THE CANADIAN PRESS

Prince Edward Island has suspended use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for those aged 18 to 29 who had appointments for shots in pharmacies. Health officials said in a brief statement the appointments are on hold pending further information expected today from Health Canada and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

By Kelly Geraldine Malone
THE CANADIAN PRESS

The mayor of a small Alberta border town says semi-trailers rolling through the community serve as a constant reminder of the pandemic’s effect on the lives of community members. “It’s almost like somebody just erased a year,” says Jim Willett, the mayor of Coutts. The world’s longest undefended border was […]

Press release

Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has identified that there was a low level risk of COVID-19 exposure in many business locations throughout Dryden between March 9 and March 24, 2021. All individuals who had high risk exposure to COVID-19 have been notified and given specific instructions. Anyone who has shopped in […]

TORONTO – Ontario plans to spend billions to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, help small businesses and support families. The province has unveiled a $186.1-billion budget that also shows a $33.1 billion deficit, which the government says will take until 2029 to eliminate. The spending plan contains $6.7 billion for pandemic-related […]

Have you been pining for a sit-down meal at your favourite restaurant, but were worried you’d be turned away due to restricted capacity? The province is now giving you one less thing to worry about. According to a release from the Northwestern health Unity, the Province has loosened some of […]

Vaccination clinics have opened across the District, with those aged 75 and over now eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Northwestern Health Unit, the clinics have been designed with safety in mind, to limit contact between clients. Each clinic has signage indicating entrances, parking, exits, and […]

By Jocelyn Galloway
Special to the Times
jgalloway@fortfrances.com

The absence of Canadian travellers has impacted International Falls according to Mayor Harley Droba. “We miss you guys [Canadians]. I don’t know if you know that, but we really, really do,” said Droba. “It is so bizarre with the lack of vehicles in our community right now. It’s 100 per […]

Staff

Vaccination clinics have opened across the District, with those aged 75 and over now eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Northwestern Health Unit, the clinics have been designed with safety in mind, to limit contact between clients. Each clinic has signage indicating entrances, parking, exits, and […]

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

As of Tuesday morning, from the vaccine allotment that Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has been given, 6,355 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered. At this time, no area pharmacies are currently offering COVID-19 vaccines, Dr. Kit Young Hoon, medical officer of health at the NWHU said. Certain populations […]

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

It has been over one year since COVID-19 ripped through the region, causing turmoil for both businesses and individuals. On March 18, the Wilson Center hosted their webinar: Measuring the Regional impacts of the Canada-U.S. Border Restrictions to talk to experts about the impacts the border closure has had. In […]