Saturday, August 23, 2014


OPP charge own member with fraud

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North West Region Crime Unit has charged an OPP officer with two criminal offences as a result of an investigation that was commenced on November 20, 2013. The alleged offences occurred in November, 2013 while the officer was not on duty.

Calendar winners

Sandy Haney of Fort Frances was among the $30 winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association cash calendar draw for the week of Aug. 17-23.
Other winners included Tim McDowall (Devlin), Danyelle Kora (Atikokan), Susan Sampson (Atikokan), Jacques Gauthier (Rossport, ON), Del Mooney (Jaspar, AB), and Sharlene Clark (Martins Burg, West Virginia).

Lightning cause of new fire

There was one new lightning-caused fire confirmed in the Northwest Region yesterday.
Sioux Lookout District Fire #19 is a 0.8 hectare (ha) fire that is being monitored in the far north of the district.

Haw sisters earn top dollars at auction

A local family continued its winning tradition at this year’s 4-H “Market Steer Auction Sale” held in conjunction with the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society’s fall fair on Saturday.

LeDrew takes home Queen crown

Kassidy LeDrew said she needed a pick-me-up this summer and she certainly got it when she won the 2014 Emo Fair Queen crown on Thursday evening, held in conjunction with the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society’s fair in Emo this weekend.
“I’m so overwhelmed,” she enthused just minutes after receiving the crown from 2013 Queen Ashley Crowsell.

Attendance up overall at fair

Every year, organizers of the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society’s fall fair pray for sunshine for the three-day event held in Emo—and this year they got it.
In fact, the temperature might have been a little too warm on Friday.

Rash of new fires in region

There were two new forest fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
Red Lake District Fire #30 is “not under control” at 0.5 hectares (ha) and is located near Frances Lake.

Five more fires start

One new fire was confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
Thunder Bay Fire #13, located north of Brennan Lake, was reported at “not under control” at 0.1 hectares in size.
Four new fires were confirmed Wednesday.

‘Tween’ party planned

The Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre will host a “Tween” end-of-the-summer party for those aged 10-12.
We will be heading to the Lions Park on Tuesday (Aug. 19) for an afternoon in the sun, with pizza, snacks, and games.
The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. and we’ll be meeting at the library first.

Forest fire hazard on rise

The forest fire hazard is rising in the Northwest Region, with three new blazes having been confirmed by early evening yesterday in the districts of Kenora, Red Lake, and Sioux Lookout.
The current number of active fires in the region has reached 11, with nine of those listed as “being observed.”

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