Stories for your day for Wednesday, April 1

Numbers of COVID-19 cases to grow in Northern Ontario

A woman in her 60’s is Greater Sudbury’s 12th case of COVID-19. Its believed she was exposed to the virus through domestic travel and close contact with another case.  As of the end of the month, the number of COVID-19 cases in Northern Ontario is 43. Among the numbers, Public Health Sudbury & Districts are reporting 12 cases. The Porcupine Health Unit is reporting 18. The number of COVID 19 cases in the Province in pushing 2000… there are 1399 confirmed and 534 recoveries which puts to the total payload at 1,966.

 

North Bay Police looking for break-in suspects

North Bay Police seeking a suspect in a business break and enter. It happened in the 500 block of Cassells Street Monday Morning. The unknown culprit(s) had left the scene prior to police arrival.

 

Don’t tourist to Manitoulin Island or go to the cottage

Manitoulin Island Communities are asking residents not to visit. In short, communities like Gore Bay and Little Current say they’re not built to help and house large numbers during a pandemic.

 

Continue to run drills – Sault Ste Marie Fire Servies

Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services encourages members of the community to continue to practice fire drills in their own homes. They indicate virus or not…fire safety is still important.

 

Assessment centre established in West Nipissing

A COVID-19 assessment centre has been established in West Nipissing.
Located off hospital property at the Marcel Noel Community Hall in Sturgeon Falls.

 

Don’t take public transit, unless you need to

Timmins Transit is encouraging residents to stay home. While they are available on a Sunday Schedule… they insist on being used for essential travel.

 

Greater Sudbury has it’s 13th case

Greater Sudbury has it’s 13th positive case of COVID-19. The woman in her 50s is the first case in the area that has required hospitalization. It is unknown at this time how the woman became exposed to the virus.

 

Numbers in Greater Sudbury – 44

Health officials say now the number of cases in Northern Ontario, as of news time, to 44. That includes 13 by the Public Health Sudbury & Districts, and 18 by the Porcupine Health Unit.

 

North Bay man in his 20’s arrested following foot chase

A North Bay man has been arrested following a break, enter and theft at a Pinewood Park Drive business was broken into Tuesday. The 25-year-old is accused of taking cash, electronics and other items.

 

Gas today at around 86.9… in Greater Sudbury

Those filling up today found gas prices to be sitting at around 86.9 today. The average price of gas in Ontario today is 72.8.

 

OPP Warning residents of  fraud

Manitoulin OPP is warning residents of a fraud. They involve private companies offering ‘fast’ covid-19 tests for sale and products in high demand, like cleaning products. Police say it’s all a scam to and hang up the phone or delete the test.

 

Please, don’t drop off person items – HSN

HNS is turning away well-wishing drop-offs. All to reduce the chance of spreading the Coronavirus items like hot meals, blankets and personal items cannot be accepted. Essential medical items are exempt.

 

Police salute the work of hospital staff

Police activated their lights flashing and sirens last night in North Bay at the North Bay Regional Health Centre. Not for an emergency but instead… but to stand in salute of front line medical staff.

 

Cash vs. Card… the risk is the same

The Porcupine District health unit says residents should not worry about using cash over plastic, In terms of spreading or contracting COVID-19, there is really no difference, The bigger focus is washing your hands.

 

Air Canada grounds flights out of Sault Ste Marie

Air Canada is temporarily suspending service between Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto. No flights are planned between the two cities starting tomorrow, until the end of the month.