Fort Frances residents are reminded about traffic safety around school.


(FORT FRANCES, ON) โ€“ Over the past several days the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment has been alerted to several traffic complaints around the JW Walker Public School located on the 400 Block of Keating Avenue South in the Town of Fort Frances.


For everyoneโ€™s safety, the OPP and the Fort Frances By-Law Department are urging parents to utilize the Kiss and Ride program.

Police are also reminding the public that calendar parking is in effect and to respect no parking zones and private driveways.

Most importantly be alert and mindful that children could run out onto the street.

โ€œAlthough the OPP and the Fort Frances By-law Enforcement Officers will be stepping up school zone enforcement, traffic safety is the responsibility of everyone.โ€ Inspector Nathan SCHMIDT, Detachment Commander, Rainy River District OPP.


If you have any questions regarding the Kiss and Ride program at the JW WALKER Public School please contact the Town of Fort Frances By-Law Department at 807-274-5323

Source: OPP


One Reply to “Fort Frances residents are reminded about traffic safety around school.”

  1. I drove through the major intersection by this school around 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. Granted there are traffic lights but one has to take in account that most vehicles are traveling the speed limit on this stretch of road. It was glare ice and no signs of a sand truck of being there recently. The traffic light ๐Ÿšฆ turned red and a vehicle which was about three car lengths ahead of me, their brake lights came on and then vehicle slide into the snowbank. Nobody was going very fast. Typical Fort Frances and poor road maintenance. Itโ€™s Friday afternoon and they might have to work past then end of their workday to put down some sand. Friday traffic is always busy in Fort Frances, especially in the afternoon. School is about to get out and the roads are icy and no sand. After school gets out, then the end of the workday beings for many people. All this traffic and no sand to make the commute safer.

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