By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Fort Frances town council unanimously voted on Monday to approve the recommendation to rename Colonization Road East and Colonization Road West. Along with the approval to rename both Colonization Roads, an education resolution was also carried. The renaming recommendation was put forward at the last Planning and Development Executive Committee […]

By Jocelyn Galloway
Special to the Times
jgalloway@fortfrances.com

The absence of Canadian travellers has impacted International Falls according to Mayor Harley Droba. “We miss you guys [Canadians]. I don’t know if you know that, but we really, really do,” said Droba. “It is so bizarre with the lack of vehicles in our community right now. It’s 100 per […]

By Natali Trivuncic
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
ntrivuncic@fortfrances.com

As of Tuesday morning, from the vaccine allotment that Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has been given, 6,355 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered. At this time, no area pharmacies are currently offering COVID-19 vaccines, Dr. Kit Young Hoon, medical officer of health at the NWHU said. Certain populations […]

A food drive is being held by the Beyak Automotive group on Thursday, March 25. Starting at 9 a.m., employees from Sunset Country Ford and Fort Frances GM will head out for contactless pick-up of donations. If you have any food items you would like to donate to local food […]

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

Break out your chef’s cap and fire up the oven – it’s time to get cooking. Shooniya Wa-Biitong has created a series of hands-on cooking workshops for those in the district to attend to help boost their skills and confidence in the kitchen, and also help to strengthen bonds as […]

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

This is the second in a series with Ryan McMahon and Wendell Collier about their CBC Gem series “Stories from the Land,” an adaptation of McMahon’s podcast which premiered on the digital streaming platform Friday, March 19. When a worldwide pandemic hits right when you’re about to start filming your […]

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

Virtual session to cover how parents can keep kids safe while online In order to help foster a sense of community that can be lacking during lockdown, as well as to help parents navigate the possible dangers of the internet, the Northwest Catholic District School Board (TNCDSB) will be holding […]

Source: protectkidsonline.ca

What can parents do? Know and explore the games your child wants to play online to determine if the game is age-appropriate. Considerations may include: Is the game moderated? Does the game contain age-appropriate content? Is there an interactive (chat) component in the game? Is this an optional feature that […]

Press release

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has now made an arrest in connection with a serious assault that occurred March 20, 2021 in Fort Frances. A 30-year-old man from Big Grassy First Nation has been charged with Aggravated Assault and Assault with a Weapon. The accused attended […]

By Natali Trivuncic
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
ntrivuncic@fortfrances.com

Starting today, those 75 years and older can book using the ministry booking system. Dr. Kit Young Hoon, medical officer of health at the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) said she encourages anyone who is eligible to book an appointment for the vaccine. Those who are currently eligible are anyone born […]

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in a violent crime investigation. Shortly after 5:00 a.m. on March 20, 2021, members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to an assault with a weapon that took place on the 200 block of Scott Street […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Tonight will be the last meeting of the month for the Fort Frances council. The next council meeting will take place on April 12. On tonight’s agenda: Colonization Road Council will vote on whether to approve the recommendation from the Planning and Executive Committee to rename Colonization Road East and […]