By Olivia Seguin
4-H Press reporter

On September 11, 2022 we held our Explorers 2.0 4-H meeting at our leader Krista Olson’s house. The meeting was about bread making. When we were all there we took attendance, Jessica Teeple, Landon Teeple, Sydney Romyn, Emily Romyn, Georgia Romyn, Rihanna Morrison, Olivia Seguin, Hailey Wilson, Melania Olson and […]

By Sam Laskaris
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Windspeaker.com

Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod has plenty of praise for Ontario Northland Railway officials. That’s because the provincial transportation company has rolled out a locomotive that is painted orange and has the phrase Every Child Matters emblazoned on it. The unveiling comes just before the National Day of Truth […]

By Sandi Krasowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Chronicle-Journal

THUNDER BAY, ONT. — More than 300 exhibitors were on hand at the Central Canada Resource Expo (Cen-Can Expo 2022) last week in Thunder Bay promoting their products and services while recruiting workers. Central Canada’s largest natural resource sector trade show and conference at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition grounds kicked […]

By Sandi Krasowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Chronicle-Journal

THUNDER BAY, ONT. — The 51st annual general assembly of the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) took place this weekend in Thunder Bay. More than 200 people took part in the conference, which was accessible in person or online. Cora McGuire-Cyrette, ONWA’s executive director, says this year’s theme is billed […]

Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) released a statement advising that the Rainy River Tributary Bridge on Highway 602, commonly known as the ‘Bailey Bridge’, approximately 1.6 kilometers west of Oakwood Road, will be closed for the foreseeable future. The bridge is scheduled for construction in 2023. It has not been […]

By Eric Shih
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 (Edwin Switzer Memorial) in Sioux Lookout is one of many branches in the Northwest and across Canada which will be holding ceremonies to remember Queen Elizabeth II. “We will have a service, almost like a Remembrance Day service, it will be down at our Cenotaph […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

Visitors were welcomed to an open house and fish fry on Saturday, Sept. 10 to explore the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre (Manitou Mounds). The open house served to celebrate the funding the foundation has given the mounds over the last few years. During the open house visitors were able to get […]

Press release

The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in the region. Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is offering the new booster formula to eligible people at their clinics, and the public is urged to book an appointment for their shot. “A bivalent vaccine means it has two types of a virus in it, […]

(KENORA, ON) – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Kenora Detachment want to warn the public of a continuing fraud trend that is taking place on social media platforms across North America. The Kenora OPP have received multiple calls of people being befriended on social media platforms such as […]

By Robin McCormick
Devlin Correspondent

The new Kingdom Hall is almost completed for local worshipers to start up their worship services. The construction of the new hall has been a massive undertaking, with 112 volunteers, including 18 from our district. Construction began in June, with the tear down and removal of the previous Kingdom Hall. […]

By Jeff Pelletier
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Nunatsiaq News

“Stopgap” measures are needed in the short term to prevent suicides in Inuit communities, says the president of the National Inuit Youth Council. Brian Pottle delivered his call to action on Parliament Hill in Ottawa during a gathering Friday, prior to World Suicide Prevention Day which takes place every year […]

By Shari Narine
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Windspeaker.com

Any issue of grief or condolence from Indigenous communities on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II yesterday, Sept. 8, has not matched the outpouring from non-Indigenous Canadians and their institutions. That’s because Indigenous people are conflicted, says Courtney Skye, Indigenous policy analyst with the Yellowhead Institute, and they have a […]