Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has been informed of 3 new positive COVID-19 results in Dryden. All of the new cases are employed at the Husky Truck stop in Dryden. Any customers of the Husky Restaurant or Husky gas bar between March 31, 2021 and April 4, 2021 should monitor themselves […]

By Jocelyn Galloway
Special to the Times
jgalloway@fortfrances.com

Just because there is a pandemic at play, does not mean spring break needs to be boring for kids. Thanks to the collaboration between Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce and Fort Frances Public Library, students can access age-appropriate activities to do safely from home throughout the week of April 12 […]

By Shawn Jeffords
THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario imposed a four-week stay-at-home order Wednesday and promised to start vaccinating young people in COVID-19 hot spots amid mounting criticism that the province is not doing enough to stop the spread of the virus. Premier Doug Ford said a surge in COVID-19 cases fuelled by more transmissible […]

Les Baker, 63, took advantage of a break in the rain to take his five-year old dog, Ringer, for a walk at Point Park. Ringer, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, was enjoying walking on the freshly watered ground. We may be under a stay-at-home order, but exercise and fresh air are […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Fort Frances Pharmasave is set to begin administering the AstraZeneca vaccination to adults 55 years of age or older. Pharmasave will receive 200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines today. They have a waitlist of over 500 individuals waiting in line for the jab. Ashley LaFreniere, assistant at Pharmasave, said they […]

MONTREAL – A Montreal hospital is confirming the death of a 16-year-old patient from COVID-19. A spokeswoman for the Ste-Justine children’s hospital said today that privacy rules prevent officials from releasing other details about the teenager’s death. In a brief statement, the hospital noted that in general, when people die […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS

A stay-at-home order will take effect across Ontario starting this Thursday at 12:01 a.m. That four-week measure, similar to one implemented in January, requires people to stay home except for essential trips like grocery shopping, accessing health-care services, work that cannot be done remotely and exercise. Here is a look […]

TORONTO — The Ontario government is introducing new measures to protect schools against COVID-19 which include refresher training, enhanced cleaning and asymptomatic testing. As these new measures are being introduced, the government will begin offering registration for vaccinations to education workers during the spring break. “Nothing is more important than […]

Police Briefs The Ontario Provincial Police wish everyone a safe summer. With warmer weather here, cyclists are out in larger numbers – particularly younger riders. Our roads are for the enjoyment and transportation of everyone. Here are some tips to ensure the safety of our community: Motorists: Motorists must allow […]

Bears are waking up from hibernation, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remind you to exercise caution this spring. Bears waking up from hibernation are faced with a scarcity of natural food sources, leading them to look for food in garbage cans […]

When bears are caught off guard, they are stressed, and usually just want to flee. Stop. Do not panic. Remain calm. Generally, the noisier the bear is, the less dangerous it is, provided you do not approach. The noise is meant to “scare” you off and acts as a warning […]