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Lock your vehicles: OPP

The Atikokan OPP has been responding to several calls for service involving mischief and thefts of opportunity from vehicles.

In the majority of instances, vehicles that are left unlocked are targeted and smaller items of value, including change in the cup-holder, is being taken.

There are a few ways to ensure you are not a victim of this crime of opportunity:

Open house slated at ag research station

The Emo Agricultural Research Station (EARS) is holding an open house next Wednesday (July 25) where people can learn about the agricultural projects and research being conducted there.

The open house starts at 7 p.m.. It will be preceded by a “Soil and Crop Tour” starting at 9:30 a.m. where people will have the chance to view various farms throughout the district.

OPP officer continuing to promote water safety

OPP officer Marty Singleton has been working hard to get life jackets to communities in need since the tragic passing of his dear friend and fellow officer, Bob Mainville.

In the summer of 2010 Mainville drown and since his passing, Singleton has been promoting water safety and campaigning to get as many life jackets to First Nations communities as possible.

Man fined for bait violation

A Minnesota man has been fined for a bait violation.

William Nielsen of Sauk Rapids pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for illegally bringing live baitfish into Ontario.

Court heard that on April 6, 2018, Canada Border Services Agency officers at the Rainy River port of entry contacted Nielsen and conducted a secondary inspection of his vehicle.

'Project Sunset' builds skills through canoeing

Close to 20 participants of the OPP led youth engagement program, “Project Sunset,” at Crossroads School ventured out to Labelle's Birch Point in Naicatchewenin last Thursday for week two of a five week, summer-long canoeing program.

“The reason we wanted to focus on canoeing is we live in canoe country,” enthused Project Sunset senior youth engagement coordinator, Lincoln Dunn.

OPP reminds public to stay safe around water

The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public to stay safe around water during the summer season and beyond. July 15-21, 2018 is National Drowning Prevention Week.

Swimming and water play are part of a healthy, active lifestyle that families often participate in, particularly during the summer months.

Calendar winners

Kim Tarrant and Dianne Lipinski of Fort Frances were among the $40 winners in the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts' cash calendar draw for July.

Other winners included Melody Cory, L. St. Clair, Carla Baird, Sean Jackson, Linda McClymont, Doris Mengelberg, Janet Gilfix, Eileen Wilton, Hazel Larabie and Jaymie Neniska (Kenora).