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Merna Emara

Staff writer

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

memara@fortfrances.com

Nicole LePine makes adaptive water sport history

Sunset Water Sports officially used the adaptive water equipment donated by Child and Family Services last weekend.

Family and friends came to Point Park to watch and cheer for Nicole LePine, 22, the first person to use the adaptive sit ski after volunteers received extensive training on how to provide the assistance needed.

Emo mayor investigated by integrity commissioner

Emo Mayor Harold McQuaker is currently being investigated by the township's integrity commissioner. Because the investigation is active, the nature of the complaint will not be disclosed until a decision is made.

During the public portion of the last Emo municipal council meeting, McQuaker disclosed that he is being investigated, but has declined further comment.

NWHU: residents are respecting mask wearing policy

Residents in northwestern Ontario are observing the indoor mandatory mask-wearing policy, according to Dr. Kit Young-Hoon, medical officer of health at the Northwestern Health Unit.

Young-Hoon said the health unit is not aware of anything confrontational that has happened, and that they are happy to report that most businesses have no problems with their customers wearing masks.

Homelessness committee and Seven Generations partnership in the works

There are talks between Seven Generations Education Institute and the homelessness committee on how SGEI can contribute to alleviate the problem of homelessness in Fort Frances.

Mayor June Caul and Brent Tookenay, chief executive officer at SGEI, have been discussing the possibility of SGEI joining a homelessness committee meeting to discuss how this can be achieved.