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 […]

This week we sat down with driver of the #99 Wissota Midwest Modified Glen Strachan. What is your favourite race track food? Nothing can beat an Emo Speedway cheeseburger! At what age did you start racing? I was 21 years old. Why did you start racing? Racing for me started […]

A large tree on 4th Street East was just one of the casualties from Sunday night’s storm. The system saw extensive damage throughout town, from broken branches to toppled trees. Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls was hit especially hard by the storm, with extensive property damage and power outages. It is being […]

(KENORA, ON) Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls Fire and Rescue were dispatched to Caliper Lake Provincial Park after a report of a significant weather event. On Monday July 18, 2022, at 12:03 a.m. the OPP were dispatched to a […]

A towering tree at Rose Manor was no match for raging winds in a storm which swept through the District on Sunday night. The storm brought heavy rain and high winds, bringing down many large trees, closing Caliper Lake Provincial Park. – Submitted photo

The Fort Frances Museum set out to answer one of life’s big questions – whose paper airplane will fly further? Tuesdays are fun days at the Rainy Lake Square and Museum, with the return of Square Days. Each week brings a new theme – Mad Scientists for this week – […]

From the late 1940’s to the 1980’s Herman Guimond was synonymous with hockey in Fort Frances and Couchiching First Nation. He played senior men’s hockey and volunteered to coach on Couchiching. He would also help flood the North End rink late at night after the kids went home. He started […]

For 18 years, Terry Ogden was a fixture behind the Fort Frances High School Muskie boys hockey team bench. He crafted a winning tradition on the ice that is unsurpassed on the NORWOSSA circuit. Ogden led the Muskies to All-Ontario Championships 11 times as head coach. Under Ogden’s leadership the […]

(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 […]