It was a Christmas windfall for Angela Halvorsen and Russ Gregoire of Emo, Ont., who won the $2,500 up for grabs on Christmas Eve in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.
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Winter is a busy season in the Ontario logging industry, and snowmobile enthusiasts unfamiliar with the region and terrain often are unaware of the high volume of truck traffic on remote industrial forest access roads in winter.
The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has teamed up with Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to implement a new process that will improve the level and speed of care provided to emergency cardiac patients.
“Time is crucial for patients experiencing a heart attack,” said Terri Gurney, manager of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at the hospital.
Community satisfaction surveys are scheduled to start in January in North West Region to solicit public opinions about the services the OPP detachments deliver to communities throughout the region.
It is a telephone survey that randomly selects members of the public (age 16 or older) who live in Ontario.
From the OPP
On Jan. 1 around 12:10 a.m., Rainy River District OPP officers were on patrol within the Town of Fort Frances when they observed a Highway Traffic Act infraction on the 500 block of King's Highway.
Officers then conducted a traffic stop.
The driver, a 22-year-old woman from Fort Frances, was arrested and transported to the OPP detachment for breath tests.
A fire at Kenora Forest Products overnight Saturday resulted in the loss of a building and two kilns used to dry lumber.
But sawmill operations were expected to continue at the site this week.
Kenora MP Bob Nault issued the following statement Sunday regarding the fire.
On Sunday around 1 p.m., police and emergency services responded to a three-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 near Pearl Road 5.
Preliminary investigation found an eastbound pickup truck crossed into the oncoming lane and collided with a westbound tractor-trailer.
A secondary collision subsequently occurred between the pickup truck and a second westbound tractor-trailer.
A local man has turned himself in following a hit-and-run collision over the weekend.
On Sunday around 5 a.m., Rainy River District OPP officers responded to a motor-vehicle collision on the 200 block of Sixth Street West in Fort Frances.
The driver of a motor vehicle struck a taxi cab and then fled the scene.
On Sunday around 5 a.m., the Rainy River District OPP responded to a motor-vehicle collision on the 200 block of Sixth Street West in Fort Frances.
Officers are looking for assistance in locating the driver of the vehicle that struck a taxi cab and fled the scene.
The driver of the cab suffered minor injuries in the collision.
Rainy Lake Oil Co. remains open today after a huge fire at its site on County Road 332 last night.
Janelle Heem, who works in the office, told The Journal this morning that the company still can supply home heating needs immediately.
“With the holidays, we don't want anyone being cold in their home,” she noted.
“We're going to keep going.”