The town’s youngest graduates had their moment in the spotlight, with an end-of-year ceremony last week at the Fort Frances Nursery School. The June 9 and 10 event marks the end of the year, but the teachers are already excited for next year, and have opened early registration. New students […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer

The Fort Frances council had their first meeting of June on Monday. During the meeting, an International Bridge resolution was passed and a bylaw to authorize the town entering into a lease agreement at the Sorting Gap Marina was approved. International Bridge Town council passed a resolution that calls on […]

By David P. Ball
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A First Nation is taking the Ontario government and gold explorers to court to prevent mining activity on 260 square kilometres of the Nation’s territory. On Tuesday, Ginoogaming First Nation went to the Ontario Superior Court seeking an injunction against mining activities until the Nation can argue its full legal […]


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Newly filed court documents detail gun evidence recovered from the scene of a fatal shooting of a driver during an arrest attempt by members of a federal task force in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has said evidence indicates Winston Boogie Smith Jr., who was […]

Police briefs Police are asking residents to be vigilant, as several scams have been circulating throughout the region. According to the OPP’ Mike Golding, the CRA scam has been a prevalent scam recently. The scammer calls, often with a legitimate looking caller ID, claiming that money is owed to the […]


The fire rating for the Rainy River District today is Extreme. The Ministry of Natural Resources urges residents to use extreme caution and follow all fire guidelines. One new fire was discovered in the northwest region by the late afternoon of June 16. Nipigon 11 is located near Shaggy Lake, […]

Fort Frances Mayor June Caul received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Caul said she is encouraging everybody to get their vaccinations which will help the province in the reopening phases and to get the U.S.-Canada border open again. The Northwestern Health Unit has opened the availability for second […]