Due to the ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous businesses and organizations are choosing to postpone or cancel community events in order to promote social distancing in efforts to help slow the spread of the virus in the Rainy River District.
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A unique OPP led pilot project in Devlin aimed at building resilience in youth grades 5-8 and making them less likely to engage in risky behaviours recently stopped receiving government funding.
The Emo Station Fire and Emergency Service responded to a structure fire at 5:50 p.m. on Sunday May 24th. This was at a residential property in Emo Township. Chapple South and Lavallee Station responded immediately as well as a 3rd alarm incident level on activation due to reports of people trapped.
It’s a familiar refrain by now, but another community event has taken to the internet in order to keep itself alive in the time of COVID-19.
For many in our region, summer is synonymous with water sports. However, this is not the case for disabled individuals. Many are forced to sit on the sidelines, unless they have access to specialized, adaptive equipment, at a premium cost.
Water. . . it gives us life, it symbolizes summer, it has spiritual meaning, it calms us, it’s what defines our community. To celebrate the importance of water locally and the great efforts collectively to protect it, this space will be dedicated to water throughout the summer months – its quality, its governance, its future and how we can all help to preserve it.
The Northwestern Health Unit has announced a new COVID-19 case in Fort Frances. In a Facebook post this morning, the NWHU said the new case is due to work-related travel and all of their contacts have been notified. The Health Unit also announced yesterday that a new case had been discovered in Dryden.
In the run-up to Pride festivities, Borderland Pride has launched its “Pride Lives Here!” campaign, with the generous support of TD Bank’s Connected Communities fund.
A petition launched by Borderland Pride, requesting reparations from a controversial Emo town council meeting on May 12, has nearly surpassed its goal of 1500 signatures in its first five days.
The petition was launched in reaction to an Emo Town council decision to reject Borderland Pride’s request for a proclamation of support for Pride Month, by a vote of 3-2.
A warm, dry spell has boosted the fire hazard to extreme, prompting the Alberton, Chapple, Emo and La Vallee Fire and Emergency Service to reinstate a Total Fire Ban.
“It is critical that anyone planning to burn always check the current hazard rating as it is updated on a regular basis, based on real-time data,” the Emergency Service stated in a public release.