By Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A recruitment open house for those in the Rainy River District interested in a career in policing will take place on Monday, June 5, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Fort Frances Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment. OPP Provincial Constable Bradley Scoyne said there will be several displays from […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer

On May 18, Emo residents were invited to a community strategic planning meeting with the Rainy River Future Development Corporation (RRFDC). Facilitated by RRFDC executive director Geoff Gillon, the evening involved asking residents what they’d like to see in Emo and did a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis […]

By Tyler Moffitt
Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service Chief

(Fort Frances, ON) – On May 27, 2023, at approximately 4:49 p.m. the Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service responded to a structure fire at the Town of Fort Frances Recycling Facility Storage Building. Three full-time firefighters, five part-time firefighters, and the fire chief responded to the scene of the fire […]

By Eric Shih
Local Journalism Initiative
Thunder Bay Source

Two people died after an early morning house fire last week, the city’s fire chief confirmed. Kenora Fire Chief David Pratt said multiple 911 calls were received about a structural fire at 18th Avenue North at Ninth Street North at about 2:15 a.m on Friday. “When we arrived, the fire […]


The York Catholic District School Board has voted against flying a Pride flag outside its main office next month. Board trustees voted 6-4 against a motion to fly the flag during a meeting Monday night that was attended by advocates, protesters and spectators. The motion put forward by the board’s […]


The Halifax Regional Municipality says preliminary estimates indicate approximately 200 homes or structures have been damaged by a wildfire that’s been burning in suburban Halifax. The municipality released the estimate in a statement last night, saying it was based on initial visual inspections by first responders and that a full […]


The Town of Fort Frances has cancelled recycling pickup in town until further notice following a fire over the weekend. In a Facebook post made to the town’s official page, it was noted that a fire broke out at the town’s recycling facility at some point on Saturday. In response, […]

By Sandi Krasowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Chronicle-Journal

Thunder Bay, Ont. — Things were bustling at the Pool Six cruise ship dock Thursday as Thunder Bay workers prepared for the arrival of the Viking Octantus, which is the first of 15 cruise ships to visit the city this summer.  The ship arrived in the evening to a crowd […]

By Allison Jones

TORONTO – Hospitals in smaller and rural Ontario communities have been recruiting, training, and poring over schedules in the hopes of avoiding another summer wave of temporaryER closures – though the problem never really went away. Staffing shortages led hospitals to close their emergency departments for hours or even days […]