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From the OPP

Man faces charges

On April 11, 2019 at 5 p.m., officers of the Fort Frances Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on the 300 block of Scott Street in the Town of Fort Frances.

After speaking with the driver, he subsequently failed the roadside test and was arrested at the scene.

Winter driving not over yet

Despite it being well into the month of April, we are currently in the midst of a storm that has brought mixed precipitation to much of our area. The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public to keep a close eye on road conditions as they travel, and drive accordingly.

Theft charges laid following execution of warrant

On March 28, 2019 members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and the Rainy River District crime unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Atikokan.

The warrant followed an extensive investigation. As a result of the investigation, a 44-year-old Atikokan man has been charged criminally with the following offences:

Pair of drivers charged

On Sunday around 1:10 a.m., officers from the Rainy River District OPP conducted a traffic stop on the 600 Block of Reid Avenue in Fort Frances,

As a result, a 23-year-old Winnipeg man was charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 mg.

He was released on a promise to appear in court here on April 8 at 9 a.m.

Man dies in blaze in Kenora

Yesterday around 11:50 a.m., the Kenora OPP was dispatched to a building on fire in the 100 block on Main Street South in the downtown core.

Police arrived on scene shortly after, along with Kenora Fire and Ambulance.

A single deceased male was located inside the structure.

No other victims are known at this point and details will be made available as they come in.

Beware of slush on lakes

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising the public to plan ahead when it comes to recreational snowmobiling. In the past few weeks there has been a surge in calls for help from stranded sledders on local lakes.

The substantial snowfall this winter has produced extreme slush conditions wreaking havoc on area lakes.

Fire victim identified

Members of the Kenora OPP, the Marine and Trails Unit (MTU), and the Forensic Identification Unit are investigating a fatal fire on Lake of the Woods.

On Monday, Feb. 18 around 1 p.m., the Kenora OPP was advised of a structure on fire on Kendal Inlet Road on Lake of the Woods.