Author Archives: Brenda Stockton

6 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#305 – #310)

Algoma Public Health (APH) reported 6 new cases of COVID-19, 5 from Sault Ste. Marie and area and 1 from Elliot Lake and area, late Wednesday, April 21st, 2021. Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by APH you are not considered a close contact.   Details of the confirmed cases: Case Number ...

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Morning News – April 22

Weather: A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High plus 5. Wind chill minus 7 this morning. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – Clear. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light early this evening. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 8 overnight.   Status of COVID-19 cases in Algoma (April 21, ...

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Results of Catch the Ace: Week 32

Congratulations to James Randall, winner of Week 32 of the Foundation’s Catch the Ace Lottery! The Foundation is happy to announce that the progressive jackpot continues to grow; the estimated jackpot is expected to exceed $50,725 as we enter into Week 33. Here are the final numbers for week #32: Winner: James Randall Weekly Pot: $2152 Progressive Pot: $50,725 Envelope & Card:  #38, ...

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The Ice is Gone

Last Friday, April 16th was the earliest ever day that the ice on Wawa Lake was gone (from records beginning in 1949). Although I think that Mother Nature is perhaps trying to hang on to winter with temperatures dropping below 0C every night. In 1987, the ice was gone as of April 20th. Several years ago, Andy Stevens shared information ...

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Morning News – April 21

Weather: Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness late this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h early this afternoon. High plus 2. Wind chill minus 15 this morning. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 8. Wind chill minus 11 overnight.   Status of COVID-19 cases in Algoma (April 20, 2021, ...

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Harry McCluskie Municipal Marina closed

The Municipality of Wawa has had to close the Harry McCluskie Municipal Marina in accordance with the Provincial Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act announced on April 18th. Algoma Public Health confirmed to Municipal Staff that all marinas are to be closed except for the purpose of: repairing or servicing boats or other watercraft placing boats or ...

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Red Pine Purchases the War Eagle Claims

Red Pine Exploration Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive property purchase agreement with 2533258 Ontario Corp. on April 16th, 2021 to acquire 100% interest in additional mining claims located in the McMurray Township. This acquisition aligns with the Company’s strategy of consolidation of the Wawa Gold Project land package. This property (50.2 hectares) is located east of ...

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Morning News – April 20

Weather: Periods of light snow ending near noon then mainly cloudy. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light near noon. High minus 2. Wind chill minus 17 this morning and minus 5 this afternoon. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 13. Wind chill minus 4 this evening and minus 17 overnight. ...

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Hwy 17 (Marathon to Terrace Bay) OPEN

At 2:11 Hwy 17 – Terrace Bay to Marathon was opened. The Schreiber Fire Department has tweeted “Streets and side road very slippery. If you are out, drive with caution.” Highway 17 in that are may not be very nice to travel upon right now. At 1:32 Enviornment Canada noted that, “A band of heavy snow has developed south of ...

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SSM Police warn of EMT Fraud

Over the last week Sault Ste. Marie police officers have taken reports from three victims regarding electronic money transfer fraud. The media release explains that, “The victims all say their electronic devices were hacked, granting unknown people access to their online banking information. The fraudsters then transferred money electronically to unknown destinations.” SSM Police urges everyone to review their finances ...

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5 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#292-#296)

Algoma Public Health (APH) reported 5 new cases of COVID-19, all from Sault Ste. Marie and area Sunday evening (April 18th, 2021). Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by APH you are not considered a close contact.   Details of the confirmed cases:   Case Number Exposure Category Status Tested Case #292 ...

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Morning News – April 19

Weather: Snow at times heavy. Snow at times mixed with rain early this morning. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h this afternoon. Temperature steady near plus 1. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Periods of snow and local blowing snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 60. Low minus ...

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Morning News – April 17

Weather: Clearing. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 8. Wind chill minus 4 this morning. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight – Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 6. Wind chill minus 8 overnight.   Status of COVID-19 cases in Algoma Tested (1)  Confirmed cases (2) Active cases Currently hospitalized Resolved cases (3) Deceased 122,708 289 42 1 ...

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1 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#289)

Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 1 new case of COVID-19, from Central and East Algoma. Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by APH you are not considered a close contact.   Details of the confirmed case: Case Number Exposure Category Status Tested Case #289 Close Contact Self-isolating April 15, 2021

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Morning News – April 16

Weather: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning with risk of freezing drizzle. Clearing this afternoon. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light early this afternoon. High 8. Wind chill minus 9 this morning. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 8 overnight.   Status of ...

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