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Pair of drivers charged

On Nov. 11 around 5:05 a.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP received a report of a motor-vehicle collision on Highway 11 at Manitou Rapids First Nation.

An officer attended the scene and spoke with the driver, soon suspecting that he had alcohol in his body.

The male was arrested and transported to the Fort Frances OPP detachment, where he underwent further testing.

Tbaytel fixes phone woes

A number of service degradation issues that arose on Nov. 15 for some of Tbaytel’s land line telephone customers primarily have been resolved as a result of efforts made by Tbaytel technicians.

Some customers, both business and residential, in Fort Frances and Thunder Bay were experiencing one-way audio or a loss of dial tone, which resulted in the inability to complete calls.

Cash calendar winners

Kathy and Glen Boyda (Atikokan) and Jamie Caouette (Atikokan) won the $100 up for grabs on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, respectively, in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.

Border signage unveiled

Local MPP Greg Rickford on Friday unveiled new “Open for Business” signs that have been installed at the Canada-U.S. border at Rainy River and the Ontario-Manitoba boundary.

“[Our government] is sending a clear message to the world that the province is open for business,” said Rickford.