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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

Outbreak at Thunder Bay home

On May 2, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) and St. Joseph's Care Group confirm that an outbreak has been declared at Hogarth Riverview Manor (HRM), fourth floor, in Thunder Bay.

In recent testing, one staff member was found to be positive for COVID-19. At this time, no residents or other staff members have been identified as having symptoms.