Town workers were busy sandbagging the waterfront yesterday. Concrete blocks have also been loaded onto the Hallet, to keep it secure. The town is asking anyone able to help with sandbagging to head down to the municipal yard. For a video of the loading, visit the Fort Frances Times on […]

Despite the rain, many people showed up to enjoy the 50th annual Manitou Fish Fry on Friday afternoon. The poor weather also didn’t stop Rainy River First Nations Chief and Council from putting on a great event at the pow-wow grounds north of Junction 11/71. —Daniel Adam photos

The high school soccer season kicked off last week, with a match-up between the Fort Frances Muskies and Rainy River Owls on Wednesday morning. The Muskies took the win for both matches, with 5-0 victories in each. – Daniel Adam photos

Representatives from the Rainy River District School Board were at the Mental Health Expo earlier this month, promoting mental wellness for kids and families. Participants were able to get information from dozens of organizations committed to mental wellness. – Daniel Adam photo

Sandbagging efforts continue across the region as high water levels continue to threaten infrastructure and homes. Namakan Lake has now exceeded water levels recorded in 2014, and Rainy Lake is quickly approaching its high water mark from that year as well. Volunteers for sandbagging are still being sought by area […]

The Fort Frances Muskies opened their soccer season Wednesday. Defenders Katherine Fisher (above) and Izzy Meeks (left) were on hand for the girls’ 5-0 victory over Rainy River. The boys also defeated Rainy River 5-0. Callum McCormick (top left) takes a header. Garrett Paull (bottom left) directs traffic. Both Muskie […]

Grade 8 students from across the District had a chance to meet future classmates and check out Fort Frances High School on Grade 8 Day this week. – Daniel Adam photos

Spring ice break-up along waterways in the Rainy River District is a source of rising flood waters. – Cory Westover photo

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce held a full-scale Business Expo at the Fort Frances Curling Club last weekend, featuring hundreds of visitors and dozens of vendors. The kids enjoyed bouncy castles, political candidates met with voters, and local businesses and organizations were on hand to show off everything new […]

The Substance Abuse Prevention Team (SAPT) held a barbecue and handed out essential hygiene items to those experiencing homelessness and struggling with substance abuse on Tuesday. Team co-chair Hugh Dennis said in addition to handing out supplies, the reason for the event was to make people aware that the SAPT […]

The post-Covid return to the Ducks Unlimited fundraising banquet and auction was a huge success for organizers. The event was hosted by La Place Rendez Vous in Fort Frances on Friday evening, and featured a variety of auction items donated from area businesses. It was a fun evening for participants, […]

The Town of Fort Frances has been assembling a barricade of sandbags at the waterfront to protect infrastructure in the event of a flood. Water levels continue to rise, with more rain expected in the forecast. Wednesday brings a risk of thunderstorms, and 5-10 mm of rain anticipated. Thursday and […]