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UPDATE: London-area records youngest COVID-19 fatality to date

A male in his teenage years is the latest person to pass away from COVID-19 in the London-area.

The death was reported on Saturday by the Middlesex-London Health Unit and listed as being associated with a long-term care home in the region.

Mary Raithby, CEO of APANS Health Services, confirmed that Yassin Dabeh worked at Middlesex Terrace long-term care in Delaware.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Yassin,” said Raithby.

Out of respect, Raithby added that the company will not be providing any additional statements at this time.

Biden Administration making effort to improve environment policies

Environmentalists would like to see President Biden reinstate stricter policies with a focus on water level regulations that protect the Great Lakes. Activists also hope addressing climate change remains one of President Biden’s top priorities. Read the full story by KQDS–TV – Duluth, MN.

PFAS found in all Madison Lakes; DNR testing fish before issuing consumption warning

Hazardous PFAS chemicals linked to cancer have been found in the Yahara River and all five of surrounding lakes near Madison, Wisconsin. State officials have not warned against eating the fish until they confirm they are contaminated. Read the full story by the Wisconsin State Journal.

Contact North partners with The Hub to offer computers and meeting space with new Online Learning Officer

The Hub, located in Ripley, recently partnered with Contact North to offer desktop computers, high speed Internet access and space for a meeting location with their Online Learning Officer, Connie Jefferson. Read More

Julie Payette resigns as Governor-General

Julie Payette has resigned as the Governor-General of Canada.

Payette confirmed her resignation on Thursday. Her secretary, Assunta Di Lorenzo has also resigned.

“I have come to the conclusion that a new Governor General should be appointed. Canadians deserve stability in these uncertain times,” said Payette in her statement.

The departure follows numerous accusations of a toxic workplace made by former and current staff of Rideau Hall.

Huron Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan Featured on TVO’s Political Blind Date

TVO’s “Political Blind Date” will Feature Huron Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan to discuss water safety with the former Mayor of Flint, Michigan.

With 40 million people dependent on Lake Huron for their drinking Water, former Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says the prospect of burying nuclear waste near the shoreline is “scary”

Twolan took Weaver on a tour of the nuclear Waste management storage facilities at Bruce Power, as his discussed plans to place nuclear waste deep in impenetrable bedrock, possibly in South Bruce. The other option would be Ignace in Northern Ontario.

Home sales in Grey Bruce break records in December

The number of homes sold through the MLS® System of the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound broke records last month. The 203 units sold in December, 2020, represented a 50.4% increase from December, 2019 –marking a new sales record for the month. On an annual basis, 2020 home sales totaled 3,379 units, an increase of 13.5% from 2019.

Deadly COVID-19 outbreaks continue in Midwestern Ontario

Huron Perth Public Health added 18 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, while public health reported there were eight new cases in Wellington County along with another fatality.

Another fatality has occurred due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak at Caressant Care in Arthur. Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public health reports the outbreak has infected 93 people, and caused six fatalities. Across the region there are 14 active outbreaks at senior’s facilities, which have lead to eleven deaths.