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Improved crisis response and harm reduction outreach coming to Sioux Lookout

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU), Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) and Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch (CMHA) will be working together on a Crisis Response and Harm Reduction Mobile Outreach Team for Sioux Lookout Ontario, with funding support from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program.

Riverside alters testing to comply with new provincial guidelines

On the advice of the Ministry of Health, Riverside Health Care’s COVID-19 Assessment Centres will begin following the updated testing guidelines to prioritize those who are at the greatest risk and shift away from testing individuals with no COVID-19 symptoms.

Effective immediately, Ontarians should only be seeking testing at our Assessment Centres if they are:

Ontario modelling released

TORONTO - Ontario predicts daily counts of COVID-19 could hit 1,000 new cases by the first half of October.

The stark new forecasting comes in updated modelling released today by the provincial government.

The projections say the province has seen an upward trajectory in COVID-19 in recent weeks, with cases currently doubling every 10 to 12 days.

Anniversary drive-thru barbecue planned for Mental Illness Week

Here’s to forty years of public service.

The Fort Frances Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is celebrating 40 years of work in the Kenora-Rainy River District, and CMHA Fort Frances Director of Service Sandy Skirten said in order to celebrate, they’ll be holding a special drive through anniversary event, Oct. 8.