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Still work to be done to resume in-person municipal meetings

Still work to be done to resume in-person municipal meetings

Discussions have included 'how to best configure the council chambers, as well as any potential modifications that may be required to how we conduct in-person meetings.'
Pandemic recovery funding for local not-for-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations

Pandemic recovery funding for local not-for-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations

'Last year was challenging,' for Laurentian Ski Hill. 'We applaud the provincial government for the stance it took. It didn't make it easier on us but the safety of our patrons is always at the forefront.'
Health Unit aims to have locals 90 per cent vaccinated — ahead of provincial target date

Health Unit aims to have locals 90 per cent vaccinated — ahead of provincial target date

Locally, reaching the 90 per cent fully-vaccinated threshold requires approximately 5,600 first doses and 12,300 second
Thousands receive laminated vax certificates from MPP's constituency office

Thousands receive laminated vax certificates from MPP's constituency office

Fedeli says he knows some local residents either don't own smartphones capable of scanning the QR code or aren't comfortable using them and prefer a hard copy
Health Unit 'supportive' of ban on spectators for school athletics

Health Unit 'supportive' of ban on spectators for school athletics

'We know the decision of spectators not being permitted at practices or games has not been favourable in the community'
Employees fired over vax policy 'made a bad choice' says hospital top boss

Employees fired over vax policy 'made a bad choice' says hospital top boss

'The employees went through a progressive discipline process. By the book. They chose to be non-compliant with our policy. They made the choice. It was a bad choice. It's very unfortunate but when you make choices, you have to live with the consequences.'
Hospital CEO thanks Fedeli, Ontario for 'amazing' $20.2 million investment

Hospital CEO thanks Fedeli, Ontario for 'amazing' $20.2 million investment

President and CEO Paul Heinrich says of NBRHC, 'We should be extremely proud that that gem exists in our community.'
Health Unit: Mobile vax clinics reaching people across district

Health Unit: Mobile vax clinics reaching people across district

'The use of the mobile vaccine clinic has allowed us to reach people in locations that we wouldn’t have been able to before'
Terminations started at local hospital over COVID non-compliance

Terminations started at local hospital over COVID non-compliance

'I can confirm that as of today this number is under 10' says spokesperson
Municipally mandated employee vaccination policy takes effect

Municipally mandated employee vaccination policy takes effect

'Non-compliance with this policy may result in discipline up to and including termination'