Year in review: February 2021

Below is a collection of some of the most clicked stories on KenoraOnline and DrydenNow as of February 2021.

Kenora broke a cold-weather record as the region faced a polar vortex that caused temperatures to drop well below normal for almost a week. On Monday February 8, the temperature dropped to -36.6 ° C, shattering a 73-year-old record … Read more.

The region was hit hard by COVID-19 in February 2021. Vaccines had just arrived in the region, but were not widely available. Many communities in the region have seen a significant increase in active cases. Below are a few articles that made headlines in February.

The Northwestern Health Unit has reported 40 new cases of COVID-19 in the region, the highest number of cases in a single day since the start of the pandemic. 38 are in the Kenora area … Read More.

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital has confirmed that there are currently four people hospitalized with COVID-19, two of whom were admitted due to severe symptoms of the virus … Read More.

Wabaseemoong First Nation Chief Waylon Scott was joined by former Chiefs John Paishk, Ron R. McDonald and Eric Fisher as he announced strict containment in his community. Read more.

Retired General Rick Hillier, Former Ontario Vaccine Task Force Leader

Starting March 15, Ontarians will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment online or by phone. Retired General Rick Hillier, head of the Ontario Vaccine Task Force, said mass immunization of the general public will start with people aged 80 and over and stressed that Ontarians will not be able to skip the queue to get vaccinated before they get into the queue … Read More.

momentumTwo Dryden hunters face heavy fines from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry after multiple moose hunting infractions. Photo courtesy of the MRNF.

Conservation officers from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry remind hunters to always follow big game tagging requirements specific to the sex and species of animal. Two Dryden hunters are learning this lesson the hard way, after being fined $ 9,000 between them after hunting violations in October 2019 … Read More.

Mai DanKenora Mayor Dan Reynard explains the agreement between the City of Kenora and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

The City of Kenora and the Nature Conservancy of Canada have reached an agreement to purchase Town Island, which is expected to remain a public area. Kenora Mayor Dan Reynard said the deal was worth $ 2.25 million, which he described as a “win-win” situation for both parties … Read More.

arwenLéanne Nolet, 5 months old, and her family

Jubilee Church is currently fundraising for five month old Leanne Nolet and her family. Leanne was born prematurely and has trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome, which has resulted in a number of medical issues including holes in her heart because it didn’t form properly … read more the following.

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