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Riverside opens two COVID-19 testing facilities

Riverside's COVID-19 Assessment Centre's (assessment centre) are dedicated for individuals experiencing possible symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

These assessment centre's are by appointment only. For safety reasons, “walk in” appointments are strictly prohibited. Not everyone who attends the centre will be swabbed.

What are symptoms of COVID-19:

Significantly Enhanced Measures will Help Contain Spread of COVID-19

TORONTO - Today, the Government of Ontario announced that it is taking decisive action by making an order declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. In doing so, Ontario is using every power possible to continue to protect the health and safety of all individuals and families.

Lakers' Loveday named SIJHL's MIP

THUNDER BAY, Ont.–The SIJHL announced today that Fort Frances Lakers' captain Noah Loveday has been named its Most Improved Player for the 2019-20 season.

The 20-year-old Fort Frances native earned the award over fellow nominees Xavier Halterman of the Dryden GM Ice Dogs and Nick Harder of the Thief River Falls Norskies, in voting completed by each of the SIJHL’s member clubs.

Local curling club cancels remainder of season

The Board of Management of the Fort Frances Curling Club has decided that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our season will end effective March 15.

There will be no further curling after this date.

Our manager (Rick Grenda) will be available at the club during the morning (9-10 a.m.) all week if members would like to access their lockers or turn in Cash Lottery tickets.

Riverside Healthcare activates pandemic plan

Riverside's Emergency Planning Team activated its pandemic plan last week in response to COVID-19 and is taking increased precautions to ensure the safety of our patients, residents, clients, staff, professional staff and volunteers.

While the risk of contracting COVID-19 remains low, we are taking increased precautions as a preventative measure.

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Lakers' Loveday named SIJHL's MIP

THUNDER BAY, Ont.—The SIJHL announced today that Fort Frances Lakers' captain Noah Loveday has been named its Most Improved Player for the 2019-20 season.

The 20-year-old Fort Frances native earned the award over fellow nominees Xavier Halterman of the Dryden GM Ice Dogs and Nick Harder of the Thief River Falls Norskies, in voting completed by each of the SIJHL's member clubs.

OFSAA cancels March championships amid COVID-19 concerns

Given the Government of Ontario's decision Thursday to close all publicly-funded schools for two weeks following the upcoming March Break, and given the widespread health measures imposed due to COVID-19, OFSAA is cancelling the boys' and girls' hockey and curling championships.

The championships were scheduled for the first week after March Break.