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Detox facility grand opening set

A new residential treatment and medically-supervised detoxification facility is scheduled to open in December in the Southern Treaty #3 and Rainy River District.

In July, 2016, Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services (FFTAHS) submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ministry of Community and Social Services, and the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch.

Deceased man identified

The Kenora OPP has released the identity of a body found Sunday in Lake of the Woods at the Main Street dock.

A post-mortem examination was conducted yesterday in Kenora and the victim identified as 46-year-old Darren Lee Ottertail of Lac La Croix.

Foul play is not suspected at this time but the investigation is ongoing.

Ace of spades found

The ace of spades has been found.

After 21 weeks of searching as the prize pot grew, Kevin Low was the lucky winner of the local abattoir's “Catch the Ace” fundraising lottery.

The cumulative prize pot, added to the weekly draw winnings, totalled around $13,300 for the Emo resident.

Fall tea set to go

The executive meeting for the La Verendye Hospital Auxiliary was held Tuesday, Oct. 3 in the hospital boardroom.

Plans are well in hand for the fall tea and bake sale, which will be held this Saturday (Oct. 14) from 2-4 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship Church.

There also will be a cookie walk, penny table, and raffle.

Body found in lake

The Kenora OPP responded to the scene of a sudden death there over the weekend.

On Sunday around 12:40 p.m., police received a call of a possible body Lake of the Woods at the Main Street dock.

Police attended the scene and located a male deceased in the water.

The man is described as an indigenous male, possibly in his 40s, and about 5'10"-6' tall.

Truckers impaired

Yesterday around 11 p.m., members of the Greenstone OPP were conducting a R.I.D.E. check on Highway 11 at the Highway 584 turn-off in Geraldton when a tractor-trailer unit came through the checkpoint.

Based on driving behaviour, along with a number of other indicators, police soon developed grounds to believe the driver was impaired by drugs.