On April 8 around 8:20 p.m., members of the Kenora OPP were called to a residence there to a report of a house fire as a result of an explosion.
The OPP and the Kenora Fire Department attended a short time later and were able to extinguish the fire.
As a result of the investigation, a 59-year-old male from Kenora was arrested and charged with arson—damage to own property.
The Water Levels Committee of the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board has directed the operators of the international dam on the Rainy River at Fort Frances-International Falls to adjust the April water level target range for Rainy Lake.
Riverside Health Care has introduced a new sign-in/out procedure for all visitors and guests at Rainycrest Long Term Care Home in Fort Frances, effective this past Monday (April 9).
The goal of the sign-in/out procedure is to identify as accurate records as possible of individuals present, enabling us to provide the best assistance in an emergency situation should the need arise.
The Town of Fort Frances is expecting to have a more open line of communication with Resolute Forest Products going forward.
Mayor Roy Avis wrote a letter to new Resolute CEO and president Yves Laflamme last month, and the company has been very responsive.
Ever want to put someone you know behind bars and raise money for a good cause at the same time?
The Fort Frances Voyageur Lions are giving you that chance.
The club will hold its annual “Bail or Jail” fundraiser on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club, in conjunction with the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's Business and Community Expo.
It's back to the drawing board.
Town council on Monday night voted 3-2 against a recommendation to keep the current pricing method for the installation of sewer and water services for properties in Fort Frances, meaning the issue once again will be referred back to the Operations and Facilities executive committee for further review.
Kelly Big George is the newest artist at the Fine Line Art Gallery in Fort Frances.
While she's always had an interest in drawing, the Barwick resident only really started working with paint and other media recently but quickly has grown into an accomplished artist.
The town will be getting more money from railway right-of-way property taxation this year—and will be asking the province to get an even higher rate if possible.
There has been two lucky winners in our area recently.
Gaby Emond won the 50/50 draw at the Emo Legion, pocketing $1,126.50.
Kelly Lengyl, meanwhile, won a trip to Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon during the Border Skating Club's annual ice show held at the Ice For Kids Arena in Fort Frances.
This trip for two is valued at $1,500.