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Ontario is making it easier for residents without a driver’s licence in Rainy River District to get official, government-issued photo ID.

The Ontario Photo Card is now available at the local ServiceOntario centre, located at 922 Scott St.

It soon will be offered in Rainy River.

The Ontario Photo Card makes it easier for Ontarians without driver’s licences to travel, open a bank account, and perform any other activities that require official photo ID.

More than 72,000 people have applied for the Ontario Photo Card since July, 2011.

“The Ontario Photo Card will help make it easier for those who do not drive by offering another form of government photo ID they can use in their daily lives,” said Sault Ste. Marie MPP David Orazietti.

The Ontario Photo Card costs $35 and is valid for five years.

Roughly 1.5 million Ontarians aged 16 years and over do not have a valid driver’s licence.

The Ontario Photo Card boasts the same security features as the driver’s licence to help prevent fraud and identity theft.

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