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Tips sought on robbery

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

On Tuesday at 11 p.m., OPP officers were advised of a robbery of a convenience store in the Township of Atikokan.

The suspect is described as a male, about 5’6”-5’8” tall.

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

Tip helps police nab driver

At 12:45 a.m. today, Rainy River District OPP officers received a complaint about a motor vehicle in Fort Frances.

Officers located the vehicle on the 800 block of King’s Highway 11.

The driver, a 19-year-old Winnipeg man, failed the roadside test and was arrested and taken to OPP detachment for breath tests.

Hiker rescued

A 60- year-old female has been taken to hospital for medical care after injuring herself while hiking at Pukaskwa National Park near Marathon.

The Marathon OPP was contacted Thursday regarding the activation of an emergency transmitter.

Truck gets stuck on tracks

A man was charged after the tractor-trailer unit driver he was driving became stuck on the railway crossing on Railway Street in Kenora.

Police were notified of the truck being stuck on the crossing just before 8:30 a.m. yesterday.

Traffic was backed up and had to be re-routed until the truck could be removed shortly after 9 a.m.

Nipigon man drowns

Around 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Greenstone OPP received a report of a male submerged in the water at High Hill Harbour off Highway 580 north of Beardmore.

Police responded to the call, along with Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Beardmore Fire Department.

At around 9:10 a.m., the body of a male who was submerged in the harbour was recovered.

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.