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Merna Emara

Staff writer

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

memara@fortfrances.com

Residents asked to avoid travel

As the region sees its sixth positive case in the past two weeks, the Northwestern Health Unit is encouraging people to avoid non-essential travel outside northwestern Ontario.

Yesterday, the NWHU announced a new positive case in the Kenora region. That adds to two active cases in Dryden/Red lake, two in Sioux Lookout and one in the Rainy River District.

Brielmann Farm keeping busier than ever during COVID

The global pandemic has not slowed down the Brielmann Farm in Rainy River; in fact, they have been busier than ever.

The Brielmann Farm grows oats, wheat, canola, soy beans and they recently began growing corn. Timo Brielmann, 30, owns and operates the 8,200-acre farm. He said the current harvest is going well and they are well ahead of last year.

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.”

Powlowski announces support for seniors impacted by COVID-19

Thunder Bay-Rainy River Liberal MP Marcus Powlowski, on behalf of Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, announced an investment of $81,230 in Thunder Bay-Rainy River last week. These funds will be dedicated to support projects organized and delivered by community groups to help seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.