At the Special Meeting of Council, held Wednesday, May 31, 2023, the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Huron Shores passed the following resolution:

“WHEREAS the North Shore Health Network has temporarily closed the Emergency Department at the Thessalon site on May 24th, May 25th, May 29th, and May 31st, due to physician shortages;

AND WHEREAS having no primary care physicians to help service the Thessalon site and catchment area is particularly concerning;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Huron Shores authorizes Mayor Seabrook to draft a letter to the Minister of Health to address the current health care crisis occurring in rural and Northern Ontario;

AND THAT the letter be circulated to all Northern Ontario municipalities, the Premier of Ontario, the Ontario Minister of Health, and Northern Ontario MPP’s;

AND THAT the letter be posted on the Municipal website and social media accounts.”

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For additional content, please see Elliot Lake Today article respecting the Emergency Department Closure.

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