By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

A recent study on Boundary Waters Forest Management Corp.’s Sustainable Forest License (SFL) may help bring mills and biomass facilities to the Rainy River District. “Several opportunities could allow for the expansion of existing facilities and the potential for new wood fibre facilities,” says a Boundary Waters press release. The […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

Sioux Narrows is the new home of a special interactive installation from Science north. In a special unveiling at the Northern Ontario Sportfishing Centre in the small town, municipal dignitaries, Science North staff and administrations, and representatives of the provincial and Federal governments were on hand to officially open the […]

(KENORA, ON) Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Kenora Crime Unit have charged a person because of multiple fire and mischief calls. On Tuesday June 28, 2022, at 12:48 a.m. members of the Kenora OPP received a report of a fire at Fifth […]

By Ken Kellar
Turtle aficionado / Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

If I had a passenger with me, they probably would have gotten whiplash. Passing by the church, the grey lump I had initially mistaken for a rock eyed the highway with clear purpose. It was only after I had passed it that I realized what it was, and slammed the […]

Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteer drivers. Call Sheri at 274-4818 for more information or email s.monahan@rhcf. on.ca The Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau is seeking new volunteers. Pick up an application from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, call 807-274-9555, or e-mail fortfrancesvb@gmail.com for more information. The LaVerendrye Hospital Auxiliary […]

Submitted by Riverside Foundation for Health Care

All equipment that the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s Picture This campaign raised funds for is on order with expected arrival and installation dates still being confirmed. “Thanks to the generosity of the community, our district will soon be home to brand new diagnostic imaging equipment,” said Foundation Director Allison […]

Staff

Binesiwag Center for Wellness (BCW) appointed Mandi Olson, vice-chief executive officer, to the Ontario Social Workers and Social Service Workers Council — Electoral District 1- Social Service Workers last week. Olson said she is excited to represent BCW, the community, and the resilient Folx she gets to support everyday. “It’s […]

Staff

The region is rallying behind the popular downtown Kenora eatery, The Hungry Pug Cafe, after it was destroyed by a suspicious fire. So far, nearly $30,000 has been raised through the GoFundMe page ‘Support the Hungry Pug’, which was launched by patron Bekkie Vineberg. According to the Kenora Fire Services, […]

Staff

Canada Day Fireworks have been postponed for the Town of Fort Frances, but there’s plenty of holiday fun happening across the region. Due to high water in Point Park – the traditional launch point for the fireworks – the show has been cancelled. However, they have been tentatively rescheduled to […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) held its final media session of the summer last week, touching on multiple topics including monkeypox. There were no reported local cases at the time, said Dr. Kit Young Hoon, the NWHU’s medical officer of health. “Monkeypox spreads much less easily than COVID-19, and spreads […]

Press release

The name of the new consolidated K-12 school in Atikokan will be named Northern Lakes K-12 School. The name received unanimous approval by Trustees at their last meeting. The other option up for consideration was Atikokan K-12 School. The school colours will remain the same and a mascot will be […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

On June 7, the Rainy River Public Library received a letter from their landlord, Northern Sky Solutions, saying their rent would be nearly tripling on August 1. “The library cannot afford to pay the amount demanded,” says a recent post from the library’s Facebook page. “We would go bankrupt.” The […]