News COVID-19 cases at 407; PHU lowers vaccine eligibility to 1961 birth year or earlier SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Sunday, Apr. 11th, 2021 (flickr.com) We start the week at 407 cases of COVID-19 in our region, following the addition of 12 late Friday afternoon and three on Saturday. Most are in Timmins, the rest somewhere between Smooth Rock Falls and Matheson. The Porcupine Health Unit has lowered the age of eligibility for vaccination to anyone born in 1961 or earlier. UPCOMING VACCINATION CLINICS Timmins – Mountjoy Arena – Fri., April 16 and Sat., April 17 Appointments are mandatory. Call the health unit or go to its website for information and booking.