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ÉS Saint-Joseph students take part in the fish restocking in Wawa

  For the seventh consecutive year, students in grade 9 and 10 physical education classes at École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) participated in the fish restocking of two lakes in the region. On March 11, the students were accompanied by teachers Ms. Valérie Lévesque, Mr. Michel Lemoyne, Mr. James Stewart and Mr. Mark Szekely, and went to Wawa and Rod and ...

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Sault College closes doors to public & implements other COVID-19 measures

We appreciate that this is a difficult time for everyone. Out of concern for our students and employees and being mindful of the public health of our broader community, the following is in effect immediately: The College is closed to the public. This includes Employment Solutions Sault Ste. Marie and Blind River All face-to-face classes beginning this upcoming week (March ...

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Ontario Hospitals Asked to Take a Planned Approach to Ramping Down Elective Surgeries

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, released the following statement on elective surgeries and other non-emergent clinical activity: “Since we first learned of COVID-19, Ontario has been diligently monitoring and taking decisive action to contain the spread of this new virus and ensure the province’s health care system is ready for any scenario. At the same time, ...

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The Board of Directors for The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) Cancels AGM & Annual Conference

Today, FONOM President Danny Whalen issued the following statement: The Board of Directors for The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) is fully aware of the risk to the public by the COVID-19 virus as well as the existing and potential for further burden on our health care services.  After discussions and information provided by the Ministry of Health, the ...

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Statement from Minister Elliott and Minister Yurek Related to Ontario Parks Operations in Response to COVID-19

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks issued the following statement related to Ontario Parks operations in response to COVID-19: “Public safety and the well-being of our visitors and staff in Ontario’s provincial parks is our top priority. In response to Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health’s recommendation ...

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Statement from Minister Elliott and Minister Hardeman related to grocery buying habits and COVID-19 in Ontario

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, issued the following statement related to grocery buying habits and COVID-19 in Ontario: “The health and well-being of the people of Ontario is our government’s number one priority. Ontarians can be confident that our food supply is robust and that our ...

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Confederation College COVID-19 Update – March 14, From the Office of the President

I’d like to start by thanking everyone for their continued patience and understanding as we respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. We appreciate that this is a difficult time for our students, employees and partners. The health and safety of our students, employees and entire College community remains our priority. We are also committed to supporting our students in ...

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LDHC COVID-19 Response – Suspends ALL Non-Essential Visitors

The Ministry of Long Term Care has instructed all homes to suspend all non-essential visitors to our Long Term Care home and we are extending this measure to the facility. At this time, only people visiting patients or residents who are very ill or requiring end-of-life care or you are a guardian of a minor who is very ill or ...

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Minister Elliott and Minister Hardeman related to grocery buying habits and COVID-19 in Ontario

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, issued the following statement related to grocery buying habits and COVID-19 in Ontario: “The health and well-being of the people of Ontario is our government’s number one priority. Ontarians can be confident that our food supply is robust and that our ...

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Confederation College COVID-19 Update – March 13, 2020

Confederation College decisions and actions regarding the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation will continue to be grounded in the guidelines issued by federal, provincial and local health authorities, including the direction being given by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer. The risk of contracting the virus in northwestern Ontario remains low.   With that in mind, classes and other operations are continuing at Confederation College for ...

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The Wawa Pee Wee Travellers crowned NOHA PeeWee “C” Champions

  The Wawa PeeWee Travellers travelled to New Liskeard the weekend of March 6-8, 2020 for the Northern Ontario Hockey Association Tournament of Champions. Their first game against Blind River was a win of 5-1.  The second game against the Powasson Hawks was a hard fought battle ending in a tie of 4-4.  The third and final round robin game ...

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Statement from Minister Elliott and Minister Romano on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On March 13, 2020, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities, issued the following statement in response to the impact of COVID-19 on students and faculty at Ontario’s colleges and universities: “The health and well-being of all Ontarians is our government’s number one priority. Based on the advice of Dr. David ...

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Statement from Minister Elliott and Minister MacLeod on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On March 13, 2020, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, issued the following statement in response to the impact of COVID-19 on Ontario’s attraction agencies and convention centres: “The Government of Ontario’s top priority will always be the health and well-being of Ontarians. To help contain the ...

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Premier Doug Ford Calls for a Strong, United Response to COVID-19

Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement following today’s First Ministers’ Call (March 13, 2020): “On this afternoon’s First Ministers’ Call, I conveyed to the Prime Minister that his family are in our thoughts and the thoughts of all Canadians during this difficult time. I wished his wife, Sophie, a full recovery and thanked him for demonstrating the importance of ...

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