Jerry Zub, Norm Wood, Dale Wepruk, and Sam and Jean Arbuckle of Fort Frances are among the $40 winners in the Kenora-Rainy River Alzheimer Society's cash calendar draw for July 2019.
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The Rainy River Health Centre has reopened its Emergency Department observation and treatment areas following five months of repairs initiated after a main sprinkler break.
Due to significant water damage, the Rainy River Emergency Department was temporarily relocated to inpatient rooms to avoid any disruption in emergency care.
There were three new forest fires confirmed yesterday evening in the region.
Fort Frances fire #12 is not under control at 0.1 hectares in size and is located near Price Lake, approximately 44 kilometres west of Atikokan.
Kenora fire #45 is not under control at 0.5 ha. and is located near Routine Lake, approximately 74 km northwest of Kenora.
There were four new forest fires confirmed yesterday in the region.
Fort Frances fire #11 was located near Calm Lake, but has been declared out at 0.1 hectares in size.
Sioux Lookout fire #29 is being observed at 0.7 ha. and is located near Petownikip Lake, approximately 57 kilometres west of Weagamow First Nation.
The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a missing person complaint in Quetico Provincial Park. On Friday, officers responded to the complaint of a missing youth on Basswood Lake, a boundary water within Quetico Provincial Park.
The youth intentionally wandered away from his group with the aim of heading further into Canada.
“Quest For The Best” is back for another year on Friday, July 19 starting at 7:30 p.m. under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina.
The evening will feature 20 solo and duet performances accompanied by talented musicians, The Faculty.
Over the Canada Day long weekend of June 28 to July 1, members of the Ontario Provincial Police in the Rainy River District area investigated multiple incidents which resulted in impaired driving charges.
While celebrating Canada's birthday was the focus for many families this past weekend, some also took time to learn about fire safety and prevention at the Chapple Fire and Emergency Service Open House on Saturday.
“It was a great success overall and we had a good time,” noted Chapple, Emo, La Vallee, and Alberton Fire Chief Josh Colling.
Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce that this year's Annual Canada Day Cash Lottery raised a net profit of approximately $25,000!
These profits will go towards the purchase of a mammography monitor which will allow residents of the Rainy River District to continue to receive breast health care close to home.
The 2018 Lieutenant 2018 Lieutenant Governor's Medal of Distinction in Public Administration Governor's Medal of Distinction in Public Administration, Ontario's highest honour for public service, has been awarded to Dryden native and now-Thunder Bay resident David Cleaveley.
David retired from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) fire program at the end of 2018.