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'More robust' testing for UK variant needed to show community spread: Gardner

'More robust' testing for UK variant needed to show community spread: Gardner

'The ideal would be to test every sample,' says local medical officer of health
County to spend $5.5M to build temporary waste transfer site in Oro-Medonte

County to spend $5.5M to build temporary waste transfer site in Oro-Medonte

'There is a lack of private transfer capacity (locally), which is why we have moved to the ERRC (model),' says official noting delays related to ERRC at root of problem
TIP OF THE WEEK: Cure for cabin fever as simple as child's play

TIP OF THE WEEK: Cure for cabin fever as simple as child's play

Sustainable play is a celebration of our natural landscape in ways that are whimsical and fun without negatively impacting the ecosystem where we live
OPP investigating Tottenham homicide after woman's body found inside home

OPP investigating Tottenham homicide after woman's body found inside home

Adult male resident of the same residence was arrested at the scene, police say
Outbreak declared at Waypoint, positive COVID-19 variant case confirmed

Outbreak declared at Waypoint, positive COVID-19 variant case confirmed

'This additional news adds more anxiety,' Waypoint CEO says of new COVID-19 variant case
Conservation authority claims success despite challenges of 2020

Conservation authority claims success despite challenges of 2020

'While we were ensuring that our staff remained safe ... we didn’t allow COVID-19 to prevent us from also caring for the health of our watershed,' says CAO
Gardner 'deeply disturbed' by lack of vaccine as region battles UK variant

Gardner 'deeply disturbed' by lack of vaccine as region battles UK variant

The medical officer of health said the timing is very concerning and the existing supply is not enough to cover the second doses for long-term care residents
OPP warn of calls from 'Barry,' pharmacy phone scam

OPP warn of calls from 'Barry,' pharmacy phone scam

Police say victims are asked to provide credit card information over the phone for a prescription pick up; Tips will help you avoid getting scammed
'Heartbroken' Geneva Park lovers rallying to save iconic facility

'Heartbroken' Geneva Park lovers rallying to save iconic facility

'There is clearly a lot of interest from people who want to preserve what we love and value about Geneva Park,' says local resident who has enjoyed facility for 75 years
99 more variant COVID cases confirmed — two without links to Roberta Place

99 more variant COVID cases confirmed — two without links to Roberta Place

'We need to assume that a variant of this virus is everywhere and do everything we can to drive it out,' said Dr. Charles Gardner