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.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the next time Ontario’s publicly-funded schools will open is in September. The announcement that the school year inside the classroom is over was made by the provincial government at Queen’s Park on Tuesday.
The Mayor of Fort Frances and the office of Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Marcus Powlowski are warning the community not to jump to conclusions if they spot an out of province licence plate in town.
KENORA - Ontario is delivering on a key promise by to bring passenger transportation services to northwestern Ontario. The province is responding to a critical need for accessible transportation and launching a new bus route from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg, running along Hwy 17.
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.
The town budget for 2020 is in the books.
At Monday night's town council meeting, Town of Fort Frances treasurer Dawn Galusha presented the finalized 2020 Budget, which sees a residential tax increase of 3.24 percent and a number of challenges -including COVID-19- that we might not see the full impact of until years down the road.
The question of what to do with town flowers could be put to bed at tonight's council meeting.
Starting May 11 Riverside’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Fort Frances will offer Drive-Thru testing for COVID-19 for those exhibiting symptoms. This form of testing will be completed while you remain in your vehicle, similar to any drive-thru service.
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.
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