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Magnus Theatre Installs New Hearing Assist System for Patrons

Magnus Theatre Installs New Hearing Assist System for Patrons

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  November 12, 2020 (LSN)   A new sound system for patrons with hearing loss will debut during Magnus Theatre’s production of The Drowning Girls. Though common in various venues in larger cities across Canada and internationally, the induction loop system is the first of its kind to be used in Thunder Bay. The project was supported by a generous grant from the Thunder Bay Community Foundation.

The induction loop hearing assist system works in conjunction with telecoil-equipped hearing aids or cochlear implants to enable persons who use those devices to enjoy a clearer sound.

A signal is transmitted to the assistive devices through a wire that is connected to the sound source and circles the room. The sound is then transmitted directly to the listening device electromagnetically.

“Many of our patrons use hearing aids, and we identified a need for improved listening technology based on patron feedback. The production team installed the hearing loop in the auditorium, and we tested it during the run of one of last season’s productions. The reception has been overwhelmingly positive, with everyone surveyed reporting a drastically improved audio experience – and it’s very easy for patrons to use,” says Magnus Theatre Front of House Manager Jerron Fuchihara.

Anyone with a compatible device can take advantage of the system simply by activating their switch to the T-coil program. Since the sound is transmitted directly into the device, background noises are eliminated, enhancing sound quality for the listener.

Most hearing aids and cochlear implants currently in use in Canada are already equipped with T-coils, the small copper coil that functions as a wireless antenna. Those with incompatible devices can still benefit from the system by using a portable receiver with their own earbuds or a borrowed headset. The Magnus Theatre Box Office has several of these units to lend for use during a performance.

For more information about the hearing loop system, please visit www.magnustheatre.com/assisted-hearing-loop-system.

The Drowning Girls runs at Magnus Theatre from November 12th to 28th. Tickets are available online at www.magnustheatre.com, by phone at 807.345.5552, or in person from the Magnus Theatre Box Office located at 10 South Algoma Street.

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    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~  October 27, 2021 (LSNews) The City of Sault Ste. Marie is pleased to announce the return of its annual Toys for Tickets campaign. Beginning next week, every person who receives a parking ticket from November 1 to December 1, 2021 can pay the fine amount by donating a new children’s toy of equal or greater value to support the community’s Christmas Cheer efforts. 

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    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~  September 28, 2021 (LSNews)  The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) is proud to support the up-coming virtual Mining the Northwest Expo & Conference hosted by Canadian Trade-Ex. This virtual mining expo and conference to be held November 30th to December 2nd, 2021 and will link mines and the major exploration projects located in Northwestern Ontario with mine service and supply businesses, indigenous businesses, workforce training organizations and individuals seeking mining careers.

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  December 6, 2021 (LSNews)  The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 Snow Sculpture Competition Call to Artists. The City’s Recreation & Culture Division will host the tenth annual Snow Sculpture Competition at the Waterfront on Family Day weekend in February.

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It has been a pleasure for the TBSO to return to in-person concerts. However, with that comes the responsibility of keeping their patrons, musicians, staff, and volunteers safe during these unique times.

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~  December 2, 2021  (LNews)  JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL is a spirited redemption tale that’s being billed as the other half of Charles Dickins’s beloved classic. It follows the perspective of Ebenezer Scrooge’s sour old business partner, Jacob Marley, who must free his own immortal soul from hellish eternity by redeeming the heart of the miserly old Scrooge.

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Winners announced for Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition

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SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO ~~~  November 24, 2021 (LSNews)  The City of Sault Ste. Marie and Mayor Christian Provenzano wish to thank local students for their entries to the Mayor’s

Christmas Card Competition. Approximately 200 submissions were received from elementary school aged children, and six were selected to be used as the Mayor’s annual Christmas Card.

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SAULT STE MAIRE, MICHIGAN ~~~  November 15, 2021  (LSNews)  A healthcare team made up local partners provided numerous local residents with monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19 last week. “We were contacted on Tuesday, November 9th by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Region 8 Healthcare Coalition Coordinator, to provide monoclonal antibody treatment to potentially 60 individuals at an assisted living facility the following day” said Renee Gray, Director of Kinross EMS. “After collaboration with Dr. Raycraft and Shelli Arnold at War Memorial, we reviewed and passed protocol to facilitate this process” Gray added.

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