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From the OPP

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.

Theft attempts reported

Shortly after 4 a.m. on Saturday, members of the Rainy River District OPP were called to a report of a male trying to steal items from vehicles.

This took place in the Willow Road and Elm Crescent area of Atikokan.

Officers also were advised that vehicles in the Alder Road area had been entered and the items inside moved around.

Boater's body recovered

The Kenora OPP currently is investigating the death of a boater on Grassy Narrows Lake.

On Saturday, the Treaty #3 Police Service notified the OPP of a missing man on Grassy Narrows Lake.

Police were advised that four individuals had overturned a boat and fallen into the lake, and that one male had not resurfaced.

Driver facing charge

Shortly before 10 p.m. yesterday, a member of the Rainy River District OPP observed a traffic-related infraction on Main Street in Atikokan.

A traffic stop was initiated so an investigation could be conducted.

As a result of this investigation, a 51-year-old Atikokan woman was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle.

Police nab local driver

On Tuesday around 10:35 p.m., officers of the Rainy River District OPP conducting patrols on Highway 11/71 in Alberton Township observed a Highway Traffic Act infraction.

Officer conducted a traffic stop within the Town of Fort Frances.

During their investigation, the driver, a 32-year-old Fort Frances woman, failed the roadside test.