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 […]

Can you mix and match two-dose COVID-19 vaccines? It’s likely safe and effective, but researchers are still gathering data to be sure. The authorized COVID-19 shots around the world are all designed to stimulate your immune system to produce virus-fighting antibodies, though the way they do so varies, noted Dr. […]

By Natali Trivuncic
Staff Writer
ntrivuncic@fortfrances.com

The Canada-U.S. border has been closed for over a year now and with no American traffic, tourism businesses in the region and across Canada are suffering. On June 8, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) held a meeting to announce they are launching a campaign, calling on the Canadian […]

By Natali Trivuncic
Staff Writer
ntrivuncic@fortfrances.com

Medical officer pleased with vaccine rates, but urges those not vaccinated yet to get a shot Today, the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is opening up clinics for the second dose appointments for anyone who had a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at least 28 days previously. Those who are vaccinated after […]

By Natali Trivuncic
Staff Writer
ntrivuncic@fortfrances.com

James Gibson, president of the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society (RRVAS), said he is optimistic about the Emo Fair’s future this summer. One of the attractions Gibson said he is hoping to have is the 4-H program. A representative from the program said it can only run if 4-H Ontario […]

By Jack Elliott
Rainy River correspondent

With current levels of COVID 19 Vaccinations increasing and community infection rates declining perhaps we can see the end of this pandemic. Ontario and NWO is entering Phase 1 or its reopening plan and if things go as planned hopefully Phase 2 and 3 are in sight… if we are […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Ontario entered its first phase of reopening last Friday, with businesses allowed to open their doors with limited capacity. Jean Richards, owner of Fine Line Art Gallery, said they have done well through the pandemic, whenever they were allowed to open between lockdown restrictions. Richards said they are currently allowed […]

By Gord Mackintosh
Special to the Times

For years, the proud Fort Frances motto was “Borderland.” The Fort hugs Minnesota for easy access to favourite resort patios, shops, the Border Bar. We’re enticed by words like “at par,” “a 48,” “Menards.” Locals “go across” or “over the line.” And we insist it’s not a solid line. Here’s […]

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Five walk-in clinics have been added for the Rainy River District this week – two for Rainy River and three for Fort Frances. The Fort Frances clinics will be held Thursday, June 17, Friday June 18 and Saturday, June 19, at St. Frances School, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. […]