Riverside Health Care in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit has declared the COVID-19 Outbreak at La Verendrye General Hospital (LVGH) First Floor In-patient unit, over as of September 13.Riverside continues to have our detailed safety procedures and infection prevention control practices in place, which are designed to ensure the […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

At Monday’s Town Council meeting a resolution was unanimously passed to submit a statement against the proposed redistribution of federal ridings in northern Ontario. As published in the agenda for Monday’s Town Council the resolution speaks to the way that the redistribution of the boundaries would affect Northern Ontario and […]

La Verendrye General Hospital (LVGH) will be working to install a new CT scanner Friday September 23 to Monday October 3, 2022. During this time, on-site CT services will be unavailable and patients urgently requiring a CT will be transported to Rainy Lake Medical Center in International Falls, Minnesota to […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

The Town of Fort Frances will be sending a request to support the installation of a battery storage facility to be built on the former lagoon property to its Chief Building Officer for consideration. At Monday night’s meeting of town council and administration, Mitch Lepage, Rob Coulbeck and Alex Eidson […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

Work is underway on developing a brand-new Official Plan for the Town of Fort Frances, as well as a comprehensive review of its zoning by-law. At Monday night’s meeting of Town of Fort Frances council and administration, Justyna Garbos of WSP Canada Inc., the company that is working with the […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

Having played in Fort Frances before My Son the Hurricane is happy to be touring post-pandemic. They’re hoping to bring happiness with them as they bring the funk back to Fort Frances on Sunday Sept. 25. Vocalist Sylvie Kindree says it’s been great to be back on the road after […]

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Contrary to information provided in the Wednesday, September 7, 2022, edition of the Fort Frances Times, for the St. Mary School Grand Opening and Open House event scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, September 15, parents, students and staff are invited to the Open House from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. during […]

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(FORT FRANCES, ON) – On September 5, 2022 at approximately 6:50 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Rainy River District Detachment received information that an individual pointed a firearm at another individual and was unlawfully in possession of a firearm. On September 6, 2022 officers with assistance from […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

The Town of Fort Frances will be deemed as in a lame duck period following tonight’s meeting of town council. According to the Municipal Act, a council enters into a lame duck period when it is determined that three quarters, or 75 percent of existing council members will not be […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

Residents at Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home will be enjoying a week of festivities beginning next Monday as the home celebrates its Resident Council Week. Set to take place with a fun event each day, Resident Council Week is all about celebrating the residents of long-term care homes across the province, […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

The sitting council of the town of Fort Frances has requested the mayor make a formal apology to staff and contractors found to have been wronged in comments she made regarding leaked documents pertaining to the former Fort Frances mill. In a special meeting called for August 18, one day […]

Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

On Monday September 5, multi-award winning Indigenous-Canadian duo, Twin Flames, performed at the Duke Arena in Couchiching First Nation. The concert was originally scheduled for Canada Day but postponed until Labour Day after lead singer Chelsey June contracted COVID-19 and was unable to perform. June and husband Jaaji received an […]