6 stories to start your day for Tuesday, March 31

The Province closes all parks, sports fields and beaches

The province of Ontario has issued an emergency order to close all sports fields and playgrounds. The order goes into effect immediately. This new order closes playgrounds, sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, beaches, skateboard and BMX parks, picnic areas, outdoor community gardens, park shelters, outdoor exercise equipment, condo parks and gardens, among other outdoor recreational amenities. This is as the Province of Ontario extends the State of Emergency by two weeks.


Sudbury has its 11th case of COVID-19

Greater Sudbury has its 11th case of COVID-19. Public Health Sudbury & Districts made the confirmation yesterday. The woman, in her 30s, is self-isolating at home. It is believed she became infected through close contact with another infected person.


Numbers elsewhere continue to grow

Timiskaming Health Unit, confirmed a second positive case of COVID-19 in the district Also a woman in her 30s, the wife of the man who was confirmed on March 24, as the first positive case in the district.

Elsewhere, the Porcupine Health Unit has two cases, Algoma has one more as, and Manitoulin Island now has two… residents everywhere are reminded to practice social distancing and work from home if they can.


Canada Post back to normal in North Bay

Canada Post delivery is back to normal today in North Bay. This was after the facility was closed Thursday after an employee was presumptive positive for COVID. The postal office has since gone through a deep clean. It’s not known how many employees were in contact with the worker and if any will need to be isolated as a precautionary measure.


YMCA becomes North Bay’s emergency shelter

An emergency homelessness shelter in North Bay is being set up. At the YMCA, With a target date of opening tomorrow… Wednesday… it will be in the main gymnasium, with access to bathrooms and showers and will be used to provide shelter 24/7 for those in need, allowing for a maximum of 40 people, including staff.


Two Timmins area men facing break-in charges

Two Timmins area men have been charged with break-in related offences. It all stems from two separate incidents… at the same South Porcupine pharmacy. While they did happen some time apart the incidents were both caught on video. Both Schumacher men were identified, located, and arrested shortly after the latest break-in…this weekend.