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Health unit wants equity

The Northwestern Health Unit is launching its new “Health Equity Matters” campaign this month.

The purpose of the campaign is to highlight the root causes of poor health and empower people and communities to improve health equity in our region.

Health equity means that everyone has what they need to reach their best health.

Snowmobiler killed

A local man was killed in a snowmobile collision in northeastern Minnesota on Saturday.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported Sunday that Melvyn MacDonald, 35, of Fort Frances, crashed into a tree and died.

He was riding with a group on the Cook Area Snowmobile Trail near Buyck, roughly 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Ely.

Woman attacked by animal

On Feb. 7 around 7:05 p.m., the Red Lake OPP received a report of an animal attack from staff at the Red Lake Margaret-Cochenour Memorial Hospital in Red Lake.

A 38-year-old female had attended the hospital with wounds to her legs, indicating she had been attacked by a “large black dog-like animal.”

Police name crash victim

On Monday around 2:30 p.m., the Kenora OPP received a report of a three-vehicle collision at the junction of Highway 17 and Highway 596.

The driver of the passenger vehicle, who was the lone occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female driver was identified as Katherine Pidgursky, 38, of Buchanan, Sask.

Suspect nabbed

During the early-morning hours of today, the Rainy River District OPP responded to a complaint in Fort Frances.

A motor vehicle was entered and items were taken.

Officers arrived within minutes and due to fresh snow, they located and arrested a 38-year-old Couchiching First Nation man, who currently is in custody facing numerous charges.

Monthly men's fellowship breakfast date set

The next men's fellowship breakfast is slated for Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 a.m. at the Emo Legion.

Brian Major of Morson will be the guest speaker this month.

Come for delicious breakfast while enjoying fellowship with old and new friends. Men and boys of all ages are welcome, with the cost being $12/person.

For more information, call Larry at 482-3104.

Nominees being sought for top senior

This is the time of year when the Township of La Vallee is asking for nominations for its “Senior of the Year” award. Residents are asked to nominate someone who they think should receive it.

The nominees has to be a resident of our township, be age 65 or older, and someone who has made our community a better place to live through volunteering their time, etc.