Former Alberton reeve Michael Hammond was honoured with Alberton's 2019 Senior of the Year Award during the July 10 Alberton council meeting.
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The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a missing person complaint in Quetico Provincial Park. Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 officers responded to the complaint of a missing canoeist on the interior of Quetico Provincial Park.
There were five new forest fires confirmed in the region by yesterday afternoon.
Nipigon fire #8 is being held at 0.1 hectares in size and is located near Fog Lake, approximately 22 kilometres west of Nipigon
Red Lake fire #50 is not under control at 0.1 ha. and is located near Meddick Lake, approximately 16 km south of Deer Lake First Nation.
The Treaty 3 Police Service (T3PS) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are conducting an investigation into a death that occurred in the Grassy Narrows First Nation community.
On Tuesday, at approximately 12:55 a.m., Treaty 3 Police Service officers responded to assist a male who had been seriously assaulted on a roadway in the community.
The Ontario AMBER Alert program continues to be an instrumental tool in assisting both the public and police with locating an abducted child who may be in danger.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public that calling 911 or any emergency service communication centre is not an appropriate venue to complain about AMBER Alerts.
The province recently announced it will be introducing the next phase of its plan to license private cannabis stores, but entrepreneurs in the Rainy River District are again unable to apply.
Ontario will be conducting a second lottery for 50 private cannabis retail stores with eight of them being located on First Nation reserves.
Many, many local residents in our small community (and the entire district) have volunteered, purchased and supported “Marzie Days.” This event has taken place the last seven years.
The Emo & District Hospital Auxiliary recently completed their pledge to the Riverside Foundation for Health Care to purchase two Spirit Select beds and specialised mattresses for the Emo Health Centre.
Hailey and James Burns of Atikokan won the $1,000 Canada Day prize in the Rainy River District Mutural Aid Association cash calendar draw earlier this month.
Faith Adair (Fort Frances) and Peggy Advent (Stratton) each won $100 in the cash calendar draw for the week of June 30-July 6.
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.