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OPP probing death

On Saturday around 9:30 p.m., police were called to the school area on Airport Road in Pikangikum First Nation.

Upon arrival, a male was found unconscious and taken to the nursing station for treatment.

Bronson Lee Strang, 34, later was pronounced dead at 10:09 p.m.

The OPP is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

Tips sought

The Rainy River District OPP is looking for assistance from the public.

On Aug. 10, officers at the Fort Frances detachment were advised of a series of break-and-enters that had occurred to residences in the Third Street East and Patcin Avenue areas during the early-morning hours.

Youngster struck by vehicle

On Friday, members of the Treaty #3 Police Service responded to a report of a four-year-old child having been struck by a vehicle while walking on the Shoal Lake #40 First Nation.

Paramedics and police officers attended the scene, and the child was taken to Lake of the Woods Hospital in Kenora with non-life threatening injuries.

Man charged for woman's murder

On Sunday at approximately 10:30 a.m. police were called to a residence on Church Road in Wapekeka First Nation.

Upon arrival, Rosalyn Boyce, 30, of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation was discovered deceased.

Charged with Second Degree Murder contrary to section 235 of the Criminal Code in relation to the death is a 34-year-old Wapekeka man.

Campaign targets impaired boating

Drinking and boating accounts for roughly 40 percent of boating-related fatalities on Canadian waterways.

To raise awareness and reduce alcohol-related deaths, the OPP has partnered with the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) to launch Year 5 of an initiative called “Operation Dry Water.”

Its goal is to discourage the dangerous practice of boating while impaired by alcohol.

High speed proves costly

On Sunday at 9:15 p.m., the Rainy River District OPP was conducting general patrols on Highway 71 in Chapple Township.

An officer observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed.

A 33-year-old man from Winnipeg, Man. has been charged with “stunt driving” for going 50 km/h over the posted speed limit.

Crash kills motorcyclist

Yesterday around 10:40 p.m., the Thunder Bay OPP, as well as Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Gorham Fire Department, responded to a collision involving a motorcycle and truck.

The collision occurred at the intersection of Highway 589 and Kam Current Road in Gorham Township.