By Shawn Jeffords
THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario imposed a four-week stay-at-home order Wednesday and promised to start vaccinating young people in COVID-19 hot spots amid mounting criticism that the province is not doing enough to stop the spread of the virus. Premier Doug Ford said a surge in COVID-19 cases fuelled by more transmissible […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Fort Frances Pharmasave is set to begin administering the AstraZeneca vaccination to adults 55 years of age or older. Pharmasave will receive 200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines today. They have a waitlist of over 500 individuals waiting in line for the jab. Ashley LaFreniere, assistant at Pharmasave, said they […]

MONTREAL – A Montreal hospital is confirming the death of a 16-year-old patient from COVID-19. A spokeswoman for the Ste-Justine children’s hospital said today that privacy rules prevent officials from releasing other details about the teenager’s death. In a brief statement, the hospital noted that in general, when people die […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS

A stay-at-home order will take effect across Ontario starting this Thursday at 12:01 a.m. That four-week measure, similar to one implemented in January, requires people to stay home except for essential trips like grocery shopping, accessing health-care services, work that cannot be done remotely and exercise. Here is a look […]

TORONTO — The Ontario government is introducing new measures to protect schools against COVID-19 which include refresher training, enhanced cleaning and asymptomatic testing. As these new measures are being introduced, the government will begin offering registration for vaccinations to education workers during the spring break. “Nothing is more important than […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario will issue a new stay-at-home order to try and control a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, sources tell The Canadian Press. Premier Doug Ford is expected to make the announcement at a news conference this afternoon. Sources say the order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning […]

By Natali Trivuncic
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
ntrivuncic@fortfrances.com

Some pharmacies in the region will begin offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to those age 55 and older. These pharmacies include a Shopper Drug Mart in Dryden, No Frills pharmacy in Kenora and Pharmasave in Fort Frances. The public health clinics have also expanded to include anyone aged 60 and over. […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Last year was a unique one – in every sense – COVID-19’s ripple effects on the public and the economy are yet to be seen. Given tax filing season is upon us, many Canadians are calling their tax advisors and bookkeepers, inquiring about what their forms will look like this […]

Dear editor, Thanks to Covid, the atrocious neglect in some nursing homes was exposed. Was that not obvious prior to 2020? Did we not see it, or were we “not there” to see it? For family and friends who diligently visited loved ones in care and now are restricted, we […]

An open letter to the government of Ontario, Ontario’s business community is frustrated seeing our Southern neighbours being inoculated while we wait. The lack of vaccine supply means fewer vaccines in arms. Delays in distribution are heavy blows to businesses going through further restrictions and lockdowns. The lack of clarity, […]