By John Nagy
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Chronicle-Journal

CONMEE TWP., ONT. — The Northwestern Ontario Military and Police Museum will have a monument unveiling later this month. On Sept. 24, the museum in Conmee Township will reveal the memorial pillar recognizing wars that started in 1812 right up to the end of the Afghanistan War last year on […]

By Marc Lalonde
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
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It was an emotional moment for many Residential School Survivors last Monday in Ottawa when the federal government raised a Survivors’ Flag to honour those who lived through the horrors of Residential Schools and the intergenerational trauma that followed. The bright-orange flag, designed in consultation and collaboration with Survivors, with […]

Staff

John Reid, the former Member of Parliament for Kenora-Rainy River, was laid to rest yesterday. His funeral was held in Ottawa. Reid passed away in Ottawa on Aug. 25 after a five-year battle with cancer. He was 85 years old. Reid represented the riding, which has since been dissolved with […]

Press release

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind vehicle owners and drivers that it is still a Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) requirement to renew your licence plates. On March 13, 2022 licence plate renewal fees and licence plate stickers requirements were eliminated for passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks, motorcycles […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

Mitaanjigamiing First Nation has seen a historic flood claim recognized and signed, signalling the end of more than a decade of negotiation and a strong economic future. In a ceremony at the northern First Nation last Thursday, August 25, 2022, Mitaanjigamiing First Nation chief Janice Henderson, along with representatives of […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

The Makerspace sits on the second floor of Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) in Fort Frances. With a laser engraver, augmented reality system, 3D printers, and several sewing machines, the Makerspace was the perfect place for SGEI’s Creativity Camps this summer. Three different age groups came in July and August […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

An all new festival celebrating the heritage of Nestor Falls will kick off this Labour Day weekend. Starting on Saturday, the Nestor Falls Wings and Wheels Festival will kick off a weekend filled with planes and automobiles, fun and food. One of the highlights of the weekend will be the […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

Hundreds of school aged children in the district will be getting a helping hand this school year thanks to tireless volunteers and a giving community. Roughly 209 backpacks full of school supplies were delivered to the local Kenora and Rainy River Districts (KRRD) Child and Family Services office on Monday […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

The recent Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference brought provincial ministers and municipal spokespeople alike to the nation’s capitol for delegations on key issues facing municipalities across the province. Greg Rickford, Kenora–Rainy River MPP says the conference is geared toward providing municipalities the opportunity to meet with ministers. “It’s […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

Carmela Klug has built her own northwestern Ontario-themed escape room just outside Emo. Klug says the “Trapper Shack” is something to do that is new and different to the area. Though this is her first time designing an escape room, its quality is far from amateur — four groups of […]

The Terry Fox Run needs volunteers! This year’s Terry Fox run will be in person. The Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau is looking for volunteers to help out on Sept. 18. For more information contact Bill Michl at 276-1334 or message the Volunteer Bureau’s Facebook page. The Volunteer Bureau will be […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

One Alberta man is crossing the country by horseback to help raise awareness of myriad issues facing Indigenous people. Dean Cunningham is from Gift Lake Metis Settlement in Alberta. Since May, he has been making his way towards Ottawa to bring awareness of Indigenous issues to more people and demand […]