Morning News Tidbits – July 27

Weather – Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers early this morning. Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 22. Humidex 25. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight – A few clouds. Fog patches developing late this evening. Low 14.

Fog Advisory – Fog advisory in effect for Pukaskwa Park – Wawa – Agawa – Lake Superior Park. Dense fog has developed in areas close to Lake Superior. The fog is expected to dissipate later this morning. If travelling, be prepared for areas of near-zero visibility. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

Marine Forecast  Wind northwest 15 knots backing to west 15 near noon then diminishing to west 10 Tuesday morning. Wind veering to northwest 10 Tuesday evening. Waves one metre subsiding to one half metre near noon Tuesday. Showers Tuesday late in the day. Fog patches dissipating this morning.

Statistics from Algoma Public Health  – July 26, 2020 (10:00 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 19,215
Positive 27
Negative 18,293
Pending 895
Deceased 0
Resolved 27

Total confirmed cases by area of residence

Central & East  Algoma – 2
Elliot Lake & Area – 3
North Algoma – No
Sault Ste. Marie & Area – 22

News Tidbits:

There are eight other active fires across the region. All of these eight fires are being observed. The fire hazard is low to high in most of the Northeast Region, with the exception of a small portion of the southeastern most part of the Fire Region, between Bon Echo Provincial Park and Silver Lake Provincial Park, which is showing an extreme hazard this afternoon.


There are 25 active fires in the region. Twelve fires are not under control, two fires are being held, seven fires are under control and four fires are being observed. One fire was declared out today. The fire hazard in the region is low to moderate in the southern portions of the region including the Fort Frances and Thunder Bay sectors. Areas of the Kenora, Dryden, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout and Nipigon sectors feature high to extreme hazard conditions.


Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, to make an announcement at 1 p.m. today.