Press release

The 15th “Maybe Annual” Coney Island Music Festival – presented by The Standard Insurance and Wawanesa – supported by the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation – is being held on Coney Island on the northernmost channel of Lake of the Woods in the City of Kenora […]

Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

The town of Fort Frances is working towards renovating structural components for the pool at the Memorial Sports Centre, says interim Chief Administrative Officer Travis Rob. The design work is almost complete and tenders will be out working within the next couple of weeks, funded by existing grant money the […]

From the Harris Hill School Committee

In the little community of Harris Hill (Spohn Township), nestled behind a row of tall spruce trees, you will find a historical treasure. It is an original one room schoolhouse. At one time, these little schoolhouses dotted the countryside, providing an integrated and practical education for all who attended. The […]

By Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

A Ukrainian family has been settling comfortably in Fort Frances for the past two months. Yana and her two young children, Sasha, 8, and Zlata, 3, found their way to Fort Frances around February earlier this year. They are currently housed at La Place Rendez-Vous where Yana has also found […]

By Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

School-based clinicians are available over the summer for continuity of counselling services. Tracey Idle, mental health leader for the Rainy River District School Board (RRDSB), says that while students tend not to pursue counselling services over the summer, it’s still important to know that counselling is available. “I think a […]

Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

Delicious food, thrilling rides, the excitement of contests and shows—there’s truly no time like fair time! In less than a month, crowds will be gathering for the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society Fall Fair (aka the Emo Fair), one of the district’s greatest and oldest exhibitions. Celebrating the ability to […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

Last week Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy (RLGA) announced that tryouts would begin this week for their elite program. Head coach Stephanie Mann says with the club operating for a few years now they believe there is a good base to start training a more advanced group of athletes. “I know […]

By Megan Walchuk
editor
mwalchuk@fortfrances.com

The future of forestry in northwestern Ontario is bright, green and growing, according to information presented to Fort Frances council by Mike Willick, president of Boundary Waters Forest Management Corporation. BWFMC is a board of industrial, municipal, Anishnaabeg and Metis interests, supported by a small administrative staff, which works collaboratively […]

Staff

Quest for the Best 2023 is a wrap, and organizers have said it was the highest attended show on record. Local talent took to the stage, and offered up an amazing show, full of variety and talent. “The show the performers put on was nothing short of amazing!” said organizers. […]

By Kevin Jeffrey
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Northwestern Ontario will continue to have the same number of federal ridings, but the number of constituents in Thunder Bay-Superior North is growing. The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario announced this week they have concluded their process, which has resulted in a proposal to reshape the electoral map across […]

By Rocco Frangione
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The North Bay Nugget

Almaguin Community Economic Development (ACED) is creating a housing task force to help alleviate the housing shortage in the region. Dave Gray, ACED’s Director of Economic Development, says since announcing the initiative, five area town councils have voiced their support for the Almaguin Regional Housing Task Force. They are Sundridge, […]

By Muhammad Aamir
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Milton Reporter

The Ontario government has taken a significant step towards streamlining the vehicle buying and selling process by expanding the online Digital Dealership Registration (DDR) system to include used cars. This move aims to enhance convenience and efficiency for dealerships and consumers across the province. With the latest expansion, new and […]