Morning News – March 25

Mar 25, 2022 at 07:56


  • Today  – Sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High plus 3. Wind chill minus 13 this morning. UV index 4 or moderate.
  • Tonight – Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy overnight with 70 percent chance of light snow. Wind becoming north 20 km/h before morning. Low minus 8. Wind chill minus 16 overnight.

COVID-19 Statistics:

Current Previous Change from previous report
Tested 247,263 246,859 404
Confirmed Cases 6,361 6,288 73
Confirmed Cases in 2022 4,157 4,084 73
Active cases 437(6) 403 34
Resolved 5,924 5,885 39
Deceased 42 42 0
Deceased in 2022 22 22 0
Central & East Algoma 614 613 1
Elliot Lake & Area 256 250 6
North Algoma 246 246 0
Sault Ste. Marie & Area 5,245 5,179 66

News Tidbits:

  • The Ontario government is providing $800,000 to eight Indigenous health care teams through the Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC) to enhance the delivery of integrated, culture-based mental health and addictions trauma care to Indigenous people who are experiencing pain, loss and intergenerational trauma as a result of the Indian Residential School (IRS) system. Indigenous Primary Health Care Council membership currently includes 20 members with the following eight members receiving funding support as part of this initiative: Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre, Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority, Wasauksing First Nation Health Centre, Mino M’shki-ki Indigenous Health Team, Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre, Sweetgrass Health Centre and Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Primary Care Team.
  • The Ontario government is building a brand new long-term care home for Extendicare Kapuskasing and adding 68 new and 60 upgraded beds.


  • Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure, will be joined by Todd Smith, Minister of Energy, and David Piccini, MPP for Northumberland—Peterborough South, to make an announcement at 10 a.m. in Brighton
  • Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Christine Elliot, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, to make an announcement at 11 a.m. in Ottawa
  • Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, to make an announcement at 2:30 p.m. in Hearst