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Brent Sleightholm

Brent Sleightholm comes to ElliotLakeToday following a 40-year-plus journalism career in.Ontario, mostly in.the field of radio news. He has also published two.books of non-fiction. As a reporter, Brent has covered everything from amateur and professional sports, to politics, entertainment, police and courts, to human interest stories and government issues. His greatest love professionally is interviewing newsmakers to discover the stories behind the headlines.

Recent Work by Brent

Elliot Lake Hospital closes 'the Oaks', tweaks main hospital to be COVID ready

Elliot Lake Hospital closes 'the Oaks', tweaks main hospital to be COVID ready

CEO Pierre Ozolins says in the interest of public safety and not bringing in people from all over Ontario and beyond, it (the Oaks) needed to close
Residents need to be 'more vigilant than ever' in fight against COVID-19: Mayor Dan Marchisella

Residents need to be 'more vigilant than ever' in fight against COVID-19: Mayor Dan Marchisella

No confirmed cases in Elliot Lake as mayor continues to be updated regularly
Do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, appeals hospital CEO

Do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, appeals hospital CEO

Maintain social distance everywhere, all the time, even when ice fishing, says Elliot Lake St. Joseph's General Hospital CEO Pierre Ozolins
Hospital CEO comments further on COVID-19 readiness, patient procedures

Hospital CEO comments further on COVID-19 readiness, patient procedures

Those self-isolating should seek clinical assessment over the phone, says Pierre Ozolins
COVID-19 Assessment Centre up and running in Elliot Lake

COVID-19 Assessment Centre up and running in Elliot Lake

Centre open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Property tax interest deferral part of city's COVID-19 plan

Property tax interest deferral part of city's COVID-19 plan

Water and sewer accounts also included in deferral plan
Mayor warns people in Elliot Lake to behave at the grocery store

Mayor warns people in Elliot Lake to behave at the grocery store

He says the shortages we're seeing on the shelves right now are being caused by 'pandemic panic shopping', and there's literally no need for it
New hospital protocols announced to help deal with COVID-19

New hospital protocols announced to help deal with COVID-19

All non-essential visits to hospital, St. Joseph’s Manor continue to be suspended until further notice
Amid COVID-19 concerns. Ontario snowmobilers no longer have groomed trails

Amid COVID-19 concerns. Ontario snowmobilers no longer have groomed trails

'Due to the pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the constantly changing updates and directives from all levels of government, the OFSC is taking proactive measures to support efforts to reduce the spread of this worldwide pandemic' - a statement from the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs
Funeral for fire victim held this morning

Funeral for fire victim held this morning

Positive identity of second victim has yet to be determined