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Tips sought to solve mischief

Members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are requesting assistance from the public to solve a mischief that took place sometime between Oct. 21 and Oct. 22 on Highway 615 in Chapple Township.

A grey Toyota Corolla parked at the Off Lake turn off was shot several times with what appears to be a shotgun or pellet gun.

Man busted at border

Officers from the Rainy River District detachment of the OPP were contacted Friday evening by officers from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the Rainy River Port of entry.

CBSA officers had conducted a roadside sobriety test with an approved screening device.

The male driver performed poorly.

Museum gala to be throwback to Prohibition era

Dust off your fedoras and flapper dresses and brush up your Al Capone impression, the Fort Frances Museum is about to become the town's hottest juice joint.

The Friends of the Museum are well into planning their eighth-annual gala, and Friends' president Robert Schulz said that this year's theme ties into colourful periods of Canadian and American history.

Fort man killed by truck

A Fort Frances man was killed in a motor vehicle-pedestrian collision on Highway 11/17, west of Fraser Road in Thunder Bay

At approximately 5:21 a.m. Monday, officers from the Thunder Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of the collision.

Be wary of scams: police

The Rainy River District detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want you to confirm who you're dealing with before sending any money anywhere for any reason.

The ever-popular Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and other agency-related extortion threats have continued to sustain significant financial losses by unsuspecting victims.

Cash calendar winners

Bernice Kempf and Cathy and Robert Perreault of Fort Frances were among the $30 winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's cash calendar draw for the week of Oct. 20-26.

Kayle Veldhuisen (Devlin), Glenda Halverson and Cliff Westover (Rainy River), Linda Fraser (Atikokan), and Anne O'Sullivan (Vancouver).

ETFO holds members' meetings, strike votes

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) members from Rainy River District were expected to hold confidential members' meetings and central strike votes today (Oct. 23).

Meetings were held in Fort Frances and Atikokan.

“ETFO's goal is to reach an agreement at the central bargaining table without having to take job action,” said ETFO provincial president Sam Hammond.