Tonight will be mainly cloudy with a chance of showers and the risk of a thunderstorm in the early evening with a low of 2 C (36). Tomorrow will bring a mix of sun and cloud with a chance of showers during the day before becoming cloudy with a continuing […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford was in Fort Frances yesterday and he doled out some pretty hefty funding which will go towards projects of the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre. While on site at the museum Rickford had the opportunity to take in Science North’s Indigenous Ingenuity exhibit which […]

Staff

A proposed water park went before council this week, and has been green lighted for further exploration. Jordan DeGagne, a local business owner, went before council to request a commercial agreement with Fort Frances to lease land at Seven Oaks, within Point Park, to install a temporary off-shore splash zone, […]

Robin McCormick photo

Four generation of hardworking McQuakers just happened to be at the same location last Thursday. (L-R) Shane, Harold (holding Walker), and Rylan. Although Walker hasn’t quite put in a 12 or so long hour day yet, you can bet if he follows in his great grandpa(Harold’s), grandpa(Shane’s) and dad (Rylan’s) […]

Robin McCormick photo

Jean Richards was honoured with a celebration at the Fine Line Art Gallery on Friday afternoon, to see her off on a new chapter in Kenora. Many friends attended to enjoy cake and coffee/tea. Jean was all smiles and felt honoured by all the attention. She will be greatly missed […]

Staff

Town council approved the 2024 Operating Budget in a Special Council meeting on Monday. It brought in a 5.99 per cent tax increase, including education. The bump represents $729,178 in increased spending by the Town. The average change on the annual tax bill will be $168 for residential, and $739 […]

From the FFPLTC
Press release

The Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre will be open for less hours during the week due to budget cuts. “Effective April 1, the Library will reduce its hours of operation on Mondays and Thursdays, only being open from 10-5 on Mondays and open 10-6 on Thursdays, leaving Tuesday and […]

From Riverside Health Care
Press release

Riverside Health Care in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit has declared a Respiratory Outbreak on the West Wing at Rainycrest Long Term Care. The East Wing has been in outbreak since March 12, 2024. Enhanced visitor restrictions are in place that permit two (2) visitors or caregivers at a […]