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'Project Sunset' builds skills through canoeing

Close to 20 participants of the OPP led youth engagement program, “Project Sunset,” at Crossroads School ventured out to Labelle's Birch Point in Naicatchewenin last Thursday for week two of a five week, summer-long canoeing program.

“The reason we wanted to focus on canoeing is we live in canoe country,” enthused Project Sunset senior youth engagement coordinator, Lincoln Dunn.

OPP reminds public to stay safe around water

The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public to stay safe around water during the summer season and beyond. July 15-21, 2018 is National Drowning Prevention Week.

Swimming and water play are part of a healthy, active lifestyle that families often participate in, particularly during the summer months.

Calendar winners

Kim Tarrant and Dianne Lipinski of Fort Frances were among the $40 winners in the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts' cash calendar draw for July.

Other winners included Melody Cory, L. St. Clair, Carla Baird, Sean Jackson, Linda McClymont, Doris Mengelberg, Janet Gilfix, Eileen Wilton, Hazel Larabie and Jaymie Neniska (Kenora).

Man dies in lake mishap

On Friday (July 6), the Kenora OPP was dispatched to a report of a man who had entered into the water and did not surface at Goshawk Lake landing in Whitedog First Nation Territory.

Members of the OPP's Marine and Trails Unit, OPP Crime Unit, Treaty #3 Police Service, and Kenora Ambulance all attended the scene to search for the male.