As the notoriety surrounding human trafficking continues to grow, light needs to be shone on the fact small and rural communities are not immune to this criminal activity.
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Former member of parliament and life-long New Democrat John Rafferty passed away over the Canada Day long weekend.
His wife, Pam Cain, confirmed his death on Facebook on Sunday evening. Rafferty, 65, died of cancer. He would have been 66 tomorrow.
Swimming at the Point is a go for Canada Day.
According to test results released by the Northwestern Health Unit, both the Point and swimming dock along Colonization Road East were deemed safe for swimming in time for the Canada Day long weekend.
Water samples at both locations were taken on June 11. It takes three days for the sample results to be sent to the health unit.
In an effort to promote physical wellness among town staff, council approved a report providing a discount for memberships at the Memorial Sports Centre during Monday night's council meeting.
After a 4-2 vote, council agreed to offer complimentary memberships to Sportsplex employees and a 25 percent reduction to memberships for other town staff.
After a day that beat out all the forecasts, another Relay for Life is in the books.
“The beginning of the day did prove to be a bit of a battle with the wind,” Relay organizer Anneda Chabot admitted.
The Ontario government's new policies and funding for autism services have resulted in more questions than answers as families wait to hear the final decision to be made by the Autism Advisory Panel.
Local non-profit groups and organizations receive thousands of dollars each year to help fund activities, programs, and events that support or enhance the well being of kids.
The Winnipeg Foundation's Moffat Fund doles out the money to 12 communities outside of Winnipeg, of which Fort Frances is a recipient and landed roughly $93,000 this year,
Two special dignitaries were in Fort Frances on Monday for an important ceremony.
Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford and Ontario's Solicitor General Sylvia Jones joined Fort Frances Mayor June Caul and Rainy River OPP detachment commander Insp. Nathan Schmidt at the site of the future Rainy River OPP detachment on Colonization Road West for the official groundbreaking ceremony.
It's summertime and that means vacations, socializing and relaxing with family, friends and lots of food and drink.
There has also been a lot of talk recently about easier access to alcohol in corner stores across the province, but it's important to remember the impact too much alcohol can have on your health—including the damage it can do to your mouth.
A piece of Canadian history is coming to Fort Frances.
Thanks to funding acquired from the federal government, the Fort Frances Museum will be hosting “Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin's Ship” this summer.
“We're very excited,” museum curator Sherry George told the Times.
“Getting the grant is huge.”