Morning News – March 15

Mar 15, 2022 at 07:56


  • Today – Increasing cloudiness. Flurries beginning near noon. Local amount 2 cm. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 late this morning. High zero. Wind chill minus 23 this morning. UV index 3 or moderate.
  • Tonight – Partly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries early this evening. Freezing rain or ice pellets beginning before morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light early this evening. Low minus 6. Wind chill minus 8 this evening.

COVID-19 Statistics:

Current Previous Change from previous report
Tested 243,277 242,754 523
Confirmed Cases 5,826 5,707 119
Confirmed Cases in 2022 3,622 3,503 119
Active cases 354 387 -33
Resolved 5,472 5,320 152
Deceased 39 39 0
Deceased in 2022 19 19 0
Central & East Algoma 576 572 4
Elliot Lake & Area 227 222 5
North Algoma 233 234 -1
Sault Ste. Marie & Area 4,790 4,679 111

News Tidbits:

  • The Thunder Bay 50/50 has raised funds for a new Bariatric Stretcher Chair for the Intensive Care Unit. This chair makes it possible to lift and move patients over 350 pounds. The heavy-duty chair has an infinite number of tilt & recline positions; from fully sitting to a flat stretcher with powered positioning controls
  • Closer to Wawa – Congratulations to winners so far this month in the SAHF Lottery’s Win your Way Calendar:
    • Kaireen Morrison ($500 gift card)
    • Mackenzie Moore ($500)
  • In Wawa, The LDHCF Chase the Ace is in its 38th week with 15 cards left to choose from. Should your ticket be drawn you could win $995, and if your envelope has the Ace of Spades… you could win $32,714! Plenty of money to buy that new snowblower for the high snowbanks or a nice holiday to the sun, and don’t worry about the snowbanks!


  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will jointly address members of the House of Commons and Senate this morning at 10:30 a.m. He is expected to speak about the ongoing Russian attacks in Ukraine. CTV News will be carrying this event live


  • Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, will be joined by Goldie Ghamari, MPP for Carleton, and Jeremy Roberts, MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean, to make an announcement about new jobs in Ottawa and across the province a 9:30 a.m. in Ottawa
  • Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities, to make an announcement at 12 Noon in Brampton
  • Paul Calandra, Minister of Long-Term Care, to make an announcement at 1 p.m. in Markham
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