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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.

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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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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.

'Fame' and 'Flashdance' singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie 'Fame' and then belted out the era-defining hit 'Flashdance ... What a Feeling' from 1983's 'Flashdance,' has died. She was 63.

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Civilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on freed city

Fleeing shelling, civilians on Saturday streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier as the country remembered a Stalin-era famine and sought to ensure that Russia's war in Ukraine doesn't deprive others worldwide of its vital food exports.

'Fame' and 'Flashdance' singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie 'Fame' and then belted out the era-defining hit 'Flashdance ... What a Feeling' from 1983's 'Flashdance,' has died. She was 63.

Judge to decide on Florida face-biter insanity plea

A former college student who randomly killed a Florida couple in their garage six years ago and then chewed on one victim's face finally goes on trial Monday, with a judge deciding whether he goes to prison for life or to a mental hospital.

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