March 15, 1965 – March 16, 2021 A member of Seine River First Nation passed away peacefully on March 16, 2021 at Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora, Ontario. He was predeceased by his common-law partner Helen Marie Rose Boyd; his parents Eckley and Mary Willie; as well […]

It may be Spring on the calendar and I can confirm the by-product of the blizzard of last week in my neighbourhood has all but vanished. I know winter is lurking in the shadows, ready to pounce if I am complacent, but today, this very day, while it is +18 […]

After fishing in Alabama last week we have a couple of weeks off before my fishing tournament season resumes in Texas the second week in April. Instead of heading home like we would typically do, my wife and I are staying with some friends down in Florida during the downtime.  […]

A tradition in my family has always been the customary ritual of decorating eggs for Easter. As far back as history can take us, the egg seems to have always been a symbol of continuing life and resurrection. Therefore, it was natural to decorate them and give out as gifts […]

One thing that is for sure is that Mother Nature is consistently inconsistent. Spring weather can be so unpredictable with an unseasonably warm day one day and a late season snowfall the next. In order to provide come consistency in your garden, I have compiled a list of products that […]

Is your organization holding a community event? Are you seeking volunteers? Get the word out here! Around Town is a free listing for charities, community groups, volunteer organizations and events. To have your events listed, e-mail tips@fortfrances.com The Salvation Army, in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Fort Frances, are […]

I have been thinking back over this past weekend about the many retail changes in Fort Frances and across the district. LaVallee, Devlin, Barwick Stratton, Pinewood, Bergland all had small general stores that carried everything from nuts to groceries servicing the immediate community. When I began composing ads back in […]

Dear editor, I have a letter for the community from the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen at New Beginnings Fellowship. The kitchen is changing the focus of our meals from serving the meals at the church to delivering them directly to the Family Centre at the Volunteer Bureau at the […]

Dear editor, The following is an open letter to Premier Doug Ford and Minister Todd Smith. We agree with Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh and Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler that the closure of 26 youth detention centres across the province, which has resulted in the relocation of approximately 10 young people in […]

Dear editor, The Restrictive Covenant Agreement between Resolute Forest Products and 2670568 Ontario Ltd. outlines the criteria by which Resolute agreed to sell the Fort Frances mill. There are several restrictive covenants, however it is the covenant that restricts the buyer of the Fort Frances mill from interfering in the […]

I bounced into the Post Office in Rainy the other day all suitably masked and joined the queue to pick up my parcel from Zoned.com. One thing this Covid19 pandemic has done is given Canada Post a real business booming boost. I waited patiently trying to figure out who all […]

This weather reminds me more of April than March. It is certainly good weather for those who are just starting to get calves. The little drizzle that we received last night has softened things up, but it didn’t leave a bunch of puddles. The barn yard is sticky, but it […]