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Several new cases of COVID in northwest

Northwestern Health Unit and Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre have been notified of several positive test results from a screening program of hospital staff. There are no cases of illness at this time. The NWHU is working together to follow up and make sure that all necessary measures are in place, and will report more as additional information becomes available.

Police briefs

(KENORA, ON) Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a person after a fire in Golf Course Bay in the City of Kenora.

At approximately 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday June 17, the OPP were dispatched to a fire at a boathouse in Golf Course Bay. Police were advised that a male had started a fire and went into the bush.

NWHU answers your questions

Dr. Ian Gemmill is the acting medical officer of health for the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU). Jon Begg, communications and public relations specialist at the NWHU administers and conducts weekly public meeting streamed on either NWHU’s Facebook page or GoTo Meeting sessions to answer questions. To find out how to participate in the next Question and Answer session with Dr.

Pride to ambush Emo!

Borderland Pride is taking truckloads of queer cheer to a community in need of some rainbows this Pride Month.

On Saturday, June 27, we are taking LGBTQ2 Pride to Emo. All LGBTQ2 people and their allies are invited to join us for a peaceful protest.

Emo Agricultural Research Station hops to it

Emo Agricultural Research Station is planting yards of hops for this year’s plantation project. Hops are primarily used to add bitterness to beer, and are being explored as a future crop in the region.

The 54-hectare research station is owned by the University of Guelph and is located in Chapple Township in Rainy River District, and is in operation from mid-March to mid-December.