The building and construction season has arrived in the Sault with a bang. Sault Ste. Marie says it has issued 500 building permits so far this year, far more than the 367 it issued at the same time in 2020.
While there are no signs that public health guidelines for masks will change anytime soon in Canada, some people have come to appreciate wearing them and plan to continue even when it is no longer recommended to curb the spread of COVID-19.
With the high COVID-19 caseload in the Timmins area -- more than 50 new cases were announced Thursday -- the medical officer of health for the Porcupine Health Unit is extending the current pandemic lockdown until June 24.