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Ontario adding 129 hospital beds across northern Ontario towns


Investment Will Increase Hospital Capacity, Reduce Surgical Backlogs and Improve Access to Care

KENORA ― The Ontario government is providing $13 million to create up 129 more beds at 6 health sciences facilities across Northern Ontario. This investment will help reduce surgical backlogs and improve access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

OPP request public assistance in locating missing man


(Rainy River District) The Rainy River District OPP are asking for public assistance in locating Gerhard Penner, age 36, of Dawson Ontario. Penner left Dawson on the morning of Wednesday January 13, 2021. PENNER is believed to be operating a black 2008 Toyota Prius with an Ontario licence plate of CBAH886. His direction of travel is unknown at this time.

One new case in Rainy River region

Northwestern Health Unit received a report of one new positive COVID-19 test result in the District of Rainy River yesterday afternoon. Follow up with the person involved and their contacts has started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for this case will be contacted directly.

In addition, based on updates received from laboratory testing: