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From the OPP

Survey running

Between early May and late June, expect to see Statistics Canada employees surveying your neighbourhood.

OPP are reminding residents that about 35,000 Statistics Canada employees will be working within neighbourhoods and communities across the country this spring to conduct the census.

Beware of scam

Once again, the Rainy River District OPP is reminding residents to beware of a telephone scam in which someone, claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency, calls to say you owe the government money and that payment has to be made immediately.

Driver charged

The Rainy River District OPP charged an adult male driver with impaired driving offences.

Yesterday at 4:49 a.m., officers were notified of a motor vehicle in the ditch along Highway 11 on Couchiching.

Officers located the driver at a residence in Fort Frances.

The 24-year-old Fort Frances man was arrested and taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

Man’s body recovered

Shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Kenora OPP officers responded to a report of a deceased male being located along the shoreline of Powder Island on Lake of the Woods.

Members of the Kenora OPP’s Marine and Trails Unit, and the Kenora Forensic Identification Unit, attended the scene yesterday and recovered the body.

Two ‘racers’ charged

At 11 p.m. yesterday, Rainy River District OPP officers were conducting general patrols on the 1000 block of King’s Highway in the Town of Fort Frances.

The officers observed two motor vehicles travelling at a high rate of speed.

Two men—a 31-year-old from Thunder Bay, Ont. and a 23-year-old from Guelph, Ont.—have been charged with racing a motor vehicle.

Teen’s body found

The search for a missing Kenora teen ended yesterday after she was found deceased close to where she was last seen.

The Kenora OPP began searching for 14-year-old Azraya Kokopenace on Friday after she left the Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora around 11:20 p.m.

She was seen entering a wooded area on Lakeview Drive.

Snowmobiler dies in crash

The Sioux Lookout OPP and Technical Traffic Collision Investigators, with assistance from the Lac Seul Police Service, are investigating a single snowmachine collision in Hudson.

Shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday, police were dispatched to Lac Seul.

The operator of the snowmachine was rushed by ambulance to the local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Nine die in house blaze

Remains of nine people were located late Friday within a residence that burned down last week on Pikangikum First Nation.

The remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Services in Toronto, where post-mortems will be conducted.