KENORA - Ontario is delivering on a key promise by to bring passenger transportation services to northwestern Ontario. The province is responding to a critical need for accessible transportation and launching a new bus route from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg, running along Hwy 17.
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Area boaters who want to hit the lake are being told to avoid the Five Mile Boat Launch.
In a post made to their Facebook page, Couchiching First Nation announced that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Five Mile Boat Launch would be closed to the general public, remaining accessible to Couchiching First Nation band members only.
The Mayor of Fort Frances and the office of Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Marcus Powlowski are warning the community not to jump to conclusions if they spot an out of province licence plate in town.
(FORT FRANCES, ON) - When it comes to fraud, there are few scams that are more sinister than the one known as the 'grandparent' scam. The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are warning residents that our District is not exempt from such crimes.
The town budget for 2020 is in the books.
At Monday night's town council meeting, Town of Fort Frances treasurer Dawn Galusha presented the finalized 2020 Budget, which sees a residential tax increase of 3.24 percent and a number of challenges -including COVID-19- that we might not see the full impact of until years down the road.
A resolution to support a proclamation from Borderland Pride was defeated 3-2 in last night's Emo town council meeting.
The resolution would have adopted a pre-worded resolution, provided by Borderland Pride, which would have proclaimed June “Pride Month” and called for a rainbow flag to be displayed for a week of the Township's choosing.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has closed a path, which allowed small vessels to cross the border in the river. Yesterday, the CBSA announced the temporary suspension of service at certain small vessel reporting sites, small airports of entry, ferry terminals and to the Remote Area Border Crossing (RABC) program.
Child Safety Week is here, and although community events have been cancelled due to COVID-19, safety is even more important than ever. As many families across Canada stay home due to public health directives, Public safety charity and Hydro One have teamed up to create a tip sheet, to help you make your home safer for children.
The Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA) has announced its first inductee into its Hall of Fame - Fort Frances Times' own Jim Cumming.
Jim was born with ink flowing through his veins. His father, grandfather, grandmother and several aunts and uncles all worked in the newspaper industry, from Ontario through to Saskatchewan.
The question of what to do with town flowers could be put to bed at tonight's council meeting.