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We are very excited this week to introduce you to Max. Max is a male kitten who we believe to be approximately 6 months old. Max is the classic “comeback kid”. This gorgeous black “house panther” was found abandoned on the streets of Rainy River with his mother and brother. […]

Pontoon tickets from the West Rainy River District Lions Club are selling fast! This year, features a Princecraft LT 21′ pontoon package, along with cash prizes. Locations with tickets are Stratton Service and Country Cafe, Stratton; Emo area at Norlunds, Tompkins, & Stacey’s Hair Salon & Devlin’s in Devlin; Westside […]

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

This is the third 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. Once you’ve set your mind on producing a documentary series, and the logistics […]

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

The Sunset Country Metis community council has been taking steps to ensure its members stay connected and looked after during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Their most recent effort took place on Friday, March 26 at the community centre. From 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., pre-registered members were able to pick […]

Spring cleaning does not just pertain to household chores – it also applies to nature. Whether that is trimming, pruning or uprooting a tree, arborist Jordan Baird takes some of the load off mother nature. Not only an arborist, but a climbing arborist, Baird can make decisions on whether it […]

Every Thursday in the Township of Alberton, you will find Debora Gerber in her kitchen, mixing history, kneading culture and designing personality into her bread. Debora has fond memories from her childhood in Switzerland, of her mother making fresh bread for their household. After she moved to Canada six years […]

By Jocelyn Galloway
Special to the Times
jgalloway@fortfrances.com

Through her 25 years of egg dying, Laurie Bedard has discovered an appreciation for the intricate detail, time and thought put into a decorated Easter egg. “The colours mean things. The symbols mean things. It is more than just an egg,” said Bedard. “Some of the designs are more contemporary, […]

Addison Strachan found a pine cone during the J.W. Walker School Spring Carnival Scavenger Hunt. The popular annual event was held throughout the school grounds recently, with a few modifications for COVID safety. -Submitted photo

COVID-19 has hit hard many sectors in northern Ontario and manufacturing is no exception. As an important sector to Canada’s economy, the government of Canada announced that is helping northern Ontario companies to modernize their processes with involves adopting new technologies, improving productivity and maintaining a highly skilled workforce. On […]

It’s that time of year again, when tree cutting services like Daryl’s Custom Landscaping are busy clearing out dead and unruly trees, to make way for spring renewal. This monster was taken down on Victoria Avenue. – Submitted photo

Crews closed the international bridge and worked overnight from 8:00 p.m. on Saturday until 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning to take down the overhanging structure connecting the north and south portions of the old mill. Demolition has also begun on the northern-most portions of the mill along Central Ave. –Ken Kellar […]

Vaccination clinics have opened across the District, with those aged 75 and over now eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Northwestern Health Unit, the clinics have been designed with safety in mind, to limit contact between clients. Each clinic has signage indicating entrances, parking, exits, and […]