(FORT FRANCES, ON) – A search warrant was executed on a Fort Frances home as a result of an ongoing fraud investigation. On January 6, 2023 at approximately 5:57 p.m. Fort Frances Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report that a member of the community had their bank card stolen […]

By Susan Jose
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
New Canadian Media

Public libraries across the country are working with local settlement agencies to help newcomers integrate into Canada. From information on settlement-related topics such as housing and employment to English and French-language programs and networking events, libraries are stocked with resources immigrants can access to learn about their new communities.    […]

Tonight will see some snowfall and a low of -13 C (9 F). Tomorrow will see a chance of flurries during the day, remaining cloudy overnight with a high of -9 (16) and a low of -28 (-18) In the extended forecast, Saturday will bring a mix of sun and […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

Council and administration of the town of Fort Frances are committed to bringing programming back to the pool, but at this point it’s not clear that there’s any way to get it done quickly. A delegate of nearly two dozen Aquafitness members and supporters descended on the Civic Centre for […]

Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

The “Out of the Cold” program has accomplished five years of service this year in Fort Frances, offering a safe warm place for individuals facing homelessness. To address the ongoing homelessness crisis in the region, many service providers have partnered together in order to keep programs running. “Things have been […]

Staff

Learn and Stay Grant includes nursing, paramedic and medical technology programs Anyone thinking of becoming a nurse or paramedic got some good news last week, with the announcement of full funding for those programs locally. Students enrolling in the Confederation College nursing program or Seven Generations Educational Institute’s paramedic program, […]

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Tonight will be partly cloudy with a chance of flurries and a low of -21 C (-6 F). Tomorrow will see a mix of sun and clouds with periods of snow overnight and a high of -12 (10) with a low of -12 (10). Friday will see periods of snow […]

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On January 23, Confederation College announced a partnership with Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong, to offer free, in-person Office Administration training to Treaty 3 members. The first full intake with 15 students will commence on January 23 in Fort Frances. Courses will be mainly delivered at the Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong offices, with the rest […]

(RAINY RIVER, ON) – Members of the Rainy River District of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 198 occurrences between Monday January 9, 2023, and Sunday, January 15, 2023, including: Rainy River OPP laid 13 charges under the Criminal Code and 20 under the Highway Traffic Act.

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(FORT FRANCES, ON) – A traffic stop has led officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Rainy River District Detachment to arrest two individuals and seize drugs near the community of Fort Frances. On January 19, 2023, at 11:05 pm, members of the Rainy River District Community Street Crime Unit […]

Earlier this week, the Kaatagoging Survivor’s group of the St. Mary’s Indian Residential School near Kenora announced its preliminary findings of 171 anomalies suggesting potential grave sites at the school site. Treaty #3 people from all cultural backgrounds have been processing the news, and thoughts are with the surviving families, […]

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One death due to carbon monoxide is too much for the Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service and Enbridge Gas. This week, the two organizations entered into a partnership to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero. The Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service received 156 […]