Author Archives: Brenda Stockton

Weather Conditions Detoriating – Hwy 17 (Wawa to Batchawana Bay) OPEN

Mar 1, 2021 at 02:00 Highway 17 between Wawa and Batchawana Bay has been reopened. Feb 28, 2021 at 20:04 Highway 17 between Wawa and Batchawana Bay has been closed citing poor weather conditions. Marathon – Westbound at Lafarge Plant Entr. N – Westbound lane has reopened. Feb 28, 2021 at 19:58 The storm that they have forecast has hit. ...

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APH – 3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#197 – #199)

Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 3 new cases of COVID-19 from Elliot Lake and area with one case of close contact, and two of unknown exposure. All cases are self-isolating.   Tested (1)  Confirmed cases (2) Active cases Currently hospitalized Resolved cases (3) Deceased 97,443 199 6 2 193 3 Updated: February 28, 2021, 8:17 p.m.

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Morning News – February 28th

Weather: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries this morning. Snow at times heavy beginning late this morning. Risk of freezing drizzle this morning. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. High plus 3. Wind chill minus 18 this morning. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Snow at times heavy ending after midnight then cloudy with 60 ...

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Poor weather expected Sunday

A low-pressure system currently centred over Kansas will move north-northeast, and will be over Marquette, Michigan by mid-Sunday. This weather system will bring snow, and strong northwest winds gusting up to 70 km/h by Sunday evening. This system will create snow, at times heavy beginning late Sunday morning or afternoon. For Wawa to Pukaskwa Park snowfall from 10 to 15cm ...

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Canada and Ontario Deliver Affordable Housing for Families in Thunder Bay

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Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The governments of Canada and Ontario are working together to deliver new affordable rental housing units in Thunder Bay. The joint funding of $750,000 will be delivered through the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) and ensure more people have access to stable, affordable housing in their community. Marcus Powlowski, ...

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Morning News – February 27th

Weather: Snow ending late this afternoon then cloudy. Risk of snow squalls this morning. Local amount 2 cm. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this afternoon. High plus 1. Wind chill minus 7 this morning. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries and risk of freezing drizzle. Wind up to ...

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Morning News – February 26th

Weather: Flurries ending early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming south 20 km/h gusting to 40 then southwest 40 gusting to 70 this morning. High plus 2. Wind chill minus 12 this morning. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Snow beginning late this evening. Risk of snow squalls overnight. Local amount 5 ...

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APH – 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 (#196) in the Algoma District

Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 1 new case of COVID-19 from Elliot Lake and area. Case #197 was tested on February 22nd, and is a close contact exposure who is self-isolating,     Any residents who have tested positive for COVID-19? Any evidence of local community spread? (since August 2020 – Algoma’s second wave) Central & East Algoma Yes ...

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Morning News – February 25th

Weather: Becoming cloudy this morning with a few flurries. Local amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 5. Wind chill minus 29 this morning and minus 9 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 8. Wind chill near minus 12. Status of COVID-19 cases ...

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Colleges to offer fully funded PSW program starting in April 2021

The Ontario government is investing over $115 million to train up to 8,200 new personal support workers (PSWs) for high-demand jobs in Ontario’s health and long-term care sectors. In collaboration with Colleges Ontario, all 24 publicly assisted colleges will offer this innovative, fully funded program starting in April 2021. This is part of the government’s Long-Term Care Staffing Plan, one ...

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Ontario’s Maple Weekend cancelled for 2021 – Go Local for your Maple Syrup

The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (OMSPA) is disappointed to announce that Maple Weekend has been cancelled for 2021. The event, which takes place the first weekend of April each year, sees more than 15,000 visitors visit participating sugarbushes in Ontario.   “We are very sorry to cancel Maple Weekend for the second year in a row,” said OMSPA president ...

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Morning News – February 24th

Weather: A few flurries ending late this afternoon then cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Amount 2 cm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h this afternoon. High minus 4. Wind chill minus 7 this morning and minus 15 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Clearing late this evening. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus ...

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2nd Weekend for Ice Fishing is over – Wawa tops Town Points

Ontario’s COVID-safe ice fishing tournament is well underway now. Wawa has 130 anglers with 227 fish caught since the tournament began. Wawa remains #1 provincially in ‘town points’! Steve Brousseau’s pike is in 3rd place provincially, and Maysen’s walleye has slipped to 5th provincially, Brett Robinson’s lake trout is 5th provincially. Kathleen Johnson remains in 1st provincially for the number ...

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