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Beaver Valley Ski Club member positive for COVID-19

Beaver Valley Ski Club member positive for COVID-19

A letter went out to members announcing the club's closure for the season effective immediately
Despite coronavirus concerns, Casino Rama is staying open

Despite coronavirus concerns, Casino Rama is staying open

Union has pleaded with casino operator to temporarily close facility; MP says employees 'have a right to be concerned' about the risks
Ontario suspends personal prison visits due to COVD-19

Ontario suspends personal prison visits due to COVD-19

Professional visits, including legal counsel, will continue
City rec programs, March break programs are still a go

City rec programs, March break programs are still a go

'The situation is evolving rapidly and the information is constantly changing,' says city's mayor, who urges citizens to take precautions
Stanton cancels local skates, passport clinics and other events

Stanton cancels local skates, passport clinics and other events

Where possible, events will be rescheduled; Constituency offices in Orillia and Midland will remain open but citizens encouraged to call or email
Pandemic panic buying hits Orillia; 'It's been crazy,' says local grocer

Pandemic panic buying hits Orillia; 'It's been crazy,' says local grocer

'It's ridiculous,' says woman of people lining up to purchase toilet paper and hand sanitizer; 'It’s sad to watch people like that'
Ramara Township closing all municipal facilities as of Monday

Ramara Township closing all municipal facilities as of Monday

All March break camps and programs are cancelled; Township has a plan in place to ensure essential township services continue to be delivered
Georgian College cancels in-person classes for next week

Georgian College cancels in-person classes for next week

Online classes are not impacted and continue as scheduled and campuses remain open; College moving to remote delivery of classes
Lakehead University moving to online courses for rest of term

Lakehead University moving to online courses for rest of term

Classes are cancelled Monday and Tuesday to give staff time to prepare course content in alternative ways; Exams will be rescheduled
Weekend concerts at Casino Rama postponed

Weekend concerts at Casino Rama postponed

Chilliwack and Streetheart concerts have been postponed in wake of province's decree to keep public gatherings under 250 people