The Fort Frances paper mill is 65 per cent demolished. The rest of the demolition is expected to be completed by the spring of 2022. Cody Vangel, chief building official and municipal planner, said there are four phases to the demolition: the paper mill, screen building, craft mill and biomass […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Pharmasave in Fort Frances received a shipment of the Pfizer vaccine after the province stopped the use of AstraZeneca for the first dose. Ashley LaFreniere, assistant at Pharmasave, said anyone 12 years of age or older can call them and have their name put on the waiting list for first […]

Anyone aged 12 and older is now eligible to book a vaccine appointment using the provin- cial booking system. While vac- cine eligibility has been open to those aged 18 and older for some time now, vaccine cover- age rates in some parts of the region are still low. Dr. […]

The grand opening of the Rainy Lake Market held at the Rainy Lake Square, was greeted with a much-needed rainfall but that did not prevent community members from stopping by. Sarah Marusyk from the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Center said they had a steady flow of traffic, adding that […]

All the best cheese and cured meats folded into the delicate shape of a rose surrounded by fruits, crackers and other assorted goods all on perfect display on a platter can make even the most ordinary day feel luxurious. Lena Morelli, 25, has brought this small piece of delicious luxury […]

The Fort Frances Legion Branch 29 will receive an additional $4,310.72 in federal funding to assist operations. MP Marcus Powlowski, Thunder Bay-Rainy River announced over $26,000 in additional funding from the Government of Canada to support local Royal Canadian Legions on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

It is believed that if a person does what they love, they will never have to work a day in their life. Hannah Mueller, 24, is the perfect example of how a passion can turn into a job. Born and raised in Fort Frances, Mueller was no stranger to Rainy […]

The project developed by the Rainy River Future Development Corporation (RRFDC) to address tourism and marketing for Fort Frances is back for discussion.The vision is set to be achieved through the beautification of Scott Street, town entrances and the Trans-Canada Highway. This item initially appeared on the Planning and Development […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

Video helps promote continuing discussion of MMIWG Grand Council Treaty #3 and youth from across the Treaty #3 region have joined forces to help shine a light on the ongoing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) crisis in Canada. As part of MMIWG Awareness month and released on […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

After the Ontario province halted the first dose distribution of the AstraZeneca vaccine, pharmacies across Ontario are waiting to receive vials to finish the second round of vaccinations. Ashley LaFreniere, assistant at Pharmasave in Fort Frances, said after they give out the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, they are […]

By Natali Trivuncic
Staff Writer
ntrivuncic@fortfrances.com

Yesterday morning, anyone aged 18 or older could book a vaccine appointment directly through the Ontario website. Dr. Kit Young Hoon, medical officer of health at the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU), said they look forward to seeing many young people at their clinics and remind the public that high vaccination […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

The Town of Fort Frances has finally sealed the deal on an offer to purchase lot 21 on Erin Crescent. This is the first sale after the lot prices were approved by council for price reduction in March. Lot 21 was initially $89,500 and then was reduced to $65,700. The […]