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Public Health Sudbury & Districts confirms fifth and sixth cases of COVID-19

Today, Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, Sudbury & Districts Medical Officer of Health, is reporting the fifth and sixth cases of COVID-19 in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts. The fifth case is a male in his 20s while the sixth case is a male … Continue reading

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COMMUNITY SPREAD NOW THE BIG FEAR

Federal health officials say the biggest threat from the coronavirus is now community spread….where patients have no connection with travel outside the country. Canada’s chief medical health officer, Doctor Theresa Tam, says about half of the cases being diagnosed are … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Mobile Test Centre opens for North Shore

North Shore communities will have access to a mobile COVID-19 Assessment Centre. Hospital Spokesperson Jane Battistelli says the Espanola Regional Hospital has partnered with the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board’s Paramedics Services to travel across the North Shore to assess potential … Continue reading

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Food banks maintaining services

Food banks in Elliot Lake and Espanola are both continuing to provide food and personal products to those in need with COVID-19 protocols in place. Elliot Lake Food Bank president, Len Kutchaw, says they are using masks and gloves while … Continue reading

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Sagamok hosting free food giveaway

A free food giveaway is being held in Sagamok-Anishnawbek First Nation. According to a press release, Barney’s Bargain has partnered with the Child & Advocacy Unit and local food bank to host the event today. Only five people at a … Continue reading

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Making masks to assist health staff and families

Individual volunteers throughout the Manitoulin and Sudbury districts are busy these days … at home, making masks. Janeanne Gilbert of Espanola is just one such volunteer who is making up to five masks a day. She is providing them free … Continue reading

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THE CORONAVIRUS REPORT FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 24TH, 2020

SHUTTING DOWN IN ONTARIO AND QUEBEC Canada’s two largest provinces are shutting down, in the face of an increasing threat from the coronavirus. As of midnight tonight, Ontario is closing all non-essential businesses for two weeks, while Quebec has ordered … Continue reading

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Domtar brightens the first day of Spring for quarantined seniors

Residents of the seniors’ apartments in Espanola received some special gifts from Domtar. Domtar executive assistant, Darla Southwood says a small group of residents were pleasantly surprised last Thursday. She says the Domtar Earth Choice Team put together packages for … Continue reading

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Fourth case of COVID-19 in Sudbury

An elderly woman has been confirmed as the fourth case of COVID-19 in Sudbury. Public Health Sudbury & Districts Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, says the woman in her 70s is the fourth confirmed case of COVID_19 and … Continue reading

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Getting prescriptions a priority

Local area pharmacies are staying open and want to assure the public prescriptions will be available despite the coronavirus pandemic. Remedy RX in Espanola is just one pharmacy, which has modified its hours and also changed up how they do … Continue reading

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