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Dr. Ian Gemmill leaves his temporary job as acting medical officer of health

Dr. Ian Gemmill has been the acting officer of health for the Northwestern Health Unit for one year. For the past six months Gemmill made headlines as he provided updates and details of COVID-19 to residents of northwestern Ontario and the neighbouring regions.

Fort Frances Bear Clan staying active

Despite their high visibility gear, the Fort Frances chapter of the Bear Clan Patrol tends to fly under the radar. But the volunteer group has maintained a steady presence in our community for the past three years.

“We're here. We haven't gone anywhere,” said organizer James Eastman. “We just want to keep everyone safe. That's what we do. That's why we're here.”

Child-care centres across Ontario can expand capacity today

The number of kids in child-care centres is allowed to increase across Ontario today as the province continues its gradual reopening.

The Ministry of Education had previously limited the number of people per room in a daycare to 10 in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

As of today, a maximum of 15 children - plus staff members - will be allowed in each “cohort.”