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 […]

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 […]

By Samantha Morris
Prevention and Screening Clinical Services
Thunder Bay Regional Hospital

Our community is full of inspiring people who generously dedicate their time to making it a welcoming and inclusive place to live. As Aesop once said, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Regardless of the magnitude of our actions, every time we give back to […]

By Hayley Michaud
Special to the Times

Amazon Prime Video 2067 – NR – Sci-fi – April 9 One man’s journey to the future to save a dying world. Disney+ Nomadland – R – Drama – April 9 One of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Picture, Nomadland follows Fern after she loses everything in the Great […]

By Natali Trivuncic
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
ntrivuncic@fortfrances.com

Some pharmacies in the region will begin offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to those age 55 and older. These pharmacies include a Shopper Drug Mart in Dryden, No Frills pharmacy in Kenora and Pharmasave in Fort Frances. The public health clinics have also expanded to include anyone aged 60 and over. […]

Staff

A cross-hospital collaboration has created a new backbone of care northern Ontario, and brought back surgeries and other orthopaedic care closer to home. Spinal surgeries, once limited to larger centres, can now be performed as close as Kenora. “Our population sees more musculoskeletal disease requiring a higher-than-average use of orthopaedic […]

Minister of energy, northern development and mines and minister of Indigenous Affairs, Greg Rickford, announced on March 10, that the Ontario government is developing its first ever Critical Minerals Strategy to help support Ontario’s transition to a low-carbon economy and create jobs and opportunities in the mining sector. “We’re developing […]

By Jack Elliott
Rainy River Correspondent

If this Covid-19 penchant for doing everything online and through social media has demonstrated one thing, it is as a senior if you want to survive in this digital world you’d better be able to be more digital than giving computers the flying digit. This was amply demonstrated during the […]

By Robin McCormick
Devlin Correspondent

The Emo Legion Branch #99 is offering burgers to go this Friday evening. This is due to the fact that their regular beer and burger can not take place inside the Legion due to recent Covid restriction. The good thing is folks can still enjoy a delicious burger. Call the […]