It’s been said it takes a village to raise a child. And in the case of drug-endangered children, the adage has never been more apt.
That was the message delivered by several speakers during the Drug Endangered Children (DEC) conference last Wednesday and Thursday at the Adventure Inn here.
The fire situation in Northwestern Ontario is as quiet as can be, with no active fires in the region.
The last three—all of which were located in Sioux Lookout District—were declared “out” yesterday.
Although forest fire activity is very quiet right now, the Ministry of Natural Resources is reminding people that the official close of the forest fire season is Oct. 31.
On Saturday around 10:35 p.m., Thunder Bay OPP officers responded to a motorcycle collision on Highway 593 in Devon Township.
A passing motorist had located a male lying in a ditch beside a motorcycle and contacted police.
The OPP is continuing its investigation into the cause of a crash in the early-morning hours of Friday that left three people injured.
Officers confirmed an 18-year-old female received serious but non-life threatening injuries when the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt she was driving struck two hydro poles on the 1200 block of Second Street East just before 4:50 a.m.
One new was fire reported yesterday in Fort Frances District.
Located about 30 km northeast of Mine Centre, it was a single tree that ignited when struck by lightning.
It is now “out.”
Three active fires remain in the Northwest Region.
Sioux Lookout District continues to monitor these northern fires.
The Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre announced Friday it will be taking part in the “Big Library Read” program.
Library card-holders will be able to borrow and enjoy eBook and audiobook versions of the “Big Library Read” book, “Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth” by Jane O’Connor, until Sept. 30 by visiting www.fort-frances.com/library
The body of a duck hunter first reported missing last Thursday was located yesterday morning.
After an extensive search of the English River by community members and the OPP, Tyler Mills, 22, of Ear Falls, was found.
A post-mortem has been ordered for today at Lake of the Woods Hospital in Kenora.
On Saturday around 1:15 p.m., Rainy River District OPP officers were called to a single-motor vehicle accident on Off Lake Road at Judson Street in the Township of Emo.
An investigation revealed that a white Dodge Durango was travelling southbound when it left the roadway.
The vehicle entered the east ditch and rolled onto its side.
Despite having less than half the number of participants than last year, the local Terry Fox Run went off without a hitch Sunday afternoon—raising more than $5,000 for cancer research.
Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s annual fundraiser dinner, this year called “Cowboys and Lace,” was hailed a success—grossing more than $44,000.
“We were able to raise enough to purchase the equipment that is needed,” noted Foundation director Nicke Baird.