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New case in NWHU region

Northwestern Health Unit has received a report of a new positive COVID-19 test result in the Dryden / Red Lake area. According to the provincial school portal, the case has been confirmed as a student in the Golden Learning Centre, in Balmertown. Follow up with the person involved and their contacts has started according to NWHU protocol.

Dentists add new PPE charge to most dental procedures

If you have recently been to your local dentist, you probably paid an additional personal protective equipment fee. The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) set a new $18 fee for enhanced protective equipment required during the pandemic.

Because most dental offices are privately run, insurance companies may or may not cover the added cost.

Ice plan visited tonight

Members of the public should have a better idea of what the ice season is going to look like at the Memorial Sports Centre after tonight.

As per reporting in last week's Fort Frances Times, town council is set to receive and make a recommendation on a report from the town's manager of recreation and culture Aaron Bisson at tonight's regular council meeting.

Homelessness committee and Seven Generations partnership in the works

There are talks between Seven Generations Education Institute and the homelessness committee on how SGEI can contribute to alleviate the problem of homelessness in Fort Frances.

Mayor June Caul and Brent Tookenay, chief executive officer at SGEI, have been discussing the possibility of SGEI joining a homelessness committee meeting to discuss how this can be achieved.