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Calendar winners

Joel and Joelle Nussbaumer (Emo) and Brad Bruyere (Atikokan) won the $100 up for grabs for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, respectively, in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.

Winners for Alz. calendar

Camie Gray of Fort Frances was among the $40 winners in the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts' cash calendar draw for February.

Winning $40 from Kenora were Gail Cudmore, Carla Campbell, Shirley Morgan, Kerry Westlund, Dennis Olson, Janice Osborne, Joshua Clifford, Doug Bergman, Louise Bowen, and Carolyn Johnson.

Seine River death being probed

On Feb. 3, the Treaty #3 Police Service requested assistance from the OPP's North West Region Crime Unit regarding an aggravated assault investigation in Seine River First Nation.

The victim, a 42-year-old male identified as Rudy Whitecrow of Seine River First Nation, was transported to Thunder Bay for medical assistance, where he succumbed to his injuries on Feb. 5.

SIU invokes mandate

On Feb. 3 around 1:45 p.m., Dryden OPP officers conducted a traffic stop on Highway 17 in Dryden.

During the arrest of the male driver, an altercation between officers and the occupant occurred.

The male later went into medical distress, at which time he was transported by Emergency Medical Services to a local hospital for medical assessment and treatment.

District outfitters fined

Two tourist outfitters from the Fort Frances area have been fined a total of $13,000 for offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

William Godin and Nellie Halverson of Devlin, the owners of Lake Despair Lodge, pleaded guilty and each were fined $5,000, and given a two-year probation order, for the sale of moose meat and angler-caught fish.