Friday, July 31, 2015


OPP seek public help

On July 24, the Rainy River District OPP received a call from a member of the public concerned for the well-being of a male he encountered in the Brent Lake area of Quetico Provincial Park.
Police have identified the male as Aaron Nathaniel King of no fixed address.
He was last seen on July 27 in the Brent Lake area.

Atikokan author to be at library for book-signing

Atikokan author Sophie (Hajdu) Fogg will be at the Fort Frances Public Library tomorrow (July 30) to do a book-signing for her book, “One Our Father: Protected the rest of my family from more gunshots,” which was published earlier this year.

Charity trot to support ‘Chest’

The Borderland Quarter Horse Association will be giving back to the community once again this summer.
The organization will host its fifth-annual “Charity Walk-Trot Class” on Sunday, Aug. 9 on the Emo fairgrounds—a laid-back event for inexperienced riders to show horses but also an opportunity to donate to a local cause.

Three new fires in region

Three new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by the end of the day yesterday.
Dryden Fire #21 is a 0.3-hectare blaze listed as “not under control” as of press time today.
Sioux Lookout Fire #68 is a .04-ha fire while Sioux Lookout Fire #69 is a three-ha blaze classed as “not under control.”

Driver charged

On Saturday around 1:20 a.m., Rainy River District OPP officers conducted a traffic stop on a motor vehicle being operated in an erratic manner near Front Street and Crowe Avenue.
After speaking with the driver, it was determined he had been drinking.
The driver, a 39-year-old Emo resident, failed the roadside test and subsequently was arrested.

Emo water restrictions to be lifted

Township of Emo residents should be able to use water regularly again by tomorrow.
A notice to refrain from non-essential water use was posted on the township’s website because of unexpected issues at the Emo water treatment plant.
CAO/Clerk-Treasurer Bridget Beck said this morning the issues currently are in the process of being resolved.

Fires going ‘out’

No new fires were reported in the Northwest Region over the weekend.
Meanwhile, a number of northern fires in the Nipigon, Sioux Lookout, and Red Lake districts that were being monitored have been declared “out.”
There remain 22 active fires in the region as of press time.

Inmate wanted

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) squad is requesting the public’s help in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada-wide warrant as a result of his breach of parole.
Toby Meeseewaypetung is described as an aboriginal male aged 22, standing 5’11” and weighing 161 pounds.
He has black hair and brown eyes, along with a scar on his lower lip.

Police warn of scams

The Rainy River District OPP is reminding residents to be aware of a scam.
It involves someone claiming to be a representative from the Canada Revenue Agency, who calls to say you owe the government money and that payment has to be made immediately.

Calendar winners

There were more winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association’s weekly cash calendar draw.
Winning $30 for July 19-25 were John Dyhm and Gisela Ewald (Atikokan), Ron Deschamps (Fort Frances), Pat and Joe Dorie (Fort Frances), Charlie Thomson (Thunder Bay), Luke Richards (Atikokan), Christopher Dennis (Fort Frances), and Lorraine Beaudry (Pinewood).

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