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Bruce Power completes shipment of Cobalt-60 for worldwide use

Bruce Power has completed another harvest of Cobalt-60, a vital resource in supporting the global fight against the omicron variant, by sterilizing billions of pieces of medical equipment used by … Continue reading Bruce Power completes shipment of Cobalt-60 for worldwide use

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COVID: local reports to change as COVID testing shifts in region

The Grey Bruce Health Unit will soon modify its daily situation report as a result of shifting testing and case management protocols, it announced Thursday. Thursday’s daily situation report was No. 660 of the pandemic and listed 132 new COVID-19 cases in the region. However, because of the rapidly spreading omicron variant, the Grey Bruce […]

Another 83 COVID cases reported in Grey-Bruce Tuesday

With 83 more COVID cases reported Tuesday and active known cases now at 505 in Grey-Bruce, a few more local people have also been admitted to hospital with COVID this month. No Grey-Bruce resident was in hospital at the end of November due to COVID-19. Each week, more have entered hospital: There were two on […]

Omicron lab-confirmed in Grey-Bruce

The more transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern is officially in Grey-Bruce. The Grey Bruce Health Unit announced on Saturday night it had received lab confirmation that this coronavirus variant is here, a version of the virus which is swiftly replacing the Delta variant as the dominant strain in Ontario and prompting new public health […]

Arra asks Grey-Bruce to ‘do a bit more’ to limit COVID spread

COVID-19 cases continued to climb steeply Saturday in Grey-Bruce but so far the Omicron variant hasn’t been lab confirmed here. That doesn’t mean it isn’t here and Grey-Bruce Health Unit staff have been treating each new COVID case as if it were more catching Omicron variant, said Dr. Ian Arra, the medical officer of health […]

It’s starting to feel like Christmas, parade attendees said

Santa’s arrival as snow fell Saturday morning in Chatsworth marked the return of a traditional parade in the village and people said it helped lift their spirits. Hundreds lined the parade route from the junction of highways 6 and 10, and those roads were closed while the parade progressed through the village. Santa and Mrs. […]

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