By Peter Jackson
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Telegram

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is putting its money where its mouth is in an attempt to solve a long-standing shortage of nurses in the province. Premier Andrew Furey and Health Minister Tom Osborne were joined by Registered Nurses Union president Yvette Coffey Tuesday, Aug. 2, in announcing everything […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer

As election day gets approaches, two of the bigger District municipalities only have two candidates each for their respective municipal councils and another hasn’t received any at all, with less than three weeks remaining in the nomination period. Both the Town of Fort Frances and the Township of Emo have […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer

Seven Generations Educational Institute (SGEI)’s welding camp, which took place from July 11-15 gave youth aged 12-17 the chance to develop an interest in the skilled trades. An SGEI press release said the camp gives kids an opportunity to exercise their creative abilities while being supervised by professionals in a […]

Press release

Year-round and seasonal residents interested in maintaining the natural beauty of area lake waters are invited to attend the Rainy Lake Conservancy’s Annual General Meeting via Zoom at 5PM, Thursday, August 11. The Rainy Lake Conservancy is a charitable organization based in Fort Frances. The first twenty minutes of the […]

The public is being invited to take part in the Emo Fair Queen competition, by voting for their favourite Letter to the Editor. The reader favourite will be awarded a special prize at the crowning ceremony. To cast your vote, visit, or follow the QR code with a QR […]

Press release

Members from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind everyone to please do your homework prior to giving any personal information or sending money, cryptocurrency or prepaid gift cards to anyone. Every year thousands of Canadians are victimized, and millions of dollars are lost through many forms of […]

Press release

Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox a global health emergency. WHO declares a health emergency not as a call to panic, but as a call to action, when a coordinated effort among many countries in the world is required to control a risk to health. Currently, there has […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer

Provincial Indigenous organizations are criticizing the Ontario government’s recent change to the Ontario school curriculum. The Anishinabek Nation and the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body (KEB) released a joint statement saying they are “disappointed” that the Ministry of Education has removed the Indigenous Science Framework from the provincial curriculum. The segment of […]

Hello Rainy River District! My name is Mickenna Ryll, and I am 17 years old. I live in Fort Frances with my parents, Mickey and Tammy, and I will be going into Grade 12 at Fort Frances High School in the fall. I enjoy playing video games with my older […]

My name is Valentina Shickell-Busch. I live on beautiful Rainy Lake with my amazing parents, Karen Shickell and Mike Busch. I am 15 years old, and going into grade 11 this fall. I’m exploring my interests in various medical fields, and also the manufacturing trades. I enjoy playing sports and […]

Hi my name is Mckenna McTavish, and I am running for Emo Fair Queen. My generous sponsor is the Emo Motocross Track owned by John Gavel. A little bit more about me is that I am 15 years old and I am going into grade 10 at Fort Frances High […]

Hello, my name is Addison Brown. I am 13 years old and live in Stratton, on our family farm. My parents are Mark and Natasha and I have two younger brothers, Nolan and Easton. This fall I will be going into grade 9 at Rainy River High School. I am […]