Press release

A coalition of Chambers of Commerce representing border communities across the country is calling on the Government of Canada to lift the remaining COVID-related border restrictions and to suspend use of the ArriveCAN app. “The border measures are not only slowing down border crossings, they’re having a major deterrent effect […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

A fan-favourite comedian is bringing his comedy chops back to Fort Frances to help celebrate an amazing accomplishment. Comedian Cedric Newman is returning ot La Palce Rendez-Vous tonight for two seatings of a comedy show. While the comedy is its own thing that Newman has been specially preparing for the […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

On July 27, the staff at Fort Frances Walmart had the opportunity to meet this year’s Children’s Miracle Network Champion Child for the region. Keira, 11, from Manitoba was born with a condition called Craniosynostosis and told Walmart staff all about it. “I was born with Craniosynostosis,” Keira said. “It […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

Museum Curator and Culturama’s lead organizer Kayleigh Speirs said she is very pleased with how the event went over and hopes to build on it next year. “I think, overall, it went fantastically,” Speirs said. “In a lot of ways it exceeded our expectations. We were thrilled with the amount […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

Devon Stearns is a hobbyist photographer with mosaic Down syndrome. Now, some of her work is going to be featured on greeting cards. “It’s like a dream come true,” she says. “I’ve always wanted to share something with the world.” Stearns says her greeting card photos will be of sunsets, […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

Don Marquis snagged a roll of painter’s tape from the shelf. He now had all the necessary tools to demonstrate how he winds his intricate custom rod wraps. “Now I’ll pretend I know what I’m doing,” he said. Marquis has been assembling his own fishing rods at the Seniors Fix-It […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

A special fundraising event is set to run at the Rainy Lake Square tomorrow night to help a new theatre company put on its first show. Trevor Barker is the musical director and founder of Row I Theatre, a brand-new theatre company in Fort Frances that is working towards putting […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

Despite swiftly coming to the end of a wet and flooded summer, work on several capital and infrastructure projects in Fort Frances is continuing at a decent pace. In a verbal update to council during Monday night’s committee of the whole meeting, Town of Fort Frances Operations and Facilities manager […]

Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

Chelsea Blackjack is just one member in a growing list of people who have lost a loved one to drug overdose. She knows all too well the growing frustration across the community, as lives are lost and families broken due to the opioid crisis, and she has decided to take […]

By Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

I walk down only one flight of stairs to get to my workplace. Hunched over my computer and sitting cross-legged in my desk chair, I cruise through Fort Frances with a click of my mouse. Welcome to the life of a remote worker. From the Google maps street-view, the Fort […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

There’s a new home for musical theatre lovers in the district, with distinct hopes that performers too old for high school shows will be able to put on an annual spectacle. Trevor Barker is the musical director and founder of Row I Theatre in Fort Frances, a new theatre company […]