It might not be living in the lap of luxury, but for Rainy River First Nations community members who find themselves with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the future, there's now a place they can go to keep themselves and the rest of their community safe.
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Above, the pair of isolation units that were delivered to Rainy River First Nations (RRFN) on Friday by Northern Superior Structural Solutions (NSSS) sit on their prepped lot awaiting utility hookups before they're ready to take in COVID-19 patients. One of the units will act as a four-unit isolation suite, the other as a nurse's station.
Summer is construction season, and while the season is beginning to run out, there's still plenty of work going on around Fort Frances, including a few visible projects around Robert Moore School and the Rainy River District School Board (RRDSB) education building.
The evacuation of the municipality of Red Lake is ongoing as a nearby forest fire continues to burn.
In a message to Facebook this morning, Red Lake Mayor Fred Mota stressed that even as firefighters continue their work to battle the blaze, residents need to be on the move.
“I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for our community to evacuate,” Mota wrote.
On Monday night's town council meeting Fort Frances Mayor June Caul announced the recipients of this year's Moffat Family Fund. Due to COVID-19, funding received this year can be used over the next two years.
Almost $100,000 is on its way to community groups and organizations to help them in their goal of supporting local children and families.
The recipients of this years Moffat Family funding in Fort Frances will be revealed at tonight's town council meeting.
Clear your schedule and get ready for a trip to the movies.
The first drive-in movie night is set for tomorrow night at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre parking lot.
The COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the importance of healthcare workers to people around the world as doctors, nurses, long term care givers and more have worked essential positions to care for those impacted by the virus, as well as to protect the public at large.
It's rare that an entire class of any profession sees a 100 per cent exam success rate, but Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) has done exactly that two years running.