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

Since he began painting in 2018, Thomas Sinclair never thought he would be a professional artist. Now only three years later, Sinclair’s woodland style art is going to be featured in two international summer art fairs. Sinclair’s art will be featured at the Venice International Art Fair at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello […]

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 Merna Emara
Staff Writer
memara@fortfrances.com

Marcus Powlowski, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River, announced $5.2 million in funding for seven projects that will improve community and recreational facilities in six northern Ontario communities. This announcement was done on behalf of Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern […]

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 […]

Press release

The Quetico Foundation is asking paddlers and non-paddlers alike to participate in a unique contest to celebrate the northern Ontario wilderness park — without going far from home. The Quetico Portage Challenge asks people to pick one of Quetico Provincial Park’s 587 portages, and then complete a similar distance near […]

The Fort Frances Youth Soccer club (FFYS) announced on its Facebook page last week that it will be cancelling its soccer season for the summer. The news comes a week after Borderland Soccer also decided to bench their season after holding out hope that they would have the chance to […]

By Bob Dunn
Special to the Times

The restaurant was west of downtown Quebec City, and “The Kid” across the table from me was just 19. At 200 pounds, this was no under-nourished minor-league prospect. As the server handed him a menu, the reporter from Montreal told him this was a legitimate expense and he should order […]

“This watering hole ain’t big enough for the both of us…” one can imagine the squirrel thinking as he faces off with the robin. All the springtime creatures are returning to the area, with seagulls, swans and robins being among the surest indicators we’re almost done with winter weather. Fingers […]