On Friday at approximately 9:46 p.m., members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call of a large fight with a weapon involved, at the Point Park in Fort Frances.
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The Emo Agricultural Research Station (EARS) is holding an open house next Wednesday (July 25) where people can learn about the agricultural projects and research being conducted there.
The open house starts at 7 p.m.. It will be preceded by a “Soil and Crop Tour” starting at 9:30 a.m. where people will have the chance to view various farms throughout the district.
OPP officer Marty Singleton has been working hard to get life jackets to communities in need since the tragic passing of his dear friend and fellow officer, Bob Mainville.
In the summer of 2010 Mainville drown and since his passing, Singleton has been promoting water safety and campaigning to get as many life jackets to First Nations communities as possible.
A Minnesota man has been fined for a bait violation.
William Nielsen of Sauk Rapids pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for illegally bringing live baitfish into Ontario.
Court heard that on April 6, 2018, Canada Border Services Agency officers at the Rainy River port of entry contacted Nielsen and conducted a secondary inspection of his vehicle.
Close to 20 participants of the OPP led youth engagement program, “Project Sunset,” at Crossroads School ventured out to Labelle's Birch Point in Naicatchewenin last Thursday for week two of a five week, summer-long canoeing program.
“The reason we wanted to focus on canoeing is we live in canoe country,” enthused Project Sunset senior youth engagement coordinator, Lincoln Dunn.
It is National Drowning Prevention Week (July 15-21) and the OPP-led “Project Sunset” program for youth at Crossroads School is teaching kids the importance of water safety.
“Kids love water, so we need to help them make sure to stay safe around it," stressed Lincoln Dunn, "Project Sunset” senior youth engagement coordinator.
The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public to stay safe around water during the summer season and beyond. July 15-21, 2018 is National Drowning Prevention Week.
Swimming and water play are part of a healthy, active lifestyle that families often participate in, particularly during the summer months.
Kim Tarrant and Dianne Lipinski of Fort Frances were among the $40 winners in the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts' cash calendar draw for July.
Other winners included Melody Cory, L. St. Clair, Carla Baird, Sean Jackson, Linda McClymont, Doris Mengelberg, Janet Gilfix, Eileen Wilton, Hazel Larabie and Jaymie Neniska (Kenora).
There was one new fire in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.
Red Lake fire #93 is among a large cluster of fires burning in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park in the Sabourin Lake area, the 1.2 hectare fire is currently “not under control.”
It was another active day for forest fires out on the landscape in the Northwest Region. By early afternoon yesterday, there were 23 new fires in the Red Lake, Kenora and Sioux Lookout districts.