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Health Unit Closes OFSC Snowmobile Trails

NORTH BAY, ON – The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) is requiring all Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs’ (OFSC) trails and trails utilizing Crown Land in the Health Unit district to close effective January 21, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. for the duration of the Stay-at-Home Order …

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Stay at Home order must be respected says Vanthof

Timiskaming-Cochrane MPP John Vanthof says as “imperfect” as it may be, the Province’s Stay at Home Order must be respected. On Tuesday, Premier Ford held a press conference to outline the newest measures that were put in place to slow the spread of COVID. Vanthof states “He prefaced it with …

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OPP ENFORCES THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is requesting that Ontarians voluntarily comply with the new Stay-at-Home Order to limit mobility outside their homes, except for essential reasons, to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. OPP officers will enforce the Stay-at-Home Order, under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA), …

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Ontario to Vaccinate up to 8.5 Million People in Phase Two

Province to Expand COVID-19 Immunization Program to Seniors, Frontline Essential Workers in Next Phase of Rollout Plan TORONTO — The Ontario government is preparing to immunize up to 8.5 million people before the end of Phase Two of the government’s vaccine implementation plan, which aims to receive, store and administer …

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Health Unit Confirms No COVID-19 Risk to the White Woods School Community

Health Unit Confirms No COVID-19 Risk to the White Woods School Community NORTH BAY, ON – The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) is confirming that two members of the White Woods school community tested positive for COVID-19 last week while schools were closed and students were …

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TWO CHARGED UNDER REOPENING ONTARIO ACT

On January 7, 2021, the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a gathering at a residence on Lavigne Road in East Ferris Township. Police attended and found several people from separate residences present. Officers had been investigating an unrelated incident that took place …

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Health Unit Updates on COVID-19 Vaccine – No Confirmation on Availability Yet.

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) is waiting for confirmation on local distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. The province is currently in phase one of the Government of Ontario’s three-phase vaccine distribution implementation plan, that was launched in December. This means that when the Health Unit …

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ICE HUT OWNER CHARGED

(POWASSAN, ON) – The North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged an ice hut owner on Wasi Lake in the Municipality of Powassan. On January 9, 2021, police received a call of concerns against Covid-19 regulations of too many people at an ice hut. Officers attended …

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ALERT! – COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in West Nipissing

WEST NIPISSING, ON – The West Nipissing Emergency Control Group urges residents to take safety measures seriously, as positive COVID-19 cases are confirmed in West Nipissing. Businesses, employers and individuals should remain very cautious and follow protocols to protect themselves and others. It is every individual’s responsibility to respect public …

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Message from Marc Serre regarding Seniors

This pandemic has posed challenges for many businesses and individuals including seniors. Many seniors regretfully had to incur costs during COVID-19 due to new services and household expenses and a change in living or work circumstances. By speaking with local seniors’ advisory groups, management at long-term care homes and engaging …

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