(FORT FRANCES, ON) – On July 10, 2022 at approximately 6:00 a.m., Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Rainy River District Detachment officers were notified that a 2010 grey Chevrolet Silverado was stolen from a campground in the Lake Despair area. Rainy River District OPP officers recovered the vehicle 4.6 kilometers south […]

Staff at the Fort Frances Times were excited to welcome their first tour group since before the pandemic, with a fun visit from the kids and teachers of the Tall Oaks Attelier. Left, general manager Lincoln Dunn prints off a sheet of emoji stickers for the kids. The sticker machine […]

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Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce that the winner of the June Riverside 50/50 electronic raffle is Tanya Hughes of Fort Frances, ON with the winning ticket number S-1480215. Hughes takes home $11,845, with the same amount going to the Foundation. The draw was made Thursday, June […]

Tenley Jasper, 2, receives a positive ticket from OPP Cadet Kamryn Sandelovich on Tuesday, July 12. The OPP and NWHU have partnered together for this safety initiative. OPP patrol officers can approach children who they see are riding bicycles in a safe manner wearing their helmets etc. and reward them […]

This week we sat down with driver of the #4A Wissota Modified, Dawson Allen. What is your favourite race track food? It has to be Taco in a Bag! At what age did you start racing? 20 Why did you start racing? My Dad used to race, that’s why I […]

This little visitor was spotted at a local birdfeeder earlier this year. If you have a great photo to share, send it in to tips@fortfrances.com. – Submitted photo

Annie Van Rozen of A.G.’s Produce packs a head of lettuce for a customer at her market booth. The produce farm is a regular at the The Rainy Lake Market, which has returned for the summer. The Market is open each Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the […]

Community Living’s Open Air Art Studio is up and running for the summer thanks to the Moffat Family Fund. Today’s project is DIY suncatchers! Drop by Rainy Lake Square on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for various arts and crafts. Check out Community Living’s Facebook page for more […]

Danny Smith had a distinguished 21 year career as an athlete in Special Olympics from 1991 – 2012. He competed in a variety of sports, including: baseball, track & field, curling, cross-country skiing, floor hockey, 10 pin bowling, 5 pin bowling and swimming. Danny held many accomplishments in these sports, […]

Little Theo was recently rescued with his siblings by Best for Kitty, and is available for adoption. The local organization rescues and rehomes cats and kittens across the District. No room for this snuggle-bug? Consider helping out in other ways — the volunteer organization is in need of foster homes, […]

Canada Day celebrations took place in several towns across the District on Friday, including a parade in Barwick. Orange took a prominent place alongside red and white in the festivities, in honour of the swelling desire for Reconciliation across the country. Most Canada Day celebrations were cancelled last year, to […]