Morning News – September 11

Weather – Sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 16. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight A few clouds. Low 8.

Frost advisory in effect for:

  • Wawa – Pukaskwa Park
  • White River – Dubreuilville

Some plants may be damaged or even destroyed by frost. Frost is possible this morning across portions of northern Ontario. Ground temperatures may fall to near or below freezing under clear skies. Cover up plants, especially those in frost-prone areas. Take preventative measures to protect frost-sensitive plants and trees.


Statistics from Algoma Public Health:

Tested (1) 26,960
Positive 29
Negative 26,615
Deceased 0
Resolved (2) 29
  Updated: September 10, 2020


(1) That Algoma Public Health is aware of.
(2) Patient tested positive but is resolved according to current public health criteria. This number includes any persons who are deceased.

What a cutie – this Canadian Tire Goomee!

News Tidbits:

There were no new fires discovered in the Northeast Region by mid-afternoon on September 10. There are thirteen active fires across the region, all of which are being observed. The fire hazard ranges from low to moderate across the region today.

There were no new fires discovered in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon on September 10. At the time of this update there were two active fires in the region. One fire is under control and one fire is being observed. The forest fire hazard is mainly low to moderate with a few pockets of high hazard in the districts of Fort Frances and Dryden.

It has been 19 years since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, and John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, to participate in the ground-breaking ceremony of IAMGOLD’s Côté Gold Project in Gogama at 10:30.

A Little Lightness for Today: Have you ever heard the saying about taking an underwater basket weaving course – meaning to take a course that really has no value? Well, underwater basket weaving is a real thing. Some reed baskets are woven in a pail of water to keep the reeds flexible. However, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society (GLSPS) is holding their 9th Annual Underwater Basket Weaving Event on Sunday, September 13th. GLSPS members can just watch or join in on the fun with a basket kit (Included with the $10.00 fee) to try your skills underwater. Divers will need to provide all their own dive equipment, including, air tank, regulators, exposure suits, and other personal dive equipment. The weavers will create a small round reed basket in about an hour and half, at a dive platform 20 feet down. This is a real social distancing event for participants 🙂