6 stories to start your day for Tuesday, July 30th

One new case of COVID-19 in Northern Ontario

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is reporting one new case of COVID-19. The case involves a female from Nipissing district in the 40-59 age group who was exposed to the coronavirus through community transmission. The individual is currently isolating.

 

New Paramedic Unit being dispatched in Sault Ste Marie

The District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board is adding another Paramedic Response Unit. It is all to provide enhanced coverage in areas North of the Sault. This response unit will begin across the northern part of the Sault Ste. Marie District starting today.

 

No fireworks in Greater Sudbury, please – City Council

For Greater Sudbury residents thinking of fireworks tomorrow night, you may need to think again. Back in May, Greater Sudbury city council voted unanimously in favour of amending the city’s fireworks bylaw, cancelling fireworks celebrations on Victoria Day weekend or Canada Day for the year 2020. This also includes residential fireworks.

 

LU has a plan for the 2020 fall semester

Laurentian University says they have a plan for the fall semester. They say now less than 1% of courses will be on campus. Research on campus has begun as of June 8 and graduate students have returned to campus to continue major projects and face to face courses are being adapted to leverage online tools.

 

Sault Ste Marie Swimming Pools, Splash Pad  slated to reopen

July 13th has been slated as the week Sault Ste Marie Swimming pools could re-open, starting with the John Rhodes Pool. Full details are on our website. The Bellevue Park Splash Pad will be available for public use, following an Algoma Public Health inspection scheduled for next week. The Manzo and Greco outdoor pools are scheduled for limited re-opening two days later on July 15th.

 

Timmins Museum reopens with a new exhibit

The Timmins Museum re-opened its doors and welcomed back visitors this week. They were closed due to the pandemic. Obviously, all safety protocols are in place. Museum staff are installing a new exhibition this week slated to run until November.

 

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The city of Elliot approves 2020 Capital Budget

Halfway through the year and the 2020 capital budget for Elliot Lake was approved by council. This year’s capital budget is just over $4.9 million-plus a carryover from previous years of $5.4 a total of just over $10 million dollars.