By Merna EmaraStaff Writermemara@fortfrances.com The Fort Frances council had their last February meeting on Monday. During the council meeting, some bylaws were passed and other items were referred to the Planning & Development Executive Committee for consideration. Tenting Bylaw Fort Frances council passed recommended amendments to the tenting bylaw. This […]

Valentina, Axel and Zedd Hyatt taking a rest on a big snowball after sliding near their house in Fort Frances. Valentina is so happy “it’s finally Spring!!!” with the weather we had last Sunday! It might look a little more wintry again, if you have a picture of your family […]

Press release The Ontario New Democratic Party is pushing for transparency and answers in the wake of a tragic outbreak at Southbridge Roseview long-term care home, which took the lives of 23 residents, and infected 150 residents and staff. Judith Monteith-Farrell, NDP MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan, feels the affected families […]

Members of the Bear Clan Patrol Fort Frances were at the Rainy Lake Square in downtown Fort Frances on Friday afternoon to accept and distribute donations of warm winter clothing and other cold-weather necessities to those in need. The Bear Clan Patrol will continue to be out at the Rainy […]

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TUCSON, Ariz. – It is now illegal in Tucson, Arizona, to enforce dress code or grooming policies that discriminate against hair texture and hairstyles in the workplace and public schools, officials said. The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to adopt the Create a Respectful and Open World […]

By Jacob CardinalLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter (ANNews) – Nagamo Publishing is the world’s first Indigenous-created production music library. It’s a joint project between broadcasting network APTN and Bedtracks, a Toronto-based music house. The music is created native drummery Indigenous composers and/or musicians and can be licensed out across film, TV, […]

By Nicole WongLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter Students from the Louis Riel School Division (LRSD) can now gain a deeper understanding of the Anishinaabe culture and history through Minecraft: Education Edition’s Manito Ahbee Aki. Manito Ahbee Aki, which translates to “the place where the Creator sits,” is a game whereby players […]

Press release Ontario Parks is pleased to announce Quetico Provincial Park has been designated as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). With the support of Starry Skies Lake Superior IDA chapter and the Heart of the Continent Partnership, Quetico becomes the 3rd public land in the […]

Press release The Board of Directors of Timberland Estates are happy to announce that preliminary work is complete and they will proceed with their second apartment building in Dryden. Construction work is expected to start around the end of March, with completion and move-in about May, 2022. Travis Penner, representing […]

Police briefs (FORT FRANCES, ON) -The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are reminding members of the public to call 911 in emergency situations or the Provincial Communication Center (PCC) at 1-888-310-1122. By calling the PCC, your concern will be addressed by an officer in a timely […]