Morning News – June 19th


Cloudy. High 18. UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight – Mainly cloudy. Fog patches developing overnight. Low plus 4.


Status of COVID-19 cases in Algoma

Tested (1)  Confirmed
cases (2)


cases (3)
Deceased Cases Screened

Positive for VOC (4)

150,275  397 3 1(1) 394 6 110
Updated: June 18, 2021, 3:00 pm

Doses administered to Algoma residents (10:45 AM, June 17, 2021)

Total doses administered 91,757
# of people who received their first dose only 57,232
# of people who are fully vaccinated 17,259
# of people who have received at least 1 dose 74,498


Population coverage
% of population that has received at least one dose 65.1%
% of eligible population (12+) that have received at least one dose  73.4%
% of eligible population (12+) that are fully vaccinated (received two doses) 17%
% of youth population (12-17) that have received at least one dose 44%
% of adult population (18+) that have received at least one dose 75.4%
% of adult population (18+) that have are fully vaccinated (received 2 doses) 18.1%

Note: based on 2020 projected population

Northeast Forest Fire Region

There were six new fires discovered in the Northeast region by mid-afternoon on June 18. There are eleven other active fires in across the Northeast region, of these four are not under control, two are being held and five are under control.

Wawa 3 is 0.5 of a hectare and not under control at the time of this update. This fire is located north of Missinaibi Provincial Park.

Kirkland Lake 6 is 50 hectares and not under control at the time of this update. The fire is located northeast of Browning Lake and west of Holmes Lake. Four crews and two overhead staff have been assigned to this fire. Air attack has been utilized June 17 and 18 to aid suppression efforts.

The fire hazard today ranges from high to extreme in the central and northern portion of the region, while areas in the southern portion of the region, as well as the far north, are showing a low to moderate hazard.

Northwest Forest Fire Region

One new fire was discovered in the northwest region by the late afternoon of June 18. At the time of this update there were 31 active fires in the northwest region. Five fires were not under control, eight fires were being held, eight fires were under control and 10 fires were being monitored. Four fires were called out today.

The wildland fire hazard in the region ranges from high to extreme in the Fort Frances sector, moderate to high through most of the Kenora, Dryden, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Thunder and Nipigon sectors. A low hazard prevails through much of the far north.


News Tidbits:

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the American and Canadian governments are extending restrictions on non-essential international travel until July 21. Details are expected on Monday.

Don’t forget the Aboriginal Day Market Today. There are six artisans presenting and of course, Evelyn’s Tacos!