Due to the ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous businesses and organizations are choosing to postpone or cancel community events in order to promote social distancing in efforts to help slow the spread of the virus in the Rainy River District.
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The Northwestern Health Unit has announced a new COVID-19 case in Fort Frances. In a Facebook post this morning, the NWHU said the new case is due to work-related travel and all of their contacts have been notified. The Health Unit also announced yesterday that a new case had been discovered in Dryden.
In the run-up to Pride festivities, Borderland Pride has launched its “Pride Lives Here!” campaign, with the generous support of TD Bank’s Connected Communities fund.
A petition launched by Borderland Pride, requesting reparations from a controversial Emo town council meeting on May 12, has nearly surpassed its goal of 1500 signatures in its first five days.
The petition was launched in reaction to an Emo Town council decision to reject Borderland Pride’s request for a proclamation of support for Pride Month, by a vote of 3-2.
A warm, dry spell has boosted the fire hazard to extreme, prompting the Alberton, Chapple, Emo and La Vallee Fire and Emergency Service to reinstate a Total Fire Ban.
“It is critical that anyone planning to burn always check the current hazard rating as it is updated on a regular basis, based on real-time data,” the Emergency Service stated in a public release.
Larry Lamb has never strayed far from the land. Even as a science student and teacher, his heart and mind were looking for ways to make agriculture better in northwestern Ontario.
Two new fires were discovered in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of May 13.
(Emo, ON) - The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating several thefts from motor vehicles within the Township of Emo, Ontario.
As the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) looks toward Canada Road Safety Week, it is reporting an increase in road fatalities as well as the leading behaviours linked to the deaths, which are the very focus of the national campaign.
(Sioux Lookout, ON) - Warmer temperatures and spring weather have increased foot traffic on our local streets, as well as crimes of opportunity. Members from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are requesting assistance from the public in preventing these crimes by securing their vehicles and keeping valuables out of sight.