By Dave Baxter
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Winnipeg Sun

A national First Nations organization has released what they are calling a “framework” to advance Indigenous economic reconciliation across the country, and to empower First Nations communities to reach greater financial prosperity and independence. On Monday, the First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB), an organization that works to support First […]

By Lori Thompson
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Manitoulin Expositer

Between December 7 and December 19, leaders from 195 countries came together at COP15 in Montreal, Quebec to negotiate an agreement for the future protection and conservation of the world’s biodiversity. Manitoulin Island resident Kim Neale was there as a panelist and observer, and shared her experience with The Expositor. […]

Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

Around midday on January 4, 2023, at the Fort Frances city hall, representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society and council members raised a dark blue “Forget Me Not” flag in the cold January air, proclaiming January as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and kickstarting a series of fundraising and advocacy events striving […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

Delegates and municipal representatives will be spending the first half of their weekend getting up to speed with a myriad different local groups and organizations at the Chapple Community Centre. This Saturday, January 14, 2023 marks the 32nd annual general meeting for the Rainy River District Municipal Association (RRDMA), the […]

Staff

Residents across much of the Rainy River District, and up into the Kenora area, were left in the dark Monday night after an unidentified issue knocked out power for hours. While reports began appearing online from those experiencing an outage late yesterday afternoon, the Hydro One Facebook page noted at […]

Press

New Gold Inc. (TSX: NGD) (NYSE American: NGD) has reported its fourth quarter and annual operational results as of December 31, 2022. The Company is also providing notice that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2022 financial results and 2023 operational outlook before markets open on Thursday, […]

Staff

Residents across much of the Rainy River District, and up into the Kenora area, were left in the dark last night after an unidentified issue knocked out power for hours. While reports began appearing online from those experiencing an outage late yesterday afternoon, the Hydro One Facebook page noted at […]

By Eric Shih
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Thunder Bay Source

“Taamishi” is a word Collette Surovy would love to hear spoken more often. It means hello in the Michif language spoken traditionally by the Métis people. Surovy is the cultural coordinator for the Northwestern Ontario Métis Child and Family Services, which is holding a language program for people who want […]

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – A search warrant on Couchiching First Nation has resulted in a Rainy River District resident being arrested and charged with numerous offences. On January 4, 2023, at approximately 9:10 a.m., members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and the […]

Press release

Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has noted an increase in HIV cases in the Kenora area, particularly towards the end of 2022. Last year alone, there were nine confirmed cases reported in the Kenora area, while from 2013-2021 there were only eight confirmed cases reported. Testing and case/contact management is ongoing, […]

By Shari Narine
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Windspeaker.com

On the eve of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s funeral, Delia Opekokew’s feelings of him remain the same today as they did when she met him in 2009. Opekokew was one of 10 members of a delegation from the Assembly of First Nations to have a private audience with Benedict in […]

By Lori Thompson
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Manitoulin Expositor

The rate of opioid deaths in the Sudbury and Manitoulin district decreased significantly in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period of 2021, but that rate is still three times that of the overall Ontario rate. Six of the seven health units at the top of the […]