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Three fires over weekend

A few new forest fires were reported over the Victoria Day long weekend.

Fort Frances fire #3 is not under control at 0.5 hectares and is located near Rawn Reservoir, approximately 6 kilometres northeast of Atikokan.

Sioux Lookout fire #5 is not under control at 0.5 ha. and is located near Doghole Lake in Mishkeegogamang First Nation.

Boat safety this season: OPP

With the Victoria Day long weekend upon us, members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind boaters to take appropriate safety measures when exploring local waters this weekend and beyond. “Safe Boating Awareness Week” spans the week of May 18-24.

Always consider these important points before heading out on the water:

OPP reminds public to stay vigilant in response to increased property crime

Members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to advise the public that they are working diligently with local stakeholders to increase the safety and security of the Scott Street area in Fort Frances.

Members of the OPP have been increasing police presence by actively conducting regular foot patrol.

Manitou Fish Fry slated this Friday

The 49th-annual Manitou Fish Fry is returning to Rainy River First Nations this Friday (May 17).

The fish fry is hosted by the Rainy River First Nations' (RRFN) chief and council.

The event will start at 4 p.m. on the RRFN pow-wow grounds just north of Junction 11/71.

The community event has become a tradition and usually draws anywhere from 800-900 people.

Cash calendar winners

Tom Bedard, Mar Fraczkiewicz and Jeff and Nicole Wall—all of Fort Frances—were among the $30 winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association for the week of May 5-11.

Other winners included Tom Kehler, Karen Laffier, and Sandy and Tom Morden (Atikokan), and Dan Racicot (Timmins, Ont.).