The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public's assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of his breach of statutory release.
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Fort Frances is receiving $682,000 from the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to assist in building and reparing roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure.
Rainy River is getting $145,000 while Emo secured $64,000 and Morely, La Vallee, Dawson, Chapple, and Alberton each get $50,000,
On Thursday, Feb. 13, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) from the Ignace and Dryden Detachments were notified of three individuals involved in a series of thefts in the Thunder Bay area. The three individuals were believed to be travelling westbound on Highway 17 in two separate vehicles.
Two country jams are on tap for the next couple of weeks. The Barwick Jam will be held in the Barwick Hall on Feb. 15. Admission to this event will be $5 and will include the entertainment plus a light lunch and some tea/coffee, pop or water. Come out for a great time with family and friends.
While there weren't quite as many people out as was hoped for, Saturday still marked another successful venture for the Rainy River District Trappers Council.
The Council held their second spring trapper workshop, since resurrecting the idea in 2019, at the Metis Hall in Fort Frances. Council president Brian Love said, all things considered, he was satisfied with the day.
Family Day is almost here. Time to pack up the kids, and have some fun together throughout the Rainy River District.
This year, the holiday lands on Monday, Feb. 17, and a variety of local groups have been busy organizing events and activities.
On the calendar this year are:
The Emo Legion Branch 99 is hosting a Daytona 500 event this Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Legion. Come out and enjoy the famous Daytona race on a big screen TV. Doors open at 2 p.m. with the race starting at 2:30 p.m. The bar and kitchen will both be open.
The centre-piece of Rainy River's Winter Festival will be the Rick Bourre Memorial Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.
Ontario's government is helping increase broadband access and affordability for more than 600 residents living in the Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation community in Northwestern Ontario.
The local OPP wants a few good men and women to join its local ranks.