(FORT FRANCES, ON) On June 19, 2020, officers of the Fort Frances Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to the report of a suspicious male person at the 300 block of Scott Street in Fort Frances, ON. The male was quickly located in a back alley of the same block acting erratically.
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Northwestern Health Unit received reports of three new cases of COVID-19 in our area today, Friday, June 19. Two of the cases are the Sioux Lookout Health Hub region, and one in the Kenora Health Hub region.
Former mill assets will be further dismantled at what’s being advertised as a “mayor four-day multi-million dollar paper mill event.”
Frustration has taken root over the condition of the Fort Frances cemeteries. But the problem is on the radar, and solutions are in the works.
A generous donation has the potential to help people in distress on Rainy Lake for years to come.
Recently, the Watten Volunteer Fire Department was gifted a used emergency boat for use in situations that may arise on and near the waters of Rainy Lake.
Thursday morning, June 18, Riverside Health Care issued a Code Green Hospital Evacuation for Emo Health Centre. The Code Green was issued after a previous Code Grey resulting from failure of the Air-Conditioning System at the facility. Warm weather and the limitations of the backup Air-Conditioning system required issuance of a Code Green to ensure the safety of residents and staff.
It won’t look like it has in previous years, but there are still plans for some fun to be had on Canada Day.
Both the Fun in the Sun committee and the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce have announced plans for activities on Canada Day that will be replacing the traditional parade, fireworks and other festivities at the Point.
Now is the time of year when graduates of all stripes would normally be looking forward to their convocation ceremonies. While Confederation College campuses won’t be able to have theirs in person, the college is taking steps to ensure their students still have a special day.
Dr. Ian Gemmill, acting medical officer of health for the Northwestern Health Unit, said in a press release on Tuesday the tests that they are using in Ontario are extremely sensitive, which means it can pick up all the true positives, but also some false positives as well.
The Town of Fort Frances is seeking a grant as part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, to carry out renovations at the Memorial Sports Centre in Fort Frances.
The grant application states that there are some structural issues the building is dealing with that need to be renovated in order to serve the needs of Fort Frances residents.