Press release

Members from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind everyone to please do your homework prior to giving any personal information or sending money, cryptocurrency or prepaid gift cards to anyone. Every year thousands of Canadians are victimized, and millions of dollars are lost through many forms of […]

Press release

Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox a global health emergency. WHO declares a health emergency not as a call to panic, but as a call to action, when a coordinated effort among many countries in the world is required to control a risk to health. Currently, there has […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer

Provincial Indigenous organizations are criticizing the Ontario government’s recent change to the Ontario school curriculum. The Anishinabek Nation and the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body (KEB) released a joint statement saying they are “disappointed” that the Ministry of Education has removed the Indigenous Science Framework from the provincial curriculum. The segment of […]

Hello Rainy River District! My name is Mickenna Ryll, and I am 17 years old. I live in Fort Frances with my parents, Mickey and Tammy, and I will be going into Grade 12 at Fort Frances High School in the fall. I enjoy playing video games with my older […]

My name is Valentina Shickell-Busch. I live on beautiful Rainy Lake with my amazing parents, Karen Shickell and Mike Busch. I am 15 years old, and going into grade 11 this fall. I’m exploring my interests in various medical fields, and also the manufacturing trades. I enjoy playing sports and […]

Hi my name is Mckenna McTavish, and I am running for Emo Fair Queen. My generous sponsor is the Emo Motocross Track owned by John Gavel. A little bit more about me is that I am 15 years old and I am going into grade 10 at Fort Frances High […]

Hello, my name is Addison Brown. I am 13 years old and live in Stratton, on our family farm. My parents are Mark and Natasha and I have two younger brothers, Nolan and Easton. This fall I will be going into grade 9 at Rainy River High School. I am […]

By Matteo Cimellaro
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Canada's National Observer

When Esther Leung-Kong arrived in Canada in the 1990s, she learned nothing about the histories of Indigenous peoples on these lands. It wasn’t until she was 18 that she met two grandmothers from the Blackfoot Nation who were survivors of residential schools. “When they shared with me their story, I […]

By Dave Baxter
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Winnipeg Sun

Researchers in southwestern Manitoba continue to work on an archeological project to learn more about how Indigenous farmers lived and worked before Europeans arrived on Canadian soil, and they are now inviting the public to come and join them as they continue that work. Officials with Brandon University (BU) said […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer

With no cuts to services to be made and facing a massive deficit, the Township of Emo is looking at a significant increase in taxes in its proposed 2021-2022 budget. With inflation, costs to the municipality have gone up significantly. Fuel for vehicles is over 75 per cent more expensive, […]


A longtime volunteer and Fort Frances Times contributor has been recognized for her generosity, kindness, and talents. Times columnist and all-around giver Robin McCormick was named the Township of La Vallee’s Senior of the Year on Sunday, July 17. La Vallee councillor Elaine Hughes presented the award to McCormick and […]

Press release

The Township of Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls declared a state of emergency on the morning of July 18, 2022. An emergency was declared due to a super cell storm and possible tornado damages at Nestor Falls. Significant damages to property and downed trees were sustained during the early morning […]