Press Release

Fort Frances, ON (September 20, 2022) – In 2021, the Cyclone Swim Club learned it would receive a $46,400 Community Building Fund grant from the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation that provided it with funds to support both coaching and pool rental fees for the 2021-2022 season. […]

By Liam Casey
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario family doctors left the profession at the start of the pandemic at double the rate of the years before COVID-19 hit, new research indicates.  About three per cent of family doctors across the province – 385 doctors – stopped practising between March and September 2020, according to a study […]

By Brittany Hobson
THE CANADIAN PRESS

While Canada prepares to honour the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, the majority of provinces have not followed the federal government’s move to make it a statutory holiday for its workers.  New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut have declared Sept. 30 […]

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter
THE CANADIAN PRESS

CHANNEL-PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. – Denise Anderson shouted a list of items into her phone over the sound of pouring rain, along with instructions on how to find them: clean socks, a new pack of underwear, prized pieces of jewelry and important documents. Her husband was inside their house that […]

By Yuri Kageyama
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

TOKYO (AP) – Bribery allegations against a former Tokyo Olympics organizing committee member ensnared a third company that sponsored the Games, as Japanese prosecutors “re-arrested” Haruyuki Takahashi for the third time Tuesday. The latest allegations of dubious payments center on 15 million yen ($104,000) Takahashi and another official received from […]

By Paola Loriggio
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Pamela Freeman fought back tears Monday as she told a coroner’s inquest about holding her grandson the day he was born, seeing him grow into a precocious and enthusiastic child, and then grieving his death a few short years later. As a baby, Devon Freeman crawled around with his head […]

By Cristiana Mesquita And Curt Anderson
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HAVANA (AP) – Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it hits Florida on Wednesday. Ian made landfall at 4:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday in Cuba’s Pinar del Rio province, where officials […]

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The genteel world of chess has been rocked by accusations of cheating made by the game’s leading player. Magnus Carlsen, the world champion and a player widely considered one of the greatest ever, posted a statement on Twitter in which he said he believed 19-year-old American opponent Hans Niemann “has […]

At 5 a.m. on Friday morning, the Biomass Boiler was toppled by way of a controlled explosion. Since then, heavy equipment has been biting away at the building, with the material destined to be sold for scrap. It its former life, the building was a state of the art boiler, […]

A fixture of the business community, North Auto, has been leveled by a fire, which began around 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning, and burned throughout the night. The 12-hour-long blaze required assistance from several area fire and emergency services, including LaVallee and Fort Frances. The fire began in a car parked […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Federal ministers say all COVID-19 border restrictions will be removed as of Saturday, including mandatory vaccination, testing and quarantine of international travellers, as well as the requirement for masks on planes and trains. The cabinet order maintaining COVID-19 border measures will not be renewed when it expires on Sept. 30. […]