Morning News – March 11

Mar 11, 2022 at 07:56


  • Today – Flurries at times heavy. Local blowing snow this afternoon. Amount 5 cm. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 60 becoming west 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. High minus 7. Wind chill minus 19 this morning and minus 14 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low.
  • Tonight – Partly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Local blowing snow early this evening. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light early this evening. Wind becoming northwest 30 gusting to 60 after midnight. Low minus 17. Wind chill minus 15 this evening and minus 26 overnight.

COVID-19 Statistics:

Current Previous Change from previous report
<!doctype> Tested 242,566 242,096 470
Confirmed Cases 5,641 5,609 32
Confirmed Cases in 2022 3,437 3,405 32
Active cases 375(1) 398(1) -23
Resolved 5,266 5,211 55
Deceased 38 38 0
Deceased in 2022 18 18 0
<!doctype> Central & East Algoma 567 565 2
Elliot Lake & Area 221 216 5
North Algoma 232 230 0
Sault Ste. Marie & Area 4,621 4,596 25

News Tidbits:

  • Brad Jacobs and his team have made the playoffs at the 2022 Tim Hortons Brier in Lethbridge
  • Hooray! A&W Canada, plans to pilot the “Butterfly Cup”, a totally recyclable, lidless paper cup  in Toronto this month
  • Eligible students who enrol between June 1 and September 30, 2022, financial support of up to $13,690 (costs of tuition, books and other mandatory fees, as well as a stipend for a clinical work placement) will be available to new students enrolled in a PSW program at one of the participating Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) approved private career colleges.
  • Eleven years ago on March 11, 2011, the largest earthquake ever recorded in Japan caused massive devastation and a tsunami that hit the Tōhoku region of northeastern Honshu. The earthquake and tsunami also caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster. The Fukushima disaster is considered the second-worst nuclear disaster in history, forcing the relocation of over 100,000 people. The worst nuclear disaster was Cherynobyl (April 26, 1986).



  • Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities, will make an announcement about a new student scholarship at 8:45 a.m. in Toronto.
  • Solicitor General Sylvia Jones will be joined by Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner, Thomas Carrique, to make an announcement regarding police mental health crisis response resources at 10:30 a.m. in Shelburne.
  • Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, to make an announcement at 1 a.m. in Barrie.


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