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So far Prescott-Russell’s seniors care homes are free of the pandemic problems plaguing similar facilities elsewhere in Ontario and other Canadian provinces. —supplied photo


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Someone either cannot read or chose to ignore the «clothing only» notice on the Canadian Diabetes Association’s collection box at the corner of County Road 17 and Landry Road in Rockland. People using charity drop-off sites as unofficial dumping grounds for household garbage are a continuing problem for non-profit groups. —photo Gregg Chamberlain

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