By Eric Shih, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 (Edwin Switzer Memorial) in Sioux Lookout is one of many branches in the Northwest and across Canada which will be holding ceremonies to remember Queen Elizabeth II. “We will have a service, almost like a Remembrance Day service, it will be down at our Cenotaph […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

Visitors were welcomed to an open house and fish fry on Saturday, Sept. 10 to explore the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre (Manitou Mounds). The open house served to celebrate the funding the foundation has given the mounds over the last few years. During the open house visitors were able to get […]

Press release

The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in the region. Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is offering the new booster formula to eligible people at their clinics, and the public is urged to book an appointment for their shot. “A bivalent vaccine means it has two types of a virus in it, […]

(KENORA, ON) – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Kenora Detachment want to warn the public of a continuing fraud trend that is taking place on social media platforms across North America. The Kenora OPP have received multiple calls of people being befriended on social media platforms such as […]

By Robin McCormick
Devlin Correspondent

The new Kingdom Hall is almost completed for local worshipers to start up their worship services. The construction of the new hall has been a massive undertaking, with 112 volunteers, including 18 from our district. Construction began in June, with the tear down and removal of the previous Kingdom Hall. […]

By Jeff Pelletier
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Nunatsiaq News

“Stopgap” measures are needed in the short term to prevent suicides in Inuit communities, says the president of the National Inuit Youth Council. Brian Pottle delivered his call to action on Parliament Hill in Ottawa during a gathering Friday, prior to World Suicide Prevention Day which takes place every year […]

By Shari Narine
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Windspeaker.com

Any issue of grief or condolence from Indigenous communities on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II yesterday, Sept. 8, has not matched the outpouring from non-Indigenous Canadians and their institutions. That’s because Indigenous people are conflicted, says Courtney Skye, Indigenous policy analyst with the Yellowhead Institute, and they have a […]

By Chris Pickles,
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Grimsby Lincoln News

As the federal government tries to reduce fertilizer emissions through voluntary targets, farmers are finding new ways to be more economical in using it while still producing enough food. In December 2020, the federal government announced the strengthened climate plan, which includes a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from […]

Staff

Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch who sat at the head of Britain and the commonwealth for seven decades, has died at the age of 96. The world has been on high alert all morning as the Royal Family released notice that the Queen was under medical supervision. Adding to the […]

Press release

Over the past several weeks there has been media speculation as to the proceedings of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s Adaptive Phased Management project and the development of a Deep Geological Repository in the Treaty #3 Territory. In relation to any project in the jurisdiction of the Anishinaabe Nation in […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

It’s been a few years now that students have been dutifully lining up at the doors of St. Mary School in the west end of Fort Frances, and now staff, students, parents and administrators can finally come together for an official Grand Opening ceremony. Scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2022, […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

A local family hobby farm is using its annual fall event as a way to give back to the community that has helped them in the past. As a new addition to its annual fall farm day, The Spry Farm will be holding a charity fun run with proceeds earmarked […]