Press release

Riverside Health Care in conjunction with the Northwestern Public Health Unit has declared a COVID-19 Outbreak at La Verendrye General Hospital Inpatient Unit – First Floor. To further enhance our team’s ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, additional precautions are being taken including, but not limited to:• General […]

Press Release

TORONTO — With key public health and health care indicators continuing to improve and the provincewide vaccination rate surpassing the targets outlined in the province’s Roadmap to Reopen, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health the Ontario government is moving the province into Step Three of the Roadmap to […]

Press release

Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program (SCAP) in Emo. By provincial definition, an outbreak is declared when there are 2 or more COVID-19 cases in a school and the case and contact follow-up does not show probable links outside of the school […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – The Ontario Medical Association says it’s “troubled” by findings regarding children’s mental health during the pandemic, including a decline in social and emotional development in youngsters, and a stark increase in emergency room visits from patients presenting with suicidal ideation. Dr. Daniel Rosenfield, a pediatric […]

Natali Trivuncic

To combat growing concerns about the possibility of leftover vaccinations going to waste, the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has launched a formal new process to ensure every vaccine is used up. Linked off of the NWHU’s booking webpage, they now have a standby survey and webpage to explain who is […]

Spring Fever would traditionally take place in Emo this weekend. This traditional spring festival was the sounding joy that winter was over. This weekend would attract people from Rainy River to Atikokan and north to Sioux Narrows and Kenora. But again, for the second year, this festival celebrating the joys […]

By Stephen Wade

TOKYO – The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics ran through a mostly empty Osaka city park on Tuesday, showing the risks of trying to hold the postponed games during a pandemic. It came on the same day that the government said new coronavirus cases in Osaka hit 1,099, a […]