Author Archives: Brenda Stockton

Extreme Cold Weather Conditions today

Extreme Cold Warning

Ninety percent or so of Northern Ontario is under an Extreme Cold Warning. Extreme lows vary from values of -45 but no warmer than -30. Vehicles may not start even if they have been plugged in. Wawa is currently showing -28, Chapleau -33. Locally Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Manitouwadge – Hornepayne Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake Gogama ...

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Hwy 17 (Wawa to Bachawana) OPEN

Feb 10, 2021 at 09:25 Highway 17 has been reopened. From the OPP: The Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to advise the public that Highway 17 north between Batchewana and Wawa is now open.  OPP encourage motorists to respond to adverse and rapidly-changing weather/driving conditions by reducing their speed and leaving extra space ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United – Transfiguration Sunday

Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for 14 February 2021 2 Kings 2: 1-12            Elijah is taken up into heaven. . Psalm 50 : 1-6            God summons the earth. 2 Corinthians 4: 3-6   The light of knowledge shines in our hearts, Mark 9: 2-9                The transfiguration of Jesus. To Ponder:    How do ...

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Morning News – February 10th

Weather: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 16. Wind chill minus 33 this morning and minus 20 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 30. Wind chill minus 25 this ...

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APH – 1 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#187)

Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 1 new case of COVID-19 from Sault Ste. Marie and area. Through contact tracing, Algoma Public Health notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by Algoma Public Health you are not considered a close contact.   Details of the confirmed cases: Case Number Exposure Category Status Tested Case #187 International travel – ...

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Hwy 17 (Wawa to Batchawana) OPEN (17:47)

Feb 9, 2021 at 17:47 p.m. Highway 17 has been reopened. Please drive with care.   Feb 9, 2021 at 06:25 From ON511 – “Hwy 17 closed from Wawa to Batchawana Bay due to weather. Updated February 9 at 05:30” Snow squalls will continue today and tonight, with snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are possible today, and an ...

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Snow Squall Watch – Wawa to Pukaskwa Park

It will be good to get out of the deep freeze, but that usually means snow. Environment Canada has just issued a watch warning that snow squalls possible later this afternoon and tonight from Wawa to Pukaskwa Park.   The snow squalls between Wawa and Sault Ste. Marie has closed Highway 17 for several days now, and that weather is ...

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Morning News – February 9th

Weather: Flurries. Risk of snow squalls late this afternoon. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 13. Wind chill minus 32 this morning and minus 16 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. Tonight – A few flurries ending after midnight then partly cloudy. Risk of snow squalls this evening. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. ...

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Traffic Snarl today on Mission Road

  Traffic was snarled on Mission Road earlier today (1:20 p.m.). Two vehicles collided and SE OPP (3 cruisers), Ambulance and Fire responded. As the tilt truck took the vehicles away, the firefighters cleared the road of debris, and everything was back to normal within an hour.      

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2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#185 – #186)

Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 2 new cases of COVID-19. One is from Elliot Lake & area and one is from Central & East Algoma. Through contact tracing, Algoma Public Health notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by Algoma Public Health you are not considered a close contact.   Details of the confirmed cases: Case Number ...

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Marathon OPP warn of injured wolf

On February 6, 2021 at approximately 11:30pm, officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a call regarding a sighting of a wolf in the Penn Lake area in Marathon. The wolf has been seen several times in the area of Holy Saviour School/Ecole Val Des Bois, Penn Lake road, Penn Lake Park area, as well as Barrick ...

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Ontario Extending Stay-at-Home Order across Most of the Province

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In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the government is moving to a regional approach and maintaining the shutdown in the majority of the public health regions in Ontario, including the Stay-at-Home order and all existing public health and workplace safety measures. When it is safe to do so, the province will gradually transition each region from the ...

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Weather Alerts

An Extreme Cold Warning is in effect for: Manitouwadge – Hornepayne. Environment Canada is warning of a multi-day episode of very cold wind chills. Extreme wind chill values of minus 40 to minus 45 this morning and tonight. There will be some improvement during the afternoon as temperatures warm slightly, before temperatures fall again in the evening. The extreme cold ...

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Morning News – February 8th

Weather:  Flurries. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 12. Wind chill minus 24 this morning and minus 15 this afternoon. Tonight – Flurries with risk of snow squalls. Local amount 5 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 20. Wind chill minus 16 this evening and minus 27 overnight.   Status of ...

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APH – 3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#182 – #184)

Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 3 new cases of COVID-19. One is from Central & East Algoma and 2 are from Elliot Lake & area. Through contact tracing, Algoma Public Health notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by Algoma Public Health you are not considered a close contact.   Details of the confirmed cases: Case Number ...

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