As part of the Provincial Government's restructuring of the Health System, Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) are being developed across the province. The focus is on improving patient care and experience across the full continuum of care.
Municipalities are being forced to pay more for public health services as the province has changed its funding formula.
The Board of Directors of Riverside Health Care is pleased to announce the appointment of Henry Gauthier as the new President and CEO effective February 18, 2020.
Riverside Board Chair Joanne Ogden stated that the entire Board, “Is very pleased to have Henry in the position.”
New Gold announced a new life of mine plan for its operations north of Barwick, with an expected closure in 2028.
Mayor June Caul said she isn't too concerned about the mine's reduction in lifespan from 2031, as there's still several years to find other sources of employment for the region, preferably with an industry that's more sustainable.
Knowledge is power.
And it's empowering a group of inmates who are taking classes at the Fort Frances Jail.
Since last April, Tracey Omerod of the Valley Adult Learning Association (VALA) has been holding weekly one on one sessions with offenders and last fall she introduced group sessions as well.
The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public's assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of his breach of statutory release.
Ladies, it's going to be the pajama party of the year, and you're invited.
The Fort Frances Legion Ladies Auxiliary 29 is busy organizing it's first ladies only fundraising dinner, the PJs and Pearl's Gala, to be held Saturday, April 4 at the Legion.
It was a full house at the Ethnic Supper at Our Lady of the Good Counsel in Rainy River, Sunday night, Feb. 16. Hosted by the Fr. Florentin Council of the Knights of Columbus, Grand Knight Dave Sharp of Stratton MC'd the event.
The 38th annual Nestor Falls Winter Carnival is almost here. The family friendly carnival will be held Friday, March 6 to Sunday March 8, with a full weekend of events planned.
3-6 p.m. Free children's games at the Nestor Falls Public School Skating Rink. Dogsled rides, games, glow skating, prizes and snacks. Parental supervision required.
Fort Frances is receiving $682,000 from the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to assist in building and reparing roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure.
Rainy River is getting $145,000 while Emo secured $64,000 and Morely, La Vallee, Dawson, Chapple, and Alberton each get $50,000,
Hot on the heels of another fundraising dinner, the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River is at it again.
The Society, with the help of the Red Hat Ladies of Rainy River, will be hosting the annual Linda Johnston Memorial Dinner at the Rainy River Legion on Saturday, Feb. 22.
The regular executive meeting of the La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary was held on Monday Feb. 3. Linda Booth presided, with ten members and one guest attending.
A meeting was not held in January.
Local police officers have been busy apprehending impaired drivers over the past two weeks.
Several Prides of Lions were spotted prowling Rainy River on Friday, Feb. 7. The frigid temperatures soon had some four dozen seeking shelter in the meeting hall of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br 54. The occasion was the Charter Celebration of the Rainy River-Baudette Border Lions Club.
The Emo Hospital Auxiliary will be holding their annual Shamrock Tea and Bake Sale on Friday, March 13 in the Emo Hospital Cafeteria from 1 - 3 p.m. Admission to the tea will be $5 and will support the work and projects of the Auxiliary in the Emo Hospital. Come for some tea, coffee and refreshments and spend some time with friends.
They were a dominant force all season and the Rainy River Owls' junior girls' volleyball team finished the NorWOSSA 'A' regular season off strong as they won all three of their final league games last week at RRHS.
Those wins gave the Owls a perfect 10-0 record and a first-place bye to the NorWOSSA final, which is slated for tomorrow in Atikokan.
The Muskie senior boys' basketball team set out to attain a perfect regular-season record at the start of the year.
Fort High ended the regular season with lopsided wins over both the Kenora Broncos and Dryden Eagles last week to earn a first-place bye to next Monday's NorWOSSA final here with a perfect 9-0 record.
The Muskie girls' hockey team has shown steady improvement all season and the coaching staff is pleased with how the squad's play is trending as it approaches the NorWOSSA playoffs.
THUNDER BAY, Ont.—The SIJHL announced on Thursday the addition of a seventh franchise that will be begin play in time for the 2020-21 season.
Eleven competitors from the Fort Frances Wado Kai Karate Club, accompanied by Sensei Becky Kupila, made the trip to the eighth-annual Thunder Bay Wado Kai Karate Tournament in Thunder Bay last weekend, returning with a total of 15 medals.
Tanner Boyer (brown belt, age 15) earned two gold medals for kata (forms) and kumite (sparring).
Win and you were in. It was as simple as that for the Rainy River Owls' junior boys' basketball team on Thursday morning against the visiting Ignace Falcons with a berth into this week's NorWOSSA 'A' semifinals on the line.
Amy Wilson-Hands is taking her volleyball coaching career to the next level.
The Fort Frances native will be heading to France next month to train and coach with the France Youth National Team as well as with Team Ontario Elite.
Although they would have liked to score more goals, it was still an impressive weekend overall for the Muskie boys' hockey team.
The black-and-gold compiled a perfect 4-0 record at the annual Scott Clendenning Memorial Showcase held here Friday through Sunday, showing the talent that has made them the top team in NorWOSSA play thus far.