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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.

Safe drinking water ensured

Environment, Conservation and Parks minister Rod Phillips has released his first Minister's Annual Report on Drinking Water.

The report highlights progress over the last year and shows that 99.8 percent of more than half-a-million test results from municipal residential drinking water systems met Ontario's drinking water quality standards.

Registration centralized

La Verendrye General Hospital has transitioned fully to a centralized model for patient registration and visitor information.

From 8 a.m.-8 p.m., all hospital patients and visitors should use the Main Entrance off Front Street and proceed to the First Floor Registration via the elevators or stairs to one of the two registration/information desks.

FCC donates to 4-H

4-H Canada is proud to announce that the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) 4-H Club Fund has provided $114,250 to 233 clubs across Canada to support various activities and local events.

The Club Fund is part of FCC's $250,000 annual commitment to 4-H Canada.

Grant given to turn old school into housing units

The Citizens for Backus/AB is pleased to announce the award of a $10,000 Minnesota Historical and Cultural grant to hire a qualified professional architect to prepare a Conditions Assessment of the historic 1914 Alexander Baker School.

This assessment will serve as a guide to preservation planning for the building, which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.