The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) launched its new website and archive database to provide Survivors, educators, researchers and learners interested in the residential schools’ history an accessible tool for resources. NCTR has access to approximately five million documents kept in locations such as government and church offices. […]

The family of a woman who was last seen in Nipigon say they just want closure after she was reported missing almost a year ago and have received no answers. Since then, police have received numerous tips, conducted massive searches in the small community roughly 100 kilometres east of Thunder […]

By Ken Kellar
Local Journalism Initiative reporter
kkellar@fortfrances.com

A new report is suggesting there’s a new way to organize and govern the larger unincorporated areas in the province’s northern regions. Released by the Northern Policy Institute (NPI) last month, the report, titled “Time to Reorganize: Why Northern Ontario Should Follow BC’s Lead in Local Governance” was written by […]

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

Since he began painting in 2018, Thomas Sinclair never thought he would be a professional artist. Now only three years later, Sinclair’s woodland style art is going to be featured in two international summer art fairs. Sinclair’s art will be featured at the Venice International Art Fair at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Marcus Powlowski, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River, announced $5.2 million in funding for seven projects that will improve community and recreational facilities in six northern Ontario communities. This announcement was done on behalf of Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern […]

By Willow Fiddler
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

People flying to more than a dozen remote First Nations in Northern Ontario are being screened for COVID-19 with rapid antigen testing prior to boarding as one airline ramps up its safety protocols on passenger flights. North Star Air provides passenger, cargo and charter service to 54 remote locations in […]

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

Variants of concern continue to spread and pose a risk in the community according to a statement issued by the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) on Sunday. Cases of the COVID-19 UK variant have been found in both the Dryden and Kenora regions. The statement did not provide the number of […]

Press release

As we approach spring break, the northern Medical Officers of Health are asking all community members in northern Ontario to work together to prevent another surge in COVID-19. In many parts of northern Ontario, COVID-19 infection rates have been at some of the highest levels since the pandemic began. COVID-19 […]

TORONTO —The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a provincewide emergency brake as a result of an alarming surge  in case numbers and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the province. The provincewide emergency brake will be effective Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. […]

The federal government is negotiating adding a new “health” section to union contracts, effective in 2022. In trying to have a piecemeal approach to promoting healthy living, government officials are urging unions across Canada to meet and craft new sections. In 2019, the Government of Canada released Canada’s updated Food […]

By Hayley Michaud
Special to the Times

Amazon Prime Video Lone Survivor – R – Action, Biography, Drama – Available Now Based on Marcus Luttrell’s autobiography, Lone Survivor follows Luttrell and his team when they set out on a mission to capture a notorious Taliban leader in June 2005. Disney+ Tolkein – PG-13 – Biography, Drama, Romance […]