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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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Recent Work by Len

Video: Feds will get tough on provinces pushing private health care, Trudeau says

Video: Feds will get tough on provinces pushing private health care, Trudeau says

Prime minister touts new $3.1-billion Canada-Ontario health agreement during visit to Sudbury
Survey shows rising opposition to childhood vaccinations

Survey shows rising opposition to childhood vaccinations

Angus Reid Institute reports parental opposition to childhood vaccination grows as Canadians worry about harms of anti-vax movement
Ontario’s broken family medicine system is driving physicians away

Ontario’s broken family medicine system is driving physicians away

As people continue to struggle to find a general practitioner, Ontario doctors speak up to say they need better funding and better working conditions just to survive as local family physicians
NOSM: Family medicine crisis far worse in Northern Ontario

NOSM: Family medicine crisis far worse in Northern Ontario

Northern medical school launches lecture series as part of efforts to convince more doctors to go into family medicine — The North is short 360 physicians at present. Toronto, with a population of three million, is short 300 docs. So that's one in 10,000. But in Northern Ontario with a population of 850,000, the ratio is almost two-and-a-half per 10,000
Levack woman celebrates 105th birthday with a glass of whisky

Levack woman celebrates 105th birthday with a glass of whisky

Angeline Charlebois's milestone birthday marked with party, greetings from Premier Ford, Prime Minister Trudeau and even King Charles III
North’s hospitals stretched thin by staff shortages, auditor finds

North’s hospitals stretched thin by staff shortages, auditor finds

The auditor's report on Northern health concluded there should be a formal strategy for health care in this region
Sudbury's much-anticipated opioid drug summit opens Thursday

Sudbury's much-anticipated opioid drug summit opens Thursday

Two-day summit will feature more than a dozen speakers, including Mayor Paul Lefebvre and federal Mental Health and Addictions Minister Ya’ara Saks, but media is excluded from the event
Northern health units being pushed to consider mergers

Northern health units being pushed to consider mergers

Health units in Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie exploring the idea of a voluntary merger
A light to bring awareness to missing, murdered Indigenous women

A light to bring awareness to missing, murdered Indigenous women

Annual Tree of Hope lighting in downtown Sudbury and in communities across Ontario aims to to make communities aware of Indigenous women and girls who have been lost and the families who are still grieving
Northern Ontario's Pace Global helping businesses go digital

Northern Ontario's Pace Global helping businesses go digital

COO Beckie Gallardi of North Bay is helping businesses go digital with Digital First — an offshoot of Pace Global
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