6 stories to start your day for Monday, February 22

Two new cases of COVID-19 in Greater Sudbury Schools

Two Greater Sudbury Schools are reporting cases of COVID-19. At St-Augustin school in Garson, a grade 5 class at the school has been dismissed until and including March 2. The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 is currently self-isolating and being monitored by Public Health Sudbury & Districts.


St. Charles College in Sudbury has one new case of COVID-19. The news comes less than two weeks after an outbreak at the school was declared over. As a result, Grade R7C class is dismissed until March 2.


A number of COVID 19 tests, retest positive

A number of once-thought positive cases of COVID-19 associated with Cassellholme in North Bay, have since re-tested negative. The LTC home said Friday 10 essential caregivers who initially tested positive last Tuesday were reassessed. In addition, although the Health Unit reported 13 cases associated with the Cassellholme outbreak Friday evening, the information from the LTC listed 12 individuals having retested negative or under reassessment.


COVID-19 outbreak declared at Villa Minto

The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is declaring an outbreak at a LTC home. It is at Villa Minto in Cochrane. This is after an asymptomatic individual who was tested as part of the long-term care home’s regular testing protocols received a COVID-19 positive test result. This was one of six new COVID-19 cases for the area. The others are in the Hearst James Bay area.


No injuries following a North Bay fire

There were thankfully, no injuries in a Cedargrove Drive in North Bay, yesterday. It was called in shortly after 3 p.m. A grease fire in the kitchen reportedly sent heavy smoke through the building and out the doors and vents. The kitchen was destroyed in the fire and two dogs were rescued.


No word as to the cause, damages following Sault Ste Marie Fire

A damage estimate has not yet been completed following a Sault Ste Marie fire. It took place in the 200 block of Carufel Avenue. It did claim the life of one animal. While there were no injuries to the residents it did claim the life of one animal. The fire is currently under investigation, damage estimates are not yet available.


One new case of COVID-19 announced by Algoma Public Health

Algoma Public Health is reporting one new COVID-19 case from the Central and East Algoma region. It is in the close contact exposure category. The person is currently self-isolating. There are currently seven active cases in the Algoma region, with two currently hospitalized.