Morning News – August 19


Sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 25. Humidex 32.
Tonight – Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 14.

Heat Warning:

All areas except Fort Hope – Webequie – Moosonee – Fort Albany are under a Heat Warning today.

White River – Dubreuilville
Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake
Gogama – Foleyet
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay

Status of COVID-19 cases in Algoma

There are six active cases of COVID-19 in the Algoma District today.

Immunization Uptake and Coverage in Algoma (2:30 PM, August 18, 2021)

# of people who are fully vaccinated – 76,447

% of total population that are fully vaccinated (received two doses) – 73.5%


2021 Forest Fire Status – Northeast Forest Fire Region:

WAW12 – 0.3ha, out
WAW13 – 1.5ha, out
WAW14 – 0.2, out

Active Fires Not Under Control Held Under Control Observed
8 3 1 4

The fire hazard is mostly high in the central portion of the Northeast Region this afternoon, while the northern and southern portions of the region are showing a mostly low to moderate hazard. A small portion of the region is showing an extreme hazard near the junction of Highway 11 north and Highway 631.

Northwest Forest Fire Region

Active Fires Not Under Control Held Under Control Observed
99 13 8 14 64

Restricted Fire Zone boundaries updated to include Thunder Bay and portions of Nipigon and Wawa districts

Due to the high to extreme forest fire hazard, the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry is maintaining a Restricted Fire Zone in Kenora, Fort Frances, Thunder Bay (excluding Wabakimi Provincial Park) and Dryden Districts, and southern portions of Sioux Lookout and Red Lake Districts.  The Restricted Fire Zone is in effect until further notice. Outdoor fires are banned. Portable gas stoves may still be used BUT must be handled with extreme care.