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Trio charged over thefts

Three people face charges stemming from an ongoing joint police investigation into several property crimes in Kenora.

During the week of Jan. 10, the Kenora OPP received a number of reports of property crimes at businesses in the city.

It was reported that a large amount of tools, industrial supplies, and several computers were taken from the businesses.

OPP has new CSO

The local OPP detachment has a new Community Safety Officer (CSO).

Cst. Yenta Davidson has taken over the role from Cst. Guy Beaudry, who now is the court officer here as of Monday.

Cst. Davidson has been an OPP officer here since March, 2003 and most recently was court officer.

'Flu restrictions remain in effect

Riverside, in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit, has declared an influenza outbreak at Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home, effective Jan. 6.

This outbreak is still in effect as of Jan. 16.

All admissions, transfers, discharges, and social activities have been cancelled until further notice.

Visitors are restricted to family members and caregivers only.

Lots to celebrate around district

Gordon Cornell celebrated his 89th birthday last week but anyone who knows this “fit as a fiddle” man would never guess his age.

Gordon still feeds the cattle every morning at Cornell Farms and always has a smile on this face (especially after one of his many jokes or funny stories).

Happy birthday, Gordon, from your family, friends, and district!

Man facing charges

During the early-morning hours of Jan. 10, officers from the North Caribou Lake Police and the OPP responded to a disturbance at a residence in North Caribou Lake First Nation.

A subject allegedly broke into a residence and assaulted one of the residents in the home.

The subject then fled from officers but was located a short time after and proceeded to resist arrest.

Two killed in collision

On Saturday around 5:30 p.m., Dryden OPP officers responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 17 in Machin Township, west of Vermilion Bay.

An eastbound SUV lost control and collided with a westbound tractor-trailer unit.

The Dryden & Kenora Ambulance and Machin Fire Department attended the scene to assist the occupants of the vehicles.

Meth bust in Kenora

A Kenora man is facing drug-related charges following an ongoing investigation into drug-trafficking there.

On Wednesday around 9:45 a.m., as a result of an ongoing investigation, police arrested a male in the north end of Kenora.

A brief foot chase ensued before the male was taken into custody without incident.