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Pair of drivers charged

On Sunday around 1:10 a.m., officers from the Rainy River District OPP conducted a traffic stop on the 600 Block of Reid Avenue in Fort Frances,

As a result, a 23-year-old Winnipeg man was charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 mg.

He was released on a promise to appear in court here on April 8 at 9 a.m.

Man dies in blaze in Kenora

Yesterday around 11:50 a.m., the Kenora OPP was dispatched to a building on fire in the 100 block on Main Street South in the downtown core.

Police arrived on scene shortly after, along with Kenora Fire and Ambulance.

A single deceased male was located inside the structure.

No other victims are known at this point and details will be made available as they come in.

NCDS helping students find jobs

While Canada's youth unemployment rates remain fairly low, many high schoolers struggle to find part-time work.

To help students find a job, apply, and have a successful interview, staff at the Northern Career Development Service here have visited Fort Frances High School every other Wednesday for one-on-one sessions since the end of February.

Public school board outlines mental health support efforts

Having good mental health is critical to a person's overall well-being while poor mental health can cause some to have issues with their performance at work or school.

To address this issue, the Rainy River District School Board has implemented several different programs and campaigns to help both students and staff with their mental health.

Fort-born author publishes book

While most mainstream science fiction movies and books typically are geared towards a male audience, a Fort Frances-born author has been working to create more queer female representation in the genre.

Late last month, 26-year-old Laurel Johanson had her 115-page book, “All Things Mortal,” published by McNally Robertson Book Sellers in Winnipeg.