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COVID-19 closures and cancellations

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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. 
We have compiled a list of businesses and events that have been affected so far, and will continue to update this list in the days to come as more information is provided to us. 
If you know of a cancellation not on this list, please call the Times at 274-5373 or email us at tips@fortfrances.com.

(Last updated Friday, March 27, 6:00 p.m.)

  • 1st Fort Frances Sparks and Brownies : cancelled until April 14

  • 202 Hair Classics : closed
  • 93.1 the Border : restricted access to public
  • 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron : cancelled until April
     
  • Ag Day 2020 : postponed to Sept. 12
  • Alberton Millennium park : ice shack closed
  • Alberton Municipal office : closed to general public, payments accepted by mail or by dropbox, call for assistance
  • Alterna Savings : Reduced hours 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
     
  • Backus Community Centre : events cancelled, cafe open for pickup only
  • Badiuk Equipment : closed on Saturdays
  • Barwick Village Restaurant : closed
  • Baudette, MN schools closed
  • BDO Fort Frances : office closed to public but taxes are still being processed
  • Betty’s : closed to the public, available by Facebook and email for pickup
  • Bible & Book Study (at Knox United) : cancelled until further notice
  • Bistro 48 : closed until further notice
  • Border Skating Club Annual Ice Show : cancelled 
  • Boston Pizza : Open daily 11:00 am - 10:00 pm with take out, curbside pickup and delivery
     
  • Canasian Family Restaurants : Pickup and delivery available
  • Chapple Community Centre and Fitness Centre : closed
  • CC Complex : reduced hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Chapple Municipal office : closed to general public, payments accepted by electronic means, phone, mail and through drop slot
  • Chester Fried Chicken : closed until further notice
  • Choir Practice (at Knox United) : cancelled until further notice
  • Churches (most) : closed 
  • Church of the Holy Spirit coffee house scheduled or March 27 : postponed
  • Chuck McPherson Memorial Hockey Tournament : cancelled
  • CIBC : reduced hours 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Cine5 Theatre : closed
  • Climate Change Meeting, scheduled for March 25 : postponed
  • CMHA Fort Frances Branch : closed to public, but staff available for clients over the phone
  • Copper Taphouse & Grill : closed until further notice
  • Couchiching Bingo Hall : closed
  • Couchiching Council and Committee meetings : postponed to after March 30
  • Couchiching First Nation administrative buildings (Band Office, 4 C’s Daycare, Treatment and Support, Toy Library) : closed until March 30
  • Couchiching Multi-Use Facility : closed
  • Cousineau Real Estate : closed to the public, available by phone
  • CUPE Local 65 General Membership Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 25 : cancelled
  • Curtis Denture Clinic : closed, tentative re-open Monday, April 6, 2020
  • Curvy Chick : closed to public, available through Facebook, email or website
     
  • Dairy Queen : drive-thru only, will close March 30
  • Daycares : closed
  • Devlin Hall : closed
  • Domino’s : online/phone orders only, contactless pickup and delivery
  • DriveTest Centres : closed until further notice
  • The Duke Arena : closed
     
  • Easter Cantata : cancelled
  • Easter Eggstravaganza : cancelled
  • Ed Kaun & Sons : open, but please call ahead for pick-up or delivery
  • Township of Emo : municipal office closed to the public
  • Emo Dental Centre : closed except for emergencies 274-9001
  • Emo Drugs : Call pharmacy to inquire about store hours or delivery. Online refill service is available.
  • Emo Food Bank : available by appointment only 482-2700
  • Emo board and committee meetings : cancelled
  • Emo Community Centre & Arena : closed
  • Emo Legion Br. 99 : closed
  • Emo Public Library/EarlyON Centre : closed
  • Emo Thrift Shop : closed
  • Energy Fitness Centre : closed
  • Evangelical Fellowship Church senior meal scheduled for March 18 : cancelled
     
