FORT FRANCES – The Ontario government is investing more than $1 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) in two Rainy River agricultural projects, creating three jobs.
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At a recent event, the Minister of Colleges and Universities, Ross Romano, said that the situation surrounding the pandemic is changing daily, making it hard to offer a definitive vision of what campuses in the province will look like in September.
Yesterday, the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) announced through a press release that a possible risk of exposure to COVID-19 in two Kenora stores.
These two individuals are from the same household, which Dr. Ian Gemmill, acting medical officer of health at the NWHU, said makes sense because the most important risk factor with this virus is living in the same household.
(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) - On Wednesday, June 3, Officers from the Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) conducted a Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) warrant in the area of Third Avenue and Curtis Street in Sioux Lookout.
Northwestern Health Unit has received a report of two new COVID-19 cases in the Kenora health hub area. Cases and their contacts are being followed up as per protocol. We recommend that all persons assume COVID-19 is in your community and practice preventive measures like physical distancing and hand hygiene.
The New Gold Rainy River site has been taking its necessary precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19. The mine, which employs about 800 individuals and about 500 contractors, says all measures have been put in place to make sure no one gets infected.
Connected North is able to show students the world, through a partnership with New Gold Inc. and The rainy River District School Board. Daily virtual field trips and lessons launched as part of the Connected North program Lessons in art, science, math and music have been more easily accessible thanks to Connected North, a program run by Canadian charity TakingITGlobal.
Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is developing a plan to contain the spread of COVID-19 after two asymptomatic inmates tested positive in the Kenora prison. An additional symptomatic case was also reported back. The latter case is a male from Whitedog First Nation, which is north of Kenora.
These last two weeks have been full of well-deserved good news for the people of Kenora–Rainy River. Earlier this week, our government announced that on Friday, June 12, the Northwest will be moving into Stage 2, as a part of a greater plan to safely reopen Ontario.
The following is the first meeting of the 4-H Devlin Beef Club of the 4-H, which took place on June 1.
In attendance were leaders Louis Bujold and Kim Jo Bliss and members Aaron Bujold, Hanna LeDrew, Lauryn Marchant, Tayah Badiuk, Maddie Bliss and Marlee Bliss.