Orange Shirt Day celebrations took place yesterday. Sept. 30 is a day to both honour Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools and learn more about the history of those schools.
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It takes a community to come together for those in need, and there are few better times to do so than Thanksgiving.
The Fort Frances Family Centre is currently in the preparatory stages of throwing a Thanksgiving dinner for those who make use of their services, which volunteer Monica Sus said will be open to anyone in need.
Last week marked the 10th annual Essential Skills Day.
The Canadian government has a framework called the essential skills framework that focuses in on nine essential skills: reading, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communications, working with others, thinking, digital technology and continuous learning.
The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board (RRDSSAB) has purchased the Apostolic Way Church located on 324 Victoria Ave. to have a permanent solution for the local homeless population.
Dan McCormick, chief administrative officer at RRDSSAB, said this purchase means they have a permanent location for the ‘Out of The Cold’ warming centre.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wants to ensure everyone is aware of how it is supporting efforts to limit transmission of COVID-19.
Frontline OPP members will be enforcing provisions of the Reopening Ontario Act (A Flexible Response to COVID-19; ROA), 2020 and will encourage the public to follow the direction of their local Public Health Units (PHUs).
Positive COVID-19 reports have been announced by both the Northwestern Health Unit and Rainy River First Nations for September 25.
Yesterday millions of Canadians watched the 150th throne speech given from the Senate chamber in Ottawa. This is the second throne speech after the last one given in December to open the 43rd parliament session.
The minority government promised to tackle almost every sectorial problem in Canada, in a proposal also know as the “ambitious plan for an unprecedented reality.”
In the middle of a global pandemic, you have to take the good news with the bad, and local libraries are no exception.
So it is that even as the Fort Frances Public Library Technology officially reopened to the public in a limited capacity last week, word has come from above that it will have to cancel the annual Trunk or Treat celebrations due to COVID-19.
Even in the face of adversities, the Drive-In movie nights soldier on.
The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) reports three new symptomatic COVID-19 cases in the past week - two in Sioux Lookout and one in the Dryden Red Lake area.
Dr. Kit Young-Hoon, medical officer of health at the NWHU, said these cases include cases on First Nation communities, as well as cases in schools. One of the three cases is travel-related.