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

Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) reports that COVID-19 activity has been increasing across the region. The public is strongly encouraged to wear masks indoors and follow isolation measures when symptomatic or testing positive. Although case numbers may not have increased drastically, the numbers only include individuals who have been PCR tested. […]

Staff

It’s no secret that rural communities in northern Ontario are struggling to find healthcare workers. Thunder Bay–Rainy River MP Marcus Powlowski says he is planning on making recommendations to the federal government to “immediately address the doctor shortages plaguing rural northwestern Ontario and other parts of the country.” Powlowski, who […]

Staff

The Tbaytel for Good Community Fund provides financial support to schools, community groups, not-for-profit organizations, and charities whose activities match Tbaytel’s own priorities. As a part of the fund, Tbaytel announced Monday that it will again award three $10,000 grants this year. “We’re so excited to see what amazing ideas […]

Staff

An estimated total of $150.2 million in provincial funding is going toward bringing high-speed Internet to the Rainy River District and surrounding area. As part of the Ontario government’s recently-announced eight signed agreements, Greg Rickford, Kenora–Rainy River MPP announced signed agreements with two internet service providers Friday. A press release […]

Dawson Beef Club

Dawson Beef Club 2022 – Meeting #1 Press Report Dawson Beef Club had their first meeting on June 6, 2022, at 7:00 pm. The meeting was called to order and then we recited the 4-H pledge. We did an ice breaker activity called Skittles and reviewed requirements with the members. […]

Press release

From hurled racial slurs to an oxygen tank projectile, pandemic tensions are subjecting hospital staff throughout northern Ontario high rates of workplace violence say the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Unifor. Jointly the two unions represent several thousand front-line staff working in northern hospitals – including Kenora’s Lake […]

By Maggie Macintosh
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Winnipeg Free Press

Many post-secondary institutes have eased COVID-19 protocols, but Manitoba’s largest university will require visitors to continue wearing high-quality and well-fitted masks inside campus buildings in the fall. The University of Manitoba announced this month its mask mandate will remain intact when students and academics begin the 2022-23 academic year with […]

By Peter Jackson
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Telegram

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is putting its money where its mouth is in an attempt to solve a long-standing shortage of nurses in the province. Premier Andrew Furey and Health Minister Tom Osborne were joined by Registered Nurses Union president Yvette Coffey Tuesday, Aug. 2, in announcing everything […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

As election day gets approaches, two of the bigger District municipalities only have two candidates each for their respective municipal councils and another hasn’t received any at all, with less than three weeks remaining in the nomination period. Both the Town of Fort Frances and the Township of Emo have […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

Seven Generations Educational Institute (SGEI)’s welding camp, which took place from July 11-15 gave youth aged 12-17 the chance to develop an interest in the skilled trades. An SGEI press release said the camp gives kids an opportunity to exercise their creative abilities while being supervised by professionals in a […]

Press release

Year-round and seasonal residents interested in maintaining the natural beauty of area lake waters are invited to attend the Rainy Lake Conservancy’s Annual General Meeting via Zoom at 5PM, Thursday, August 11. The Rainy Lake Conservancy is a charitable organization based in Fort Frances. The first twenty minutes of the […]

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