Northern mayors want lockdown to end for smaller towns in Porcupine area

With most COVID-19 cases in the Porcupine Health Unit area located in Timmins and the far north, Hearst Mayor Roger Sigouin and other local leaders says communities with far fewer cases should be able to reopen with the rest of the province. (File) With most COVID-19 cases in the Porcupine Health Unit area located in Timmins and the far north, Hearst Mayor Roger Sigouin and other local leaders says communities with far fewer cases should be able to reopen with the rest of the province. (File)

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