The Fort Frances Homeless Committee was pleased to be able to open an Out of the Cold Warming Centre spanning 11 weeks this winter.
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While over 1,600 people in Ontario are currently waiting for an organ transplant, only a third of eligible Ontarians are registered donors.
Couchiching FN resident Curtis Jourdain received a heart transplant last July and said he'd like to see reforms to Ontario's current organ donation laws, where residents have to opt in to be a donor.
The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board (RRDSSAB) welcomed the public to attend the grand opening of its newest housing build on Friday at 1:30 p.m.
The first affordable housing project in the district, an eight-unit bachelor apartment complex dubbed “River Ridge Apartments” is expected to see its first tenants get their keys in mid-June.
A local group of students has been working hard to raise awareness on the impacts of pollutants going into storm drains throughout the town.
In partnership with the Koochiching Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Jody Bonner-Vickers' Grade 8 class at Fort High took to the streets on May 29 to spread their message.
Interlibrary loan has returned partially to libraries in Ontario.
It has been announced that Northern Ontario libraries will continue to receive the mailing rebate in 2019. As such, the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre will resume limited interlibrary loan services effective immediately.
Yuk-Sem Won will be the NDP candidate for the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding in the fall federal election following nomination meetings held here and in Atikokan on Saturday and in Thunder Bay yesterday.
Won beat out Jason Storkson, an 11-year member of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service.
On Saturday, May 25, two members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a vehicle stop in the area of First Street East at Williams Avenue in the Town of Fort Frances.
The officer commenced an investigation into a Highway Traffic Act offence, and subsequently arrested the driver.
A town councillor is concerned about the future of the Rainy River watershed as there is an ongoing effort to bring sulfide-ore copper mining activity within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Members of town council are concerned with the provinces changes to public education, particularly the move to e-learning at high schools.
The Fort Frances Power Corporation (FFPC) took the time Tuesday afternoon to recognized all of its employees' hard work and dedication to a safe work environment.
FFPC celebrated 150,000 safe work hours—or 11 years injury-free—and congratulated Brian White, on becoming a certified journeyman by finishing his four-year electric lineman apprenticeship.