6 stories for today, Thursday, April 2

HSN transferring ACL patents to a hotel

HSN in Greater Sudbury is transferring ALC (Alternative level of care) patients to a hotel to free space for COVID-19 surge. At last report, Clarion Hotel can support up to 95 ALC patients.

 

The number of COVID-19 cases in Northern Ontario reaches 47

Health officials continue to update the public on information about the COVID-19 pandemic… and as of April 1, there are now 47 cases of the Coronavirus in Northern Ontario. 13 of those cases reported by Public Health Sudbury & Districts, 21 reported by the Porcupine Health Unit.

 

April is the start of Fire season

April 1st was the first of fire season… and while some of the Province is still covered in snow. Fire officials say however there is still the possibility of brush fires. If anyone witnesses a brush fire, they should call 310-FIRE or 911.

 

Several MP’s donating their increase to charity

Sudbury MPs Marc Serré and Nickle Belt Paul Lefebvre just a few of the MP’s, donating their pay hikes to charity. This year, MPs are entitled to a 2.1-per-cent increase to their base salaries. The Prime Minister along with the Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Scheer… among many others doing the same.

 

Armed forces day a go… for now

Armed Forces Day in North Bay is still on the schedule. Slated to take off on June 10, organizers say they’re keeping an eye on the current situation.

 

Young people reported in groups at local schools

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service has looked into reports of young people gathering at local schools. Police say, due to the state of Emergency in Ontario, all schools, parks and playgrounds in our community are closed.

 

Also…

Watch for cyclists – OPP

With the warmer weather, a number of cyclists have taken to the streetsn. The OPP say that sharing the road safely is every driver’s responsibility. A message that cannot and will not be overstated.