By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer

On Friday, May 19, Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre was presented with a historical medal which dates back to the signing of Treaty #3. The 150-year-old medal had formerly been on loan to the Fort Frances Museum and was in the care of Fort Frances resident Ted Brockie and his sister Helen […]

Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Recognizing the serious need for bail reform at both the provincial and national level, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North West Region Intelligence Unit (NWRIU) launched Operation Return, arresting 41 wanted individuals in Fort Frances this year. Operation Return ensures the safe apprehension of individuals who are currently wanted and […]

By Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

This year to date, the Rainy River District School Board (RRDSB) has received 113 new referrals for their speech and language support and programming, a number much higher than in previous years. At the school board meeting on May 2, Lonna Oster, speech-language pathologist (SLP) at RRDSB, said she attributes […]

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On April 24th, 2023 a Mental Health First Aid training was held in the community of Seine River First Nation with 17 community members who took the training. Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer

The Town of Fort Frances could be set to take significant steps in keeping the Sunny Cove Camp property alive for future use at tonight’s council meeting. Following renewed discussion on what is to be done with the property, located east of town limits but owned and formerly operated by […]

From the OPP

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – Two people face a long list of charges following an incident at a residence in Fort Frances. On May 15, 2023, shortly before 2:30 a.m., officers with the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment were made aware of an assault and robbery that took […]

From Riverside

Riverside Health Care in conjunction with the Northwestern Public Health Unit has declared the COVID-19 Outbreak at Rainycrest Long Term Care Home over. Restrictions are no longer in effect for residents and visitors at the Home. Riverside continues to have our detailed safety procedures and infection prevention control practices in […]


TORONTO – The federal government is rolling out a revamp of its trusted-traveller program to help clear clogged airports as the summer travel season kicks off. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says a new verified-traveller program will open dedicated security screening lines at six of the country’s biggest airports by June […]

By Camille Bains

Researchers say an increase in emergency room visits and hospitalizations related to cannabis use by pregnant women is raising concerns about risks including preterm labour, low birth weight and negative effects on the baby’s developing brain. Their study was based on data from 980,398 pregnancies in Ontario among 691,242 people […]

By Matteo Cimellaro
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The organization responsible for managing Canada’s nuclear waste and the U.S. Department of Energy have pledged to work together on the long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel. On May 16, the U.S. Department of Energy and Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) signed a joint statement of intent in Washington, […]