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Travellers need to self-isolate: NWHU

Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) urges everyone in our area returning from travel outside of Canada to self-isolate for 14 days. Self-isolation is also recommended for those who are over 70 years old or anyone who is immunocompromised, to reduce their risk of infection and possible complications. These recommendations have been made by the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario.

Provincial government announces shutdown of all non-essential services in Ontario starting Wednesday

TORONTO — To further contain the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario Government will order the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces effective as of Tuesday, March 24th at 11:59 p.m. This closure will be in effect for 14 days with the possibility of extending this order as the situation evolves. A full list of businesses that are permitted to stay open will be released tomorrow.

SNOWMOBILERS REMINDED TO BE AWARE OF CHANGING SNOW, ICE AND TRAIL CONDITIONS

(FORT FRANCES, ON)—Officers of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remind snowmobilers to slow down and be aware of changing ice, snow and trail conditions.

As spring arrives, local officers have already responded to serious collisions involving snowmobiles that have resulted in rider needing serious medical response.