Morning News – March 22

Mar 22, 2022 at 07:56


  • Today – Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Wind becoming east 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning then light late this afternoon. High plus 5. Wind chill minus 18 this morning. UV index 4 or moderate.
  • Tonight – Partly cloudy. Wind becoming east 20 km/h late this evening. Low minus 3. Wind chill minus 8 overnight.

COVID-19 Statistics:

Current Previous Change from previous report
Tested 246,230 244,930 1300
Confirmed Cases 6,162 6,037 125
Confirmed Cases in 2022 3,958 3,833 125
Active cases 370(3) 378 -8
Resolved 5,792 5,659 133
Deceased 41 41 0
Deceased in 2022 21 21 0
Central & East Algoma 602 593 9
Elliot Lake & Area 244 238 6
North Algoma 241 235 6
Sault Ste. Marie & Area 5,075 4,971 104

News Tidbits:

  • In the second game of the Mercantile Playoffs Trans Canada Chrysler won over Mission Motors in overtime 5-4
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) continues to recommend that people eat no more than one serving per month of smelt from Lake Superior due to elevated levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), a perfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS). For MDHHS Eat Safe Fish guidelines, a serving size is eight ounces for adults and two or four ounces for children.
  • The City of Sault Ste. Marie is seeking feedback about a single-use plastics ban in two online surveys (residential & business), and conducting a virtual open house.


  • Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, will make an announcement benefitting sport tourism across the province at 10 a.m. in Sudbury.
  • Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities, will be joined by Prabmeet Sarkaria, President of the Treasury Board, to make an announcement. at 1:30 p.m. in Scarborough
  • Ross Romano, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, will be joined by Mike Harris, MPP Kitchener-Conestoga, to make an announcement in London at 2 p.m.
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