Wawa Disaster – October 2012
Here’s a Cool Video footage from above – CBC’s video footage of the Disaster
News Articles about the Disaster ~ Sault Star -“Highway Like a River”
The Wawa Sinkhole (It wasn’t a sinkhole, but it did kind of look like one?)
Don’t worry folks – We were closed for the season and no one drowned. 4 Motel rooms & our Home were built on high ground and escaped damage. We always count our blessings.
The massive land loss was approved for Disaster Relief. But we are dealing with The Ministry of Transportation AND Ontario Disaster Relief. It’s been a very long and painful 2.5 years. (We all know how painful it can be to deal with ONE Government entity. lol)
We still have hope. The MTO said they want to rebuild our entrance, and put an END to future flooding by redesigning culvert / drainage systems. Yay! But nothing has happened yet. We wait patiently. Ontario Disaster Relief waits for the MTO as well.
After the Wawa Flood, we started renovating EVERYTHING that we could, saving our Business and making our new “Mini Motel” AWESOME! (We are still renovating.)
As businesses in Northern Ontario, board up at an alarming rate, John and I have always understood the NEED to morph this business to keep it open & successful. This is nothing new for us, we’ve been through SO many changes. Mother Nature is kind of a pussy compared to what the Government has been doing to Northern Ontario Businesses for the past 15 years. lol
Always remember folks…
May 26, 2013 – Mike Purvis interviewed John and Wrote an Update