Press release

Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce that the winner of the April Riverside 50/50 electronic raffle is Ab Desrosier of, Rainy River ON with the winning ticket number Q-8014859. Desrosier takes home $11,220, with the same amount going to the Foundation. The draw was made Friday, April […]

The Rainycrest Auxiliary meets the second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Activation Room at Rainycrest. Our Auxiliary works solely for the betterment of the residents living in the Home. Any donations received by the Auxiliary are used for that purpose. The furniture that you see when […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

In 2011, Sandra McNay and her daughter Samantha Halliday were at the Relay For Life to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society — McNay’s brother and Halliday’s uncle, Robert, had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier that year. McNay said the event was supposed to be all night. But […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

It’s business as usual for Fort Frances town council as they meet tonight for their regularly scheduled meeting at the Fort Frances Civic Centre. Along with several recurring items on council’s agenda, such as verbal updates from the mayor and select councillors, council will also be receiving directions from administration […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

The Fort Frances landfill charges $72.80 per metric tonne, with a minimum charge of $18 per load. But on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., all garden waste can be dumped at no cost. Free Tipping Day is for garden waste only. This includes leaves, tree branches, […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

The NWHU’s latest numbers show 151 active cases including two outbreaks — one at Rainy River Long Term Care Home, and the other at La Verendrye General Hospital. Kit Young Hoon, NWHU’s medical officer of health says cases look fairly stable. Despite the stable numbers, she says this does not […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

The Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Mental Health Week is May 2-8. As part of the Week, CMHA Fort Frances will be hosting a wellness fair at Rainy Lake Square on Thursday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring 16 community partners and inspirational speaker Joe Roberts. The […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

A tradition that dates back over 20 years is back. Chem-Free Grad — a safe celebration for graduating students from Fort Frances High School (FFHS) makes its return after COVID-19 shut it down the last few years. It started at Sunny Cove campground and back then it was necessarily “chem […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s annual Community and Business Expo is quickly approaching. Chamber executive director Heather Johnson says she thinks everyone is happy to have it back — the event hasn’t been held since 2019. She says while the Chamber hasn’t hosted a spring expo for two years, […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

The Fort Frances Gun and Hobby Show is back at the Fort Frances Curling Club this weekend and organizer Scott Stafford says there will be more exhibitors than ever. Stafford says the Fort Frances Gun and Hobby Show was started in 2008 by he and his wife Tasha at the […]

Press release

After a 2 year Covid-19 break, the Fort Frances Mill Alumni 10th Annual Banquet is coming up fast.  At first the mill was just idled, right now it’s flattened and removed.  Now, Mill Alumni members do not want to lose sight of the role it played in our lives and […]