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They’re minty, chocolaty and benefit the community’s girls. They’re Girl Guide Cookies, and they’re back!
Due to COVID, all orders will take place online this year, with delivery right to your door. Boxes of 22 cookies cost $5 each, with the local troupe requesting a minimum purchase of four boxes.
To celebrate Fire Prevention Week, The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service held a poster contest, for students in Grades 1 to 3.
According to the Northwestern Health Unit, babies who were born from March to July this year may have missed their routine newborn hearing screen. Due to COVID-19, infant hearing screens that normally occurred in hospitals before discharge were halted. Services resumed in July and any new babies will receive their infant hearing screen as usual.
This morning, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, revoked seniority based hiring of Ontario teachers, in favour of a merit-based model. The change will come into effect October 29, and will be a one-year policy, until the government and school boards can agree on a permanent solution, which address concerns of transparency and nepotism.
Northwestern Health Unit has received a report of one new positive COVID-19 test result in the Rainy River region. Follow up with the person involved and their contacts has started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for this case will be contacted directly.
Autumn is a perfect time to use the ski trails, so to encourage people to get out in the fresh air and stay active, the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club has waived trail fees for hiking, until ski and snowshoe season begins.
The chalet will remain closed, but seating and a fire pit are available for responsible use, and an outhouse is available near the chalet.
Several local dirt mixers took part in a Superior Dirt Riders Motocross meet in Atikokan on September 26. The club runs several dirt bike and ATV practices and races throughout the summer and fall, in Emo, Atikokan and Kakabeka Falls.
On Thursday afternoon, Northwestern Health Unit has received a report of one new positive COVID-19 test result in the Dryden / Red Lake region. Follow up with the person involved and their contacts has started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for this case will be contacted directly.
The Thunder Bay Regonal Hospital has imposed travel restrictions on those seeking service, in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Ontario, travel restrictions will be reinstated at our Hospital.
Since Tuesday, travel outside of Northern Ontario (Parry Sound to the Manitoba border) in the past seven days will result in a failed entrance screening.