Wednesday Morning News – May 20

Weather -Sunny. High 21 except 16 near Lake Superior. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight – Clear. Low plus 4.

Statistics from Algoma Public Health (May 19, 2020 (8:30 a.m.)

Algoma regions where residents have tested positive for COVID-19 include the following:

  • Sault Ste. Marie & Area
  • Central & East Algoma
  • Elliot Lake & Area
Tested 5,831
Positive 20
Negative 5,528
Pending 283
Deceased 0
Resolved 13

Total confirmed cases by area of residence

Central & East  Algoma – Yes (less than 5)
Elliot Lake & Area – Yes (less than 5)
North Algoma – No
Sault Ste. Marie & Area – Yes (16)

News Tidbits:

Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, to make an announcement at 1 p.m.

There were no new fires discovered by mid-afternoon May 19. There is one active fire in the Northeast Region, North Bay 3 is being observed at 1 hectare and is located on an island in Wicksteed Lake. The forest fire hazard is moderate to high across the region.

Four new fires were discovered in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon of May19.

    • Red Lake 2 is located near Pikangikum First Nation. The 0.4 hectare fire is under control.
    • Thunder Bay 12 was discovered near Hwy. 589 and Stonehill Rd.. The 0.1 hectare fire is now out.
    • Kenora 13 is located on Wabaseemoong Independent Nation. The 1.5 hectare fire is not under control.
    • Red Lake 3 is located approximately seven kilometres southeast of the remote community of Poplar Hill. The 2.5 hectare fire is not under control and received aerial suppression from water bombers today.

The forest fire hazard in the Northwest was high to extreme in all sectors.

Brenda Stockton
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