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Trio of drivers charged

On Sunday around 4:20 a.m., a Rainy River District OPP officer was patrolling on King's Highway in Fort Frances when he observed erratic driving.

A traffic stop was initiated by the officer, who determined the driver had been consuming alcohol.

The driver was arrested and transported to the detachment for further tests.

Three nabbed in drug bust

Three Kenora men face numerous drug- and Criminal Code-related offences following arrests there on Monday.

An investigation was conducted by the OPP and the Treaty #3 Police Service that focused on methamphetamine trafficking in and around the Kenora area.

It concluded with the arrest of three individuals.

Pair of new fires reported

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

Red Lake Fire #12, located just west of North Spirit Lake First Nation, is 5.5 hectares in size.

Red Lake Fire #13, at 0.2 hectares, is located near Pikangikum First Nation.

There were eight new fire starts in the Red Lake and Kenora districts on Tuesday.

Injury turns into a blessing

On a warm summer day in early August of last year, a Fort Frances woman's life forever changed when she injured her ankle while gardening.

What seemed like a misfortune for Cathie Sinninghe actually was a blessing in disguise.

It was a short time after she was laid up with a broken ankle that she discovered a newfound passion known as “pour painting.”

St. Patrick's C.W.L. tea goes Saturday

The St. Patrick's C.W.L. in Emo will host its annual tea and bake sale this Saturday (May 12) from 1-3 p.m.

Admission is $3 at the door.

A reminder that Scott Woods will be performing at the Emo Legion tonight (May 9). He is a very talented fiddle player and always puts on an amazing show.

For tickets or more information, call the Legion at 482-2250.

New program aiming to help indigenous families

Weechi-it-te-win Family Services here is introducing a new program to provide trauma informed, culturally safe, developmental and rehabilitative support services to the district's 10 First Nation communities.

The organization is in the midst of opening an office to support the new program, located upstairs at the Nexus Credit Union building (601 Mowat Ave).

Firefly seeking board members

Firefly, a children's health and family wellness organization, currently is looking for more board members in the Fort Frances area.

Those passionate about children and their well-being, who feel they would be an asset to Firefly's board of directors, are being asked to apply.

“Our board members have a strong interest in children services,” said Firefly CEO Karen Ingebrigtson.