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OPP to enforce new gathering limits.

(ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wants to ensure everyone is aware of how it is supporting efforts to limit transmission of COVID-19. Frontline OPP members will be enforcing provisions of the Reopening Ontario Act (A Flexible Response to COVID-19; ROA), 2020 and will encourage the public to …

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Ontario Updates COVID-19 Testing Guidelines

TORONTO — Today, Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health issued the following statement outlining updated COVID-19 testing guidelines for Ontario: “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario has adhered to public health measures and established a strong foundation for testing and case and contact management that allowed us to …

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Ontario Expands COVID-19 Testing to Pharmacies

Up to 60 Ontario Pharmacies to Offer Testing by Appointment Starting Friday HUNTSVILLE — The Ontario government is providing people with convenient and timely access to free COVID-19 testing at pharmacies in the province. As of Friday, up to 60 pharmacies in Ontario will begin offering testing by appointment only, …

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Ontario Introduces Legislation to Freeze Residential Rent in 2021

Proposed Bill Would Also Support Small Businesses by Extending the Ban on Commercial Evictions TORONTO ― The Ontario government has introduced the Helping Tenants and Small Businesses Act that would, if passed, freeze rent in 2021 for most rent-controlled and non-rent-controlled residential units. The bill would provide the vast majority of Ontario’s …

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Public Health Sudbury & Districts confirms cases of COVID-19 and advises of a potential low-risk public exposure Issued: Saturday, September 12, 2020

Public Health Sudbury & Districts confirms cases of COVID-19 and advises of a potential low-risk public exposure Issued: Saturday, September 12, 2020 Public Health Sudbury & Districts is reporting two new COVID-19 cases in residents in our service area (Greater Sudbury, Sudbury District, and Manitoulin District). In addition, Public Health …

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Lottery ticket worth $65M sold in Northern Ontario

Check your tickets! A single winning ticket for the whopping $65 million LOTTO MAX jackpot from the Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020 draw was sold in Timiskaming/Cochrane District in Northern Ontario. Last night’s draw produced some other big wins across the province: The second prize-winning ticket, worth $208,034.90, was sold in …

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Ontario Welcomes Postsecondary Students Back to School

Fall Re-Opening Plan Prioritizes Health and Safety of Students, Faculty and Staff TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has been working with the postsecondary sector to help ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff as institutions …

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OPP APPREHEND FLEEING MOTORCYCLE DRIVER

(WEST NIPISSING, ON) – On August 22, 2020 at 10:15 a.m., members of the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attempted to stop a motorcycle travelling at an extremely high rate of speed (in excess of 170 km/h in a posted 90 km/h zone) on Highway 17 …

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WEST NIPISSING RESIDENT CHARGED AFTER CUTTING DOWN TREES

(WEST NIPISSING, ON) – On July 24, 2020 at 8:10 a.m., members from the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a person cutting down public trees on the corner of Queen Street and Main Street in West Nipissing (Sturgeon Falls). Investigation revealed the …

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DRUG WARRANT EXECUTED IN WEST NIPISSING

(WEST NIPISSING, ON) – On July 20, 2020 at approximately 9:30 p.m., members from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and the Nipissing West Detachment executed a search warrant at a residence on Front Street in the Municipality of West Nipissing (Sturgeon Falls). Officers seized a …

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OPP CHARGE TWO PEOPLE FOR FAILING TO SELF-ISOLATE

On July 9, 2020, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North Bay Detachment received a call for assistance from the Public Health Agency of Canada. Officers were requested to complete a compliance check under the Quarantine Act in East Ferris Township. Officers began an investigation and found that the persons subject …

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Nearly All Businesses and Public Spaces to Reopen in Stage 3

Public Gatherings Will Increase in Size as the Province Continues its Path to Economic Recovery TORONTO — The Ontario government announced nearly all businesses and public spaces will reopen in Stage 3 of the province’s reopening framework with public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions in place. As Ontario …

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