Ask the Money Lady

Dear Money Lady: Can you explain what mutual funds are and which ones I should consider? Karin B. Dear Karin, Let’s start by giving you a general overview of what a mutual fund is and why you should use it when investing. A mutual fund, (MF) is just that – […]

Marcus Powlowski
Member of Parliament
Thunder Bay-Rainy River

I recently attended the public hearings in Sioux Lookout and Kenora on the proposed changes to our federal electoral districts. And considering the importance of the issue, I would like to share my thoughts and experience with the residents of Thunder Bay-Rainy River. Some background. Every 10 years the federal electoral districts across Canada […]

Ask the Money Lady

My son who is in his mid-twenties with two degrees in physics and mathematics, seems to think he can take on the stock market through options trading, so today we are going to talk about this type of investment strategy. Options and forwards are quite a complicated model even though […]

by Ron Fischer
Special to the Times

BEV Battery Electric Vehicle PHEV Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle ICE Internal Combustion Engine With fuel prices seemingly on a never-ending upwards trajectory, many people are asking themselves if their next vehicle should be a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) or a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV). As with many things in life, the answer is “It […]

On November 16, Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, issued the following statement on Louis Riel Day: “Today we commemorate and reflect on Louis Riel’s historical legacy and quest for justice. A hero to Métis people, Riel was executed 135 years ago after being found guilty of treason for leading […]

Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, issued the following statement marking Indigenous Veterans Day: “Today, we honour the thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people who served and are serving Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. We remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in […]

By Todd Sellers

The Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation (LOWWSF) and its Directors mourn the loss of the Right Honourable John Napier Turner PC CC QC, former Prime Minister of Canada and LOWWSF supporter and mentor. Lake of the Woods has lost a great friend and champion for the lake. Mr. […]

Marcus Powlowski, MP

COVID-19 has rapidly spread globally with over 20 million confirmed cases and over 750,000 deaths. It is widely accepted that control of the pandemic will not be possible until we have access to a vaccine, the development of which – as we are all too aware – will take time. […]

By Kelli Saunders
Special to the Times

As part of our Ask An Expert Webinar Series, we heard from Rob Davis of EcoEthic Inc. last week on how septic systems work, how to watch for signs of failure, a few myths and lots of great tips for preventing bigger problems before they happen. I was so impressed […]

By JoAnne Formanek Gustafson

Over the past few weeks tension has built across the district following Emo’s refusal to acknowledge Pride month in the same manner as the surrounding communities. Without rehashing all the events, it seems like a good time to consider how do we move forward in ways that unite us rather […]

This past Monday my hometown, Rainy River, Ontario, lost one of its Grandma’s… mine… While the first several decades of her life she lived elsewhere, the past two (or so) she called Rainy River home. But unlike others, she was not known by her actual surname…. Between this column and […]

Submitted by, the Stewardship, Youth Rangers

Week 4 of the Fort Frances Stewardship Youth Ranger-Ogimaa Binesiiyog Partnership Program has the rangers keeping busy around town, and then off to Caliper Lake Provincial Park for more clearing, cleaning, camping and canoeing. In town, the SYR Team Leads took the Rangers to the Fort Frances Lookout Tower at […]