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

Just because there is a pandemic at play, does not mean spring break needs to be boring for kids. Thanks to the collaboration between Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce and Fort Frances Public Library, students can access age-appropriate activities to do safely from home throughout the week of April 12 […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Fort Frances Pharmasave is set to begin administering the AstraZeneca vaccination to adults 55 years of age or older. Pharmasave will receive 200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines today. They have a waitlist of over 500 individuals waiting in line for the jab. Ashley LaFreniere, assistant at Pharmasave, said they […]

The Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service has responded to several house fires in recent weeks. On April 6, at approximately 12:20 PM the Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service responded to a residential fire in the 400 Block of Second Street East. The fire was responded to by 12 team members, […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Fort Frances’ entrance is set for a facelift The Rainy River Future Development Corporation (RRFDC) has developed a Tourism and Marketing Plan for Fort Frances. Its vision includes the beautification of Scott Street, town entrances and the Trans-Canada Highway. This marketing plan report was submitted by Cody Vangel, chief building […]

Final health inspection to be complete in coming days The Flint House waterfront food truck is one step closer to opening day. The Planning and Development Executive Committee agreed to have the Flint House place a food truck, subject to administration and health review. The committee will prepare a lease […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Last year was a unique one – in every sense – COVID-19’s ripple effects on the public and the economy are yet to be seen. Given tax filing season is upon us, many Canadians are calling their tax advisors and bookkeepers, inquiring about what their forms will look like this […]

Press release

(Rainy River District, ON)  On Tuesday April 6, 2021, the Fort Frances OPP were made aware of a fake $50.00 Canadian bill that was used at a local business. The OPP would like to remind members of the public and businesses to be vigilant when accepting paper currency.    The […]

Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce that the winner of the March Riverside 50/50 electronic raffle is Shelley Bruce-Allen of Devlin, ON with the winning ticket number F-2800492. Bruce-Allen takes home the biggest monthly pot yet of $26,090, with the same amount going to the Foundation. The […]

This is the last in a series with Ryan McMahon and Wendell Collier about their CBC Gem series “Stories from the Land,” an adaptation of McMahon’s podcast which premiered on the digital streaming platform Friday, March 19. The inevitable question comes up whenever conversation about a nearly-finished project starts to […]

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

As the Volunteer Bureau evaluates the future, it hopes new volunteers will help further its commitment to creating opportunities to give back to the community. Applications are now being accepted for new members to join the Volunteer Bureau team. “In the last year or so, we’ve taken the opportunity to […]

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

It’s been a difficult year for musicians and performers across the globe. Doubly so for the younger ones among them, who have seen traditional outlets for their abilities like talent shows, Christmas concerts and high school musicals being postponed or outright cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although COVID-19 restrictions […]