Morning News – February 28th

Feb 28, 2022 at 08:56


  • Today – Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries late this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 9. Wind chill minus 33 this morning and minus 12 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index 2 or low.
  • Tonight = Snow. Amount 5 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 13. Wind chill near minus 16.

COVID-19 Statistics:

Current Previous Change from previous report
Confirmed cases 5,111 5,082 29
Active cases 610(2) 631(3) -21
Currently hospitalized 15 15 0
Resolved 4,501 4,451 50
Deceased 31 31 0
Tested  238,201 237,867 334
Close contact of a confirmed case 1,585 1,583 2
Outbreak related 630 625 5
Under Investigation 71 76 -5
Unknown Source of Infection 2,825 2,798 27 Evidence of Community Spread Recent Cases
Central & East Algoma 517 517 0 Yes Yes
Elliot Lake & Area 194 193 1 Yes Yes
North Algoma 211 208 3 Yes Yes
Sault Ste. Marie & Area 4,189 4,164 25 Yes Yes


News Tidbits:

  • The NDP is putting forth a motion today at Queen’s park that will focus on rural and small town hospitals and surgeries. The motion calls for a $1.3-billion investment — a number pegged by the independent Financial Accountability Office of Ontario — to clear the backlog of surgeries people are waiting for. It also includes a strategy and funding to meet broader health care needs in rural and small town Ontario, and support for local hospitals and community clinics with a health care hiring strategy that includes the repeal of Bill 124, Ford’s low-wage bill.
  • The Ontario government is providing $1 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to support the expansion of Avery Construction Ltd. in Sault Ste. Marie. The funding will be used to purchase a portable asphalt plant, allowing the company to provide a more environmentally sound asphalt for use on local road projects, as well as for paving parking lots, pathways and driveways.


  • Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, to make an announcement at 11 a.m. in Toronto.