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<updated>LIVE: </updated>Minister of Health Christine Elliot to make an announcement at 2 p.m.

LIVE: Minister of Health Christine Elliot to make an announcement at 2 p.m.

Watch the livestream feed of the press conference here
<updated>LIVE: </updated> Premiers, territorial leaders say it's 'essential' that Canada Health Transfer payments rise to meet mounting costs

LIVE: Premiers, territorial leaders say it's 'essential' that Canada Health Transfer payments rise to meet mounting costs

Watch the livestream feed of the press conference here
Why Dr. Jim Chirico doesn't host live press conferences

Why Dr. Jim Chirico doesn't host live press conferences

'We communicate our decisions openly and in a timely manner'
<updated>WATCH: </updated> Wage, rent subsidies to remain in place to June 5, feds announce

WATCH: Wage, rent subsidies to remain in place to June 5, feds announce

Feds also announce $518M research investment through Canada Foundation for Innovation
'Significant decrease' in job postings in January says Labour Market Group

'Significant decrease' in job postings in January says Labour Market Group

The Health Care and Social Assistance industry saw the greatest number of job postings in January
Two new cases today, five still active

Two new cases today, five still active

The total is now 265, with four deaths, including the most recent Lancelot-related death reported yesterday
Dr. Ian Cowan is first physician to receive a vaccine onsite at North Bay hospital

Dr. Ian Cowan is first physician to receive a vaccine onsite at North Bay hospital

'Most recently Dr. Cowan was a part of the mobile assessment team deployed to test the residents at the Skyline – Lancelot Apartments as part of the outbreak management'
High priority COVID-19 vaccination begins in Simcoe Muskoka

High priority COVID-19 vaccination begins in Simcoe Muskoka

While businesses are balking at the imposed shutdowns and stringent  customer visitation limits, seniors are rolling up their sleeves to take  advantage of a chance to escape the deadly virus altogether
<b>Health Unit says third victim in Lancelot breakout has died</b>

Health Unit says third victim in Lancelot breakout has died

'Although we are seeing a decrease in the number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 related to this outbreak, it does not mean it is over'
One new weekend case and the vaccine rollout plan

One new weekend case and the vaccine rollout plan

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has added only one new COVID-19 case over the weekend. The number brings the combined total to 263 since the start of the pandemic in March of 2020.