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 […]

Yvonne Barron and Betty Salchert, two of 15 active volunteers, organize donations for the Emo Thrift Store before opening. The thrift store is open Wednesdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. After costs of the building and grounds are covered, the non-profit puts […]

Minister of energy, northern development and mines and minister of Indigenous Affairs, Greg Rickford, announced on March 10, that the Ontario government is developing its first ever Critical Minerals Strategy to help support Ontario’s transition to a low-carbon economy and create jobs and opportunities in the mining sector. “We’re developing […]

Dear editor, Thanks to Covid, the atrocious neglect in some nursing homes was exposed. Was that not obvious prior to 2020? Did we not see it, or were we “not there” to see it? For family and friends who diligently visited loved ones in care and now are restricted, we […]

An open letter to the government of Ontario, Ontario’s business community is frustrated seeing our Southern neighbours being inoculated while we wait. The lack of vaccine supply means fewer vaccines in arms. Delays in distribution are heavy blows to businesses going through further restrictions and lockdowns. The lack of clarity, […]

By Jack Elliott
Rainy River Correspondent

If this Covid-19 penchant for doing everything online and through social media has demonstrated one thing, it is as a senior if you want to survive in this digital world you’d better be able to be more digital than giving computers the flying digit. This was amply demonstrated during the […]

By Robin McCormick
Devlin Correspondent

The Emo Legion Branch #99 is offering burgers to go this Friday evening. This is due to the fact that their regular beer and burger can not take place inside the Legion due to recent Covid restriction. The good thing is folks can still enjoy a delicious burger. Call the […]

The family of a woman who was last seen in Nipigon say they just want closure after she was reported missing almost a year ago and have received no answers. Since then, police have received numerous tips, conducted massive searches in the small community roughly 100 kilometres east of Thunder […]

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

A new report is suggesting there’s a new way to organize and govern the larger unincorporated areas in the province’s northern regions. Released by the Northern Policy Institute (NPI) last month, the report, titled “Time to Reorganize: Why Northern Ontario Should Follow BC’s Lead in Local Governance” was written by […]

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 […]

We are excited to introduce Marble. Marble is about as gorgeous a calico cat as you will ever see with a rich tri-colour coat. Marble was the last unspayed female to be removed from the cat colony in Rainy River. We had an appointment scheduled for her to be spayed […]