The 2022 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship was full of fish, fun, and festivities this past weekend. Ian Waterer and Motei Demers, top left, took the top spot after three days of tournament fishing with 57.63 lbs. Runners up Jeff Gustafson and John Peterson finished less than a pound shy […]

Little Mika was recently rescued from the streets of Emo, at just six weeks old. She’s learning to trust people, and is one of the many cats and kittens currently searching for new homes, through Best for Kitty. If you can share your home with Mika or one of her […]

This week we sat down with driver of the #55 Emo Street Stock Tylar Wilson. What is your favourite race track food? My favourite track food is a smokie. At what age did you start racing? I started racing when I was 16. Why did you start racing? My Mom […]

This week we sat down with driver of the #4JR Wissota Modified, Cameron Brown. What is your favourite race track food? My favorite race track food is probably cheeseburgers. At what age did you start racing? I started racing at 14 years old in a dirt go kart, then at […]

The Watten Fish Fry made a return to an in-person sit-down dinner this past weekend, but with a change of venues. They were on hand Saturday after final weigh-ins to feed the masses under the big tent at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. The Fish Fry is a long-standing […]

The 2022 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship has a new set of champions. Ian Waterer and Motei Demers of Kenora were awarded the top prize, with a three-day total catch of 57.63 pounds. The weekend marked the return of a full tournament, complete with spectators and entertainment. Check out the […]

Residents in the west end woke up to flooded yards, and minimal water pressure, when a watermain experienced a “quick and violent” rupture in the 1000 block of Sunset Drive, around 6:30 a.m. this morning. The rupture surfaced quickly, resulting in a loss of 500,000 gallons of water from the […]

The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship Boat Parade officially kicked off this year’s tournament last night as dozens of anglers left the Big Tent following the rules meeting and proceeded down Front and Nelson Streets, handing out candy and other treats to the assembled crowds. While the parade was initially […]


A longtime volunteer and Fort Frances Times contributor has been recognized for her generosity, kindness, and talents. Times columnist and all-around giver Robin McCormick was named the Township of La Vallee’s Senior of the Year on Sunday, July 17. La Vallee councillor Elaine Hughes presented the award to McCormick and […]

Rainy River’s 35th annual Railroad Daze was in full swing this past weekend with a variety of events. After a pandemic pause, festivities returned to the streets of Rainy River including a parade and car show Saturday morning. The annual baseball tournament went on each full weekend day starting Saturday […]

The Teddy Bear Picnic returned in full swing to the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Friday, July 15, 2022. Community partners and organizations lined up plenty of booths with activities ranging from facepainting and learning Ojibwe, to fun fishing and a petting zoo, and even fortune-telling and a […]

Some might have got a little wet, but many people came out to enjoy the first annual Wes Fest. Listening and dancing as local bands played songs from the catalogues of Neil Young, Blue Rodeo, and Queen, just to name a few. Many people en- joyed nachos and drinks from […]