By Chris Pickles,
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Grimsby Lincoln News

As the federal government tries to reduce fertilizer emissions through voluntary targets, farmers are finding new ways to be more economical in using it while still producing enough food. In December 2020, the federal government announced the strengthened climate plan, which includes a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from […]

Staff

Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch who sat at the head of Britain and the commonwealth for seven decades, has died at the age of 96. The world has been on high alert all morning as the Royal Family released notice that the Queen was under medical supervision. Adding to the […]

Press release

Over the past several weeks there has been media speculation as to the proceedings of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s Adaptive Phased Management project and the development of a Deep Geological Repository in the Treaty #3 Territory. In relation to any project in the jurisdiction of the Anishinaabe Nation in […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

It’s been a few years now that students have been dutifully lining up at the doors of St. Mary School in the west end of Fort Frances, and now staff, students, parents and administrators can finally come together for an official Grand Opening ceremony. Scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2022, […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

A local family hobby farm is using its annual fall event as a way to give back to the community that has helped them in the past. As a new addition to its annual fall farm day, The Spry Farm will be holding a charity fun run with proceeds earmarked […]

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

An Anishinaabe Elder is pioneering a new self-healing program rooted in Anishinaabeg teachings about the land. Gilbert Smith has lived his entire life in Naicatchewenin First Nations. For the past eight years, he’s been creating a program called Kadamizwin, a word from the Anishinaabe language meaning “knowledge.” “And it’s about […]

Submitted

The La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary is starting its year on a high note. According to Auxiliary President Marnie Cumming, the group is well on its way to fulfilling a $70,000 pledge the group made to the Picture This Campaign, in honour of its 70th anniversary. Picture This is a […]

By Jack Elliott
Rainy River correspondent

According to Kolin Beck, Project Manager for of LH North due to construction rehabilitation and repair on the #11 Highway bridge at Pinewood, On there will be closures for one hour periods From 12:00 (midnight) to 4:00 am scheduled for Wednesday, Sept 14, 2022 while the bridge deck is lifted […]

By Jack Elliott
Rainy River Correspondent

With a collection of several million dollars worth of harvest equipment, trucks, grain handling,drying, storage capacity, and a trained crew sitting at the ready today Tuesday Sept 6, 2022 was starting day for Brielmann Agriculture Ltd on this year’s harvest. “This is the first field that is ready,” noted partner […]

By Eric Shih
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Thunder Bay Source

The Northwestern Ontario Student Services Consortium wants to remind drivers about the new amber-red warning system on all school buses. Dan Ridgway, the general manager for the consortium, said drivers should be aware of a minor change to lights on every school bus. “So the first set of alternating that […]

By Eric Shih
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Thunder Bay Source

“Elated” is how Peter Lugli described the reaction by his family upon getting a reply from Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson who agreed to twin the stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway entering Ontario. “It’s frankly the single ray of light to come out the dark episode for us,” he said. Lugli […]

By Julia Peterson
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The StarPhoenix

Counselors, community organizations and politicians in Saskatchewan and across Canada are rallying support for the communities of James Smith Cree Nation and nearby Weldon, and everyone affected by Sunday’s mass stabbing attack that left 10 people dead and 18 injured. The provincial government has activated the provincial command, deployed victim […]