Members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment would like to invite members of the public interested in exploring a career with the OPP to attend the Council Chambers at the Fort Frances Civic Centre (320 Portage Ave.) on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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With another talent-packed evening, the 2019 Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts came to its end.
The annual “Highlights Concert” ran last Tuesday (April 30), giving arts-lovers in the district one last chance to watch some of this year's talented performers display their passion on stage.
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, a member of the Treaty Three Police Service contacted the Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Communication Centre to advise that they had an impaired driver pulled over in the Town of Fort Frances, initially for a traffic violation.
On Saturday at approximately 7:37 p.m., members of the Fort Frances Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the Fort Frances Port of Entry contacted the Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Communication Centre to report that they had a male in custody for drug offences.
A Canadian National train traveling west derailed at the Barwick crossing on Saturday evening where several rail cars tipped off the tracks.
A total of five freight cars derailed. No one was injured during the incident.
The cause of the derailment is still under investigation.
At approximately 2:54 p.m. on Thursday, members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received two complaints of possible impaired driver in on Highway 11-71 in La Vallee Township.
A member of the detachment immediately attended the area, and located the vehicle parked in the middle of Vandrunen Road.
On Monday at approximately 11:13 a.m., members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a call of a possible impaired driver in the east end of Fort Frances.
New Gold has suspended milling ops until it can pump excess water from the tailings management area to the water management pond.
In the late afternoon of April 24, management at the Rainy River mine temporarily shut down the mill to assess a buildup of water in the tailings management area.
A respiratory outbreak was declared at Rainycrest Long Term Care Home yesterday. This is the second outbreak declared this week after Riverside Health Care, in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit, announced a gastroenteritis outbreak on Tuesday.
Anishinaabemowin has a long-standing history and importance in the district, as it is the first language of the Ojibwe-Anishinaabeg and it was the language of trade for generations in this territory before being targeted for extinction.