Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce that the winner of the August Riverside 50/50 electronic raffle is Betty Godin of Fort Frances, ON with the winning ticket number U-4503411. Godin takes home $10,905, with the same amount going to the Foundation. The draw was made Wednesday, August […]

Staff

A partnership between the Fort Frances Salvation army and the local museum made sure hundreds of kids had access to healthy snacks this summer. According to Salvation Army Fort Frances corps officer Arthur Heathcote, thanks to a grant made available through Food Banks Canada, the Salvation Army and Fort Frances […]

The deadline to nominate local businesses for the Chamber of Commerce Business Awards is fast approaching; residents have until this Friday, September 9, to submit their choices for businesses or entrepreneurs. Nominations can be made for any business in the District, whether they are Chamber members or not, and any […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

Science North’s traveling exhibit on climate change has arrived in Fort Frances. The interactive exhibit for all ages will be showing on the first floor of the Fort Frances Museum until Sept. 10. Funded by the Government of Canada and created in a collaboration between Science North and the Ontario […]

Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

On Monday, at the Fort Frances Courthouse, former registered practical nurse Lindsey Coyle pleaded guilty for criminal negligence causing death to the late Hermina Fletcher who was receiving care at LaVerendrye Hospital in Fort Frances. The investigation of the death of 76-year-old Hermina Fletcher began on January 14, 2015. Rainy […]

Staff

Local businesses have endured staff shortages, pandemic mandates, ballooning costs and endless worry. But for one night a year, they can set aside their concerns and celebrate the best of the best, with the Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Nominations have now opened for the annual event, and the Chamber […]

Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

Donovan Miller has a home and a job to look forward to. But he hasn’t always been so lucky. The 53-year old has been a long-time client at the Fort Frances Family Centre, and credits the facility for his recovery. “I’m not homeless anymore, but I was living on the […]

Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

The District is facing a new challenge. But this one is all rhythm, with no blues. The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre is challenging local businesses and organizations to a dance-off challenge. They kicked it off with a toe-tapping video set to Kenny Loggins’ “Footloose.” In the challenge video, the camera […]

Staff

Local businesses have endured staff shortages, pandemic mandates, ballooning costs and endless worry. But for one night a year, they can set aside their concerns and celebrate the best of the best, with the Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Nominations have now opened for the annual event, and the Chamber […]

Press release

Riverside Health Care in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit has declared the COVID-19 Outbreak at Rainycrest Long Term Care Home over. Riverside continues to have our detailed safety procedures and infection prevention control practices in place, which are designed to ensure the health and safety of our staff, the […]

Riverside Health Care in conjunction with the Northwestern Public Health Unit has declared COVID-19 Outbreak at La Verendrye General Hospital First Floor Inpatient Unit. To further enhance our team’s ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, additional precautions are being taken including, but not limited to: General visitors will […]

Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

As a new school year approaches, many families brace themselves for early mornings and busy schedules. This makes August the perfect time to have fun with the family, and there’s no better way to do so than at the Community Family Health and Safety Summer event. Families can enjoy obstacle […]