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Len Gillis

Len Gillis

Graduating from the Journalism program at Canadore College in the 1970s, Gillis has spent most of his career reporting on news events across Northern Ontario with several radio, television and newspaper companies. He also spent time as a hardrock miner.

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len@villagemedia.ca

Recent Work by Len

New chancellor touts NOSM's work toward equitable health care

New chancellor touts NOSM's work toward equitable health care

Dr. Cindy Blackstock says NOSM University is 'succeeding at the opportunity of ensuring that people in northern communities have access to culturally appropriate medical care.'
Angry Facebook users shocked by incident in hospital ER

Angry Facebook users shocked by incident in hospital ER

Visitors in the waiting room at Health Sciences North say they were told by hospital staff not to approach a half-naked elderly man sitting on the floor in his own filth
Technology can make Northern roads safer, slower: report

Technology can make Northern roads safer, slower: report

One option would use sensors to determine a safer — and slower — speed limit when the weather is bad. Drivers would be forced to slow down and therefore reduce crashes, according to the report from Northern Policy Institute
Bird watching is way more exciting than most people think

Bird watching is way more exciting than most people think

Sudbury bird watcher Chris Blomme has had a lifelong adventure in studying the behaviour of our fine feathered friends
Mines sector should tap talent pool of workers with disabilities

Mines sector should tap talent pool of workers with disabilities

Speaker at Sudbury mining conference says shortage of skilled workers in mining could be at least partially resolved by hiring more people with disabilities
Pricey contract nurses being hired out to long-term care homes

Pricey contract nurses being hired out to long-term care homes

While acknowledging the worker shortage, nursing association says this practice is problematic, and needs to stop
Med school may get $14.6M in endowments back from Laurentian U

Med school may get $14.6M in endowments back from Laurentian U

It was revealed late last year that $14–$15 million worth of endowments — intended for NOSM — and for the most part to be applied toward scholarships and bursaries at the medical school were directed to Laurentian University before the financial insolvency occurred
Sudbury COVID risk rating moves to 'high' ahead of long weekend

Sudbury COVID risk rating moves to 'high' ahead of long weekend

'If community members are travelling across the province, certainly it's possible that they would have additional exposures. And you know, typically within the summer months, we usually see a decrease in cases. So, that's also concerning to us.'
Northern export agency has money for small mining businesses

Northern export agency has money for small mining businesses

Companies are encouraged to take advantage of funding to get expert advice in helping them bring their products and services to the rest of the world
Robotic dog 'Spot' steals the show at convention

Robotic dog 'Spot' steals the show at convention

The Boston Dynamics-created 'quadruped robotic device' is in development by a northeastern Ontario drone company for mining survey, inspection, safety, and mine rescue applications