Morning News – January 26

January 26, 2022 at 07:57

Weather: Extreme Cold Warning in Effect & Winter Weather Travel Advisory

  • Today – Mainly cloudy. Flurries beginning this morning. Local blowing snow this afternoon. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming southwest 40 km/h gusting to 70 near noon. High minus 10. Wind chill minus 41 this morning and minus 22 this afternoon. Frostbite in minutes.
    Tonight – Snow at times heavy and local blowing snow with risk of snow squalls. Local amount 10 to 15 cm. Wind southwest 50 km/h gusting to 80. Temperature rising to minus 6 by morning. Wind chill minus 22 this evening and minus 16 overnight.

News Tidbits:

  • Yesterday afternoon, Chief Willie Sellars of Williams Lake First Nation spoke stating that investigators have located an estimated 93 unmarked graves at the former St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School.
  • Sault Ste. Marie’s Mitch Case is now part of the board of the National Council for Reconciliation.
  • Some residents in the Mission have been without Shaw services since a power outage took out some vital equipment, and are waiting for parts to arrive in order to repair it. There was no word as to when service would be restored. This is causing grave difficulties for one business based in the Mission, and to residents who are working solely from home. On their website: Some customers from Michipicoten to Wawa are experiencing an interruption to Internet, Television and Home Phone services. We are working to restore service as quickly as possible and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • Thousands of transport truck drivers are convoying across the country Sunday to protest the current federal vaccine mandate for cross-border travel. The convoy is in Kenora headed for Thunder Bay today with an OPP escort. They are expected to arrive in Wawa (Pinewood Drive) at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and leave at 4:30 p.m. There are plans being made to have a bbq for them, and community support. The Chippewa River Restaurant is offering sandwiches, soup and coffee for free for travellers in the convoy. They will be overnighting in the Soo.
  • Two years ago, Ontario officials announced Canada’s first case of that new coronavirus that was causing mass hospitalization in Wuhan, China.