Wednesday Morning News – January 18

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Weather – Mainly cloudy today with a 30% chance of drizzle later in the morning, and risk of freezing drizzle. Temperatures of a up to +2C are expected today. With temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, watch as you are walking as road and walkways may become slippery.

Roads –  Highways are bare with wet with bare and dry sections from Sault Ste. Marie to White River.

Local – Lunch with Mayor and Council is expected to be well-attended today.

Coyotes were seen last night by the EDC offices (Broadway Avenue), and the corner of Regina and Poplar as well. Please make sure your pets are safe when outside.

Provincial – The Transportation Safety Board has released its report on the September 8th, 2015 crash of an Apex Helicopters Inc. Robinson R44 east of Folyet. The employees of Apex Helicopters Inc., out of Wingham, Ont., — Jeremie Belanger of Kapuskasing and Ken Mielke of Kitchener perished in the collision. The wreckage was discovered by a company aircraft on 11 September. Several factors contributed; there may have been pressure in the mind of the pilot to do the flight, flying in deteriorating weather and without being certified for flight at night or in instrument conditions. There were also delays in reporting the aircraft overdue, and the ELT did not transmit the position upon impact, resulting in a delay in search and rescue operations being launched. Since the accident, the operator has reviewed and emphasized the importance of timely reporting of overdue aircraft with all newly hired pilots and ground crew. The TSB noted that lack of cockpit recorders/flight data recorders and importance of ELT design and certification standards.

Project Lifesaver has been implemented in Elliot Lake. Read more on MyAlgoma.

 

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