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Black bear safety 101

There has already been an uptick in the number of black bear sightings around the district this year.

The below-average blueberry crop could be a contributing factor to the increased number of bears being spotted by district residents.

In the event you encounter a black bear, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (MNRF) says stop, do not panic, and remain calm.

Woman busted for impaired driving

On July 27, 2019 shortly before 9 p.m. officers from the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were made aware of a possible impaired driver.

The vehicle was observed parking in a local business on Hwy. 11 in La Vallee Township. An investigation was conducted and a demand for a sample of the driver's breath was made at the roadside.