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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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Sunday Morning News – April 5

Weather – Mainly sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 6. Wind chill minus 10 this morning. UV index 6 or high. Tonight Partly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 7. Wind chill minus 10 overnight. Statistics (midnight April 4) – Country, Total New Total New Total Active Serious, Tot Cases/ Deaths/ Other Cases Cases Deaths Deaths Recovered Cases ...

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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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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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Saturday Morning News – April 4

Weather – Cloudy. Rain beginning this morning then changing to snow near noon and ending this afternoon. Risk of freezing rain late this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High plus 3. Wind chill minus 5 this afternoon. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Clearing this evening. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 7. Wind chill minus 5 ...

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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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Pleiades and Venus Conjunction tonight

Tonight skywatchers will be treated to a rare conjunction. Venus and the Pleiades are having a rare conjunction, with Venus inside the Pleiades. Space weather.com reports “There won’t be another Venus-Pleiades conjunction this good for 8 years–so don’t miss it!“    

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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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Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is reducing the list of businesses classified as essential and ordering more workplaces to close. This measure is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the people of Ontario, while ensuring that necessary goods and services remain available. The government is ordering ...

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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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Ontario Provides Full Transparency by Releasing COVID-19 Modelling

Today, the Ontario government released extensive COVID-19 modelling, revealing several scenarios that project the potential number of cases and deaths. In doing so, the province is providing the public with full transparency about the consequences should everyone but non-essential workers fail to stay home and practise physical distancing. “The models show that the potential to spread COVID-19 is massive and ...

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Ontario Releases COVID-19 Model

If you haven’t been taking social distancing precautions seriously , you may want to have a read of the COVID -19 data modeling. This is an unprecedented situation for our towns, provinces, country and world to try and get a grasp on. Take this serious, and take precautions to protect yourself, your family and friends.  

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