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Northern Ont. big-box stores, essential workplaces subject to future COVID-19 inspection blitzes

Northern Ont. big-box stores, essential workplaces subject to future COVID-19 inspection blitzes

'Where we find an employer who has been acting in bad faith, we won't hesitate to take action by immediately slapping them with a ticket and a fine.'
Sturgeon Falls man shares his COVID story: 'My stupidity could have made a lot of people sick’

Sturgeon Falls man shares his COVID story: 'My stupidity could have made a lot of people sick’

Steve Fortin speaking out ‘because it may save a life’
Cohesive, consistent message needed to market the North to newcomers

Cohesive, consistent message needed to market the North to newcomers

Northern Policy Institute spells out action plan to attract domestic, foreign migrants
Indigenous manufacturer answers the call for made-in-Canada PPE

Indigenous manufacturer answers the call for made-in-Canada PPE

Sagamok-based First Nations Procurement Inc. operating two plants in Northern Ontario
Barrie PSW describes 'absolute terror' of staff, residents in COVID-19 ravaged LTC centre

Barrie PSW describes 'absolute terror' of staff, residents in COVID-19 ravaged LTC centre

As of Monday afternoon, 53 staff members and 63 residents have tested positive for the virus; There have also been nine resident deaths
Fedeli says applications available for Ontario's small business support grant

Fedeli says applications available for Ontario's small business support grant

Province Providing up to $20,000 for Eligible Businesses Impacted by Provincewide Shutdown
Some PSWs still waiting for pandemic pay; NDP demands permanent raise for workers

Some PSWs still waiting for pandemic pay; NDP demands permanent raise for workers

Statement from New Democrat Gelinas comes after SooToday report
Catholic Bishop responsible for this region urges churches to hold celebrations virtually due to pandemic

Catholic Bishop responsible for this region urges churches to hold celebrations virtually due to pandemic

Calling it a 'huge sacrifice for our people,' Bishop Thomas Dowd is requesting local parishioners to comply with provincial guidelines
Mattawa school buses equipped to document drivers breaking safety laws

Mattawa school buses equipped to document drivers breaking safety laws

Council to vote on use tonight, BusPatrol safety technology program expected to launch Tuesday with virtual Facebook announcement hosted by Let’s Remember Adam campaign
North Bay woman captures 'light pillars' on cellphone

North Bay woman captures 'light pillars' on cellphone

Light pillars appear when artificial light or natural light bounces off the facets of flat ice crystals wafting relatively close to the ground