By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

All flags have been lowered at the Civic Centre in the Town of Fort Frances since Monday in respect and memory of the children whose bodies were found buried at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. The discovery was made on Thursday when Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

On Monday about 100 individuals gathered at the site of the former residential school in Fort Frances to support their neighbours in B.C. after the remains of 215 children were discovered at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops. The discovery was made on Thursday when Tk’emlúps te […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

It’s coming up on the second graduation season under the spectre of COVID-19, and Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) is looking at new ways to keep the experience memorable for this year’s graduating class. Even though a large-scale graduation ceremony won’t be going ahead this year – SGEI has used […]

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Riverside Foundation for Health Care, with the support of Riverside Health Care Facilities, recently passed a motion to launch a capital campaign to raise funds for new Diagnostic Imaging equipment. With a goal to replace the current CT scanner and the current mammography machine, purchase an elevating table for the […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

The Royal Canadian Legion in Fort Frances is eager to open their doors again, to host events, meat and 50/50 draws and support the veterans. Veronica Davis, office manager and bookkeeper, said she is eager to have the Legion open back to fundraising events, activities and socializing. “We are here […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

He served five years in the Second World War, spent 60 years being an active member of the Kiwanis Club and 47 years owning and managing a local business – all adding to his 100 years of success, community involvement and wisdom. “There were not many cars when I was […]

Since December, pandemic restrictions in the province have been a roller-coaster ride with more downs than ups, especially for organizations that help the community, but also rely heavily on their support, like The Fort Frances Legion Ladies Auxiliary Br. #29. Josie Miller, auxiliary president, said it has been a difficult […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

There is no doubt of the negative effects the pandemic had on the workforce, particularly those working by the shift in industries that were forced to close. Raina Johnson, 19, found herself having to navigate COVID-19 uncertainties as she tries to save money before going off to college in the […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

A late night call from stranded equine haulers resulted in a brush with celebrity for boarder Six degrees of separation is the idea that you are only six social connections away from meeting your idol. What if there was only one and that one was a horse? Colleen Wieringa, owner […]

Visitors to two different parks in town will likely notice some fresh new additions courtesy of the Town of Fort Frances and a little help from some very knowledgeable friends. The parks at Phair and Lillie Avenue have seen the addition of a number of young trees in recent weeks […]

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Those who are still waiting on their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can now book a shot at Safeway. The store’s pharmacy will be administering the shot, which can be registered for by going to pharmacyappointments.ca. Those without internet access can also call the pharmacy to set up an […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

The Fort Frances council had their last meeting of May on Monday. During the meeting, different bylaws were passed, from the final vote to rename Colonization Roads, authorizing the levying and collection of a special charge of taxes upon the Business Improvement Area. Taxes will be paid through the Town […]