Morning News – Wednesday, January 11th


Weather – A snow squall warning is still in effect from Lake Superior Provincial Park to Searchmont. An expected snowfall of 15 centimetres is expected in the snow squalls, and the wind will contribute to poor visibility. The snow squalls are expected to slowly weaken Wednesday night.

Roads – Hwy 17 from Soo to Montreal River Harbour is snow packed with bare and wet road, snow covered sections. Poor visibility.

From Montreal River Harbour to Wawa is snow covered with snow packed sections. Poor visibility.

From Wawa to Paint Lake Road is snow covered with bare and wet road, snow packed sections. Poor visibility.

From the Paint Lake Road to White River is snow covered with snow packed sections. Poor visibility.

Reports overnight say that roads were slushy around Agawa Indian Crafts, icy at Pancake Bay, and very poor visibilty near to the Soo. The drive took four hours from 8 p.m. last night til midnight.


Community – Don’t forget that the 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland Public Skate is this Saturday:

  • Sault Ste. Marie @ the Essar Centre from 12 to 2 pm
  • Elliot Lake @ Centennial Arena from 2 to 4 pm
  • Blind River @ the Community Centre from 4 to 6 pm
  • Wawa @ the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre 6 to 8 PM

Admission is free!

The outside skating rink at the MMCC is open. A green flag at the sign says ‘open’; a red flag ‘closed’.

Council has given approval to a small group of hunters to hunt wolves and coyotes in two select areas and specified times within the Municipality of Wawa. The public will be made aware of hunting taking place. A full report will be published later this morning.

Regional – Algoma Power reported a power outage in Goulais River and Aweres Township occurring just after 1 a.m., power was restored about 3 hours later.

Former engineer Robert Wood began his defense yesterday in the collapse of the Elliot Lake Mall in 2012. Two women were killed in the tragedy, and more than a dozen others were injured.

National – A federal report states tat the Canadian government is “simply not up to the overall challenge” of fending off cyber threats on its own and must partner with the private sector and the United States to tackle the problem.

A report commissioned by the Canadian Automobile Association has identified Canada’s 20 worst highway bottlenecks; the top 20 in just four cities — Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Quebec City.



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