Over the Canada Day long weekend of June 28 to July 1, members of the Ontario Provincial Police in the Rainy River District area investigated multiple incidents which resulted in impaired driving charges.
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While celebrating Canada's birthday was the focus for many families this past weekend, some also took time to learn about fire safety and prevention at the Chapple Fire and Emergency Service Open House on Saturday.
“It was a great success overall and we had a good time,” noted Chapple, Emo, La Vallee, and Alberton Fire Chief Josh Colling.
Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce that this year's Annual Canada Day Cash Lottery raised a net profit of approximately $25,000!
These profits will go towards the purchase of a mammography monitor which will allow residents of the Rainy River District to continue to receive breast health care close to home.
The 2018 Lieutenant 2018 Lieutenant Governor's Medal of Distinction in Public Administration Governor's Medal of Distinction in Public Administration, Ontario's highest honour for public service, has been awarded to Dryden native and now-Thunder Bay resident David Cleaveley.
David retired from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) fire program at the end of 2018.
A threatened species of horse is being bred by a local woman in the west end of the district.
Jenna Jarvis, who studied breeding production at Olds College in Alberta, birthed her first independently-owned pair of foals, Treasure and Queenie, over the past few weeks and both are in good health.
There were three new forest fires confirmed in the region by yesterday afternoon.
Red Lake fire #42 has been declared out at 0.1 hectares in size. It was located in Pikangikum First Nation.
Red Lake fire #43 is not under control at three ha. and is located near Trough Lake, approximately 39 kilometres northwest of Red Lake.
July 1 is soon approaching, and the Fort Frances Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind the public that the use of fireworks in the Town of Fort Frances is prohibited.
The up and coming July 1st fireworks display at the Point Park is operated by Canfire Pyrotechnic Ltd.
The Dryden & District Museum's summer exhibit, “Inside Out: Objects en Masse,” will feature artifacts from the permanent collection not normally exhibited.
This exhibit will be on display from Tuesday, July 2 to Friday, Sept. 13.
There were four new forest fires confirmed in the region by the late afternoon yesterday.
Fort Frances fire #7 is under control at 0.1 hectares and is located on an island on Rainy Lake.
Dryden fire #9 is not under control at 0.3 ha. and is located near Eagle Lake, approximately 28 kilometres southwest of Dryden
Public service providers spoke during a panel discussion last Tuesday about the recent Ontario budget and policy changes made by the provincial government for the fiscal year—and the overall picture they painted wasn't a pretty one.