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Police cruiser struck

Members of the Kenora OPP are investigating a motor-vehicle collision involving a police cruiser.

On Tuesday shortly after 6 p.m., a member of the Kenora OPP was conducting an investigation on an abandoned motor vehicle on the side of Highway 17 near the Manitoba border.

Lakehead University taking over Thunder Bay ag station operation

Ontario is transferring the operating and research programming of the Thunder Bay Agricultural Research Station to Lakehead University to help foster innovation and strengthen Ontario's competitive edge by expanding agri-food research in Northern Ontario.

Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro made the announcement Friday at the Thunder Bay Agricultural Research Station.

Clean out medications

The Rainy River District Substance Abuse Prevention Team has partnered with local pharmacies to encourage residents to clean out their medicine cabinets.

The “Medicine Cabinet Cleanout” campaign runs through Dec. 29.

Participation is easy—and it could win local residents one of two $100 gift baskets.

Trustees given update on school consolidation project

Northwest Catholic District School Board trustees received another update on the St. Francis and St. Michael's school consolidation project at their regular monthly meeting held here Saturday morning.

Superintendent of Business Seija Van Haesendonck noted her report only was a verbal one because she wanted to present the most up-to-date information from recent meetings.

Alzheimer calendar winners

Rick Eagles (Pickle Lake) won the $75 up for grabs in the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts' cash calendar draw for December.

The $50 winners included Louise Erb and Chris Denby (Fort Frances), along with F.G Bailey, Will Carson, Carla Baird, Deb Spendlow, Bruce Hoard, Diane Lucas, James Henley, and Irene McChaig (Kenora).