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Mischiefs probed

On Tuesday, members of the Rainy River District OPP were called to investigate a mischief to property in Fort Frances.

Around 10:35 p.m., officers were called to a report of a dumpster fire behind Robert Moore School near Armit Avenue.

Fortunately, the fire did not cause further damage and was extinguished quickly by the Fort Frances Fire Department.

Calendar winners

There were more winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.

Winning $30 for Oct. 21-27 were the Niobe Lake Fire Department (Atikokan), Hugh and Carol Clifford (Sleeman), Wayne Flatt (Emo), Carolee Strachan (Emo), Jonathan Nussbaumer (Fort Frances), Bev Jacobson (Atikokan), and Wes McPherson (Fort Frances).

OPP educating district youths on avoiding online exploitation

With October being cyber security awareness month, a local police officer is in the process of visiting schools across the district to educate students about online safety, cyber-bullying, and avoiding exploitation.

“Our most fundamental responsibility as a society is to protect our children from those would do them harm,” said OPP community safety officer Yenta Davidson.

Poppy campaign kicks off

With the annual poppy campaign having kicked off Friday, residents are reminded to watch out for Legion members at local businesses and schools to make a donation and get one.

The campaign wraps up on Nov. 11 and the money that's raised is spent locally, such as on looking after the Legion's veterans and supporting local facilities like Rainycrest and La Verendyre Hospital.