Morning News – March 8

Mar 8, 2022 at 07:56 – Happy International Women’s Day!


  • Today – A mix of sun and cloud. Periods of snow beginning late this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 late this morning. High minus 1. Wind chill minus 23 this morning and minus 7 this afternoon. UV index 3 or moderate.
  • Tonight – Periods of snow. Amount 5 cm. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 8. Wind chill near minus 12.

COVID-19 Statistics:

Current Previous Change from previous report
Tested 241,407 240,387 1,020
Confirmed Cases 5,490 5,384 106
Confirmed Cases in 2022 3,286 3,180 106
Active cases 372(1) 420(1) -48
Resolved 5,118 4,964 154
Deceased 35 35 0
Deceased in 2022 15 15 0
Central & East Algoma 557 546 11
Elliot Lake & Area 211 206 5
North Algoma 228 221 7
Sault Ste. Marie & Area 4,494 4,411 83


News Tidbits:

  • The Ontario government is seeking input from the community as it launches a review of the province’s Anti-Racism Strategic Plan. The consultations will help inform programs supporting public education and awareness, community collaboration, and anti-racism initiatives like the Anti-Black Racism Strategy and the development of an Indigenous-focused strategy. The review of Ontario’s Anti-Racism Strategic Plan is a legislative requirement under the Anti-Racism Act, 2017 and ensures the province continues to uphold its commitment to target systemic racism and advance racial equity for Indigenous, Black, Muslim, Jewish, Asian and other racialized populations, and is responsive to emerging priorities.


  • Nancy Naylor, Deputy Minister of Education, Yael Ginsler, Assistant Deputy Minister, Student Achievement Division, and Denys Giguere, Assistant Deputy Minister, French-Language Teaching, Learning and Achievement Division, will hold a technical media briefing via teleconference only.
  • Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries will be joined by Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance, Ted Baker, Vice President of the Ontario Hockey League, Patsy Coyle, Managing Director of the Ontario Sport Network, and other community sport representatives to make an announcement at 10:00 a.m. in Oshawa.
  • Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, will make an announcement at 11:00 a.m. in Toronto.