At approximately 6:05 p.m. yesterday, officers from the Thunder Bay and Nipigon Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 near Pearl Road 5, in the Municipality of Shuniah.
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There was one new forest fire confirmed by Saturday afternoon.
Red Lake fire #73 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Corallen Lake, approximately 14 kilometres northwest of Red Lake.
There are currently 30 active fires in the region. One fire is not under control, two fires are being held, three fires are under control, and 24 fires are being observed.
Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament (Thunder Bay-Rainy River), last week announced that the Government of Canada is providing almost $800,000 in funding to Seine River First Nation for two projects that will help improve the promotion and preservation of local culture and heritage.
Seine River First Nation in Northwestern Ontario will benefit from new economic opportunities thanks to a Government of Canada investment of more than $1.15 million in support of two local projects.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. yesterday, members of the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to investigate a single vehicle (car) motor vehicle collision on McIntosh Road in Smellie Township, north of Vermillion Bay.
The forest fire hazard is mainly high throughout most of the Northwest Region with some moderate hazard conditions in the far north.
There were three new fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
Sioux Lookout fire #58 is located north of Lac Seul, approximately 59 kilometres northwest of Sioux Lookout.
The fire is out at 0.1 hectares.
The Emo and District Lions Club are working on revitalizing the Devlin Ball Park by adding an accessible playground.
The Lions Club announced Monday to the Times they had received a grant from Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) in support of their playground initiative.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) spent nearly $133 million dollars to clear roads during the 2018-19 winter season and crews faced some of the most severe weather in the state in a decade, according to a new MnDOT winter maintenance report released last week.
Shortly before 7 a.m. on Sunday, officers from the Rainy River District detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision in the area of George Road.
As a result of the collision investigation a young driver aged 17 was charged criminally with Operate Conveyance with 80 or more milligrams of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.
Exactly one year ago last Thursday, Henry Stone-Arnold, 28 years old, was seen for the last time.
On Aug. 17, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers located human remains on a private property on Trist Road in Van Horne Township, just outside the City of Dryden.