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COVID-19 business reopening list

With restrictions easing by the Ontario Government, numerous businesses are now reopening with social distancing measures in place. We have complied a list of businesses that are currently starting to open to the public, and will continue to update this list in the days to come as more information is provided to us.

Capital projects moving forward

The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce that we have received approval from the Ministry of Education on three of our projects and are now moving forward on the Rainy River K-12, Child Care and EarlyON Child and Family Centre Project; the Atikokan K-12, Child Care and EarlyON Child and Family Centre Project; and the Donald Young School Child Care Project.

Emo Fair Queen in Training

Becoming Emo Fair Queen takes more than poise – it takes strength, too. This year's contestants have been taking part in a 2K-a-Day active living challenge. Each day, they spend the equivalent of two kilometres on a chosen activity, documented daily with screen shots and a tracking app. Here is a small selection of the activities this year's contestants have taken part in.

Joint Fire Chief steps down

Joshua Colling has stepped down from his position as the joint fire chief for the four Townships of Alberton, Chapple, Emo and La Vallee.

"This was the most honourable opportunity to be able to serve the public and the community,” Colling said. “Just the way you engage and lead your team. It is kind of incredible, really.”

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.