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Ninth confirmed case of COVID-19

Algoma Public Health is reporting a new COVID-19 case in a resident in the Algoma district. Details of confirmed case:   Case # Age, Gender   Exposure category   Status Tested Case #9 40s, female Close contact and International travel Self-isolating April 3, 2020   Details of affected flights or cruise ship: March 23, 2020 flight information: London, UK into Toronto’s Pearson ...

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Visit us at our Virtual Open House – Sault College

We may not be able to meet our prospective students in person at our annual open house, but we’ve found a way to show off our amazing campus through our new Virtual Open House! And as an added bonus, while visiting, guests can enter for a chance to win $2500 towards their tuition*! Draw takes place May 1, 2020!   ...

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Ontario Government Supports Families in Response to COVID-19

The Ontario government is offering direct financial support to parents while Ontario schools and child care centres remain closed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The new Support for Families initiative offers a one-time payment of $200 per child 0 to 12 years of age, and $250 for those 0 to 21 years of age with special needs. The ...

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Ontario Providing Relief for Remote Northern Property Taxpayers During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government is deferring $15 million in property taxes for people and businesses in parts of Northern Ontario located outside of municipal boundaries. This tax deferral builds on the $10 billion in cash flow supports made available to people and businesses as part of Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19. “Our government is taking action ...

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Ontario Protecting Vulnerable Ontarians During COVID-19 Outbreak

As part of the Government of Ontario’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the province is investing up to $40 million to support organizations that provide residential services for children and youth, people with developmental disabilities and emergency shelters for women and families fleeing domestic violence. The COVID-19 Residential Relief Fund will cover costs such as additional staffing, residential ...

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Eighth confirmed case of COVID-19 reported by Algoma Public Health

Algoma Public Health is reporting a new COVID-19 case in a resident in the Algoma district. Case # Age, Gender   Exposure category   Status Tested Case #8 20s, female Close contact Self-isolating April 2, 2020   Details of affected flights or cruise ship: not applicable To protect the identity of individuals, and to comply with privacy law, Algoma Public Health does ...

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Minister of Education Statement on Tentative Agreement with OCEW

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement after reaching a tentative agreement with Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW): “Our Government is pleased to announce a tentative agreement has been reached between the Crown, the Council of Trustees’ Associations, and OCEW. This tentative agreement shows our Government’s commitment to providing stability to parents, students, and education workers. ...

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Ontario Increasing Public Health Units’ Capacity to Stop COVID-19

To support public health units’ extensive efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, Ontario is taking further action to redirect existing resources to focus squarely on the fight against this new virus while allowing for public health units to considerably increase their capacity. Ontario has launched a new user-friendly online portal for the public to easily access their COVID-19 lab test results. ...

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ADSB Board of Directors Update – Highlights

Director of Education, Lucia Reece, provided Trustees with an overview of happenings since schools closed for 2 weeks following March Break, due to COVID-19. Director Reece explained the two-week closure was intended to provide time for Ontarians to self-isolate and take care of their well-being, particularly if they had traveled over March Break. The Ministry launched an online “Learn at ...

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Ontario Protecting Seniors in Retirement Homes During COVID-19 Outbreak

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, issued the following statement Friday, April 4th at 4:30 P.M. addressing concerns regarding staffing for retirement homes during the COVID-19 outbreak: “As the province takes decisive action to safeguard the health and safety of Ontarians, we are taking immediate action to protect seniors living ...

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Men’s Curling – End of 2019/20 Season

  Special thank you to Jim Hoffmann Club President and Andy Stevens Secretary/Treasurer for all their work during the Regular Season. Team Tom Terris is the 2019 – 2020 Regular Season Champions and Team Fahrer was the Runners-up.  Congratulations. The Regular Season was shortened when the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre was closed due to the Corona Virus GUIDELINES in mid-March.  ...

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All Open Burning is Banned

Effective April 3, 2020, the Wawa Fire Department advises the public that all open burning is banned and Open Air Burn Permits will not be issued until further notice.   The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has implemented a Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) across the entire Province due to impacts related to the COVID-19 outbreak.   For more ...

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The Government of Canada and Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek sign a framework agreement to build a mercury care home

Yesterday, in the spirit of collaboration, trust and mutual respect, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services and Chief Rudy Turtle of the Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation) signed a framework agreement to provide federal support to the community to support the mercury care home. This facility will provide access to health services to meet the needs of community ...

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Seventh confirmed case of COVID-19 in Algoma District

Algoma Public Health is reporting a new COVID-19 case in a resident in the Algoma district. Details of confirmed case:   Case # Age, Gender   Exposure category   Status Tested Case #7 70s, female International travel Self-isolating March 31, 2020   Details of affected flights or cruise ship: March 23, 2020 flight information: London, UK into Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on ...

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