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Monday Morning News – May 27

Weather – Mainly cloudy. High 15. UV index 7 or high. Tonight is expected to be partly cloudy. Low 6. News Tidbits – Everyone is hopeful that Spring is here, and the OPP are reminding everyone that their studded winter tires must be off their vehicles before June 1, 2019. Studded tires can be used between September 1 and May ...

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It must be so boring…

Karin Grundt writes in her most recent Garbologists report, “It must be so boring reading every week about the mess we volunteers pick up — and I will top it this time with the final results of our cleanup. We cleaned from Tim Hortons, past the Wawa Goose, Pinewood Drive, Jone’s Powersports to the entrance of the Mission (approx 7 kilometres). ...

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Livestock Hauling Pigs Overturns on Agawa Hill

  Early Thursday evening a livestock hauler carrying little pigs overturned on the Agawa Hill just after the entrance to the Agawa Bay Scenic Lookout. Estimates are that the truck was carrying 2,500 10-12 pound pigs.   The southbound lane was closed because the tractor had remained on the roadway, with the trailer of pigs laying on the steep embankment. ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – May 25

As of the afternoon of May 25, there is one active wildland fire in the region. Cochrane 4 covers 1 hectare and is located approximately 1 km south of the community of Fort Albany. It is under control. The fire hazard is low across the region. Out of province resources More than 80 staff members from Aviation, Forest Fire and ...

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Ladies’ Night Golf Starts Wednesday, May 29

The first night for Ladies’ Night at Michipicoten Golf Course is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29. All ladies are welcome to come out and golf on Wednesdays through till Labour Day. Teams of 3 can phone for a tee time weekly on the previous Friday at 8 am. The clubhouse number to call is 705-856-7409. Friday, May 24 is the first ...

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Men’s Night Golf – May 23

55 Players 1st FLIGHT: Jesse Dechamplain, Marcel Poulin, Dan Guay – 3 under par 33 2nd FLIGHT: Bernie Erechook, Derek Chapman, Craig Spooner – 1 under par 35 3rd FLIGHT: Jay Belisle, Anders Dereski, Charles Farand – 1 over par 37 4th FLIGHT: James Morden, Alex Morin, Kyle Wood– 5 over par 41                                                SPECIAL EVENTS WINNERS: North of 17 Restaurant Voucher Closest to ...

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THIBODEAU, Solange

Passed away unexpectedly at her home in Dubreuilville on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Beloved wife of Andre Thibodeau for 51 years. Cherished and loving mother of Sylvie Boileau (Richard), Nathalie Beaulieu and Mario Thibodeau (Julie). Dedicated and loving grandmother of Patrice, Josée (Chris), Sophie and Vanessa. Proud great grandmother of Lily. Dear sister of Reginald and late Beatrice (late Claude). ...

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Police ask for assistance in Hwy 17 Fatal Collision

On May 25, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., members of the Superior East Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 just south of the Town of White River, Ontario. The collision occurred between a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and a pedestrian. The pedestrian is deceased as a result of the collision. A Technical Collision Investigator (TCI) ...

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Fatal Collision between Commercial Motor Vehicle and pedestrian closes highway

At 10 a.m. Superior East OPP issued a media release. This morning, at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 just south of White River, Ontario. Community Safety/Media Relations Officer PC Trevor Tremblay stated “The collision occurred between a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and a pedestrian. The pedestrian is deceased as a result of the ...

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Hwy 17 Wawa to Dubreuilville is Closed

Details are sketchy but Highway 17 between Wawa and White River is closed. Wawa-news has called the North Bay Communications Centre and we are waiting on a press release. Their media person is now in the office and writing it, no other information is available at this time. According to Ontario511 the highway was closed at 3:39 a.m.  

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Hwy 17 closed at Agawa Hill

Highway 17 is closed at this time at the Agawa Hill. Wawa-news is stuck on the south side of the closure and there is no information available on the Ontario511 website. Wawa-news photographer Marcus Grundt has gone for a stroll up the hill to investigate.

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Northeast Fire Region Update – May 23

As of the early evening of May 23, there are no active wildland fires in the region. The fire hazard is low across the region, except for parts of the Far North which are showing a moderate hazard. Crews deployed to assist with flood response There are 17 members of the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services team currently deployed ...

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NORPRO Expands acquiring Unique Data Solutions and Lucidia Technologies

NORPRO Company is pleased to announce that it has acquired Unique Data Solutions & Lucidia Technologies, and that their services are now being provided under the NORPRO Company brand. “NORPRO started as a security and investigations firm, and we still specialize in those areas, but our clients began looking to us to solve other business problems for them, as well, ...

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Nettoyage du terrain de soccer

Les élèves de la 1re année à l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa), avec l’appui de leur enseignant M. Brandon Vachon-Case, ont nettoyé le terrain de soccer la semaine dernière. Les élèves de la 7e et 8e année ont ensuite nettoyé le sable. Quelle belle initiative pour assurer la beauté de la cour d’école et prendre soin de l’environnement.

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