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Vaccination clinics have opened across the District, with those aged 75 and over now eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Northwestern Health Unit, the clinics have been designed with safety in mind, to limit contact between clients. Each clinic has signage indicating entrances, parking, exits, and […]

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

It has been over one year since COVID-19 ripped through the region, causing turmoil for both businesses and individuals. On March 18, the Wilson Center hosted their webinar: Measuring the Regional impacts of the Canada-U.S. Border Restrictions to talk to experts about the impacts the border closure has had. In […]

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

In February, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Human Trafficking (AHT) Investigation Coordination Unit hired Dr. Olsen Harper, a member of the Lac Seul First Nation, to identify human trafficking in northwest Ontario and its impact on Indigenous individuals and communities. Det. Staff Sgt. Andrew Taylor of the OPP’s Anti-Human Trafficking Unit said […]

By Jocelyn Galloway
Special to the Times
jgalloway@fortfrances.com

The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association is breaking ground this spring at the Stratton Sales Yard to add a new facility and upgrades to the existing barn. Marcus Powlowski, member of parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River announced on Friday, March 19 a non-repayable loan of $830,000, which is being granted to […]

By Robin McCormick
Devlin Correspondent

The Senior Of The Year nominations are drawing to a near. Every year the Township of LaVallee nominations a local individual as Senior of the Year. The township is asking the residents of the Township to nominate someone they think deserves this award. The Senior of the Year has to […]

By Jack Elliott
Rainy River correspondent

The cat colony is emptying thanks to Best for Kitty, but they need help Feral cats have become a serious nuisance in many of our communities. You can be part of the problem by putting out food, encouraging cats to breed indiscriminately or, like the organization Best for Kitty, do […]

We are going to take a break from featuring a “Pet of the Week” this week to tell you a bit about “Best for Kitty”. We are an emergency rescue for cats and kittens in the Rainy River District and began operation at the end of October, 2020. Since our […]

In the year of COVID many local groups have had to adapt to keep life as close to normal as possible, and the Rainy River District 4-H Association has been no exception. Coming into the end of March, when the agriculture group traditionally holds its annual awards banquet, the 4-H […]

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

Starting today, those 75 years and older can book using the ministry booking system. Dr. Kit Young Hoon, medical officer of health at the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) said she encourages anyone who is eligible to book an appointment for the vaccine. Those who are currently eligible are anyone born […]

Press release

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – The Rainy River District Detachment of the OPP is requesting assistance from members of the public to locate a missing person. The OPP is trying to locate 54 year old Hal HARASYMYK of Burditt Lake in Senn Township. Hal is believed to be operating a White […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS

PIKANGIKUM, Ont. – A northwestern Ontario First Nation has expelled provincial police from its borders over unspecified allegations of misconduct. Chief Dean Owen of Pikangikum First Nation says the police force lost the community’s trust due to alleged misconduct involving officers that “occurred over many years.” A spokesman for the […]

Amazon Prime Video The Stand Season 1 – TV-MA – Adventure, Drama, Fantasy – March 19 Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, The Stand, is King’s take on a post-apocalyptic world. The fate of the world rests on the shoulders of a 108-year-old and a handful […]