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Lake Carriers’ to Recognize Chippewa County Health Department

Lake Carriers’ to Recognize Chippewa County Health Department

SAULT STE MARIE, MICHIGAN   ~~~~~~  June 9, 2021  (LSN)  The U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet began the process of readying their vessels for the shipping season on March 24, 2021 amid a global pandemic.  COVID-19 cases were still surging but the promise of a safer year sparkled with increases in vaccine availability.  Unfortunately, many Great Lakes sailors did not have an opportunity to receive the vaccine in their home state before they needed to report for their essential work. 

Enter the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD) in Sault Ste Marie (Soo), Michigan.  Many U.S. vessels pass through the Soo locks on an average day as they transport vital raw materials, like iron ore, from ports on Lake Superior to the lower lakes where facilities produce the steel that keeps America’s economy humming.  This centralized location made perfect sense for a mass vaccination site for mariners.  After an amazingly short discussion, USACE and CCHD agreed to a Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) plea for help.  Beginning on April 6th, USACE and CCHD began the process of flawlessly executing a COVID-19 vaccination program called “Shots on Ships (SOS)” for U.S. Great Lakes sailors. 

The process took a great deal of coordination.  As vessels approached the locks on their normal route, USACE lockmasters in the Soo provided a location to briefly secure the vessel to a dock and to notify CCHD personnel of awaiting vaccine volunteers.  Nurses from CCHD would pack up their coolers and needles, climb 25-foot ladders to board the vessel, and administer the life protecting vaccine.  “We are thankful beyond words for the efforts of CCHD and USACE.  Without the SOS Program many U.S. Great Lakes sailors would not have had an opportunity to be immunized against the COVID-19 virus.  Protecting our sailors and the ports they visit remains a top priority.  We remain forever in debt to the men and women of the health department and the Soo Locks Army Corps,” stated Jim Weakley, President of the Lake Carriers’ Association.  To date, over 300 vaccines on 25 different vessels have been administered through the SOS Program.

On Friday, June 25, 2021 at 10am, LCA will present CCHD with a token of appreciation at the Soo Locks Visitors Center.  A token to memorialize a historic event of kindness and compassion.

Photos courtesy of Scott Laursen www.scottlaursen.com.

 

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ARREST MADE AFTER WOMAN BEATEN  IN YARD 13 June 2021

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~~~~~  June 13, 2021  (LSN)  Hardworking TBPS Officers responded to a call by a resident of the 1200 block of Rosedale Avenue last night, Saturday June 12,2021.

Director of Communications at TBPS not telling the public again

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FORT FRANCES OPP MAKE QUICK ARREST ON BUSINESS B&E 13 June 2021

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ARREST MADE IN BAY STREET SMASH & GRAB 12 June 2021

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The Director of Communications at TBPS never told the public about the crime or arrest.

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GUNMAN STILL ON THE LOOSE 10 June 2021

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HARDWORKING TBPS OFFICERS DRAW GUNS ON KNIFE WIELDING MAN IN PARK.

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WANTED MAN ARRESTED BY TBPS 10 June 2021

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  June 10, 2021  (LSN)  Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers arrested a man wanted on several warrants yesterday, Wednesday June 9,2021

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CRACKHEAD  BUSTED BY TBPS WITH STOLEN CAR 10 June 2021

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~   June 10, 2021  (LSN)     Hardworking Thunder Bay Police arrested a French-speaking, crack smoking car thief yesterday, Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

On June 3,2021 a man reported his 2004 yellow Toyota Echo stolen from Santorelli’s Truck Stop at 3131 Arthur Street West. The Director of Communications at TBPS never told the public about the stolen vehicle

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RED ROCK CHILD MOLESTER RELEASED ON BAIL 9 June 2021

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~~~  June 9, 2021  (LSN)  Inside Edition has learned that hardworking Nipigon OPP arrested a 51 year old RENE CARRIERE of Red Rock, Ontario on Tuesday June 8,2021.

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