By Jordan Press
THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A group representing thousands of doctors from across the country is hoping the Liberal government’s coming federal budget addresses a long-standing concern about lack of access to family doctors in Canada. The Canadian Medical Association estimates about five million Canadians don’t have a primary care physician, or family […]

By Samantha Morris
Prevention and Screening Clinical Services
Thunder Bay Regional Hospital

Our community is full of inspiring people who generously dedicate their time to making it a welcoming and inclusive place to live. As Aesop once said, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Regardless of the magnitude of our actions, every time we give back to […]

By Hayley Michaud
Special to the Times

Amazon Prime Video 2067 – NR – Sci-fi – April 9 One man’s journey to the future to save a dying world. Disney+ Nomadland – R – Drama – April 9 One of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Picture, Nomadland follows Fern after she loses everything in the Great […]

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MINNEAPOLIS – George Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned facedown on the pavement with his hands cuffed behind him, a medical expert testified Thursday at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. Floyd’s breathing while he was being held down by Chauvin and other officers was too […]

By Michelle Liu And Meg Kinnard
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The gunman who killed five people including a prominent doctor in South Carolina was former NFL player Phillip Adams, who killed himself early Thursday, according to a person who was briefed on the investigation. This person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized […]

The Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service has responded to several house fires in recent weeks. On April 6, at approximately 12:20 PM the Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service responded to a residential fire in the 400 Block of Second Street East. The fire was responded to by 12 team members, […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Fort Frances’ entrance is set for a facelift The Rainy River Future Development Corporation (RRFDC) has developed a Tourism and Marketing Plan for Fort Frances. Its vision includes the beautification of Scott Street, town entrances and the Trans-Canada Highway. This marketing plan report was submitted by Cody Vangel, chief building […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario will issue a new stay-at-home order to try and control a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, sources tell The Canadian Press. Premier Doug Ford is expected to make the announcement at a news conference this afternoon. Sources say the order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning […]

Final health inspection to be complete in coming days The Flint House waterfront food truck is one step closer to opening day. The Planning and Development Executive Committee agreed to have the Flint House place a food truck, subject to administration and health review. The committee will prepare a lease […]

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

Some pharmacies in the region will begin offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to those age 55 and older. These pharmacies include a Shopper Drug Mart in Dryden, No Frills pharmacy in Kenora and Pharmasave in Fort Frances. The public health clinics have also expanded to include anyone aged 60 and over. […]

Staff

A cross-hospital collaboration has created a new backbone of care northern Ontario, and brought back surgeries and other orthopaedic care closer to home. Spinal surgeries, once limited to larger centres, can now be performed as close as Kenora. “Our population sees more musculoskeletal disease requiring a higher-than-average use of orthopaedic […]

By Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Last year was a unique one – in every sense – COVID-19’s ripple effects on the public and the economy are yet to be seen. Given tax filing season is upon us, many Canadians are calling their tax advisors and bookkeepers, inquiring about what their forms will look like this […]