Morning News – March 23

Mar 23, 2022 at 07:56


  • Today – Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of snow. Wind becoming east 30 km/h gusting to 50 early this morning. High plus 2. UV index 3 or moderate.
  • Tonight – Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries this evening. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light after midnight. Low minus 2. Wind chill minus 8 overnight.

COVID-19 Statistics:

Current Previous Change from previous report
Tested 246,576 246,230 346
Confirmed Cases 6,238 6,162 76
Confirmed Cases in 2022 4,034 3,958 76
Active cases 401(4) 370 31
Resolved 5,837 5,792 45
Deceased 41 41 0
Deceased in 2022 21 21 0
Central & East Algoma 610 602 8
Elliot Lake & Area 247 244 3
North Algoma 245 241 4
Sault Ste. Marie & Area 5,136 5,075 61

News Tidbits:

  • Messy weather is expected in Northern Ontario, Wawa has no alerts at this time, however, travellers headed north and south may want to keep an eye on road conditions.
  • If you are thinking of an electric vehicle, the Ontario government is providing $91 million to help make electric vehicle (EV) chargers more accessible to the public across the province.
  • the Wikwemikong Development Commission (WDC) has received $260,000 from the province to help offset pressures caused by COVID-19, ensure the delivery of important community and economic development programs, and support the growth of Indigenous tourism in the community. the WDC “Enaadmaagehjik” has created employment and supports business development. In 1973, the community had five stores and now has 67 businesses offering a range of products and services.
  • The Ontario government is increasing the number of both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education positions at the University of Toronto as part of its plan to train and retain more doctors across Ontario.


  • Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade, as well as François-Philippe Champagne, Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Omar Alghabra, Federal Minister of Transportation, and Drew Dilkens, Mayor of Windsor, to make an announcement at 11:00 a.m. in Windsor.
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