By Natali Trivuncic
Staff Writer
ntrivuncic@fortfrances.com

From bicycles to office supplies, the COVID-19 pandemic has led people back to a simpler way of living or made them adjust to something new altogether. With more time spent at home, families are choosing to invest in their homes and for many that means investing in their gardens. But […]

Even from an early age, Wendy Derendorf always knew what she wanted to do for a living, “I never entertained any other career, I always wanted to be a nurse”. After graduating from Confederation College’s Thunder Bay campus in the first ever graduating class of RN students in 1975, Wendy […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Be kind to everyone. This is the message that Shiela Shaw, executive director at the Fort Frances Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), wants to relay to others. It usually takes most people a few tries to find their life’s purpose, their true passion and dream job. But for the lucky […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Tonight will be the first meeting of the month for the Fort Frances council. The second and final one of the month will be on May 25. During tonight’s meeting, council will make a vote on the new names of Colonization Road East and Colonization Road West. This comes after […]

On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fort Frances residents will have the opportunity to use the garbage dump for a free tipping day. Residents will have the chance to dispose of their spring cleanup waste such as leaves, tree branches, grass clippings and garden waste at the landfill […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

A new art installation in the area is aiming to spark conversation and awareness around an important social issue. In a partnership between Binesiwag Centre for Wellness and Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI), a large piece of art in the form of a traditional jingle dancer is being installed on […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Fort Frances council is expected to make a vote and choose two different names for Colonization Road East and Colonization Road West next Monday. On Monday, the Planning and Development Executive Committee agreed on nine names that will be presented to council in order to vote on two names to […]

Press release

Today, Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce executive director, Heather Johnson and Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, released the following joint statement in reaction to the Government of Ontario’s Paid Sick Day Program Proposal announced today: “Today’s announcement by the Government of Ontario is a […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Effective today, Safeway Fort Frances will no longer be giving plastic bags when checking out customers. This is done to honour the store’s goal of stopping the use of plastic bags with the beginning of their new fiscal year on May 5. Krystle Whiteley, Safeway manager, said customers have been […]

Staff

The pandemic has been especially challenging for children, youth and their families and it is impacting their mental health, according to a release issued by FIREFLY. But with a few tools under their belts, parents and caregivers can give the young people in their lives the support they need. “All […]

This year’s Mental Health Week is celebrated from May 3 to 9 and this will mark 70 years that the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has celebrated and hosted Mental Health Week. The Kenora Rainy River District Mental Health and Addiction Directors Network sponsored a virtual night of comedy with […]

Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce that the winner of the April Riverside 50/50 electronic raffle is Luz McGoldrick of Fort Frances, ON with the winning ticket number G-1025801. McGoldrick takes home a whopping $25,915, with the same amount going to the Foundation. The draw was made […]