By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

According to a press release from the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU), one in seven families in northwestern Ontario is struggling to put food on the table. A food costing survey done by NWHU last spring, indicated that the average cost to feed a family of four is $299.12 per week […]

By Robin McCormick
West End Correspondent
robins2cents@gmail.com

The Winter Wonderland Trail of Lights was an overwhelming success, with over 1300 people attending and people of all ages from seniors to babies being pushed on sleighs. The event took place December 10 at the Family Healing Program on Mctavish Rd. Weechi-it-te-win Family Services made this event possible with […]

Press release

Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a person after an Assault occurred in a downtown business. On Saturday, December 10, at 12:01 p.m. members of the OPP received a report that an intoxicated person had assaulted an employee and then broke a number […]

Press release

The Ontario government is providing over $6.6 million to help renew and rehabilitate local infrastructure in Kenora-Rainy River. The funding is being delivered through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) and is part of the government’s overall investment of $400 million in 2023. “Our government is proud to support Northern […]

Press release

(RAINY RIVER, ON) – Members of the Rainy River, Fort Frances, and Atikokan Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Blitz that resulted in various Highway Traffic Act (HTA) charges and multiple vehicles taken out of service.  On various dates in November 2022 Rainy River, Fort Frances, […]

(RAINY RIVER, ON) – Members of the Rainy River District of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 228 occurrences between Monday, December 5, 2022, and Sunday, December 11, 2022, including: Over the past week, Rainy River District OPP laid 15 charges under the Criminal Code and 12 under the Highway […]

(KENORA, ON) – Highway 17 between Kenora and the Manitoba Border was closed due to a serious collision. On December 9, 2022 at approximately 1:00 p.m. members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Kenora Detachment along with Emergency Services personnel responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on […]

By Sandi Krasowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Chronicle Journal

THUNDER BAY, ONT. — Immigrants arriving in Northwestern Ontario to resettle and find employment through the federal Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) are facing a provincial tax barrier that could hinder them from purchasing a home. The 25 per cent non-resident speculation tax applies to foreign nationals who are […]

By Robin McCormick
West End Correspondent
Robins2cents@gmail.com

Weechi-it-te-win held a Really Living Workshop November 23 and 24 at the Couchiching Multi-use Centre. This was funded by the Ministry of Health. The Really Living Conference was an opportunity for individuals in addiction recovery to create new experiences and see their futures are limitless. The artists who presented at […]

By Eric Shih
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Thunder Bay Source

Children visiting emergency departments in small and rural hospitals in Northwestern Ontario now have access to pediatricians through a virtual ER consult service. Emergency department doctors are able to utilize the Regional Paediatric Response program which started on Nov. 21. The program will allow medical staff to conduct virtual consultations […]

By Robin McCormick
West end correspondent
robins2cents@gmail.com

This years Spirit Of Christmas, held November 27th was a lovely event. Co- chairs Diane Glowasky and Linda Booth worked long and hard to make this event happen. Along with other members from the LaVerendrye General Hospital Auxiliary. The La Place Rendez-Vous graciously donated the room for half price with […]

By Morgan Sharp
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Canada's National Observer

Ontario still has no co-ordinated plan to deal with increasingly intense flooding and its effects on urban areas, the province’s auditor general said in a wide-ranging report on the Ford government’s fiscal record. The province is failing to prepare for urban floods, like the one experienced by the Rainy River […]