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Merna Emara

Staff writer

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

memara@fortfrances.com

Cyclist finds kindness in Fort Frances on way to Argentina

Imagine yourself and your bike, alone, in the eerie depths of roads that stretch over nations. You have nothing but a travel-sized tent and a Canadian flag flapping at the rear of your bike. You encounter storms and thunders, rains and rainbows, deers and bears. Imagine doing this for three years and enjoying every bit of it.

Province to invest in rural northern roads

Both the government of Canada and the government of Ontario organized a joint federal, provincial, municipal and First Nation funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan that will support 12 road, airport and bridge projects in northern Ontario. The implementation of these projects will strengthen infrastructure in rural communities and support economic growth.

Split Ends salon prepares for grand opening this Saturday

Just when everyone is looking to get their hair cut, Split Ends, a new family-oriented salon, has opened in Fort Frances. Split Ends is located on 262 Church St., and is currently preparing for its grand opening on Saturday, June 27.

Megan Finlayson, owner of Split Ends, said owning a salon has always been her life dream.

Six new asymptomatic cases in Sioux Lookout

Over the weekend, the Northwestern Health Unit announced that ‘several’ individuals tested positive for COVID-19 at the Meno Ya Win Health Centre.

It was later confirmed that six staff members at the health centre tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals, however, showed no signs of illness, making them asymptomatic positives.

Emo Agricultural Research Station hops to it

Emo Agricultural Research Station is planting yards of hops for this year’s plantation project. Hops are primarily used to add bitterness to beer, and are being explored as a future crop in the region.

The 54-hectare research station is owned by the University of Guelph and is located in Chapple Township in Rainy River District, and is in operation from mid-March to mid-December.