The Mayor of Fort Frances is encouraging people to observe physical distancing and self-isolation guidelines, even if the town hasn't seen many cases of COVID-19 compared to other parts of the world.
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Few aspects of life have been left untouched by the global COVID-19 pandemic. How people worship has been no different.
In Ontario, all churches have been closed for group worship, and social gatherings over five people anywhere in the province are against the law. But that hasn't stopped local congregations from staying connected.
Four weeks before Christmas the cashiers at Safeway Fort Frances collected cash donations from customers for the food bank. And this week, the store was able to donate those proceeds to the Salvation Army.
This campaign runs each year to help ensure that food bank shelves are stocked so that people in need can find support through the food bank at The Salvation Army.
As the world practices physical distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic to protect each other from the spread of the virus, many senior citizens are left isolated and unable to see their loved ones.
That ultimately can have a negative impact on their mental health.
Fortunately there is a new initiative that can alleviate some of those stresses.
It can't be business as normal, but the United Native Friendship Centre (UNFC) is committed to looking after those who rely on their services.
The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board (RRDSSAB) is taking steps to protect the most vulnerable populations in Fort Frances and the district.
Rural residents throughout northern Ontario have been given a 90 day extension on Provincial Land Taxes, to offset financial hardships incurred from COVID-19.
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The Fort Frances Times is looking for help from the community to celebrate and recognize International Day of Pink taking place tomorrow, April 8.
We want to make our paper as pink as possible to support Day of Pink and fight back against bullying towards the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
Two new travel-related cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northwestern region, according to the NWHU. The cases are both travel-related, and reside in Red Lake.
“We have done a thorough follow-up with the cases, and anyone affected has been contacted and are in quarantine," said a Twitter post from the NWHU. "Please assume COVID-19 is in your community.”