Kenora Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford recently returned from working in Toronto, and brought with him much needed supplies for the fight against COVID-19

"We brought 1300 lbs of PPE and 1000 more testing kits. This equiptment was designed primarily to support frontline workers, smaller communities that required a top up off personal protective equiptment, like gloves and masks," he said. 

Rickford added that supplies were also brought in to compliment the already existing supplies in Kenora.

He said he helped to personally deliver some of the PPE around the area.

"I've been able to deliver some of that here around Kenora. I visited Dalles First Nation yesterday, spoke to the chief at their barricade. Had a great discussion and dropped the supplies off to help support some of their personal service workers," he said. 

Rickford added he is increadibly proud of the way the Kenora Rainy River District has helped slow the spread of COVID-19. 

As of yesterday 16 cases have been reported in the Northwestern Health Unit area, and all 16 are resolved. 

Kenora Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford helps unload PPE from plane at Kenora Airport (Photo Tom Thomson)