Treaty #3 Grand Chief Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh issued a statement Friday expressing shock and deep concern over the closure of the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth.
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With November being Woman Abuse Prevention Month in Canada, a local business has been raising funds to support victims of sexual assault.
For the past two years, Curvy Chick on Scott Street has held a cupcake fundraiser in November.
Store owner Jennifer Horton was able to sell 162 cupcakes this time around.
The Fort Frances Canadians unfortunately felt the heat Sunday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Jett Mintenko scored twice to pace the North End Flames (Thunder Bay) to a narrow 3-2 win over the Canadians in the gold-medal final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual Bantam 'AA' tournament.
With the season officially in the books, it was time to hand out some hardware.
The Muskie football team held its annual awards banquet Monday night at the Copper River Inn.
Taking home the Paul Renaud Most Valuable Player award was wide receiver Riley Argue.
The Fort Frances PeeWee Leafs claimed the title at the Mankato Meltdown 12U tournament over the weekend with a 4-3 shootout win over Shakopee in the gold-medal game.
Piper Miller scored all three of the Leafs' goals in regulation time while Julia Guertin and Hayden Allam both tallied in the shootout.
The Sunset Country Squash Club sent 15 players to Thunder Bay over the weekend to battle at the Northwestern Ontario Open tournament.
Winners were from both ends of the spectrum, with veteran Mary-Beth Tkachuk capturing the 'D' title in round-robin play with five-straight wins.
It's going to be quite the test if the Fort Frances Lakers are to stay at or above the .500 mark over the next while.
The Lakers found that out first-hand Friday night as the Red Lake Miners used a three-goal third period to earn a 5-1 win in SIJHL action at the Ice For Kids Arena.
A berth to the all-Ontarios just wasn't to be for the Muskie senior girls' basketball team.
The black-and-gold were swept by the Hammarskjold Vikings at the best-of-three NWOSSAA championship held Friday and Saturday in Thunder Bay.
It was dominant weekend for the hosts as they routed the Muskies 58-21 in the opener Friday.
The Fort Frances Police Services Board is seeking motivated, community-minded individuals to apply for two provincially-appointed positions on it.
Two current board members—John McTaggart and Andrew Hallikas—recently were elected to town council and have to vacate their positions on the PSB.
The Fort Frances PSB is a five-person board consisting of the following:
The Rainy River District Women's Shelter of Hope is hoping to have a permanent presence in Fort Frances, and has asked town council for its support for the initiative.
In a letter from Donna Kroocmo, executive director of the Shelter of Hope, she indicated the agency is applying for a grant from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.