By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

Since 1955, the Strawberry Social has been a staple of the LaVerendrye General Hospital Auxiliary’s fundraising operations. After a two-year absence, Auxiliary president Irene Laing says she’s looking forward to bringing back the historic event on June 16. “I’m a traditionalist. To me, it seems like an honour to be […]

As a result of ongoing flooding at the waterfront in Fort Frances, the route for the 2022 Pride March, originally set to begin at the Sorting Gap Marina, has been changed in order to ensure participant safety and to comply with municipal emergency orders. The Pride March will now assemble […]

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A Request for Federal Assistance would release additional funding and assistance for community Marcus Powlowski, MP for Thunder Bay-Rainy River is encouraging the Province to submit a Request for Federal Assistance (RFA). RFAs allow the Federal Government to lend additional support to a Province facing an emergency beyond its capacity […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

While on the campaign trail, recently re-elected MPP for Kenora-Rainy River Greg Rickford says he saw the damage throughout the riding caused by high water and he is working with other members of provincial government to ensure all options are available to the region. Rickford says that the unique timing […]

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Reports of Esox’s death are greatly exaggerated. The Esox dam, located approximately 50 km northeast of Fort Frances, has been the subject of concern, speculation and rumour as water in the Rainy Lake system continues to rise to historic levels. Social media posts have speculated that the dam is on […]

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As a result of ongoing flooding at the waterfront in Fort Frances, the route for the 2022 Pride March, originally set to begin at the Sorting Gap Marina, has been changed in order to ensure participant safety and to comply with municipal emergency orders. The Pride March will now assemble […]

Letter to the editor, I am outraged at the seeming incompetence of the people who are responsible for the water levels on the Rainy Lake basin. It is my understanding that the International Falls dam has 15 waste gates but due to the narrow passage at Ranier, 13 waste gates […]

You don’t have to be old to be a volunteer. And I learned this week that even the youngest in our community are great volunteers and tireless workers. For five days I have been down at the Shevlin Woodyard joining MNR firefighters, Fort Frances firefighters, and other community volunteers filling, […]

The Town of Fort Frances Municipal Emergency Control Group is continuing to monitor and take the necessary actions to ensure the protection of critical infrastructure, assets and properties directly affected by the high waters. As a result, the following closures (pedestrian and vehicular) have been implemented: Front Street (Williams Avenue […]

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Water levels in the Rainy Lake continue to increase, but at a much lower rate than previous weeks. According to the National Weather Service, in Duluth, MN, the level of Rainy Lake is expected to rise by 1 to 3 inches (3-7 cm) between June 6 and June 13. Beyond […]

AccuWeather’s annual Canada summer forecast uses past weather to predict this year’s outlook. Examining past summers influenced by similar climatological conditions allows forecasters to piece together the atmospheric jigsaw puzzle of how the weather may unfold across Canada this season. The overall forecast trend of near- to above-average rainfall this […]

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Rainy Lake has surpassed the 1950 record for water levels. As of press time, the real-time Hydrometric Data at wateroffice.ec.gc.ca showed Rainy lake at 339.289 m and rising. The previous record was set in 1950 at 339.23 m. The level of Rainy lake is expected to continue to rise by […]