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'Project Sunset' helping to reduce substance use among district youth

A program that has no mention of drugs and alcohol has proven itself effective in drastically reducing the rate of incidences for both in district youth aged 10-14.

Called “Project Sunset” and funded by the provincial government, the program is run by the local OPP at Crossroads School in Devlin for students in Grades 5-8.

Moose hunter fined

A Waterloo man has been fined $4,500 for hunting offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Hussein Hamid pleaded guilty to unlawfully killing a cow moose and discharging a firearm carelessly.

He was fined $1,500 and $3,000, respectively, for the offences.

Fort man facing charges

On June 11 around 3:05 p.m., members of the Atikokan OPP received a report of threats that had occurred in the Town of Atikokan.

Further, officers were provided information that a break-and-enter had occurred at a residence there.

Police began an investigation into the break-and-enter and threats, and it is ongoing.

Drive safe this weekend: OPP

With the Canada Day holiday approaching and summer upon us, the Rainy River District OPP wants to remind motorists to take care and use caution when travelling on roadways and highways.

OPP officers will be conducting R.I.D.E. and seatbelt spot checks to ensure strict compliance when it comes to impaired driving and seatbelt usage.