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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.”

Not-for-profit has plans for seniors complex in area

A local committee is looking to work with an organization out of Winnipeg to bring affordable senior living to Fort Frances.

At council's regular meeting on July 13, mayor and councillors heard a presentation from Pete Sanderson and Dr. Norman Blackie from Widlake Properties Inc. on their work in getting a 95-unit seniors complex built in the Transcona neighbourhood of Winnipeg.

Hospital workers rally in opposition to Bill 195

Hospital workers rallied on Friday afternoon in front of La Verendrye Hospital to protest Bill 195.

Bill 195 was introduced in the legislature two weeks ago. It will extend the emergency order that was implemented as a result of COVID-19. This order gives employers the right to cancel or deny vacations or leaves of absence, change or cancel shifts and relocation to another site.

Grand Council Treaty #3 and Nishnawbe Aski Nation Urge Kenora to Reject Loitering Bylaw

Local First Nations groups have spoken out against a proposed Kenora by-law, which would fine residents $100 for loitering. City council plans to vote on the proposed by-law tomorrow.

It is the opinion of Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) feels that this by-law disproportionately targets the homeless and the transient.