Camping at Point Park is an annual tradition for many. But this year is unlike any previous one - due to COVID-19, most services have been changed to comply with evolving provincial guidelines, and the Point Park campground is no exception.
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Ontario’s Tourism Minister Lisa MacLeod and Ontario’s Indigenous Affairs Minister Greg Rickford held a telephone town hall meeting to update northern Ontario residents on the measures taken to alleviate the sweeping effects COVID-19 had on the tourism industry.
Anyone visiting downtown Fort Frances over the past week might have noticed a flurry of construction activity in an old mill parking lot. But not to worry; it’s just the next step in a longtime goal of the United Native Friendship Centre (UNFC).
Anglers from northern Ontario and Manitoba are being invited to the Rainy River District, to catch a tagged bass, worth $5,000, in a competition aimed at boosting the local tourism sector. To win the prize, the angler must prove residency outside the District, and prove they paid to stay at a local hotel or camp.
Not all U.S. plates spell trouble.
Three new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported late last week. On July 2, Northwestern Health Unit has received a report of two new positive COVID-19 test results in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub area. The individuals were a 30 year old and a 60 year old, both male.
The Town of Fort Frances is welcoming anglers from across the North and Manitoba to try their hand at landing a $5,000 tagged bass fish. Rainy Lake has earned an international reputation as one of the best bass fisheries in North America, and this year it will be home to a special prize bass available for visitors to catch.
It’s been a long handful of months being closed, but the Fine Line Art Gallery is ready to welcome customers and art aficionados back through its doors.
Both the government of Canada and the government of Ontario organized a joint federal, provincial, municipal and First Nation funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan that will support 12 road, airport and bridge projects in northern Ontario. The implementation of these projects will strengthen infrastructure in rural communities and support economic growth.
While there is still much that is unknown about the COVID-19 virus, Curtis Denture Clinic in Fort Frances isn’t taking any chances with the health of their patients or staff.