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(VIDEO) Happy Earth Day! Spencer has a message for you

Apr 24, 2020

Seven-year-old Spencer Malette wants people to do their part to clean up the world. A seven-year

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Another Timmins hospital employee tests positive for COVID-19

Apr 24, 2020

Timmins and District Hospital. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday The Porcupine Health Unit is reporting

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COVID-19 cases at northwestern Ontario mine reaches 20

Apr 24, 2020

Lac des Iles mine, northwest of Thunder Bay The number of positive cases related to an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Lac des Iles Mine has grown to 20. The latest case was confirmed April 23 by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. An infected worker in their 30s is self-isolating at home in a community in the area. In an emailed statement, Impala Canada said there are no plans to resume operations on April 28, as previously announced.

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COVID-19: Here's the situation in Timmins today

Apr 24, 2020

The Porcupine Health Unit reported one new positive test, and four resolved cases today. The new confirmed case is a woman in her 30s who works at Timmins and District Hospital.While she was not identified as part of the current outbreak at the facility, the health unit says they are looking for potential linkages. She is isolating at home. There have now been 55 positive cases of the virus in the health unit’s region.

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Essential worker of the day: Jada Pilon

Apr 24, 2020

Fifteen-year-old Jada Pilon is the essential worker of the day. Supplied photo Kiya Pilon is cele

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LETTER: Greater funding needed for long-term care providers, says reader

Apr 24, 2020

TimminsToday received the following letter to the editor from Iroquois Falls resident Ben Lefebvre w

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Mayor says region is weeks behind rest of province for COVID-19

Apr 24, 2020

While Ontario officials suggested earlier this week that the provincial community spread cases of COVID-19 appear to have peaked, Timmins Mayor George Pirie says we must focus on the local situation. “We know that within the Porcupine Health Unit’s catchment area we’re about perhaps 2.5 maybe three weeks behind the rest of the province. And when there’s announcements out there about the province, we can hold them in reserve. We can put them at the back of your mind because what we’re dealing with here is the cases of COVID-19 and the situation of COVID-19 that’s related directly to the Porcupine Health Unit.

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Northern Ontario Hockey Association recognizes two from Timmins region

Apr 24, 2020

Stephen Surcon. Photo supplied by the Northern Ontario Hockey Association TimminsToday received t

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Ontario reports another 634 new cases of COVID-19 today

Apr 24, 2020

Miriam King/BradfordToday Ontario is reporting an additional 634 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases today, the results of another 10,214 tests completed. This is the highest number of confirmed cases reported in a single day from the province, but it is also some of the highest amount of testingcompleted in a single day. There have been a total of 12,879 cases of the virus confirmed through lab testing in the province, of those, 6,680 have recovered (51.

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Rock on the River cancelled

Apr 24, 2020

Fans at the 2019 Rock on the River music festiva in Timminsl. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday A Timmins music festival set to celebrate its fifth anniversary this summer has been cancelled. Timmins Festivals and Events Committee (TFEC) announced the cancellation of Rock on the River today. It was slated to happen July 24 and 25. The announcement was made on their Facebook page today. With the uncertainty of the pandemic, the statement notesit’s not certain "if it would be safe or responsible to even throw the festival.

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