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New Year's baby born

La Verendrye General Hospital here welcomed its first baby of 2019 late on New Year's Day.

Proud parents Madisyn Degagne and Derek Morrison of Fort Frances greeted a 7 lb., 1 oz. baby boy at 10:53 p.m.

The new baby and his family, which includes older brothers Bennett, Chayton, and Zaiden, enjoyed gifts and gift baskets from local businesses and organizations.

Province freezing tourism sign rates

The provincial government is making life more affordable by bringing relief to Ontario's tourism operators who rely on the province's Tourism-Oriented Directional Signing Program (TODS) to generate a positive economic impact in their local communities.

In April, 2018, the previous government signed a contract with Canadian TODS Limited towards the end of their administration.

Health unit thanks its outgoing board members

The board of health overseeing the Northwestern Health Unit will have some new faces around the table in 2019.

Eight of the 11 seats on the board are filled by representatives from municipalities within the region and on the heels of the recent municipal election, the board will see some new faces.

Up to three members of the board are appointed by the province.