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Lightning sparks new fires

A dozen new fires were confirmed by yesterday afternoon in the Northwest Region.

These fires, 10 of which occurred in Sioux Lookout District and the other two in the districts of Red Lake and Nipigon, were a result of recent lightning that passed through the far north.

Meanwhile, one fire was confirmed after Saturday's report.

Outboard motor stolen

Members of the Rainy River District OPP are asking for the public's assistance in recovering some stolen property.

On July 4 around 11:02 a.m., members of the OPP responded to a call of a stolen outboard motor.

The motor, described as a 25 h.p. Yamaha, is valued at more than $2,000.

It was last seen at a residence on Scott Street on July 3.

Two drivers facing charges

On June 29 around 8 p.m., a member of the Fort Frances OPP conducted a vehicle stop at the 100 block of First Street East in town.

The officer spoke with the driver, who he determined was under the influence of alcohol.

The driver was arrested and transported to the detachment, where he underwent more tests.

'Project Sunset' helping to reduce substance use among district youth

A program that has no mention of drugs and alcohol has proven itself effective in drastically reducing the rate of incidences for both in district youth aged 10-14.

Called “Project Sunset” and funded by the provincial government, the program is run by the local OPP at Crossroads School in Devlin for students in Grades 5-8.