Weather – Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Pukaskwa Park, White River, Dubreuilville and through to St. Joseph Island warning of snow and blowing snow that is expected to develop tonight near the shores of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior and then spread northeastward through the day Tuesday. Snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm are likely before the snow changes to rain Tuesday evening near Georgian Bay or tapers to flurries Tuesday night east of Lake Superior.
Roads – Highway 17 is snow covered with snow packed sections and poor visiblity from the Soo to White River.
In the winter time, road conditions can change frequently, so travel with care, and be prepared.
National News Tidbits
SASKATCHEWAN COMMUNITY REFLECTS ON SHOOTING RAMPAGE
Leaders of the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche will meet today to discuss the efforts to recover from last year’s tragic school shooting. A young gunman killed two brothers in a home, then went to a local school where he killed a teacher and a teaching aide and also wounded seven others. He pleaded guilty last fall and will be sentenced in the spring. The community is planning a day of observance on Jan. 22 to mark the first anniversary of the shooting.
INQUIRY INTO NL POLICE SHOOTING BEGINS TODAY
An inquiry begins today into the 2015 death of a Newfoundland man who was shot by a police officer. Don Dunphy was killed by a member of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary who says Dunphy aimed a loaded rifle at him. Const. Joe Smyth went to Dunphy’s home in the community of Mitchell’s Brook to check out Twitter comments flagged as a potential threat by staff of then-premier Paul Davis. Dunphy’s daughter has questioned an RCMP probe into the case, which found no grounds to charge Smyth.
TORONTO OFFICIALS MEET TO DISCUSS OPIOID CRISIS
Local officials in Toronto will meet today to try to come up with a response to the city’s opioid crisis. The meeting will include politicians, public health officials, first-responders, the coroner’s office, community groups and other stakeholders. Mayor John Tory says he doesn’t think his city can be complacent. Local health officials say 45 fentanyl-related overdose deaths were recorded in 2015, up from 23 in 2014.