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Emo mayor in agreement with rail report

Emo mayor Harold McQuaker has expressed his support for a Transportation Safety Board report which named ice jacking as the cause of the February 18 CN train derailment near his town.

“I agree with it,” he said. “The investigation was very thorough.”

However, he would like to see CN reduce its speed through Emo in the future.

“They could bring down the speed,” he said.

Fort Frances Bear Clan staying active

Despite their high visibility gear, the Fort Frances chapter of the Bear Clan Patrol tends to fly under the radar. But the volunteer group has maintained a steady presence in our community for the past three years.

“We're here. We haven't gone anywhere,” said organizer James Eastman. “We just want to keep everyone safe. That's what we do. That's why we're here.”

Two new COVID cases announced

Over the past few days, the NWHU has received two new COVID-19 results.

On Saturday, the NWHU received a report of one new positive COVID-19 test result in the Sioux Lookout area. Follow up with the person involved and their contacts has started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for this case will be contacted directly.