Three new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported late last week. On July 2, Northwestern Health Unit has received a report of two new positive COVID-19 test results in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub area. The individuals were a 30 year old and a 60 year old, both male.
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There were 11 new forest fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by the mid-afternoon of July 05.
- Fort Frances 09 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near McKenzie Lake, approximately 52 kilometres southeast of Atikokan.
- Fort Frances 10 is not under control at 0.5 hectares and is located near McKenzie Lake, approximately 52 kilometres southeast of Atikokan.
The Town of Fort Frances is welcoming anglers from across the North and Manitoba to try their hand at landing a $5,000 tagged bass fish. Rainy Lake has earned an international reputation as one of the best bass fisheries in North America, and this year it will be home to a special prize bass available for visitors to catch.
It’s been a long handful of months being closed, but the Fine Line Art Gallery is ready to welcome customers and art aficionados back through its doors.
Both the government of Canada and the government of Ontario organized a joint federal, provincial, municipal and First Nation funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan that will support 12 road, airport and bridge projects in northern Ontario. The implementation of these projects will strengthen infrastructure in rural communities and support economic growth.
He’s been a fixture of the downtown business scene for nearly five decades, but on Friday, June 26, Richard Boileau retired.
Two new fires were discovered in the Northwest Region by the mid-afternoon of June 28.
- Nipigon 10 was discovered between the shoreline of Lake Superior and the rail corridor, approximately 20 kilometres east of Nipigon. The 0.3 hectare fire is being held.
Following suit with many of the traditional Canada Day activities that usually run in Fort Frances, the Fun in the Sun Mini King and Queen contest will not be running this year.
During their bi-weekly meeting, council agrees to consider sitting on a homelessness committee to help tackle the rise of homelessness in Fort Frances.
Two representatives from the existing committee gave presentations to present to council the issues at stake.
The Ontario government is making investments into the future of agriculture in the Rainy River District.
During a stopover in the area on June 10, Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford made two funding announcements that will directly benefit agriculture producers in the area. The total amount of the funding comes to nearly $1.1-million.