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Season Summary – Wawa Ladies Curling

RANK WINS G.P. LESCHISHIN, Barb 1 10 14 TAVELLA, Debbie 1 10 14 BONITZKE, Wendy 3 9 14 BURGOYNE, Teri-Lyne 4 7 13 LOWE, Cheri 4 7 14 MATHIAS, Danette 4 7 13 SPENCER, Diane 4 7 14 TREMBLAY, Cheryl 4 7 14 BLANCHET, Emma 9 6 13 KLOCKARS, Anna-Lisa 9 6 13 BUSSINEAU, Denise 11 5 13 PARSONS, Rochelle ...

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Saturday Morning News – March 30

Weather: Today – Periods of snow ending this morning then mainly cloudy with 60% chance of snow. Wind up to 15 km/h. High +1. Wind chill -7 this morning. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Partly cloudy with 40% chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -7. Wind chill -9 overnight. News Tidbits: The Simon family is ...

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Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation – Spring High Tea

Believe it or not, spring is on its way despite the erratic weather and to celebrate the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation is holding a Spring High Tea. It will be held on Sunday, April 14 from 1-3 p.m. at 59 Broadway Avenue. Dust off your frocks and suits and prepare to be tempted and delighted by a vast array ...

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Nipigon OPP – Contraband Tobacco Seized

On the afternoon of March 28, 2024, an officer working from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop for speed on Hwy 11&17 in the Township of Nipigon. During the traffic stop the officer observed cannabis in the vehicle readily available to the driver. A search of the motor vehicle under the Cannabis Control ...

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NOWW’s Mother’s Day Book Fair and Literary Market

Northwestern Ontario Writer’s Workshop (NOWW) is pleased to announce its first annual Book Fair and Literary Market, just one more exciting feature of LitFest 2024 taking place at the Baggage Building Arts Centre, Prince Arthur’s Landing on Saturday May 11, 2024. “There’s definitely a literary theme to this market,” says NOWW President, Heather Dickson. “We’re taking both levels of the ...

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East Algoma OPP – Drugs Seized

On March 27, 2024, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) executed a Controlled Dugs and Substances Act (CDSA) warrant at a residence on Doyle Street in Spanish. As a result of the warrant being executed, over 7 grams of pre-packaged suspected cocaine, a digital scale, packaging materials, and cell phone was seized. The OPP’s Community Street Crime ...

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SSM OPP – Driver charged with Impaired

A Sault Ste. Marie driver was arrested and charged after motorists reported erratic driving on Highway 17.   On March 27, 2024, at approximately 7:45 p.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received an impaired driving complaint regarding a black pick-up truck operating erratically on Highway 17- very inconsistent speeds, passing dangerously and following too close. Police stopped the ...

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East Algoma OPP – Driver Charged with Impaired while children in car

On March 27, 2024, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested a driver after receiving complaints of impairment while driving with kids in the car. At approximately 4:30 p.m. police received multiple calls reporting that a known family member was driving around drunk with children in the car. The complainants had made attempts to have the driver stop, but she ...

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Friday Morning News – March 29

Weather: Today – A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries this morning. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light near noon. High plus 3. Wind chill minus 14 this morning. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight – Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 9. Wind chill minus 14 overnight.

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SE OPP Wawa – Investigation continues into fatal collision

SE OPP Wawa

On March 28, 2024, shortly before 10:00 a.m., the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a serious two-vehicle collision on Highway 17 near Rabbit Blanket Lake, approximately 30 kilometres south of Wawa. One person has been confirmed deceased as a result of the collision. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as ...

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Hwy 17 (Wawa to Batchawana) OPEN

The highway has been re-opened. Mar 28, 2024 at 15:14 The highway remains closed at this time.   Mar 28, 2024 at 10:36 Highway 17 has been closed between Wawa and Batchawana due to a collision. ON511 is stating that the closure is due to a collision. Reports to Wawa-news is that the collision at Old Woman Bay.

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13 Winners Share $1,077,915 Jackpot in Split the Pot Lottery!

Split the Pot Lottery’s 13 grand prize winners were revealed to the public on Monday after the jackpot soared to a final total of $1,077,915. Congratulations to the winners: One winner (60% of the final payout) | Winnings: $646,749.00 Bill B. of Toronto, Ticket #57643979 Two winners (20% of the final payout) | Winnings: $107,791.50 each  Erika G. of Guelph, ...

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Ontario Raising Minimum Wage to Support Workers

The Ontario government is increasing the minimum wage from $16.55 per hour to $17.20, effective October 1, 2024. This 3.9 per cent annualized wage increase is based on the Ontario Consumer Price Index (CPI) and brings Ontario’s minimum wage to the second highest in Canada. “Under the leadership of Premier Ford, our government is helping nearly one million workers earn ...

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Marathon OPP – Arrest made after theft of gas in White River

One individual is facing charges following a theft and stolen motor vehicle incident. On March 26, 2024, just before 9:30 a.m., members of the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a stolen motor vehicle travelling westbound on Highway 17. Further investigation revealed that the same motor vehicle was involved in a gas theft incident in White River. ...

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OPP – Beware of Bank Investigator Frauds

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continues to receive reports from victims who have been contacted by fraudsters claiming to be bank investigators from their financial institution, local law enforcement, or one of their online merchants. In these cases, the victim is told that there have been suspicious charges on their bank card, credit card or online bank accounts. Fraudsters state ...

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