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Need for a northern MNR

Fish and wildlife in Northern Ontario is facing a crisis created by years of mismanagement and hidden agendas of politicians who have little or no clue how to manage this northern resource.

Too often, politicians have used this ministry to win over voters in the large urban centres by making policies that are considered “green” and trendy.

Anglers nabbed

Daniel Ballard, of Glenville, Ill., and John Farrald, of Del Rey Oaks, Calif., jointly were charged and each fined $3,000 for possessing more walleye than allowed.

They also were suspended from fishing in the province for two years.

Court heard that on Aug. 15, officers contacted the men while they were angling on Lake of the Woods.

Calendar winners

There were more winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.

Winning $30 for Nov. 12-18 were Mary Withers (Sleeman), Jeremy Wadge (Headingley, Man.), Hugh McKinnon (Fort Frances), Sergiel Ettinger (Thunder Bay), Marcel Zebrasky (South Junction, Man.), Sarah Glover and Britt Green (Fort Frances), and Judy Currie (Kakabeka Falls).

'Adopt an Angel' underway

'Tis the season for giving so why not make a child's Christmas a bit brighter?

The Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services' annual “Adopt an Angel” campaign is underway again, with trees up at Walmart, The Bargain Shop, and Taggs Source for Sports here, as well as Tompkins Hardware in Emo.

Driver charged in crash

On Saturday around 11:30 a.m., the Rainy River District OPP, along with the Watten Fire Department and Rainy River District EMS, responded to motor-vehicle collision on Highway 11 near Nickle Lake Road, east of Fort Frances.

The driver of an eastbound vehicle crossed the centre line and collided with a westbound pickup truck.

Local driver facing charges

Members of the Kenora OPP have charged a Fort Frances man with impaired driving offences.

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday, police conducted a vehicle stop on Fifth Street South in the City of Kenora.

Police determined the male driver had been consuming alcohol.

He was arrested at the scene and transported for tests.