Morning News – February 11th

Feb 11, 2022 at 07:56

Weather: Winter weather travel advisory in effect

  •  Today – Snow. Local blowing snow this afternoon. Local amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind becoming north 40 km/h gusting to 70 near noon. Temperature falling to minus 17 this afternoon. Wind chill minus 9 this morning and minus 28 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite.
  • Tonight – Periods of light snow ending this evening then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of light snow. Clearing overnight. Local blowing snow this evening. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 overnight. Low minus 30. Wind chill minus 28 this evening and minus 40 overnight. Frostbite in minutes.

COVID-19 Stats in Algoma (February 10, 3:00 p.m.):

Current Previous Change from previous report
Confirmed cases 4,255 4,189 66
Active cases 617(2) 555(2) 62
Currently hospitalized 21 21 0
Resolved 3,638 3,634 4
Deceased 28 27 1
Tested  232,376 231,966 410
Close contact of a confirmed case 1,405 1,389 16
Outbreak related 491 480 11
Under Investigation 83 95 -12
Unknown Source of Infection 2,276 2,225 51 Evidence of Community Spread Recent Cases
Central & East Algoma 436 427 9 Yes Yes
Elliot Lake & Area 149 148 1 Yes Yes
North Algoma 149 146 3 Yes Yes
Sault Ste. Marie & Area 3,521 3,468 53 Yes Yes

News Tidbits:

  • Sadly the missing worker from Major Drilling who was working in a remote area near Kirkland Lake Gold’s Taylor Mine in the Matheson and Val Gagne area, east of Timmins was found deceased.
  • Highway 17 was closed at 7:10 between Schreiber and Nipigon due to weather and road conditions.
  • The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and Ontario Health, is lifting Directive 2 to begin a gradual and cautious resumption of non-urgent and non-emergent surgeries and procedures across the province.


  • Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development will be joined by Bob Bailey, MPP for Sarnia—Lambton, and Darrin Canniff, Mayor of Chatham-Kent, to make an announcement about healthcare in Southwestern Ontario at 10:00 a.m.
  • Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, Attorney General Doug Downey and Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, to make an announcement at 10:30 a.m.
  • Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, to make an announcement at 11:00 a.m.


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