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Northern Ontario still dealing with higher than average opioid deaths

As Ontario's chief coroner says opioid deaths are slowing down in Ontario, northern communities continue to rank higher than the rest of the province. Algoma and Sudbury districts share the second-highest number of opioid related deaths per-capita, behind Thunder Bay, which sits at number one.

As Ontario's chief coroner says opioid deaths are slowing down in Ontario, northern communities continue to rank higher than the rest of the province. Algoma and Sudbury dictricts share the second-highest number of opioid related deaths per-capita, behind Thunder Bay, which sits at number one. (Mike McDonald/CTV News Northern Ontario)

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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: HOW THEY WORK

Few and far between: population density in northern Ontario

No matter how many pages of the budget you go through line-by-line, some key factors in northeastern Ontario make annual budgeting a challenge.

Algonquin Boulevard East in Timmins by City Hall. (CTV Northern Ontario file)

Between a rock and a hard place: local government in northeastern Ontario

Despite a long list of responsibilities, local governments have the least power and are heavily regulated by the province.

Public lookout at Newmont Porcupine's Hollinger open pit mine in Timmins. (Lydia Chubak/CTV Northern Ontario)

Northeastern Ontario politicians reflect on their time at city hall

One of the biggest surprises many newly elected city councillors face is just how complicated it is to get things done – and that they are not the boss of every city staffer they meet.

Public hearing at Sudbury's city hall

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Netflix nights still come wrapped in red-and-white envelopes

Netflix's trail-blazing DVD-by-mail rental service has been relegated as a relic in the age of video streaming, but there is still a steady – albeit shrinking – audience of diehards like Amanda Konkle who are happily paying to receive those discs in the iconic red-and-white envelopes.

A Netflix DVD envelope is shown on Nov. 17, 2022 in San Francisco. Subscribers to Netflix's DVD-by-mail service still look forward to opening up their mailbox and finding one of the discs delivered in the familiar red-and-white envelopes. (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke)

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