Morning News – June 12th


Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early in the morning. A few showers beginning in the morning. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. High 19. UV index 3 or moderate.
Night – Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle in the evening and after midnight. Fog patches developing in the evening. Low 11.


Status of COVID-19 cases in Algoma

Tested (1)  Confirmed
cases (2)


cases (3)
Deceased Cases Screened

Positive for VOC (4)

147,962 397 7(1) 1(2) 390 6 106
Updated: June 11, 2021, 4:15 pm


Northeast Forest Fire Region

There were no new wildland fires confirmed in the Northeast region by late afternoon yesterday with 15 active fires in the region; 12 (under control), two (held) and one, Cochrane 6 (not under control at 5 ha.

The fire hazard is mostly moderate to high in areas of the region situated north of Temagami and east of Chapleau; as well as in areas south of Mattawa and east of Nobel. Elsewhere in the Northeast Region, the fire hazard is low to moderate.


Northwest Forest Fire Region

No new fires were discovered in the northwest region by the late afternoon of June 11. There are 41 active fires in the region; 11 (not under control), six fires (held), 12 (under control) and 12 fires are being observed. Two fires were called out yesterday.

The wildland fire hazard is mainly low across the region with some pockets of moderate hazard in the Fort Frances sector and the far north areas of the Sioux Lookout and Nipigon sectors.



News Tidbits:

Kashechewan Chief Leo Friday and Mushkegowuk Council, is calling the COVID-19 outbreak a “humanitarian crisis” as 114 out of the 1,800 members have tested positive for the virus Friday, June 11, 2021. 77 of the 114 cases are youth (young people under the age of 17). 8 residents have been medevaced to southern hospital for care.

The government has said that seven paramedics and an undisclosed number of physicians will be deployed, and a team of Canadian Rangers have constructed 50 tents and 30 more were expected Friday.

Charlie Angus is spearheading efforts to ensure food security. He explains, “With up to 16 people per house the pressures in the communities are intense pressure. Even at the best of times, food security is a major problem in the region. With people locked intheir homes the crisis is growing serious. We need to raise $25,000 to ensure enough food can be flown in to help people during the lockdown. Can we can count on you to help the Cree people of James Bay? Meegwetch”
If you wish to support this effort, click this link.
Canada is planning to contribute up to 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries, including both actual doses and through previously-announced funding to the COVAX global vaccine-sharing initiative. The sharing of doses will happen once Canada’s domestic vaccine rollout is complete, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set to unveil more details during the G7 Summit in the U.K, according to a government source.