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Don't get ticked this fall: NWHU

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is encouraging individuals working in or exploring the outdoors with friends, family or pets this fall, to make small changes that can help to prevent tick bites.

Even though exposure to ticks can occur from April to November, there are two surges when ticks are typically more active, one in the spring and one in the fall.

Cash calendar winners

McKenzie Jolicouer of Stratton was the $100 winner in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association cash calendar draw for the week of Aug. 25-31.

The $30 winners for that week included Bev Bond, Josie Schill, Joe Shyiak, and R.J. Wilson (Fort Frances), Danielle Hammond (Devlin), Alice Bremault (Rainy River), and Olga Prusky (Atikokan).

Beware of fraud: police

Members of the Rainy District Ontario Provincial Police were made aware last week of a phone scam which has affected multiple persons in the area.

The scammers have phoned unsuspecting persons and claimed that they have won a sweepstakes or prize of some sort usually many millions of dollars, vehicles, or a combination of both.

Woman killed by bear

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a call for service at Red Pine Island on Rainy Lake.

Officers were advised that the complainant believed her daughter, aged 62, was attacked by a bear.

The female had gone to check on her dogs and had not returned.

Man arrested for threats

Members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on Aug. 24 were called to investigate an accusation of threats involving the use of a firearm.

Members of the Rainy River District Crime unit as well as the Northwest Region (NWR) Emergency Response Team (ERT) conducted an investigation including the execution of a warrant in Morley Township.

District man arrested for making threats

Members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on Aug. 24 were called to investigate an accusation of threats involving the use of a firearm.

The Rainy River District Crime unit as well as the Northwest Region (NWR) Emergency Response Team (ERT) conducted an investigation including the execution of a warrant in Morley Township.