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Watershed News: A Series about water quality and stewardship in our watershed

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.

New COVID case in Fort

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.

Emo Pride petition nearing goal

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.

Fire ban reinstated in West end

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.