Press release

(Rainy River District, ON)  On Tuesday April 6, 2021, the Fort Frances OPP were made aware of a fake $50.00 Canadian bill that was used at a local business. The OPP would like to remind members of the public and businesses to be vigilant when accepting paper currency.    The […]

Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce that the winner of the March Riverside 50/50 electronic raffle is Shelley Bruce-Allen of Devlin, ON with the winning ticket number F-2800492. Bruce-Allen takes home the biggest monthly pot yet of $26,090, with the same amount going to the Foundation. The […]

This is the last 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. The inevitable question comes up whenever conversation about a nearly-finished project starts to […]

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

As the Volunteer Bureau evaluates the future, it hopes new volunteers will help further its commitment to creating opportunities to give back to the community. Applications are now being accepted for new members to join the Volunteer Bureau team. “In the last year or so, we’ve taken the opportunity to […]

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

It’s been a difficult year for musicians and performers across the globe. Doubly so for the younger ones among them, who have seen traditional outlets for their abilities like talent shows, Christmas concerts and high school musicals being postponed or outright cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although COVID-19 restrictions […]

Fort Frances Museum continues to plan for the summer with hopes that they will be able to reopen soon. Sarah Marusyk, attendant at the museum, said this is a difficult time to plan because it is hard to know what restrictions will be in place come summertime, but their focus […]

Staff

The kids’ garden plots are back at the Fort Frances Community Garden. After a one-year hiatus, due to fluctuating COVID restrictions around community gardens, plots are now being reopened to children, who are interested in managing their own plot. The cost is $15 for a a 10-by-10 plot. All seeds […]

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

It’s a win – if only a temporary one – for those who are fighting to keep northern Minnesota and the Rainy River Watershed Basin’s waters free from polluting mine by-products. In a release published on March 22, 2021, which is also recognized as World Water Day, the Save The […]

TORONTO —The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a provincewide emergency brake as a result of an alarming surge  in case numbers and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the province. The provincewide emergency brake will be effective Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. […]

Staff

In an effort to clean up the community and make use of the proliferation of deer droppings an enterprising entrepreneur from Manitoba has come up with a plan to clean up Fort Frances while generating extra power. The concept, dubbed Pelletonne, revolves around the idea of incinerating deer waste in […]

Staff

Government officials are considering changing the sound of train horns after a study citing long-term health concerns to individuals living close to the tracks was released. Given Fort Frances is a border town, with trains constantly crossing over to the United States, doctors and researchers involved in the study expressed […]

Staff

With this winter being very mild in terms of snow inches and rain levels, it marks a season Fort Frances has not seen in years. While many people thanked mother nature for the break from the brisk cold weeks, the concern of low river levels was floated at one of […]