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OPP to enforce smaller gathering limits

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wants to ensure everyone is aware of how it is supporting efforts to limit transmission of COVID-19.

Frontline OPP members will be enforcing provisions of the Reopening Ontario Act (A Flexible Response to COVID-19; ROA), 2020 and will encourage the public to follow the direction of their local Public Health Units (PHUs).

Throne speech leaves Liberals scrambling for confidence votes

Yesterday millions of Canadians watched the 150th throne speech given from the Senate chamber in Ottawa. This is the second throne speech after the last one given in December to open the 43rd parliament session.

The minority government promised to tackle almost every sectorial problem in Canada, in a proposal also know as the “ambitious plan for an unprecedented reality.”

Ups and downs: Library succeeds with reopening, but loses Trunk or Treat

In the middle of a global pandemic, you have to take the good news with the bad, and local libraries are no exception.

So it is that even as the Fort Frances Public Library Technology officially reopened to the public in a limited capacity last week, word has come from above that it will have to cancel the annual Trunk or Treat celebrations due to COVID-19.

Three new COVID-19 cases in the northwestern region

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) reports three new symptomatic COVID-19 cases in the past week - two in Sioux Lookout and one in the Dryden Red Lake area.

Dr. Kit Young-Hoon, medical officer of health at the NWHU, said these cases include cases on First Nation communities, as well as cases in schools. One of the three cases is travel-related.