Weather – At 4:42 this morning Environment Canada (EC) issued a Snowfall Warning for Montreal River to Greater Sudbury and Area. 15 to 20 centimetres of snow is expected, becoming heavier later this morning. The Manitoulin Island area expected to transition into rain which may make travelling ‘interesting’. Manitoulin Island has also be issued a ‘Wind Warning”. Very strong wind gusts that may cause damage are expected. Strong southerly winds of 70km/h with gusts to 90km/h are expected to develop early Tuesday evening, weakening Wednesday morning.
A Travel Advisory (TA) has also been issued by EC from Nipigon through to Lake Superior Park, including Chapleau, Gogama, Kirkland Lake, New Liskeard and Temagami. The TA was expanded to include Lake Nipigon, Wabakimi, Geraldon, Manitouwadge, Hornepayne, Kapuskasing, Hearst, Timmins and Cochrane.
“Snow associated with a Colorado Low has developed this morning over areas near Lake Superior and will spread east to the Quebec border later this morning. Total snowfall accumulations near 15 cm are likely before the snow tapers to flurries near midnight. Brisk winds gusting up to 60 km/h are likely to produce local blowing snow that will reduce visibilities at times to near zero. Snow squalls may develop to the east of Lake Superior early Wednesday morning. Poor winter driving conditions are expected as a result. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination.”
Roads – From the Soo to Wawa, Highway 17 is bare and wet road with snow covered sections. From Montreal River to White River is snow packed with snow covered sections.
Community – Don’t forget that the January ‘Tuesday Lunch Together’ is today the Calvary Church, 12 Government Rd at noon.
The Social Entrepreneurship Evolution (SEE) will be in Wawa, Marathon, Pic Mobert First Nation, White River, and Hornepayne to connect with young changemakers (16-35+) January 10th and 11th, 2017. Today they are at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre from 12 Noon to 3 p.m.
There is a Municipal Council Meeting this evening in Council Chambers at 6 p.m.
The “Wawa Housing Survey” has begun. Be sure to participate today. Contact the Wawa EDC for more information.
Aboriginal Teachings – In a “Show me How” Youth are invited to learn about the Four Sacred Medicines & Dreamcatcher Teachings from 3 – 5 p.m. in the MFN Cultural Lodge (portable behind Michipicoten High School). This workshop is free and all supplies are included. This workshop invites everyone to attend.
National – If you are an employer, you might like to know that Canada Summer Jobs 2017 is now accepting applications from employers. The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program creates summer job opportunities and valuable work experience for full-time students ages 15 to 30 years old; with this year’s focus on getting a greater number of Canadian youth working next summer during Canada’s 150th anniversary year.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has deployed a team of investigators to Sidney, NS, where the tanker ARCA 1 ran aground. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. Attempts will be made to refloat her on Tuesday’s evening tide.
Prime Minister Trudeau is expected to announce his first major cabinet shuffle, just days before Donald Trump is inaugurated as U.S. president.