Due to the ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous businesses and organizations are choosing to postpone or cancel community events in order to promote social distancing in efforts to help slow the spread of the virus in the Rainy River District.
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Alberton has become the latest community to declare a state of emergency to the province.
The move was made in an effort to offset hardships brought by an extended and expanded closure of non-essential businesses, announced on Friday.
(FORT FRANCES) Shortly before 8:00 a.m. on Saturday April 4, members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were advised of a break and enter that had taken place at a business on Scott Street in Fort Frances.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Emo Walleye Classic has been cancelled for 2020. This was a hard decision for for the organization to make but the welfare and safety of the community is more important. The organizers would like to thank all the teams that had already signed up.
(ORILLIA, ON) - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) encourages businesses and individuals to voluntarily comply with the short-term restrictions introduced by the federal and provincial governments to combat the spread of COVID-19.
(IGNACE, ON) - Members of The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Ignace Detachment are requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing female.
Nicole Etherington, 47 years of age of Ignace, Ont. was reported missing on April 5, 2020 and was last seen on March 31, 2020 in Ignace, Ont. She is described as being 5'4", 160 pounds, long straight brown hair and blue eyes.
Open air burning is not permitted. Our current BYLAW 27/12 requires a fire permit for any open-air burning associated with burning wood, brush, leaves and grass.
The Fire Code, Ontario Regulation 213/07, as amended, and BYLAW 27/12 gives the Chief Fire Official the authority to NOT APPROVE any OPEN-AIR BURNING, and to cancel all previously issued burning permits.
Devlin, ON - Last week, the Emergency Control Group of the Corporation of the Township of La Vallee has declared an emergency to the Province of Ontario due to Public Health Concerns.
Area cattle farmers have been given a tax reprieve, to account for culled herds due to feed shortages.
This year, cattle farmers in Alberton, Chapple, Dawson, Emo, LaVallee, Lake of the Woods, Morley and the unorganized Rainy River region have been added to the list of Tax Deferral Regions by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada.
For the first time in its history, the annual “Spring Fever Days” event in Emo has been cancelled this year due to health concerns and precautions set out amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ever-popular three-day event in the Rainy River District was slated for April 23-25.