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NOMA conference to return to Fort Frances in 2022

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt long after we’ve turned the page on 2020.

In her update at last week’s Town of Fort Frances council meeting, Councillor Wendy Brunetta shared that due to the restrictions in place around COVID-19 in the region, the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA) has had to take stock of the remainder of its year.

Drive-thru breakfast

United Native Friendship Centre (UNFC) staff were on hand at their Circle of Life Building on Mowat Ave. on Tuesday morning for the first day of the UNFC's Breakfast Buddies for Kids program. The Breakfast Buddies program is a long-running program in local schools that provides breakfast three days a week, but has been modified due to school closures and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Foster parents in spotlight this Mother's Day

With Mother's Day just around the corner, thoughts are turning to those who have been there for us since our very first day.

However, just because a parent wasn't there for a child's first moment, doesn't make them less important or impactful.

Barb Burkholder is a foster parent with the Kenora-Rainy River District Child and Family Services (KRRDCFS), and has been since 2007.