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Health unit reports 35 new COVID cases in region today

Health unit reports 35 new COVID cases in region today

There are no new cases in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach or Clearview today
<updated>WATCH:</updated> Ontario spending more money on mental health solutions in Northern Ontario

WATCH: Ontario spending more money on mental health solutions in Northern Ontario

Extra funding to be targeted at First Nations in remote areas
Penetanguishene superjail outbreak total climbs to 21

Penetanguishene superjail outbreak total climbs to 21

Union president says that while stress levels among staff remains high, he doesn't know of any positive staff cases
<updated>WATCH: </updated> Premiers, territorial leaders say it's 'essential' that Canada Health Transfer payments rise to meet mounting costs

WATCH: Premiers, territorial leaders say it's 'essential' that Canada Health Transfer payments rise to meet mounting costs

Leaders call on the federal government to increase Canada Health Transfer by 13% a year
<b>LETTER:</b> Kudos for Collingwood drive-thru vaccine site staff

LETTER: Kudos for Collingwood drive-thru vaccine site staff

Letter writer who took her father for his first vaccine dose noted it was 'fast and easy' unlike horror stories from other regions
Ontario reports 994 new COVID cases Thursday

Ontario reports 994 new COVID cases Thursday

Today's update includes 1,072 recoveries, 10 deaths, and 47 new hospitalizations
Collingwood gets piece of $500M pie served by province today

Collingwood gets piece of $500M pie served by province today

In the latest round of municipal funding for COVID relief, Collingwood comes away with nearly $500K
COVID colour zone decisions shouldn't be political, says TBM mayor

COVID colour zone decisions shouldn't be political, says TBM mayor

' I would leave any and all of these decisions to the health professionals,' said Blue Mountains Mayor Alar Soever
Daily rapid testing serves as early warning of potential COVID infection at Sunset Manor

Daily rapid testing serves as early warning of potential COVID infection at Sunset Manor

Two staff had positive rapid test results, prompting the home to isolate some residents, though no COVID cases have been confirmed
COVID-19 case reported at Collingwood elementary school

COVID-19 case reported at Collingwood elementary school

A classroom at St. Mary's school has been closed because of the confirmed case