Looking for a way to show your support? On Page B6 of yesterday's Fort Frances Times, you can find a window poster, showing our support for local farmers and food producers, brought to you by the Rainy River District School Board. There will be a new poster in each edition of the Times over the coming weeks. Watch for them, hang them up and show your support!
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TORONTO — The Ontario government is extending emergency electricity rate relief to families, farms and small businesses until May 31, 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak. Customers who pay time-of-use electricity rates will continue to be billed at the lowest price, known as the off-peak price, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A.C.E.L. Fire & Emergency Services would like to provide an update on an incident that occurred last week. At approximately 3:15 p.m. on April 24, Emo station responded to an out of control wildland fire, which originated from a burn barrel. The fire was quickly brought under control by first arriving crews in what could have become a significant incident.
Ontario residents will be able to shop, in person, at hardware, safety supply and garden supply stores this weekend, with storefront retail shops allowed to open with curbside service starting Monday, May 11. However, Emergency Orders remain until May 19, on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. The emergency orders to date include:
- Closure of Establishments
With Mother's Day just around the corner, thoughts are turning to those who have been there for us since our very first day.
However, just because a parent wasn't there for a child's first moment, doesn't make them less important or impactful.
Barb Burkholder is a foster parent with the Kenora-Rainy River District Child and Family Services (KRRDCFS), and has been since 2007.
Several weeks of closure have forced local restaurants to get creative, to survive. Most have experimented with delivery and curbside pickup for the first time, while others have been forced to reinvent themselves entirely.
The Northern Ontario tourism sector is facing an uncertain future, with few signs of hope or help from the government.
“It feels like tourism has been left out in the cold, that we've been a bit forgotten,” said Brenda Ferris-Hyatt, of Hyatt's Manion Lake Camp.
The Emo and Barwick derailments have been cited in a recommendation to the Department of Transport, to investigate whether key train speeds and regulations are in need of an overhaul.
Following concerns about local businesses, and backlash from the public, Fort Frances Town Council is taking another look at what to do with thousands of flowers.
You've likely run into this situation already: You're at home on quarantine or self-isolation orders. Try as you might, Netflix and Disney+ just aren't cutting it today (or you've already exhausted everything there is to watch, we're not here to judge), and you've done everything there is to do on your daily Animal Crossing task list.