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

The Sunset Country Metis community council has been taking steps to ensure its members stay connected and looked after during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Their most recent effort took place on Friday, March 26 at the community centre. From 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., pre-registered members were able to pick […]

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Seventeen more jobs will be created for the local economy through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. The Ontario government announced its investment of $319,522 in four local businesses to help create jobs and promote economic development and recovery in Fort Frances, Devlin and the Township of Chapple, on March […]

Spring cleaning does not just pertain to household chores – it also applies to nature. Whether that is trimming, pruning or uprooting a tree, arborist Jordan Baird takes some of the load off mother nature. Not only an arborist, but a climbing arborist, Baird can make decisions on whether it […]

Every Thursday in the Township of Alberton, you will find Debora Gerber in her kitchen, mixing history, kneading culture and designing personality into her bread. Debora has fond memories from her childhood in Switzerland, of her mother making fresh bread for their household. After she moved to Canada six years […]

Press release

Pikangikum, Ontario – Almost two weeks after the Ontario Provincial Police exited Pikangikum First Nation, which led to the disruption of nursing and health care support in the Community, the First Nation still has no resolution from government and authorities on next steps. “The community is looking for its own […]

Press release

There has been a confirmed case of the UK variant in a high school student in Dryden. Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) expects more variant cases to be confirmed in the upcoming days and it is unclear at this time if this cluster of cases is linked to the COVID-19 outbreak […]

COVID-19 has hit hard many sectors in northern Ontario and manufacturing is no exception. As an important sector to Canada’s economy, the government of Canada announced that is helping northern Ontario companies to modernize their processes with involves adopting new technologies, improving productivity and maintaining a highly skilled workforce. On […]

Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has identified that there was a low level risk of COVID-19 exposure in many business locations throughout Dryden between March 9 and March 24, 2021. All individuals who had high risk exposure to COVID-19 have been notified and given specific instructions. Anyone who has shopped in […]

Press release

Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has identified that there was a low level risk of COVID-19 exposure in many business locations throughout Dryden between March 9 and March 24, 2021. All individuals who had high risk exposure to COVID-19 have been notified and given specific instructions. Anyone who has shopped in […]

Have you been pining for a sit-down meal at your favourite restaurant, but were worried you’d be turned away due to restricted capacity? The province is now giving you one less thing to worry about. According to a release from the Northwestern health Unity, the Province has loosened some of […]

By Hayley Michaud
Special to the Times

Amazon Prime She Dies Tomorrow – R – Psychological thriller, Comedy, Drama – Mar 25 Without any rational explanation, Amy has a strange feeling she’s going to die tomorrow. To make matters worse this feeling is contagious and spreading quickly through town. Crave Penelope (Requires Starz) – PG – Comedy, […]

Police briefs Please contact 911 for emergencies or call 1-888-310-1122 to make a report of a non-emergent nature. For anonymous tips, call Cirmestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca (FORT FRANCES, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has now made an arrest in connection with a serious assault that […]