By Robin McCormick
West End Correspondent

Retired Sergeant Robert Holmes joined the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) when he was 18 years old, and retired when he was 48 years old. Although he is 87 years old now, his memories, passion and pride for his time spent with the RCAF are still so “ alive” in […]

Kayla Caul Chartier and Tanya Hughes both graduated November 2 as certificated First Nations Health Managers. This was made possible through long study and many exams, through the First Nations Health Managers Association. The FNHMA promotes and contributes to the advancement of First Nations health management by developing and promoting […]

Greg Rickford, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kenora – Rainy River, issued thefollowing statement marking Indigenous Veterans Day: “Today, on Indigenous Veterans Day, Ontarians come together to pay tribute to the tens of thousands of First Nation, Inuit and Métis people who served in the Canadian Armed Forces. We remember […]

By Eric Shih
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Thunder Bay Source

Two men from the Rainy River area are out thousands of dollars and have had their hunting licences suspended after shooting a deer from a roadway and trespassing on private property. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry released details of the case involving two men from Devlin, which took […]


Most public schools in the rainy River District will be closing their doors beginning Friday, November 4, in reaction to a planned withdraw of service. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents many of the school’s support staff, including secretaries, custodians, some Early Childhood Educators and education assistants […]

Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce that the winner of the October Riverside 50/50 electronic raffle is Susan Allison of Fort Frances, ON with the winning ticket number W-8044556. Allison takes home $10,202, with the same amount going to the Foundation. The draw was made Monday, October […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer

Rainy River First Nations (RRFN) is celebrating the opening of a new complex of transitional housing units intended to give those recovering from addictions treatment the best possible chance to get back on their feet and stay sober. At a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, October 27, 2022, members of […]


The Paper Excellence Group and Resolute Forest Products Inc. (“Resolute”) (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced their intention to sell Resolute’s Thunder Bay pulp and paper mill to further facilitate the regulatory review process. On July 6, the Paper Excellence Group through its wholly-owned subsidiary Domtar Corporation (“Domtar”), a global […]

Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As of October 3, Treaty Three Police Service (T3PS) welcomed newly appointed Acting Inspector Cheryl Gervais and Acting Sergeant Major Tricia Rupert in their new roles. Both women had recently been honored with awards for their service in policing and shared with the Times the journeys that led to their […]

By Robin McCormick
West End Correstpondent

The second annual “Haunted Woods“ scared over 1,000 people of all ages from infants to people in their 80s. This was made possible by Weechi-it-te-win Family Services. The haunting event was held Friday, October 28, on Mctavish Rd. On the trails of the property where the family Healing Program operates. […]

Press release

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Kenora OPP officer following a criminal investigation. An investigation by the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch began in November 2021 after allegations were made in October 2021 regarding inappropriate behaviour by an off-duty police officer in relation to an adult person. As a […]


The Rainy River District School Board has issued the following statement in regards to a pending labour protest by CUPE workers on Friday: The Rainy River District School Board continues to monitor the provincial labour negotiations closely. In the RRDSB, CUPE represents custodial and maintenance staff, as well as business […]