Orange Shirt Day celebrations took place yesterday. Sept. 30 is a day to both honour Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools and learn more about the history of those schools.
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It takes a community to come together for those in need, and there are few better times to do so than Thanksgiving.
The Fort Frances Family Centre is currently in the preparatory stages of throwing a Thanksgiving dinner for those who make use of their services, which volunteer Monica Sus said will be open to anyone in need.
As the region sees its sixth positive case in the past two weeks, the Northwestern Health Unit is encouraging people to avoid non-essential travel outside northwestern Ontario.
Yesterday, the NWHU announced a new positive case in the Kenora region. That adds to two active cases in Dryden/Red lake, two in Sioux Lookout and one in the Rainy River District.
The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board (RRDSSAB) has purchased the Apostolic Way Church located on 324 Victoria Ave. to have a permanent solution for the local homeless population.
Dan McCormick, chief administrative officer at RRDSSAB, said this purchase means they have a permanent location for the ‘Out of The Cold’ warming centre.
TORONTO - Ontario is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19, Premier Doug Ford declared Monday, saying his government was looking at all options to combat an alarming surge in cases.
Ford said the 700 latest cases reported by the province - the highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic - were extremely troubling and called on the public to help fight the latest spike.
TORONTO - Ontario's hospitals are calling on the government to reinstate restrictions in COVID-19 hot spots as the province reports its highest daily case increase since the start of the pandemic.
The government recorded 700 new cases on Monday, most of them in the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa.
OTTAWA - The security service charged with protecting Parliament Hill says it has stepped up its presence in the area following several recent reports of harassment against politicians and others.
The Parliamentary Protective Service said it would not comment on specifics for security reasons, but the federal NDP said it reported one such incident on Friday.
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.
Even in the face of adversities, the Drive-In movie nights soldier on.
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.