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Grade 5 students at Robert Moore School got down to business creating catapults that were used to hurl marshmallows in siege s’morefare on Friday, March 12. The students used plastic spoons, popsicle sticks and rubber bands to create their ancient weaponry. –submitted photo

Grade 3 students at Robert Moore School spent time recently learning about Indigenous culture. They built dioramas displaying tipis, wigwams, and long houses. They have been adding details to show the lifestyle, such as fires for cooking and ponds for fishing. – Submitted photo

On March 9, MPP Greg Rickford (far right) announced $650,500 fund for the expansion of the Paramedicine for the long-term care support program in the Rainy River District at the Ambulance Base. The funds will go towards helping seniors stay in their homes safety while they wait for space in […]

By Merna EmaraStaff Writermemara@fortfrances.com About 80 people showed up to walk in honour of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The walk, which took place between the Sorting Gap Marina and the Bayview Motel, is part of the Red Ribbon Campaign created by Grand Council Treaty #3. […]

By Jack ElliottRainy River Correspondent Over the last decades Dutch Elm Disease has steadily wiped out the towering American Elms lining many streets in our towns. During the last five years the few remaining giants in Rainy River have succumbed and a responsible municipality and private property owners have undertaken […]

By Merna EmaraStaff Writermemara@fortfrances.com On Monday the new Abinoojii Gamig Family Centre opened in their new location on 821 McIrvine Rd. This new facility will house the Zaagi’idiwin Headstart Program, Prenatal Nutrition Program, CAP-C (Family Support) Program and Healthy Babies and the Healthy Children Program. Sheila McMahon, executive director at […]

By Merna EmaraStaff Writermemara@fortfrances.com The Fort Frances Senior Centre is back with its woodworking workshop that takes place at the garage in front of the Senior Centre. These workshops operate under the guidelines of the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU). Under the Yellow-Protect framework, the shop will be open two times […]

When I think about March, ice fishing is the first thing that comes to mind. Since the early 2000’s I have spent more days on the ice through this month than doing anything else, taking advantage of the weather and the excellent fishing opportunities. Many of my biggest walleye, pike, […]

These lovable rascals have returned to the waters around Fort Frances, as evidenced by this submitted photo of this ballet of swans taking a midday stroll down at hte Point Park. As the weather continues to warm up and more of our furry, fluffy or feathery friends return to the […]

Meghen Spooner and Ilka Milne went for a paddle on February 24, just as the weather took a turn for the warmer. If you have a photo you’d like to share with other readers, send it to us at tips@fortfrances.com. – Erma Armit photo

The Fort Frances Brownies had a special visit from Mayor June Caul on Monday, March 1. She joined the online meet to read the girls A Pocket Full of Kisses and answer some questions. Some questions asked were very current such as “Will we be getting a splash pad at […]