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Wawa Council Rehires Chris Wray As CAO

Published on: Apr 25, 2014 Last night’s Special Council meeting began at 7 p.m. with all members of Council present. Councillor Rody approved the Agenda as amended. The item removed was regarding the Building Inspector’s assisting Hawk Junction agreement. There needed to be a little more work done before that agreement could be approved – so it was removed from ...

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Municpality of Wawa Hires New CAO

The Municipality of Wawa is pleased to announce that after an extensive search process we have hired a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Chris Wray. Many of you will be familiar with Chris as he was our CAO from 1999 to 2012 when he left to become CAO of the Township of Muskoka Lakes. On behalf of the entire Council, ...

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Government of Canada extends federal subsidy for the Algoma Central Railway passenger rail service – Service extended until March 2015

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced today that the Government of Canada will extend its $2.2-million federal subsidy to CN for the operation of the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) passenger rail service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst, Ontario until March 31, 2015. The one-year extension of federal support for the operation of the ACR passenger rail service will give affected stakeholders as well as local municipal ...

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Want to help those who lost all in the Apartment Building Fire?

Feb 7, 2014 at 08:00 Financial Donations Northern Credit Union – Wawa Branch has set up a special account to accept monetary donations for the families and individuals affected by the fire that destroyed the Roy Apartment Building (Mackey/First). All funds received will be distributed to victims of the fire only. NCU Staff will be able to assist with your ...

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Fire Completely Destroys Apartment Building – UPDATE

Feb 5, 2014 at 08:12 Yesterday, Tuesday, February 4th at 5:30 p.m. Wawa-news began taking photographs of the apartment building located on the corner of Mackey and First Avenue. At first, there was only a huge column of black and grey smoke, but on the other side – flames were visible and quickly building. It wasn’t long before a large ...

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Wawa Pioneers – Nestor Erechook

Jan 4, 2014 @ 23:11 Nestor’’s story began in Port Arthur, now Thunder Bay, where he was born to Doris and Nicholas on July 15, 1921.  His parents were entrepreneurs who worked at various enterprises during the depression years, while raising Nestor, his brother Lawrence and sisters, Stella, Margaret, Pauline, Elsie and Virginia.  Nestor lived in Beardmore just prior to ...

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Colton Liddle – A Life Changing Event

Aug 8, 2013 @ 18:53   On July 4th, 2013, Colton Liddle was involved in a serious collision at a gas station in Manitouwadge, Ontario. This has changed his family, friends, and to a small degree it seems – Colton. This story is not just about him, but it is about a whole series of events, family and friends that ...

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Led by Grace – Local Author Tells Her Story

Jul 4, 2013 @ 07:40 A new Wawa author has hit the ground running with the first in a series depicting her journey toward inner peace and happiness.   Sandra M. Lowe’s (Sandi as she is know in Wawa) first book of the series Led by Grace is appropriately titled, “In The Beginning” and tells of the Divine Guidance she ...

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ROUSSAIN, Randal ‘Randy’ James

February 19, 1947 – July 1, 2013 The family regretfully announces that Randy passed away at Meaford Hospital on Monday, July 1, 2013 at the age of 66. Randy is remembered as the beloved husband of Gisèle (née Leclerc) Roussain and as a much- loved father by their children Marie (James) Leduc of Woodstock; Christopher (Dina) Roussain of Burlington; Anne ...

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Wawa Pioneers – Ursula Wilmot Hechler

Jun 8, 2013 @ 11:57 After eight days at sea, traveling from Germany to Canada, our ship the “Beaverbrae” docked in Quebec City on October 29, 1948 – my birthday. My mother Ida, sister Inga and I were taken to a railway station where we boarded a train heading West. We were on our way to Thunder Bay (Port Arthur) ...

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Rentech Aquires Weyerhaeuser Mill

At 7 a.m. this morning, Rentech announced the acquisition of Georgia-based Fulghum Fibres, Inc. (Fulghum Fibres) and the acquisition of two facilities (for conversion to the production of wood pellets in Ontario, Canada, along with contracts for the sale and transport of more than four million metric tons of wood pellets over ten years. “Rentech has exclusive rights to acquire, at a ...

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Cross Country Skiing in Wawa

Mar 6, 2013 @ 08:00 Some people make New Year’s resolutions… I make springtime resolutions to go and buy a pair of cross-country skis. Every year I look at people leaving from the airport, going down the trails (that I’ve walked in the summer), having great fun. Every year I don’t… So this year, I heard that a friend was ...

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Thursday’s Sunset & Ice

  The sunset from town looked gorgeous, but with the sun setting fast there wouldn’t be enough time to go down to Government Dock before the light was gone. Instead we headed to photograph over the Magpie Valley. At the Goose, the sun was setting in the wrong position, so we continued on. Travelling over the Magpie Bridge on Highway ...

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Yesterday’s Storm

This all began early Thursday morning with a thunderstorm wth sideways rain. The photograph below was taken, at 9:30 a.m. You can see the rain beating on the roofs of the cars and the street. The rain continued off and on all morning, until the word was out – there was at least a foot of water on Highway 101 ...

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