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Health-care aide honoured for 45 years at Rainycrest

A local man has helped improve the lives of many during his nearly half-century of work as a health-care aide with Rainycrest Long Term Care Home here.

Larry Hands has provided exemplary care to long-term home patients for close to half-a-century and recently set the record for being the first employee to receive the 45 years of service achievement with Rainycrest.

Board to review Lenten projects

The Northwest Catholic District School Board will review the 2018 Lenten School Report, which looks at the many activities, prayers, and reflections teachers delivered in their classroom, during its regular monthly meeting tonight.

Many of the board's schools began their Lenten practices with a Shrove Tuesday pancake breakfast, followed by an Ash Wednesday service the next day.

Four crashes in short span

Members of the Marathon and Manitouwadge OPP detachments responded to four separate motor-vehicle collisions that occurred on Highway 17 in just over a four-hour period.

Yesterday around 9:25 p.m., officers attended a single motor-vehicle collision near the Prairie River bridge.

The vehicle left the roadway, coming to rest in the ditch, with no injuries to the occupants.

Driver charged

On April 7, the OPP's Provincial Communication Centre received a call of a male driver passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle on Highway 11 in Dawson Township.

An officer from the Rainy River detachment went to the scene and located the male.

As a result of the investigation, the male was arrested and transported to the Fort Frances detachment to provide breath tests.