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The town’s youngest graduates had their moment in the spotlight, with an end-of-year ceremony last week at the Fort Frances Nursery School. The June 9 and 10 event marks the end of the year, but the teachers are already excited for next year, and have opened early registration. New students […]

Fort Frances Mayor June Caul received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Caul said she is encouraging everybody to get their vaccinations which will help the province in the reopening phases and to get the U.S.-Canada border open again. The Northwestern Health Unit has opened the availability for second […]

Participants in the Seniors Treasure Hunt, held as part of Senior Month celebrations, received instructions from organizers. Seniors Month continues with more events, including Game Days and a barbecue. – Ken Kellar photo

Lou Ricci and Jeanette Armstrong of Rainy River were two of the first to get a ride in the WRRD Lions E-assist Trishaw. Pilot Jack Elliott shows how easy it is to operate. The WRRD Lions is busy recruiting and training pilots who are interested in providing Seniors and other […]

You know it is summer when the docks are has been a popular spot, as has the splash pad populated by “River Rats” enjoying the out- wading pool in Hannam Park. doors and each other. The Rainy River dock – Jack Elliott photo

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer

Move aside Monopoly, there’s a new property management game in town, and this time it’s personal. In a move that not many would probably have been expecting, brand new board game Fort Frances-opoly should be ready and waiting at Walmart Fort Frances. Made available following the lifting of restrictions across […]

The Ziggwan virtual Fun Run marathon has been running throughout the month of June. The event’s first challenge was to take a selfie or group photo wearing our shirts. This group from Emo decided to have a little fun with it! The team is made up of Melanie Williams, Ruth […]

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s no denying that baby squirrels are cute as all get-out. These two, maybe siblings, were caught having a very intense conversation, perhaps about how to fit a nap into their very hectic play schedule? Squirrel pups begin to leave the nest on short trips […]

A reader caught this stunning sunset over Rainy Lake recently. They don’t call us Sunset Country for nothing! If you have a shot you’d like to share with other readers, send it in! Send your photos to tips@fortfrances.com. Taunia Klem photo

Louis Boileau proudly showed off all the goodies he received from attending the Meet and Greet at Robert Moore School yesterday. All students registered to start JK in the fall were invited to drop by the school, while following public health measures, to meet the Kindergarten teachers and pick up […]

A thumbs up for a job well done as Fort Frances Power Corporation (FFPC) employees take to the skies to hoist the flower baskets that line Scott Street and parts of King’s Highway each year as part of Project Petunia. The annual project beautifies the roadways and this year is […]

Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce that the winner of the May Riverside 50/50 electronic raffle is Roma Madill of Fort Frances, with the winning ticket number H-2951399. Roma takes home $25,852, with the same amount going to the Foundation. The draw was made Monday, May 31 […]