Medical officer Dr. Jim Chirico is reopening outdoor recreation in the area.

Despite the region’s lockdown being extended, the area’s top doctor has decided to cautiously reopen tobogganing hills, skating rinks and snowmobile trails.

Dr. Chirico says the following of public health measures will be monitored closely, and the facilities will be closed again if the rules are not followed. This comes into effect on Monday, February 22.

“I believe that our district has done an excellent job in supporting each other,” said Dr. Chirico Friday afternoon. “Both in public health measures, keeping each other safe and by supporting our local businesses. We’ve come so far, made many sacrifices. But we have to hang out a little longer. So let’s continue these efforts by staying home, staying safe, and saving lives.”