By Laura Osman
THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Canadian government is putting an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates for domestic and outbound international travellers and federally regulated workers, sources say. Chief government whip Steven MacKinnon confirmed there would be an announcement to change the government’s policy Tuesday afternoon. The government faces mounting pressure from tourism and travel […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Provincial mask mandates for public transit and health-care settings in Ontario expire today. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore says with virus indicators heading in the right direction and high vaccination rates, it’s time to replace mandates with guidance. He says it’s still recommended that masks be worn […]

By Allison Jones
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario’s COVID-19 indicators are currently heading in the right direction but the province’s top doctor is preparing for the fall, when trends will likely worsen, with plans including a new round of booster doses.  Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore said the preparations include scenarios for various stakeholders […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time. Trudeau says on Twitter today that he will be isolating and that he feels OK. He says that is because he has been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. Trudeau is encouraging everyone to […]

The Fort Frances Ministerial Association is hosting a prayer vigil at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, June 10 at Rainy Lake Square. Ministerial representative Diane Clifford says this is a time to remember all the different losses that people have experienced during the pandemic. “People may have lost their jobs, maybe […]

TORONTO – Most remaining mandatory mask rules in Ontario, including those requiring that people wear masks when riding public transit or visiting hospitals, will expire on Saturday. Dr. Kieran Moore, the province’s chief medical officer of health, said Wednesday that he made the decision based on high vaccination rates and […]

LONDON (AP) — An expert group drafted by the World Health Organization to help investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic says further research is needed to determine how COVID-19 first began, including a more detailed analysis of the possibility it was a laboratory accident. That stance marks a sharp […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

The Fort Frances Ministerial Association is hosting a prayer vigil at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, June 10 at Rainy Lake Square. Ministerial representative Diane Clifford says this is a time to remember all the different losses that people have experienced during the pandemic. “People may have lost their jobs, maybe […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

The Fort Frances Ministerial Association is hosting a prayer vigil at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, June 10 at Rainy Lake Square. Ministerial representative Diane Clifford says this is a time to remember all the different losses that people have experienced during the pandemic. “People may have lost their jobs, maybe […]

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON (AP) – The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths are still falling globally after peaking in January, the World Health Organization said. In its latest weekly assessment of the pandemic, the U.N. health agency said there were more than 3.7 million new infections and 9,000 deaths in the […]

Press release

Riverside Health Care in conjunction with the Northwestern Public Health Unit has declared a Respiratory Outbreak at Rainycrest Long Term Care Home. The outbreak is specific to the East and West Wings and was declared due to a few residents developing a new or worse respiratory symptoms. As a precautionary […]