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Phase 2: COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible Groups – April 19th, 2021

Apr 19, 2021 at 17:30 Phase 2: COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible Groups The province has now entered Phase 2 of the vaccine roll-out plan. The following new groups are eligible to book an appointment in North Algoma: Organ transplant recipients (including patients waitlisted for a transplant) Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be ...

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Hwy 17 (Marathon to Terrace Bay) OPEN

At 2:11 Hwy 17 – Terrace Bay to Marathon was opened. The Schreiber Fire Department has tweeted “Streets and side road very slippery. If you are out, drive with caution.” Highway 17 in that are may not be very nice to travel upon right now. At 1:32 Enviornment Canada noted that, “A band of heavy snow has developed south of ...

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SSM Police warn of EMT Fraud

Over the last week Sault Ste. Marie police officers have taken reports from three victims regarding electronic money transfer fraud. The media release explains that, “The victims all say their electronic devices were hacked, granting unknown people access to their online banking information. The fraudsters then transferred money electronically to unknown destinations.” SSM Police urges everyone to review their finances ...

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News from the Park – “Stress”

Stress is not something that we generally think of in a positive light.  Stress, however, can actually have positive effect on our lives.  For example, stress can be a useful motivator in getting ourselves to take action, learn and prepare for events in our lives.  Also we know athletes perform better with a controlled amount of stress.  Clearly though, high, ...

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Tbaytel services impacted by Rogers outage

Tbaytel customers are being impacted by a current nation-wide Rogers outage where customers are intermittently unable to place and receive wireless calls, SMS, and unable to use cellular data services. There is currently no ETA for when service will be restored. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Any customers experiencing issues with their Tbaytel mobility service outside of this ...

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Ontario Safely Expands Age Eligibility for AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to 40+

Today, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement to expand COVID-19 vaccination eligibility at pharmacies and primary care settings to individuals aged 40 and over: “Starting Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Ontario will offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 40 and over at pharmacy and primary care settings across the province. As we ...

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L’Ontario élargit en toute sécurité l’âge d’admissibilité pour le vaccin d’AstraZeneca contre la COVID-19 aux 40 ans et plus

Aujourd’hui, le Dr David Williams, médecin hygiéniste en chef de l’Ontario, a publié la déclaration suivante pour élargir l’admissibilité à la vaccination contre la COVID-19 dans les pharmacies et les installations de soins primaires aux personnes âgées de 40 ans et plus : « À compter de mardi 20 avril 2021, l’Ontario offrira le vaccin d’AstraZeneca contre la COVID-19 aux particuliers âgés de 40 ans et ...

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A note to the community from the Wawa physicians

As you may be aware, since the departure of Drs. Robinson and Shaffaf, the local physician group will be down to four doctors (Drs. Cotterill, Oberai, Stamler and Switzer). Recruitment for replacement physicians is underway, but unfortunately, no replacements have yet been found. We hope to have locum physicians available to see patients of Drs. Robinson and Shaffaf and to ...

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Additional support for Ontario to fight the COVID-19 outbreak

Since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has been working to do whatever it takes – for as long as it takes – to protect and support Canadians. As the number of new cases in Ontario continues to escalate to unprecedented levels due to variants of concern, we are working with the Province to protect the health ...

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5 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#292-#296)

Algoma Public Health (APH) reported 5 new cases of COVID-19, all from Sault Ste. Marie and area Sunday evening (April 18th, 2021). Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by APH you are not considered a close contact.   Details of the confirmed cases:   Case Number Exposure Category Status Tested Case #292 ...

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Morning News – April 19

Weather: Snow at times heavy. Snow at times mixed with rain early this morning. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h this afternoon. Temperature steady near plus 1. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Periods of snow and local blowing snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 60. Low minus ...

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OPP Enforcement under the Stay-at-Home Order

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is requesting that Ontarians voluntarily comply with the new emergency orders as it does its part to support the Government of Ontario’s health emergency declaration to limit transmission of the COVID-19 virus.   OPP officers will enforce the Stay-at-Home Order, under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA), and the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) ...

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INTERPROVINCIAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TO LIMIT SPREAD OF COVID-19 – New Restrictions Take Effect Tonight

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wants to assure the public that essential travel between Ontario and neighbouring provinces will be permitted, despite new measures designed to help limit the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The OPP will have members located on roadways, at interprovincial points of entry, to screen incoming vehicles beginning Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. ET/CT-Manitoba ...

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RESTRICTIONS SUR LES DÉPLACEMENTS INTERPROVINCIAUX POUR FREINER LA PROPAGATION DE COVID-19 – Les nouvelles restrictions entrent en vigueur ce soir

La Police provinciale de l’Ontario (OPP) voudrait rassurer le public que les déplacements essentiels entre l’Ontario et les provinces avoisinants seront permis, en dépit des nouvelles mesures visant à freiner la transmission du virus de COVD-19. Des membres de l’OPP seront postés sur les routes aux points d’accès interprovinciaux pour contrôler les véhicules entrants à partir de 00h01 HNE/HNC-Heure de ...

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