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Arron Pickard

Arron Pickard

Arron Pickard is the news editor for Northern Life. He also covers general interest news for Sudbury.com. Follow him on Twitter @arronpickard. He can be reached by email at apickard@sudbury.com.

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Sudbury pot shop hands out thousands of free rolls of toilet paper

Sudbury pot shop hands out thousands of free rolls of toilet paper

Owner has about 12,000 rolls of toilet paper to give away
High Life handing out thousands of free rolls of toilet paper in Sudbury

High Life handing out thousands of free rolls of toilet paper in Sudbury

No purchase necessary for 'community event', says co-creator of pot dispensary
With most Canadians trying to get home, this Sudbury man is trying to get out of the country

With most Canadians trying to get home, this Sudbury man is trying to get out of the country

Dan de Chevigny stuck in Sudbury as his wife, newborn son and step children wait for him in Russia
Food bank going through month's worth of food in two weeks, says executive director

Food bank going through month's worth of food in two weeks, says executive director

Dan Xilon anticipates large influx of first-time users in wake of COVID-19 measures
EI or no EI: Feds say they'll have your back if you can't work

EI or no EI: Feds say they'll have your back if you can't work

Emergency Care Benefit announced as part of $27B COVID-19 support for workers, businesses
Sutcliffe: It's time for all Sudburians to start practicing 'social distancing' to fight COVID-19

Sutcliffe: It's time for all Sudburians to start practicing 'social distancing' to fight COVID-19

Canada on the right track to prevent levels experienced in Europe, says medical officer of health
Some daycares closing until April 5 following province's decision to close schools

Some daycares closing until April 5 following province's decision to close schools

'The health and safety of students and staff is our first and foremost priority'
Quick-acting Good Samaritans perform CPR on pedestrian hit by truck on Notre Dame

Quick-acting Good Samaritans perform CPR on pedestrian hit by truck on Notre Dame

PSW Josee Boudreau recounts harrowing late-night experience March 11
<updated>Update:</updated> No need to call ahead, HSN has set up additional triage

Update: No need to call ahead, HSN has set up additional triage

Hospital actively screening all visitors to the emergency department
Seven people have submitted COVID-19 tests in the district, health unit says

Seven people have submitted COVID-19 tests in the district, health unit says

Shelves emptying as 'panic-buying' of hand sanitizer, masks and toilet paper continues