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Pride deferred by Emo council

A resolution to support a proclamation from Borderland Pride was defeated 3-2 in last night's Emo town council meeting.

The resolution would have adopted a pre-worded resolution, provided by Borderland Pride, which would have proclaimed June “Pride Month” and called for a rainbow flag to be displayed for a week of the Township's choosing.

Federal programs well received

With so many people out of work and businesses suffering, Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Marcus Powlowski's office has been kept busy with constituents looking for help. The federal government has been trying to accommodate, rolling out a number of programs aimed at mitigating the financial impact of COVID-19.

“The programs have been well received,” said Powlowski.

Celebrating Easter together but apart through technology

Few aspects of life have been left untouched by the global COVID-19 pandemic. How people worship has been no different.

In Ontario, all churches have been closed for group worship, and social gatherings over five people anywhere in the province are against the law. But that hasn't stopped local congregations from staying connected.