By Natali Trivuncic
Staff Writer
ntrivuncic@fortfrances.com

A new exhibit is underway at the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre that will showcase businesses in town throughout the years. And as the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially taxing on local businesses who are faced with constant restrictions and closures, this exhibit is a great way to showcase […]

After 30 years of working for municipalities in northern Ontario, including 18 years with the Town of Fort Frances, being chief administrative officer for five years and operations and facilities manager for 13, Doug Brown is retiring from his position. “It’s been a pretty fulfilling job being the chief administrative […]

By Natali Trivuncic
Staff Writer
ntrivuncic@fortfrances.com

It’s that time of year again when bright flower baskets line Kings Highway. Project Petunia is in its 20th year and is almost set to launch. Sarah Marusyk, museum attendant and coordinator of Project Petunia, said they are near their goal of 50 baskets, adding that it is not too […]

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario and Canadian governments, have launched the COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative. Through this initiative, the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce will roll out free rapid tests for small- and medium-sized businesses in the Northwestern […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

La Place Rendez-Vous is making the most of their provincially-mandated downtime to spruce up their outdoor patio area and continue work on a few of their rooms to ensure every visit to the business is top-quality. Business owner Sarah Noonan shared that the most recent round of stay-at-home orders were […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

During the committee of the whole meeting held on Monday, it was decided that the recommendation to continue the reconstruction of King’s Highway go back to the operations and facilities division for further investigation. This was decided when Coun. John McTaggart pointed out the absence in the recommendation of the […]

Press release

Suspect Charged With Second-Degree Murder (ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has now obtained a Canada Wide Warrant for the arrest of an eastern Ontario resident more than five years after the murder of Frederick “John” Hatch. Hatch was last seen alive on the afternoon of December 16, […]

On Monday, the Fort Frances council placed their vote on the final new names for Colonization Road East and Colonization Road West. Colonization Road West will be Sunset Drive and Colonization Road East will be Agamiing Drive. Agamiing is a word in Anishinaabemowin, and it means “at the shore.” Council […]

Press release

A virtual meeting of the Laverendrye Hospital Auxiliary was held on May 3, 2021 with President Linda Booth presiding. Unfortunately, at this time, there is not much to report as all our fundraising, such as Rockin’ for a Reason and The Strawberry Social has been put on hold until 2022. […]

By Natali Trivuncic
Staff Writer
ntrivuncic@fortfrances.com

The Bear Clan Patrol in Fort Frances helps the community in many ways and their efforts are not going unnoticed. They’ve been the recipients of several fundraisers and donations lately, to help them continue their work in the community. Neighbours Modern Diner recently partnered with the Bear Clan Patrol, when […]

By Ken Kellar
Local Journalism Initiative reporter
kkellar@fortfrances.com

It’s almost that time of year again when people of all ages take to the streets to help raise money for the Alzheimer Society of Canada. The annual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will take place on Sunday, May 30 across Canada, including here in Fort Frances. Like many […]

By Ken Kellar
Local Journalism Initiative reporter
kkellar@fortfrances.com

To coincide with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness month during May, the MS Society of Canada is urging everyone to lace up your shoes, grease up that bike chain, or break out those roller skates and get out on the town to support those living with the disease. Due to the […]