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The Front Line

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The Front Line articles share stories about essential workers making a difference in our community during the COVID-19 crisis.

This section is made possible by our Community Leaders Program.


 

The prescription for working the front line in a pandemic? Compassion and professionalism

The prescription for working the front line in a pandemic? Compassion and professionalism

Pharmacy Manager Kristie Chute says one of the first things they had to deal with was the fear the public was feeling as things started to shut down, and there were so many unknowns.
From the driver's seat - a view of COVID-19 and city transit

From the driver's seat - a view of COVID-19 and city transit

'People have always relied on us, but in these past weeks there's absolutely been a sense of pride in getting those front line workers to where they need to be'
Working through COVID-19 is a whole new world for North Bay's Police Service

Working through COVID-19 is a whole new world for North Bay's Police Service

One of the things that makes it easier is the public feedback, with many people offering their verbal support and thanks for officers now having a whole new challenge to deal with on the front lines.
Catching up with a cleaner scrubbing her way through COVID-19

Catching up with a cleaner scrubbing her way through COVID-19

"I've had 11 residential contracts go on hold, and you can't blame anyone right now, they have to do what is best for them."
How gas stations have adapted to the COVID pandemic

How gas stations have adapted to the COVID pandemic

We basically developed a way to do virtually contact-free service to fill up our customer's tanks.
Veterinarians are ensuring essential services for animals during COVID-19

Veterinarians are ensuring essential services for animals during COVID-19

'We are working with a crew of seven. the goal was to keep all our staff and not have to lay anyone off. We've reduced hours and changed how we do things, but everyone is making their living'