All adults in Ontario can now book an appointment to receive an Omicron-targeted COVID-19 vaccine as of today. The province made the bivalent vaccine available to its most vulnerable populations earlier this month, but said appointments to receive the new shot would be open to all residents 18 or over […]

By Cristiana Mesquita

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans have approved a sweeping “family law” code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as redefining rights for children and grandparents, officials said Monday, though opposition in the national referendum was unusually strong on the Communist Party-governed island. The measure — which […]


Ontario says it is investing $90 million to support upgrading the skills of workers. The province says the funding opens on Thursday to anyone who is unemployed or underemployed. The Skills Development Fund will prioritize programs helping people with prior involvement in the criminal justice system, at-risk youth, people with […]

By David Mchugh, Justin Spike, Karel Janicek And Veselin Toshkov

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — As Europe heads into winter in the throes of an energy crisis, offices are getting chillier. Statues and historic buildings are going dark. Bakers who can’t afford to heat their ovens are talking about giving up, while fruit and vegetable growers face letting greenhouses stand idle. […]

By Michael MacDonald

A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. Photos posted on Sunday from Port aux Basques […]

By Tyler Moffitt
Fire Chief
Fort Frances Fire and Rescue

On September 17, 2022, at approximately 9 p.m. the Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service responded to a structure fire in the 200 block of Sixth Street West. Five full-time firefighters, eight part-time firefighters, and the fire chief responded with one pumper truck, and a rescue pickup truck to the scene […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer

The Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre (FFPLTC) is offering you the chance to win great prizes, and all it will take it expanding your literary horizons. A new program, the Adult Reading Challenge, was launched at the library at the beginning of September and will run through to the […]