Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

Chelsea Blackjack is just one member in a growing list of people who have lost a loved one to drug overdose. She knows all too well the growing frustration across the community, as lives are lost and families broken due to the opioid crisis, and she has decided to take […]

By Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

I walk down only one flight of stairs to get to my workplace. Hunched over my computer and sitting cross-legged in my desk chair, I cruise through Fort Frances with a click of my mouse. Welcome to the life of a remote worker. From the Google maps street-view, the Fort […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

There’s a new home for musical theatre lovers in the district, with distinct hopes that performers too old for high school shows will be able to put on an annual spectacle. Trevor Barker is the musical director and founder of Row I Theatre in Fort Frances, a new theatre company […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

With time running short before the Sept. 18 run date, the Fort Frances Terry Fox Run is still in need of a co-ordinator. Kim Smith is the Ontario Events Co-Ordinator for The Terry Fox Foundation. She says Fort Frances has been a long-time supporter of the run but former co-ordinators […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

Any decisions on the future of the Hallett will be left up to the next Town of Fort Frances council. A new home for the iconic boat was on Monday night’s council agenda following a report from Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre curator Kayleigh Spiers. In her report, Spiers […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

Fort Frances resident Ryan Daw does precision laser engraving on surfaces like tile, wood, or metal. He says he has about 45 pieces of work on display at the Fine Line Art Gallery. “People like to think of me as an artist, I like to think of myself as more […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

Julie Lutz’s mother, Edith Renberg, died in 1985. Lutz is now making sure her mom’s legacy of sculpting and painting is remembered by submitting some of her creations to the Fine Line Art Gallery. “She’d be pleased to know her work is on display,” said Lutz. Lutz says Renberg was […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

The Hallett may find itself in a new home before long if the Town of Fort Frances council agrees with a new report from the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre’s curator. Museum curator Kayleigh Spiers submitted the report that will find itself in front of council on July 24, […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

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 Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is leading a feasibility study to determine the need for Supervised Consumption Services in the northwest. Released last week, the study comes in the form of an online survey to gather information from those living in northern communities about the need for Supervised Consumption Services […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

With a full lineup of performers and workshops the revival of a long lost exhibition of cultures and traditions is set to happen this weekend. Kayleigh Speirs is the curator at the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre. She has been the driving force behind the event and has spent […]

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A prominent member of the business community lost his life over the weekend, following a tragic accident on Rainy Lake. Brian Craig Sanders of Fort Frances, owner of the Place, succumbed to injuries sustained after two personal watercrafts collided on Rainy Lake, according to Rainy River District OPP. On July […]