Morning News – December 8

Dec 8, 2021 at 07:56


A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 12. Wind chill near minus 21. UV index 1 or low.
Tonight – Mainly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 19. Wind chill near minus 26.

Status of COVID-19 cases in Algoma

There are 246 (down 71) active cases, and 10 (same) hospitalized of COVID-19 in the Algoma District today.

News Tidbits:

  • The Ontario government is extending its Worker Income Protection Benefit program, which provides paid sick days, until July 31, 2022 to ensure they do not lose pay if they need to miss work for reasons related to COVID-19. Employees can continue to access this paid leave to get tested, vaccinated, self-isolate, or care for a family member.


  • Rod Phillips, Minister of Long-Term Care, will be joined by Nina Tangri, MPP for Mississauga-Streetsville, to make an announcement at 9:00 a.m. in Mississauga.
  • Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure, and Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance, to make an announcement at 10 a.m.