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COVID-19 business reopening list


With restrictions easing by the Ontario Government, numerous businesses are now reopening with social distancing measures in place. We have complied a list of businesses that are currently starting to open to the public, and will continue to update this list in the days to come as more information is provided to us.
If you know of a reopening not on this list, please call the Times 274-5373 or email us at

(Last updated Tuesday, December 1 at 9:25 a.m.)


  • 202 Hair Classics : Open regular hours.

  • 4 Your pets : one person at a time. Call ahead ordering available.

  • 93.1 the Border : restricted access to public

  • Ag Day 2020 : postponed unti 2021

  • Alterna Savings : reduced hours 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Badiuk Equipment : Open Monday through Saturday

  • Brenda Leigh Bell Law Office : closed to general public, skype appointments available by phone or email during regular business hours

  • Betty’s : open, curbside pick available.

  • Boston Pizza : restaurant open inside and out with social distancing measures in place. Take out, curbside pickup and delivery available.

  • Canadian Tire : open with social distancing measures in place. Service Centre is open

  • Canasian Family Restaurants : pickup and delivery available

  • CC Complex : reduced hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Chapple Municipal office : closed to general public, payments accepted by electronic means, phone, mail and through drop slot

  • CIBC : reduced hours 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • CMHA Fort Frances Branch : closed to public, but staff available for clients over the phone

  • Cousineau Real Estate : closed to the public, available by phone

  • Curtis Denture Clinic : open Mon-Fri

  • Curvy Chick : Mon-Fri 10 am - 5pm limit 5 customers, please wear a mask. Shop online, in-store pick up available and local delivery Fridays 5-6pm

  • Dairy Queen : drive-through, take-out and eat-in.

  • Domino’s : online/phone orders only, contactless pickup and delivery

  • Ed Kaun & Sons : remains open, but call ahead to order. We will meet you outside for pick-up or we can deliver to your door.

  • Emo Dental Clinic : open by appointment

  • Emo Drugs : call pharmacy to inquire about store hours or delivery. Online refill service is available.

  • Emo Food Bank : open with restrictions.

  • Emo Museum : open 10-4pm

  • Firefly : all offices are closed, virtual services offered

  • The Flint House : open with social distancing measures, patio open, visit Facebook page for more information

  • Fort Floral : open Mon. - Fri. 10 am - 5 pm & Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

  • Fort Frances Clinic : appts by phone

  • Fort Frances Chiropractic Centre : regular office hours (COVID restrictions apply). Please call 274-2545.

  • Fort Frances Collision Centre : open normal hours for onsite services. Remote business also available. Please call 274-4555 for more information.

  • Fort Frances Dental Centre : open by appointment

  • Fort Frances General Supply : reduced hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mon - Fri

  • Fort Frances GM : open normal hours for onsite services. Contactless pickup/delivery of vehicles, tes-drives, video demonstations, email/text documentation, remote payment available. 

  • Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre : open to the public Tuesdays, 3 - 7 pm, and Wednesdays from 11 am to 3 pm. Curbside pick-up will continue, and is available Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am to 2 pm and Wednesdays from 4-7 pm.
  • Fort Frances Power Corporation : closed to general public, available by phone or email

  • Fort Frances Times : open by appointment only for ads &payments. Also available by phone or email during regular hours. Newspaper available at local retailers

  • Gillons : open with limited public access. Visit for more details.

  • Good Impressions Printing : open to the public. Regular hours, masks required.

  • Green’s Brandsource : regular hours Monday to Friday, 9-5:30, Saturday 9-3

  • H202GO : store hours 1-4pm, home deliveries available.

  • The Harbourage : patio seating and inside dining with social distancing measures. 

  • Holmlund Financial : closed to the public, available by phone, email or text

  • International Falls City Buildings : closed to public but available by phone or email

  • International Travel Services : closed, but available by phone 275-7496.

  • Kenton Creations : closed to public, but available online or by appointment

  • Kupila Sound Center - open by appointment only. Pick up or drop off delivery. Call ahead 486-1243

  • Lakeside Counselling : offering over the phone sessions.

  • Lakewood Tire : closed to public traffic, drop off only.

  • La Place Rendez-Vous : restaurant is open with social distancing measures. Patio is open. Curbside or dockside pickup available, visit website for more information. 

  • Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 29 : quilt draw is postponed to Nov. 8th

  • Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 29 : December 9th meeting cancelled

  • Le Hoa : take out only

  • Leon’s : open

  • Lidkea Optometry Services : regular hours (8:30am-5:00pm) start Sept. 1. Walkins welcome. 

  • Lion’s TV Bingo : postponed until Shaw offices reopen. Currently looking for alternative options, please watch for updates.

  • Lowerys : reduced hours 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Mon-Fri. closed Sat & Sun. Available via phone or email

  • Lowey’s Greenhouse Market Garden : Please order ahead. Informatin and pricing avaialbe on facebook and website.

  • McDonald’s : restaurant open with social distancing measures in place.

  • Mekong Restaurant : take out only

  • Mr. Sub : take out only

  • NCDS : open with social distancing measures. 

  • Neighbours Modern Diner : restaurant open with social distancing measures. Patio open. Take-out and delivery available

  • Nestor Falls Marine : one customer at a time, curbside pick up and delivery of sales products and service of boats and motors in our area. View products in yard. Financing available online or by phone.

  • New Gold Rainy River : open 

  • Nicole D.S. Miller Law Professional Corp : 8:30-4:30 pm, Mon-Fri

  • Nor-Fab : closed to the public, available by phone and email.

  • Nor-West Animal Clinic : Mon to Fri, 8am-6pm, by appointment only. 274-7393. After-hour emergency 274-9864. Curbside products pickup. Proper fitted collar/leashed dogs, Cat carrier. Pet hand off at the door.

  • Northwest Catholic District School Board : school starts September 3.

  • Northwest Community Legal Clinic : available via phone and email

  • Northwoods Gallery and Gifts : Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm.

  • Pharmasave : store hours are Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Sun 12:00 pm-3:00 pm. Please refrain from coming into store if unnecessary. Delivery is available

  • The Place : normal hours 8am - 8:00 pm, daily

  • Rainy Lake Family Dental : open by appointment only.

  • Rainy River District School Board : school starts September 3.

  • Rainy River Future Development Corp : open, masks and sanitization required.

  • Rainy River Garbage Collection and Landfill site : landfill closed, curb-side garbage collection continuing as scheduled

  • Rainy River Municipal Office : closed to the public. Payments can be made via online banking options, mail or mail slot at the office. Property tax payment deadline extended to April 30, 2020. Available by phone during regular hours

  • Rainy River Public Library : Library building open for service on reduced hours: Tuesdays, 2pm-7pm; Thursdays, 11am-4pm; Saturdays, 11am-4pm. Limit five patrons at one time. Public computers not available but WiFi on 24/7.

  • Rainy River Public Works : essential work only. Facility closed to the public.

  • Rainy River Recovery and Northland Counseling operating as normal

  • R.B. Auto Repair : open for business, office is closed to the public. Call 274-1474 to make an appointment

  • RBC Fort Frances Branch : open regular hours. 

  • Revco : Open 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Mon-Fri

  • Safeway : 8:00 am - 9:00 Mon-Sat, 8:00 am -8:00 pm Sunday.

  • Seven Generations Education Institute : closed to the public, staff is working from home and can be reached via email

  • Sight & Sound : open regular hours. Curbside pickup and deilvery still available. 

  • Simplicity - Professional Hair & Body Care : open by appointment only. Products available online Offering curbside pickup and free delivery from Bear’s Pass to Barwick. 

  • Subway : open with limited seating.

  • Sunset Country Ford : open normal hours for onsite services. Contactless pickup/delivery of vehicles, tes-drives, video demonstations, email/text documentation, remote payment available. 

  • TD Bank : reduced hours 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Tichborne’s Real Estate : available by phone, text or email

  • Tim Hortons : open with limited seating.

  • Tompkins Hardware : open for essential services and parts only. Orders by phone, curbside pick up or delivery available. For service repairs phone ahead

  • United Native Friendship Centre : closed to the public, staff is available for clients

  • Vianet : closed to the public, available by phone, email, online messaging/social media. Technicians available.

  • Walmart : Open 8 am - 10 pm Monday - Saturday and 8 am - 8 pm Sunday.

  • West End Motors : open

  • Wilson Business Solutions : remote sales (phone or email), online ordering & Account set-up, contactless deliver in town limits, curbside order pickup by appointment. Emergency office equipment repair

  • The Window & Door Store : open to the public.

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