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Police continue to receive complaints for AMBER Alerts

The Ontario AMBER Alert program continues to be an instrumental tool in assisting both the public and police with locating an abducted child who may be in danger.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public that calling 911 or any emergency service communication centre is not an appropriate venue to complain about AMBER Alerts.

Four new fires over weekend

There were four new forest fires confirmed yesterday in the region.

Fort Frances fire #11 was located near Calm Lake, but has been declared out at 0.1 hectares in size.

Sioux Lookout fire #29 is being observed at 0.7 ha. and is located near Petownikip Lake, approximately 57 kilometres west of Weagamow First Nation.

OPP find youth lost in Quetico Provincial Park

The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a missing person complaint in Quetico Provincial Park. On Friday, officers responded to the complaint of a missing youth on Basswood Lake, a boundary water within Quetico Provincial Park.

The youth intentionally wandered away from his group with the aim of heading further into Canada.