Press release

Emerging from the pandemic, supporting small business resilience and growth has never been more important and is a key theme for the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) annual Small Business: Too Big To Ignore campaign. The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce and OCC are proud to partner with Desjardins to […]

Press release

Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) urges residents to stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. The vaccine formula that offers improved protection against the Omicron variant is now available for anyone aged 12 and up. “The COVID-19 vaccine is still the best protection we have against the virus – I […]

Press release

Tim Hortons and its 1,500 restaurant owners across Canada are proud to announce that over $1 million was raised for Indigenous charities through the Orange Sprinkle Donut fundraising campaign on Sept. 30 in support of residential school survivors. “I am humbled and honoured that Tim Hortons has once again chosen […]

By Sandi Krasowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Chronicle-Journal

THUNDER BAY, ONT. — Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission has been granted an extension on their Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, which is a program used to recommend newcomers to Canada for permanent residency and place them into jobs in Thunder Bay and other areas in the region.  The […]

By Eric Shih
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
THUNDER BAY SOURCE

A new off-leash dog park has opened in Red Lake, after a long wait and a successful community fundraising campaign. The municipality held a grand opening of the park, located at the Buffalo Street turnaround, on Tuesday evening. The last piece of sod had been laid down on the fenced […]

By Owen Fullerton
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
KYG News

An annual tradition that is now seven years running returned to KGH on Thursday morning, with a team of superhero window cleaners using their day at work to help bring smiles to kids and staff in the hospital’s pediatric unit. On Thursday morning, several patients in KGH’s inpatient pediatric unit […]

By Robin McCormick
Devlin Correspondent

Sunday afternoon a plaque unveiling was held on honour of Tony Bliss. As the Emo LaVallee Arena filled up with family and friends, one could feel just how important this man was not only as the arena manager, but the Zamboni Man. Some of the best ice a rink has […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

Last weekend a conference was held involving various stakeholders from academia and residents of Treaty #3 territory at Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung (Manitou Mounds). Professor Pamela Klassen is in the Department for the Study of Religion at University of Toronto. Klassen along with some of her students is one of the event organizers. […]

Gordon Cameron

Maybe I’m a bit of a throwback, but when it comes to debating the issues of the day, my style leans more towards persuasion rather than brute force. I like to build my case point-by-point, parry the objections where I can, and when I can’t, I like to take them […]

By Olivia Seguin
4-H correspondent

Our last 4-H meeting was hosted on Saturday, September 24th at the Seniors Center in Stratton. Our meeting was about scrapbooking. We started the meeting with the 4-H pledge and taking attendance; Jessica Teeple, Sydney Romyn, Georgia Romyn, Emily Romyn, Rihanna Morrison, Olivia Seguin, Melania Olson, Hailey Wilson, Mason Teeple […]

By Eric Shih
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Thunder Bay Source

The College Information Program is back visiting eight communities in the Northwest after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The annual event for high school students and anyone interested in college programs is a six-week travelling program featuring recruiters from colleges across Ontario. This year’s tour began in Dryden on […]

By Eric Shih
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Thunder Bay Source

Each year on World Architecture Day, which falls on the first Monday of October, the Ontario Association of Architects celebrates architecturally outstanding buildings selected among nominations from MPPs. This year, the Jeremiah McKay Kabayshewekamik hostel in Sioux Lookout was selected as one of nine “Queen’s Park Picks.” The building was […]