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Driver facing charges

On Saturday at noon, Rainy River District OPP officers received a complainant regarding a motor vehicle in Fort Frances.

A citizen reporting he saw a hit-and-run in the east end of town, with the driver failing to remain at the scene.

Officers located the vehicle on the 200 block of Church Street.

Needle found in candy

The Treaty #3 Police Service is reminding all parents to inspect their children's Hallowe'en candy as it investigates a report that a needle was found in an individually-packaged Reese's Peanut Butter Cup collected by a child while trick-or-treating in Grassy Narrows F.N. on Tuesday.

Death considered homicide

The death of a male in the area of Howey Street in Red Lake on Oct. 29 has been confirmed to be as a result of a homicide.

Police, in conjunction with the OPP's North West Region Crime Unit, are continuing their investigation under the direction of Det. Insp. Darryl Sigouin of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Quiet on fire scene

No new forest fires were reported in the Northwest Region between Oct. 26 and yesterday afternoon.

There currently is one active wildland fire and two prescribed burns in the region.

The Sakwite Lake prescribed burn in Fort Frances District, located on Korpi Road, was listed as “under control” at 168.4 hectares.

Drive with care: OPP

With snowfall on the way, the Rainy River District OPP is urging drivers to slow down to adjust to road and weather conditions.

It is recommended to increase stopping distances and adjust to slower speeds.

The public may call 5-1-1 or refer to the Ministry of Transportation's website for road closures and up-to-date road conditions.