Morning News Tidbits – August 3

Weather – Increasing cloudiness early this morning. 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. High 19. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight – Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low 9.

Statistics from Algoma Public Health  – August 1, 2020 (9:30 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 21,279
Positive 27
Negative 20,572
Pending 680
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 – Yes (22)

News Tidbits:

SSM 010 is located 5km west of Ogidaki Lake and the ACR rail line. click for larger image.

There are ten fires active across the Northeast Region, seven of which are being observed in the far north. Sault Ste. Marie 10 is under control at 0.2 of a hectare. The fire is located east of Batchawana Bay Provincial Park.


There are currently 10 active forest fires in the Northwest Region. One is being held, three are under control, and six are being observed. The forest fire hazard is mainly low to moderate with pockets of high hazard in Kenora, Red Lake, Fort Frances and Sioux Lookout districts.