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Hannam Park beach still closed

Hannam Park Beach in Rainy River is still off limits to swimmers after being declared unsafe due to high levels of bacteria last Thursday by the Northwestern Health Unit.

“We sampled Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and we’ve only heard back about Tuesday’s. It’s still bad,” public health inspector Dave Coats said Friday morning.

Police looking into thefts

Couchiching First Nation police are investigating a stolen fishing boat that was reported missing Tuesday from a dock there.

The boat is described as a 14-foot Alumamarine, with a 30-h.p. Yamaha motor.

Meanwhile, Fort Frances OPP is looking into reports of vehicles being entered on Katelyn Drive during the early hours of June 16.

Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung to remember Treaty #3

National Aboriginal Day, and the signing of Treaty #3, will be remembered and celebrated at the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre, just west of Barwick, on Thursday evening.

“What we’re doing is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. [on] Thursday. We’re having traditional dancing and drumming, and we’re gong to have some traditional food,” noted historical interpreter Art Hunter.

Rainy Lake levels hinge on rain

With a slow-down in precipitation and in-flows, Rainy Lake has been dropping steadily but with more rain in the forecast, it could rise again.

“Rainy is starting to turn the corner up on top but whatever happens with the rain remains to be seen,” noted Raimo Tyrvainen, energy and utilities co-ordinator for Abitibi-Consolidated here.