Morning News – March 4

Mar 4, 2022 at 07:56

Weather: Winter storm watch in effect

  • Today – Sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 7. Wind chill minus 20 this morning and minus 11 this afternoon. UV index 3 or moderate.
  • Tonight – Increasing cloudiness. Snow beginning overnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 15. Wind chill near minus 19.

COVID-19 Statistics:

Current Previous Change from previous report
Confirmed cases 5,334 5,284 50
Active cases 615(3) 620(3) -5
Currently hospitalized 10 12 -2
Resolved 4,719 4,664 55
Deceased 34 34 0
Tested  239,932 239,788 144
Close contact of a confirmed case 1,629 1,610 19
Outbreak related 633 633 0
Under Investigation 32 52 -20
Unknown Source of Infection 3,040 2,989 51 Evidence of Community Spread Recent Cases
Central & East Algoma 541 540 1 Yes Yes
Elliot Lake & Area 203 202 1 Yes Yes
North Algoma 221 219 2 Yes Yes
Sault Ste. Marie & Area 4,369 4,323 46 Yes Yes

News Tidbits:

  • A huge congratulations to Derek Massey. He was the extremely lucky winner in the Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters Catch the Ace. There were two tickets left in the draw, and his very lucky ticket won the 51st-week cash prize of $117,082.  In addition, the card he drew, revealed the ACE OF SPADES worth $1,245,585.⁠ A Wawa-news reader from Kelowna (thanks Alain) gave the news tip, and says he’s waiting for Derek to come and play a round of golf with him!
  • The Ontario Government will soon begin mailing refund cheques to millions of Ontario vehicle owners for licence plate sticker renewal fees paid since March 1, 2020 for vehicles owned by individuals. People with a correct address on their driver’s licence and no defaulted fees, tolls or fines as of March 7, 2022, can expect to receive these refunds starting the end of March and throughout the month of April.


  • Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, will be joined by Drew Dilkens, Mayor of Windsor, to make an announcement about protections for military reservists at 10 a.m. in Windsor.
  • Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, will make an announcement at 11 a.m. in Sudbury.