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Light up sky for Doctor’s Day

A local councillor is encouraging the public to light up the sky this Friday to honour local doctors as they continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic.

At Monday night’s council meeting, Counc. Rick Wiedenhoeft provided an update from two committees he sits on, the Doctor Recruitment and Retention Committee, as well as the Citizen of the Year committee.

Federal programs well received

With so many people out of work and businesses suffering, Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Marcus Powlowski's office has been kept busy with constituents looking for help. The federal government has been trying to accommodate, rolling out a number of programs aimed at mitigating the financial impact of COVID-19.

“The programs have been well received,” said Powlowski.

COVID testing begins at LTC homes

Under a provincial directive, every staff and resident in Rainycrest Long Term Care home are being tested for COVID-19.

According to Acting Medical Officer of Health for the NWHU Dr. Ian Gemmill, the province-wide act is to provide the medical community with a snapshot of COVID-19 in the LTC system, to prevent an outbreak.

The doctor is in

The frogs started singing on Friday so I guess it's time to start on this year's crop.

I went over to Lenard's and dragged my little rototiller out of his shed because my own is too cluttered up with my trike collection to store anything else. Besides Lenard likes using my little tiller. . . like the Littlest Bear's porridge bowl, it's just the right size.