  • Fine Line Art Gallery : closed
  • Firefly : all offices are closed, virtual services offered
  • The Flint House : closed until further notice
  • Fort Floral : closed until further notice
  • Town of Fort Frances : all public buildings including municipal office closed
  • Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce 2020 Business and Community Expo : cancelled
  • Fort Frances Clinic : appointments by phone
  • Fort Frances council and committee meetings cancelled 
  • Fort Frances Chiropractic Centre : closed until April 6, for emergencies call 274-2545.
  • Fort Frances Curling Club : closed
  • Fort Frances Dental Centre : closed except for emergencies 274-9001
  • Fort Frances General Supply : Reduced hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mon - Fri
  • Fort Frances GM : open
  • Fort Frances Jail : visiting hours suspended
  • Fort Frances Lakers : season cancelled
  • Fort Frances Legion Branch #29 : closed
  • Fort Frances Little Theatre’s production of “Drinking Habits” : postponed
  • Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre: closed
  • Fort Frances Nursery School (at Knox United) : closed until April 6
  • Fort Frances Power Corporation : closed to general public, available by phone or email
  • Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre : closed
  • Fort Frances Senior Centre : closed
  • Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club Annual General Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, March 24 : cancelled
  • Fort Frances Times : office closed to public, available by phone or email during regular hours. Newspaper available to purchase at the front door
  • Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau : office closed until further notice, income tax services temporarily suspended
  • Fort Frances Youth Soccer :Registration postponed
  • Friends of the Museum : cupcake decorating class April 11th postponed
  • From the Grind Up : closed until further notice
     
  • Gartch’s Pub : closed until further notice
  • Gillons : closed to Public, available by phone, email, or text
  • Girl Guides (at Knox United) : cancelled until April 14
  • Go Local : office closed
  • Good Impressions Printing : closed to general public, please call, email or fax
  • Green’s Brandsource : reduced hours to 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, orders can be placed ahead by phone or email
  • Group Meetings (UCW, Council, AA and Al Anon) (at Knox United) : cancelled until further notice
  • Guthrie United Church Devlin : cancelled March 22 & 30 - Sermon available online at Emo-Devlin United Church Facebook page
  • Gun & Hobby Show : cancelled. Questions call Scott 275-7523
  • Guthrie United Church Tea & Bake Sale : postponed
     
  • The Harbourage : closed except for take-out 
  • Holmlund Financial : closed to the public, available by phone, email or text
  • Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shops : closed
     
  • International Falls City Buildings : closed to public but available by phone and email
     
  • Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre’s March Break Madness : postponed
  • Kenton Creations : closed to public, but available online or by appointment
  • Kids & Company show scheduled for March 30 : postponed
  • Kingsford Vet Spring Producer meeting : postponed
  • Knox United Church Emo : cancelled March 30 - Sermon available online at Emo-Devlin United Church Facebook page
  • Knox United Church Fort Frances : cancelled March 30
     
  • La Place Rendez-Vous : takeout orders are closed until further notice. Hotel remains open
  • La Vallee municipal office : closed to the public
  • La Vallee board and committee meetings : cancelled
  • Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 29 : PJ’s and Pearls Gala has been postponed until fall
  • Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 29 : April 8th meeting cancelled
  • Le Hoa : take out only
  • Leon’s : open
  • The Lighthouse Fish and Chips : take out only
  • Lowery’s : reduced hours 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Mon-Fri. closed Sat & Sun. Available via phone or email
     
  • M. Wu Dentistry : closed except for emergencies
  • McDonald’s : Drive-thru only
  • Memorial Sports Centre: closed
  • Mekong Restaurant : take out only
  • MNP Fort Frances : closed to public,but taxes are still being processed
  • Monster Bingo scheduled for April 4 : cancelled
  • Mr. Sub : take out only
  • Muskie Spring Sports Season : postponed for now
     
