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Good morning, Greater Sudbury! Here are some stories to start your day

Good morning, Greater Sudbury! Here are some stories to start your Wednesday off

COVID-19: County temporarily suspends home visits for long-term care

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, December 30, the Ontario government will implement temporary changes to health guidelines for long-term care homes (LTC) that include:

• Public visitor access to long-term care homes will be temporarily suspended. Designated caregivers may continue to enter long-term care homes.

• Daily absence of all residents for social purposes will be stopped.

Policies to protect those with LTC were introduced earlier this month that require all visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Any employee caring for a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 is also required to wear a properly tested and sealed N95 respirator.

You can read the full story here.

Saint-Denis students are keeping soldiers close to their hearts this Christmas

Advent season begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas which is the time for giving. This year, students at Ecole St Denis in Sudbury opened their hearts and led a charitable initiative to spread the Christmas spirit.

This year, students invested time and energy making beautiful Christmas cards for veterans and soldiers who won’t be with their families at Christmas, as well as adding pipe cleaner pods to make reindeer out of candy canes, creating beautiful memories for both themselves and the soldiers. Soldiers who will receive cards.

The City of Greater Sudbury is seeking public opinion on the potential for recreational opportunities to be created in Wanup

With community members in Wanup looking to create a new recreational opportunity in their area, the city is reaching out to the public to find out their priorities.

In a media release from the City of Greater Sudbury, residents are asked to provide their input on new activities or upgraded recreational amenities that they believe will best serve the future needs of the Wanup community.

Residents can share their thoughts at overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca until January 31, or call the city’s customer service line at 311 to send their feedback.

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YES Theater raises more than 20 thousand for local artist with cancer

On December 21, YES Theater To Touch The Heart: A Christmas Cabaret, an evening of holiday classics performed by local artists.

The Caruso Club event was to raise funds for one of the founding members, local artist Samantha McClelland, who was recently diagnosed with inoperable, stage 4 glioblastoma. But with strict adherence to pandemic protocol, it can be difficult to raise funds while limiting the number of tickets that can be sold.

Thus, Alessandro Costantini, Artistic Director and General Manager of YES Theatre, created a GoFundMe page for those who wanted to support but were unable to attend in person.

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Sessions Cannabis opens its Far North store in Sudbury

One of the newest cannabis retailers in Greater Sudbury has just opened its doors.

Sessions Cannabis recently opened its Far North location at 900 Lasalle Blvd. In Sudbury, next to the metro. Sessions Sudbury said in a press release that it will have the largest selection of cannabis in all of Sudbury, and “the team is excited to bring the Sessions High Experience to the community.”

“Education is a big part of what we do in Sessions,” the press release said. “The cannabis space has evolved tremendously, always bringing new products to the market. We want customers to feel comfortable coming in and learning from the pioneers. Everyone should feel that the sessions are a welcome place for them to come and explore.”

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Health students are invited to apply for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine Summer Program

Students studying in healthcare majors are invited to apply for the NOSM (Northern Ontario School of Medicine) summer student program. Applications will be open from 1 to 15 February 2022.

The Northern Ontario Medical School Summer Student Program was created by the Ontario Department of Health and Long-Term Care to allow healthcare students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in their field of study, according to a Northern Ontario Medical School press release.

Students in eligible healthcare professions include medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, pharmacy, dietetics, medical laboratory and radiation technologists, among others, the statement said. Application forms are available online at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine website.

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Rainbow Board High School Virtual Information Evenings are coming January and February

Eighth grade students and their parents/guardians are encouraged to log on to rainbowschools.ca to access the Rainbow District School Board’s Virtual Information Nights for High Schools.

Sessions will be live or pre-recorded and can be accessed on the schools’ websites. All students are welcome to participate, regardless of which elementary school they currently attend.

The Rainbow District School Board has released a guide for students and parents entitled Making the Transition – Finding Your Way from Eighth to Ninth Grade, with information about course codes, study levels, schedules and tips. The guide can be accessed online. Hard copies are available by emailing info@rainbowschools.ca.

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