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'Ag Day' being brought back to the district

The Rainy River Federation of Agriculture is bringing “Ag Day” back to the district.

It will take place Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at the Emo Legion.

Organizer and RRFA member Lisa Teeple said this is a revitalization of an annual event held in the district years ago.

She said “Ag Days” used to be huge events with speakers and displays.

Cash calendar winners

There were more winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's cash calendar draw.

Winning $30 for March 19-25 were Jeremy Wadge (Headingley, Man.), Gladys Jolicouer (Stratton), Scott McLean (St. Albert, Alta.), Yenta Davidson (Fort Frances), Margaret Kreger (Fort Frances), Jacob Inkster (Kelowna, B.C.), and Tyler Barrett (Atikokan).

Outbreak declared

Riverside Health Care, in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit, has declared a respiratory outbreak at Rainycrest Long-Term Care here.

All admissions, transfers, discharges, and social activities have been cancelled until further notice.

Visitors are restricted to family members and caregivers only.

Two killed in crash

On Saturday around 8:25 a.m., Nipigon OPP responded to a call of a single-vehicle collision on Highway 17 in McAllister Township east of Nipigon.

Officers attended the scene and located a tractor-trailer unit that had left the roadway, entered the ditch, and rolled onto its side.

Plane lands safely

On Friday around 12:20 p.m., Pickle Lake OPP officers attended the Pickle Lake Airport to investigate an incident in which an aircraft had to make an emergency landing.

The DC3 cargo plane landed on Pickle Lake.

The two pilots and one crew member were uninjured.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada attended Pickle Lake on Saturday to investigate this incident.

Plane crash probed

On Wednesday around 12:40 p.m., the OPP was advised of a plane crash that occurred around 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday about 60 km east of Marathon.

The crash site was located by the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre and search-and-rescue technicians.

The plane, described as a single-engine Cessna 172, was rented in Ann Arbor, Mich.