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Throne speech leaves Liberals scrambling for confidence votes

Yesterday millions of Canadians watched the 150th throne speech given from the Senate chamber in Ottawa. This is the second throne speech after the last one given in December to open the 43rd parliament session.

The minority government promised to tackle almost every sectorial problem in Canada, in a proposal also know as the “ambitious plan for an unprecedented reality.”

Ups and downs: Library succeeds with reopening, but loses Trunk or Treat

In the middle of a global pandemic, you have to take the good news with the bad, and local libraries are no exception.

So it is that even as the Fort Frances Public Library Technology officially reopened to the public in a limited capacity last week, word has come from above that it will have to cancel the annual Trunk or Treat celebrations due to COVID-19.

Three new COVID-19 cases in the northwestern region

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) reports three new symptomatic COVID-19 cases in the past week - two in Sioux Lookout and one in the Dryden Red Lake area.

Dr. Kit Young-Hoon, medical officer of health at the NWHU, said these cases include cases on First Nation communities, as well as cases in schools. One of the three cases is travel-related.

Workshops planned to help those in early stages of dementia

Alzheimer doesn't take time off during a global pandemic, and neither does the Alzheimer Society.

Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts client services co-ordinator Mary O'Connor shared that the society will be offering one of its learning series to people who are beginning to experience the first stages of Alzheimers and dementia, as well as those who care for them.