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New COVID case in Fort

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.

Emo Pride petition nearing goal

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.

Fire ban reinstated in West end

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.

Lock it or lose it, says OPP

(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.