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New COVID case in Fort

The Northwestern Health Unit has announced a new COVID-19 case in Fort Frances. In a Facebook post this morning, the NWHU said the new case is due to work-related travel and all of their contacts have been notified. The Health Unit also announced yesterday that a new case had been discovered in Dryden.

Pride deferred by Emo council

A resolution to support a proclamation from Borderland Pride was defeated 3-2 in last night's Emo town council meeting.

The resolution would have adopted a pre-worded resolution, provided by Borderland Pride, which would have proclaimed June “Pride Month” and called for a rainbow flag to be displayed for a week of the Township's choosing.

Emo Fair cancelled for 2020

The Emo Fall Fair is the latest casualty of COVID-19.

In a post to Facebook this morning, the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society (RRVAS) Board of Directors made the announcement that the Fall Fair, originally scheduled for August 13-15, 2020 would be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

No additional details for the cancellation were given.

Emergency measures to date

Ontario residents will be able to shop, in person, at hardware, safety supply and garden supply stores this weekend, with storefront retail shops allowed to open with curbside service starting Monday, May 11. However, Emergency Orders remain until May 19, on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. The emergency orders to date include:

- Closure of Establishments