By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

The Fort Frances council had their first meeting of June on Monday. During the meeting, an International Bridge resolution was passed and a bylaw to authorize the town entering into a lease agreement at the Sorting Gap Marina was approved. International Bridge Town council passed a resolution that calls on […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

On Monday evening, the Town of Fort Frances passed a resolution that calls on the Government of Canada and the provincial government to immediately intervene in the sale of the International Bridge. This intervention would require the Canadian government to work with their American counterparts to operate the International Bridge […]

By Natali Trivuncic
Staff Writer
ntrivuncic@fortfrances.com

The Canada-U.S. border has been closed for over a year now and with no American traffic, tourism businesses in the region and across Canada are suffering. On June 8, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) held a meeting to announce they are launching a campaign, calling on the Canadian […]

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A report from the public resulted in the arrest of a homeless man for break and enter. On Saturday June 12, 2021 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Rainy River District Detachment received a report of broken glass outside Northwoods Gallery on the 200 Block of Scott Street in the Fort Frances. Officers […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

When the paper mill’s whistle blew at 5 p.m., she knew she had to go home. It was curfew time. She has lived a life many would have only seen in movies. An apartment building on 212 Third St. West built in 1903 was where Marg Kircher, 89, was born. […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Ontario entered its first phase of reopening last Friday, with businesses allowed to open their doors with limited capacity. Jean Richards, owner of Fine Line Art Gallery, said they have done well through the pandemic, whenever they were allowed to open between lockdown restrictions. Richards said they are currently allowed […]

There’s a fun new way for families to get creative and spend quality time together this summer. The Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre and Community Living Fort Frances and District (CLFFD) are joining forces to create and give out a limited number of free activity boxes that will be […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

Move aside Monopoly, there’s a new property management game in town, and this time it’s personal. In a move that not many would probably have been expecting, brand new board game Fort Frances-opoly should be ready and waiting at Walmart Fort Frances. Made available following the lifting of restrictions across […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

A few fallen trees inspired a picturesque garden area for residents, with high school volunteers chipping in to make the dream a reality A couple who reside at Flinders Place took the opportunity during multiple lockdowns to work on the beautification of the area around their residence. Ralph and Debbie […]

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Seniors Month activities continue this week as registration closes for the Seniors Game days planned for next week. The game days are scheduled for Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23, with planned activities including ladder toss, horseshoes, bocce ball and bean bag toss. The activities will be a mix […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

As summer approaches and warm weather rolls across across the district, the Friends of the Fort Frances Museum are gearing up to offer the second annual Garden Tour to allow those with a green thumb to show off the results of their hard work to appreciative visitors. Scheduled for Saturday, […]

By Gord Mackintosh
Special to the Times

For years, the proud Fort Frances motto was “Borderland.” The Fort hugs Minnesota for easy access to favourite resort patios, shops, the Border Bar. We’re enticed by words like “at par,” “a 48,” “Menards.” Locals “go across” or “over the line.” And we insist it’s not a solid line. Here’s […]