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Bears enter eatery

The Schreiber OPP responded to a report of a bear entering a restaurant in Terrace Bay yesterday.

Police attended and located a sow and two cubs inside.

The bears had entered a rear door of the open and occupied restaurant, and were causing damage.

Employees were able to close an inside door—preventing the bears from entering the customer area of the restaurant.

Police asking for tips

The Rainy River District OPP is seeking assistance from the public.

On Monday, Aug. 22 around 8:30 p.m., OPP officers were advised of an assault on the 600 block of Victoria Avenue in Fort Frances.

Anyone with information on this incident, or who may have witnessed the assault, is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Canoeist found safe

Around 10 a.m. yesterday, Thunder Bay OPP officers were advised of a canoe that was located partially submerged in Wild Goose Bay in the Municipality of Shuniah.

Officers responded and observed the canoe to contain camping gear and other articles, but there was no paddle or lifejacket with it.

Shortly after, a lifejacket and paddle were located in the bay.

Men injured in crash

On Tuesday at approximately 2:05 p.m. the Marathon OPP responded to a single motor vehicle collision east of Marathon at Highway 17.

A flatbed industrial truck travelling west bound left the roadway and entered the south side ditch striking a rock cut.

Man killed

The Rainy River District OPP, in conjunction with Canadian National Railway Police, are investigating a pedestrian fatality involving a train.

At 3:42 a.m. on Sunday, the Rainy River District OPP responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a train in the Town of Rainy River.

Tips on break-in sought

The Rainy River District OPP currently is investigating a break and enter to a business on the 100 block of Scott Street in Fort Frances.

The break-in took place sometime between 6 p.m. on July 12 and 7 a.m. on July 14.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the OPP by calling 1-888-310-1122.

Driver facing charges

Shortly after 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, the Rainy River District OPP was called regarding a vehicle driving erratically on Highway 11 near Atikokan—nearly causing two head-on collisions.

The vehicle was located a short time later.

Officers stopped the vehicle and conducted an investigation.

Man’s death probed

The OPP was asked Tuesday to assist the Lac Seul Police Service in connection with the death of 56-year-old Lac Seul First Nation resident Donald Wesley.

Under the direction of the coroner, a post-mortem examination was conducted at Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora.

The cause of death is not being released at this time.

Youths found safe

The Rainy River District OPP has located two missing youths.

Trinity George, 13, and Nikki Lockman, 14, were located safe at an Alberton residence at 12:50 p.m. today.

They last were seen yesterday near Point Park in Fort Frances.

The OPP wish to thank the public for their assistance.