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Megan Walchuk

OPP catch rash of impaired drivers

Drivers are being warned that's its never okay to drink and drive, after OPP charged four local drivers with impaired driving in the last week.

“People still aren't getting the message,” said Provincial Constable Jim Davis of the OPP

However, recent changes in legislation have given officers more power on the roadsides and many are using them to crack down on drunk driving.

A frosty walk

Teachers from the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association took to the street for a second province-wide walk-out, since their contract expired in August. The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario will be on strike across the Rainy River District School Board on Wednesday and Thursday.

SGEI Paramedic course set to heal local shortage

Paramedics are in critically short supply in Northwestern Ontario. But one local school is hoping to fill the gap.

Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) in introducing a diploma program for Paramedics, with its first cohort beginning the fall of 2020. By developing home-grown paramedics, they're hoping these grads will live and work within the community.

Family seeks public help in hunt for missing local man

He's a beloved brother and cousin, an attentive grandson, and a loving father. And he's still missing.

Since his disappearance on January 15, Chauncey Grover's family and a team of police and volunteers have been tirelessly combing the woods between Couchiching First nation and Fort Frances, hoping for any sign of the missing man.

Curling fundraiser

Coach Charlotte Bazylewski, along with curlers Grace George, 13, and Aili Chabot, 10, were at Walmart over the weekend selling tickets for the Fort Frances Curling Club's annual Cash raffle. Tickets are $5 each, and can be purchased at the Curling Club, or local retailers, including The Place Fine Foods. The grand prize is $3,000, with a draw date of April 4.