Due to the ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous businesses and organizations are choosing to postpone or cancel community events in order to promote social distancing in efforts to help slow the spread of the virus in the Rainy River District.
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On Friday, March 27, the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has received a positive COVID-19 test result from the Rainy River Assessment Centre. The case had travelled to the U.S.A. and upon returning from travel has been in voluntary self-isolation since that time.
Communities across the country are banding together to have fun at a distance, and the Fort Frances Times wants you to join in!
- Have each kid pick a topic they'd like to learn about and spend 30 mins each day on that topic
- Bake something every day
- Have each kid write a letter and/or emails to a different friend or family member each day
- Wash our hands!!!!
- Facetime grandparents a lot
- watch everything on Disney+
Members of the Rainy River First Nations gathered on Monday for a peaceful protest in support of the Wet'suwet'en Nation and their hereditary chiefs, and to voice their own discontent over the relationship between First nations and industry.
It was a day of mixed results for the Muskie senior girls' volleyball team at the OFSAA 'AA' girls' volleyball championship in Kingsville yesterday.
The Muskies opened Pool 'D' play yesterday afternoon with a 2-1 win (26-24, 17-25 and 15-11) over Eden High School (St. Catharines) before then falling in straight sets to St. Joseph's (Barrie) later in the day.
It was a tough go of it for the Owen Riches and Ashley Payne rinks at the U18 provincials held Wednesday through yesterday in Sault Ste. Marie.
Neither of the local teams were able to make the playoffs in their respective divisions.
It was daunting task but the weekend turned out about as well as they could have imagined.
The Fort Frances Lakers took three of a possible four points against the defending SIJHL champion Thunder Bay North Stars in a home-and-home series with a 6-5 overtime loss on the road Friday night before pulling out a 2-0 win on Saturday night here.
The Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy is hoping to make a regular routine a thing of the past.
The group has submitted a request that will be read at tonight's Town Council meeting that will ask council that the Gymnastics Academy be the sole renter of the auditorium at the Memorial Sports Centre, beginning in September 2020.
The Muskie girls' and boys' hockey teams came up with some big-time performances with their seasons on the line.
Both squads came away with crucial wins in Game 2 over the weekend to knot their respective best-of-three NorWOSSA finals at a game apiece.