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Covid-19  COVID Cases Around Lake Superior

Christine Elliott   Lake Superior NewsMay 13th   Ontario is reporting 2,759 cases of #COVID19 today and 2,320  cases reported yesterday. and 47,600 tests completed. There are 774 new cases in Toronto, 602 in Peel, 258 in York Region, 147 in Durham and 133 in Hamilton, and  Thunder Bay 6

Follow the numbers for the Easter Month Lockdown

Location
   Code
   Colour
Last Case
Date 
Active 
Cases    
Resolved  Deaths Hospitalized
     /ICU
Sudbury Health
Protect Yellow
May   2nd 80  1,880   27  
Algoma Health
Protect Yellow
May 2th  43  293   4 1 /

TBay Healh
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May 13th 36     3059   62 4  
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NorWest Health
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May
2th

90

856 7  3
Cook County Apr 8th   4  140    
           

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OVERDOSE CALL WITH CRYING KIDS 0 Crime
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OVERDOSE CALL WITH CRYING KIDS

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  May 13, 2021  (LSN)   Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers & Paramedics responded to an apartment at 214 Kensington Drive on Sunday May 2,2021. They arrived to find a woman with no...
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Charge upgraded to murder

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~~~  May 13, 2021  (LSN)  The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has upgraded the charge against the accused involved in a serious assault in Mishkeegogamang First Nation. Jerry FOX, age 32 of...
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ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED Knife Point

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  May 13, 2021  (LSN)  Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers arrested a 34 year old APRIL ATLOOKAN last night, Thursday May 12,2021 for a knife point robbery that occurred in late February on...

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Charge upgraded to murder

Charge upgraded to murder

MISHKEEGOGAMANG Death

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~~~  May 13, 2021  (LSN)  The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has upgraded the charge against the...
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ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED Knife Point

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  May 13, 2021  (LSN)  Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers arrested a 34 year old APRIL...
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Melillo focuses on business issues at INAN

Melillo focuses on business issues at INAN

KENORA, ONTARIO ~~~~~ November 19, 2020  (LSN)  Indigenous and Northern Affairs (INAN) Committee focused on Indigenous health and business issues this week. Dryden, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, North Bay, Ontario 

Kenora riding MP Eric Melillo took the opportunity to question Tabatha Bull from the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business about how Indigenous businesses have been adapting to the challenges of COVID-19.

Noting that the pandemic has forced many businesses to switch to e-commerce and online sales, Melillo asked how businesses in regions with limited internet have been managing this transition. “In many Northern and rural regions, access to the internet is a very big issue – it really doesn’t exist for many people across my riding,” he said.

Bull replied that many CCAB members have reported internet issues, even outside of rural areas. She said that while a number of Indigenous businesses have pivoted to e-commerce, employees “often have to work in the evenings or work at night to ensure that they get their orders and payments through.”

“It definitely is putting [Indigenous businesses] at a disadvantage, and we encourage the government to do what they can to move the innovation for broadband in rural and remote communities forward,” she added.

Melillo followed with a question about Northern and Indigenous tourism outfitters, who have been very hard-hit by the border closure.

Melillo explained that tourist-dependent operations are starting to get nervous that they may lose another season. “What I’ve been hearing from a lot of tourism operators and a lot of Indigenous-owned operations was that they knew that this year was going to be tough, [and] they were holding out, really, for the 2021 season,” he said. “They kept saying to me, ‘We recognize that the border needs to be closed, we recognize that these regulations need to be in place, that it’s working - but if we can get through to 2021, we’ll be okay.’ Now…it’s not very certain what that operation’s going to look like next year.”

Melillo asked Bull to provide insights into how seasonal operations are “preparing for the possibility of losing most of – or potentially all of – their season again.”

 

I appreciated the chance to ask Tabatha Bull from Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business about challenges facing tourism operators and the inability for businesses to adapt to COVID-19 in regions with insufficient internet.

“We need to make sure that we’re sustaining them in business through this period,” Bull agreed, citing the federal wage subsidy, provincial investments, and creative solutions like “virtual tourism.”

Melillo followed by asking how the government can help businesses in terms of providing “more clarity on what [next] season may look like.” Bull said that consistent messaging on restrictions, as well as a potential regional approach, would be beneficial.

 “I appreciated hearing about how Indigenous businesses have been responding to the unique challenges of this era, and of course how the government can better support them through this crisis,” Melillo stated afterwards. “Special effort needs to be taken to ensure the North isn’t left behind.”

 

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Newly commissioned works unveiled at MSP Airport

Newly commissioned works unveiled at MSP Airport

122 Conversations extended to 2022 at MSP Airport

MINNEAPOLIS ST PAUL, MINNESOTA   ~~~~~~  March 7, 2021  (LSN)  The new mosaic works at Minneapolis-St Paul...
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Know before you go Superior National Forest

Know before you go Superior National Forest

Minnesota fishing opener on Saturday, May 15

DULUTH, MINNESOTA   ~~~~~~~  May 12, 2021  (LSN)  With fishing opener in the land of 10,000 lakes just around the...
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