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Statement from the Chief Medical Officer of Health

Today, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement in response to COVID-19: “The Government of Ontario continues to take decisive action to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to help contain its spread and to protect the public. This has involved some unprecedented measures, and I know many of you continue to undertake great ...

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Ontario Enabling Students to Complete the Academic Year, Offering Loan Payment Deferrals and Financial Support for Institutions

The government of Ontario is easing the financial burden on students and making sure they can complete their studies during the COVID-19 outbreak by temporarily deferring payments for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) loans and making online learning supports, including year-end exams, available to postsecondary institutions. “During this unprecedented period, it is important to help students and current borrowers, so ...

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Red Pine Provides Update on its Activities in Response to COVID-19

Red Pine Exploration Inc. announces that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has suspended its drilling activities at its Wawa Gold Project located 2 km southeast of Wawa, Ontario. To date, there are no reported, suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Red Pine and the Company has put in place protocols to protect the public and all of ...

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Ontario Extends Emergency Declaration to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency and associated emergency measures, including the closure of non-essential workplaces and restrictions on social gatherings. In addition, Ontario is issuing a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to close all outdoor recreational ...

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Harte Gold Suspends Operations at Sugar Zone Mine

HARTE GOLD CORP. announces the following measures have been taken to ensure the safety of all stakeholders and local communities from the threat of novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”). To preserve the health and safety of its workforce and the surrounding communities, the following actions have been taken with immediate effect: Sugar Zone Mine Temporary Suspension of Operations The Company has temporarily suspended ...

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People need a rent subsidy to get through COVID-19: Horwath

Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath believes people need an 80 per cent rent subsidy to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, and make it to the other side of the crisis without the crushing debt of months of unpaid rent behind them. “For many people in our province, the rent is due this week and they have no way to pay ...

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Fifth Algoma resident to test positive for COVID-19, with travel to Mexico

Algoma Public Heath received confirmation today of the 5th Algoma resident to test positive for COVID-19.   This is a man in his 20s with recent travel to Mexico, returning to Algoma on March 18th.  He developed symptoms on March 20th and was tested through his family health team on March 23rd.  He has been in self-isolation since his return ...

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Municipality of Wawa Declares a State of Emergency

Mayor Rody has advised that the Municipality of Wawa has officially declared a State of Emergency effective Monday, March 30, 2020, at 1:45 p.m. This declaration follows similar actions taken by the Province of Ontario and several communities in Northern Ontario including White River and Manitouwadge. The Emergency Declaration provides more flexibility for the Municipality to take local action such ...

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Third and Fourth Algoma residents test positive for COVID-19

On the evening of Saturday March 28, Algoma Public Health received confirmation of two more Algoma residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.   The third Algoma resident to test positive for COVID-19 is a man in his 60s. He had travelled to a Toronto health care facility over one month ago and has since remained admitted under the care of the health professionals there.  There ...

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Ontario Protecting Consumers from Price Gouging

Premier Doug Ford announced new penalties to combat price gouging and hold offenders accountable for raising prices significantly on the necessary goods Ontarians need to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19. Effective immediately, the government has issued an emergency order that retail businesses and individuals in Ontario cannot charge unfair prices for necessary goods. Individual offenders can face a ...

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L’Ontario protège les consommateurs contre l’augmentation abusive du prix des produits de première nécessité

Le premier ministre Ford a annoncé de nouvelles sanctions visant à lutter contre les pratiques d’augmentation abusive du prix des produits de première nécessité, à amener les contrevenants à répondre de leurs actes, et à protéger les Ontariens, les Ontariennes et leur famille face à la COVID-19. Le gouvernement a émis un décret d’urgence qui entre en vigueur immédiatement et ...

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Emergency Measures to Support Long-Term Care Homes During COVID-19

the Government of Ontario is implementing a new emergency order to ensure that staffing and resources are available to help care for and protect long-term care residents during the COVID-19 crisis. These temporary measures provide further flexibility for long-term care homes and allow homes to redirect their staffing and financial resources to essential tasks. In addition, the Ministry of Long-Term ...

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Second Case of COVID-19 in Algoma District

Late in the evening of Friday March 27th, Algoma Public Health (APH) confirmed the second Algoma resident to test positive for COVID-19. A woman in her 40s with recent travel to Michigan developed respiratory symptoms on the night of Saturday March 21st.  She went to Sault Area Hospital on the late night of March 23rdand was tested on March 24th.   Hospital staff took ...

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First Case of COVID-19 in Thunder Bay District

March 27, 2020 – Today, Dr. Janet DeMille, Medical Officer of Health of the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU), confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the TBDHU region. A male in his sixties who resides in Thunder Bay is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 for TBDHU. His spouse is considered a probable case. The couple had recently returned ...

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