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It was a Happy Thanksgiving for Evelyn Cameron (Thunder Bay), who won the $500 up for grabs that day in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.
The La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary held its annual fall tea on Saturday, in which it announced a $65,000 donation to the hospital for the purchase of a sterile processing washer/disinfector.
“It is a unit that thoroughly cleans the [hospital's] instruments prior to sterilizing them,” said auxiliary president Judy Webster.
Agriculture is extremely dependent on the weather, which plays a crucial role in creating profitable yields at the end of each growing season.
Unfortunately, this summer's heat and sporadic rainfall made things difficult for farmers across the district.
On Sunday, the OPP were dispatched to a report of an unknown male who had sexually assaulted a female around 1 a.m. between Park Street and Second Street South in Kenora.
The OPP were unable to locate the male suspect and are requesting the public's assistance to help locate him.
On Aug. 14 around 7:40 p.m., Sioux Lookout OPP officers were dispatched to a house fire in the area of Cornerstone Lane in Sioux Lookout.
While attending the scene, officers observed the home to be filled with smoke.
The Sioux Lookout Fire Department entered the home and advised that there was clothing on fire and the fire had been put out.
Three new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.
Kenora Fire #145 was located south of Greenwater Lake, near the CP Rail line about 27 km west of Kenora.
The 0.2-hectare blaze was listed as “not under control” at last report.
The other two fires were located in Thunder Bay District.
Members of the OPP's North West Region Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services, along with the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service, are assisting the Treaty #3 Police Service with a suspicious death investigation.
New fire starts continue to emerge in the Kenora and Red Lake districts of the Northwest Region, where forest fire hazard conditions are “extreme” in areas.
There were 13 new fires in all confirmed in the region by late yesterday afternoon.
The Atikokan OPP has been responding to several calls for service involving mischief and thefts of opportunity from vehicles.
In the majority of instances, vehicles that are left unlocked are targeted and smaller items of value, including change in the cup-holder, is being taken.
There are a few ways to ensure you are not a victim of this crime of opportunity: