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Megan Walchuk

Back to basics

Last week, our region was left reeling. After weeks of relative calm, and community pride in keeping our case load of COVID-19 low, four new cases emerged. And not just typical cases - it’s now clear there are people out there who don’t know they’re sick. People who may well be out in our shared communities. Touching shared surfaces. Breathing shared air.


The weather was beautiful and the grass was green for the official opening week at Heron Landing Golf Course, on Couchiching First Nation. Following provincial guidelines, the course opened its doors and fairways to the public, in time for May Long Weekend. The rules are a little different than previous years.

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.