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On Saturday afternoon, Rainy River District residents helped stuff a cruiser with food, clothing and other items in the Cruiser of Hope drive outside Walmart. Cassandra Yerxa from Grand Council Treaty #3, left, and Jodi McGinnis from Treay #3 police were on hand to collect items, which will be delivered […]

Dr. Lorena Jenks receives her first dose of the Moderna vaccine. Throughout this week, a team of Riverside employees has administered vaccines to long-term care staff, essential caregivers and ‘highest priority health care workers’ across the Rainy River District. Riverside’s long-term care residents who completed consents received their first dose […]

By Merna EmaraStaff Writermemara@fortfrances.com Callum Morrison, a second year PhD student at the University of Manitoba is conducting a survey on Ontario farmers in order to study the effects of those who use cover crops and those who do not. A cover crop is a crop that is grown to […]

Is this Sasquatch or just Peter Michniewich’s sub arctic grizzled COVID-19 look, spotted in Rainy River as COVID-19 restrictions are eased. Can the vaccination jab be far away? – Jack Elliott photo

By Ken KellarLocal Journalism Initiative reporterkkellar@fortfrances.com Like many across the world in the past year, students enrolled in Confederation College’s Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) program have felt the impacts of COVID-19 but they are still striving to move forward with both their education and their future in the […]

By Merna EmaraStaff Writermemara@fortfrances.com Elder Gilbert Smith, 73, of Naicatchewenin First Nation, is one of the recipients of the Guthrie Award presented by the Law Foundation of Ontario in recognition of the work done at the Elders’ Council. The Guthrie Award is the Foundation’s signature award to recognize exceptional access […]

By Merna EmaraStaff Writermemara@fortfrances.com The Town of Fort Frances welcomes Karyn Haney, the new deputy clerk. Haney began her new role in December, after Kathy Lawson retired following 24 years of service in the town. “I’m still training,” Haney said. “Kathy [Lawson]’s position was fairly in depth. I’m just trying […]

By Merna EmaraStaff Writermemara@fortfrances.com Frank Maraj’s new book has finally arrived and is currently on sale at different locations in Fort Frances and Emo. Titled “Snapshots of Life: The Story of Pinnie and Bella,” Maraj takes the readers on a journey to a fictional island. The book costs $29.99 and […]

Best for Kitty is pleased to introduce Dusty. This large, young adult male will be neutered next week and deserves a home to call his own. Dusty has been in care for a few weeks now and although we knew very little about him when he arrived, he has shown […]

A social media movement has brought music to the Warming Centre By Ken KellarLocal Journalism Initiative reporterkkellar@fortfrances.com It’s the little touches that help to make a place feel more like home, and while the Out of the Cold Warming Centre isn’t a permanent home for any of its visitors, it […]