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Visitor restriction lifted

Riverside Health Care, in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit, has declared the influenza outbreak over at Rainycrest Long-Term Care here, effective yesterday (Jan. 29).

All admissions, transfers, discharges, and social activities have resumed, and all visitors are now welcomed there again.

Charge laid

Shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday, members of the Rainy River District OPP were called to a single motor-vehicle collision on Highway 11 in Watten Township.

Officers attended the scene and conducted an investigation.

As a result, a 33-year-old Sioux Lookout woman was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level over .08 mg.

New Atikokan K-12 school lands funding

The province is investing $23 million to establish a new K-12 school at the current Atikokan High School site.

“I am proud that we are making a real difference for students and families now and for future generations,” said Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro, who announced the project would go ahead last Wednesday afternoon at the AHS resource centre.

Bait violation nets fine

A Minnesota man has been fined for a bait violation.

Duane T. Hanson of Spicer pleaded guilty, and was fined $1,500, for illegally bringing live leeches into Ontario.

Court heard that on June 11, Canada Border Services Agency officers at the Fort Frances port-of-entry conducted an inspection of Hanson's vehicle and found two containers of live leeches in a cooler.