Novel Coronavirus – Local

Netimizaagamig Nishnaabeg (formerly Pic Mobert First Nation) closes community to non-residents

March 20, 2020 Mobert, Ontario The Chief and Council of the Netimizaagamig Nishnaabeg (formerly Pic Mobert First Nation), today passed a band council resolution closing the community to non-residents, effective immediately. Chief Johanna Desmoulin said, “This was a necessary and timely decision to make in light of the global pandemic and the state of emergency in place in Ontario, and ...

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Province Launches First Phase of the Learn at Home Portal

Today, Premier Doug Ford joined Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education to launch the first phase of Learn at Home and Apprendre à la maison, a new online portal that will provide resources for families so students can continue their education while schools are closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. “As a father myself, I know parents always want the best for their ...

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MFN takes measures to protect members

Please be advised that Michipicoten’s Chief and Council are taking all necessary precautions to keep our citizens, staff and guests safe as the CQVID-19 pandemic evolves. First and foremost, there are no current presumptive or confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Michipicoten First Nation. Due to the CQVID-19 (corona virus), all Michipicoten programs and meetings are cancelled until further notice. Michipicoten’s Administrative, Health Centre, ...

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Ontario Status Update on Ontario Parks Operations in Response to COVID-19

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, issued the following update on Ontario Parks operations in response to COVID-19 developments:   “As COVID-19 continues to quickly evolve, we want to ensure public safety and the well-being of our visitors and staff in Ontario’s provincial parks. In order to assist ...

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The Beer Store reduces store hours, pauses recycling

The Beer Store is reducing store hours and pausing recycling until March 31 to enhance efforts to protect employees and customers. As we continue to closely monitor COVID-19, the Beer Store will reduce store hours to 10am to 7pm, Monday through Saturday, as of March 19th. Stores that operate from 10am to 6pm are unaffected. Sunday hours remain unchanged. All ...

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Mike Mantha MPP – Wednesday, March 18th Update

The Federal Government has announced a package of supports for people in this crisis. I have pasted in a summary below. More details will be needed but it appears to address some of the income insecurity and small business supports that people have been asking for. The official NDP response is added in below. The legislature is coming back on ...

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The Lady Dunn Health Centre (LDHC) COVID-19 Facility Update

LDHC is closely monitor the corona virus pandemic and would like to provide an update to our communities on the status of access to our facility, as well as our programs and services.   Visitation – Restricted visitation continues to be  in effect. Only one to two people visiting patients or residents who are very ill or requiring end-of-life care, or ...

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Dear Patients of the Wawa Family Health Team

Due to the current and impending COVID-19 pandemic, we will be making temporary changes in the way we deliver your care.  Our goal is to minimize potential exposure to as many people as possible, while freeing up resources to attend to those who require urgent care.   Starting immediately: we will no longer be booking routine appointments (including routine physicals, ...

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Chers patients de l’équipe de santé familiale Wawa

En raison de la pandémie actuelle et imminente du COVID-19, nous apportons des changements temporaires à la manière dont nous vous dispensons des soins.  Notre objectif est de réduire au maximum l’exposition potentielle d’un plus grand nombre de personnes possible, tout en libérant des ressources pour nous occuper de ceux qui ont besoin de soins urgents.   Dès à présent : ...

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Letter – Greater Need for Testing in Algoma and Wawa

Dear Mayor Rody and Chief Tangie, I’m writing to you this morning in regards to Ontario’s response to COVID-19 and what it might mean for the people of Wawa and the Whitesands Reserve. As you know, Algoma District Public Health confirmed it’s first positive case for COVID-19 in Algoma late last night. You may have a better idea of where the person ...

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LDHCF Catch the Ace Temporarily Suspended

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the Foundation will be temporarily suspending Catch the Ace and will be revisiting the situation on March 31, 2020.  When the Catch the Ace resumes, it will pick up from where we left off and continue as usual with our Week #11. The Foundation would like to remind everyone to be socially responsible ...

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First positive COVID-19 case in Algoma District

Mar 18, 2020 at 06:21 Late Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, Algoma Public Health confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in the Algoma region. A woman in her 50s returned to Algoma on March 15, 2020 from the United States.  She developed respiratory symptoms and notified Algoma Public Health (APH) on March 16, 2020. APH facilitated EMS transportation to Sault Area Hospital ...

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