  • NCDS : closed to public, but available by phone, email or text
  • Neighbours Modern Diner : closed except for take-out and delivery
  • New Gold Rainy River : Temporarily suspending operations 
  • NOMA : cancelled
  • Northern Lights School of Skating : skating exhibition cancelled
  • Northwest Catholic District School Board : schools closed until April 6
  • Northwest Catholic District School Board meeting scheduled for March 24 : cancelled
  • Northwest Community Legal Clinic : available via phone and email
  • Northwoods Gallery and Gifts : closed
     
  • Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs: snowmobile trails closed effective March 21, 2020
     
  • Pairs-n-Squares (at Knox United) : cancelled until further notice
  • Pharmasave : store hours are Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Sun 12:00 pm-3:00 pm. Please refrain from coming into store if unnecessary. Delivery is available
  • The Place : Reduced hours 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Plaza Lanes : closed
     
  • Rainy Lake Family Dental : closed except for emergencies
  • Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy : closed
  • Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts : cancelled, more information to come
  • Rainy River District School Board : schools closed until April 6
  • Rainy River District School Board : all meetings up to and including April 7 cancelled
  • Rainy River District W.I. Museum open public meeting scheduled for March 23 : postponed
  • Rainy River Future Development Corp : office closed until further notice, available via phone or online
  • Rainy River Garbage Collection and Landfill site : landfill closed, curb-side garbage collection continuing as scheduled
  • Rainy River Municipal Office : closed to the public. Payments can be made via online banking options, mail or mail slot at the office. Property tax payment deadline extended to April 30, 2020. Available by phone during regular hours
  • Rainy River Public Library : closed until further notice
  • Rainy River Public Works : Essential work only. Facility closed to the public.
  • Rainy River Recovery and Northland Counseling operating as normal
  • Rainy River Recreation Centre : closed, all activities suspended
  • Rainy River Senior’s Activity Centre/Rainy River Activity Depot - activities suspended
  • Rainy River Valley Field Naturalists General Meeting : postponed
  • Rainy River Valley Field Naturalists Owl Identification Workshop : cancelled
  • R.B. Auto Repair : open for business, office is closed to the public. Call 274-1474 to make an appointment
  • RBC Fort Frances Branch : modified hours Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm 
  • Reflexion Studio : closed
  • Rejuvenate Fitness Club : Closed
  • Revco : closed to the public, but open to contractors at reduced hours (8:30 am - 2:00 pm Mon-Fri)
  • Riverside Foundation for Health Care Spring Luncheon : cancelled
  • Riverside Foundation for Health Care Rejuvenate on the Riverside Fun Run : cancelled
  • Riverside Health Care open session board meetings : cancelled until further notice
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Thunder Bay : Saturday and Sunday masses cancelled March 28 and 29
     
  • Safeway : Reduced hours 8:00 am - 8:00 pm for general public.7:00 am -8:00 am seniors only
  • Seven Generations Education Institute : closed to the public, staff is working from home and can be reached via email
  • Sight 7 Sound : closed to the public
  • St. George’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church Fort Frances : cancelled until further notice
  • St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Fort Frances : cancelled until April 12
  • St. Mary’s Church and Our Lady of Lourdes churches and parish office : closed to the public. No public masses will take place until further notice
  • Stratton Early ON Hub : closed
  • Subway : take out only
  • Sunset Country Ford : open
     
  • TD Bank : reduced hours 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tichborne’s Real Estate : available by phone, text or email
  • Tim Hortons : drive-thru only
  • TOPS Group meetings : cancelled
  • Tour De Fort final performance featuring Molly Johnson : postponed, please hod onto your tickets and passports
     
  • United Native Friendship Centre : closed to the public, staff is available for clients
     
  • Vianet : closed to the public, available by phone, email, online messaging/social media. Technicians available
     
  • Walmart : Reduced hours 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • West End Motors : open
  • Wilson Business Solutions : open
  • The Window & Door Store : closed to the public, available by phone or email. Please call ahead for pick up or possible delivery
     
  • Zion Lutheran Church : closed
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