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OPP request assistance in locating stolen guns

Members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched Saturday to investigate a break and enter to a residence on First Street East in Fort Frances.

The Rainy River District crime unit is investigating the incident.

The investigation revealed that five firearms have been stolen.

Two firearms have since been recovered.

'Railroad Daze' enjoys busy weekend

Another successful “Railroad Daze” weekend is in the books, and organizer Marty Kreger said he's more than happy with how it turned out.

“It went really great,” he shared with the Times.

“The weather and everything was top notch, everything seemed to run real smooth. We seemed to have more people out, the parade was bigger, we had more floats, more everything.”

Calendar winners

Kenny Desjardins and Aimee and Chris Matheson of Fort Frances were among the $30 winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association cash calendar draw for the week of July 14-20.

Other winners for that week included Murnie Allen (Devlin), Linda Russell (Rainy River), Kimberly Sportak and Joy Marie Lucille Khoben (Atikokan), and Cathy White (Guelph).

Borderland dancers shine at nationals

It was a weekend they're likely never going to forget, and they have some hardware to show for it.

A group of 17 local dancers from both sides of the border attended the Celebration Talent National Competition in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. from July 11-15.

The dancers were all members of the Dancin' with Darcie school in International Falls, run by longtime teacher Darcie Schulz.

One new fire reported

There was one new forest fire confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Nipigon fire #9 has been declared out at 0.1 hectares and was located near Keemle Lake, approximately 30 kilometres northeast of Nipigon.

There are currently 16 active fires in the region. Four fires are not under control, two fires are under control, and ten fires are being observed.