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Outage planned

More than 1,060 district Hydro One customers will be affected by a scheduled power outage this Sunday (June 10), in addition to all Fort Frances Power Corp. customers in the Town of Fort Frances.

Youth council completes project

The 2017-18 Thunder Bay-Rainy River Constituency Youth Council has completed its main project for its term.

The project is called “Eco Eats” as this year's chosen theme for the project was environmentally-centered.

The goal of “Eco Eats” is to get the community involved and educated about how local restaurants can be environmentally sustainable.

Call out for more iPods

The local Alzheimer Society's “Music Project” is all about bringing joy into the lives of people living with Alzheimer disease or other forms of dementia.

The approach is simple. The project reconnects people with the “sound track of their life” using iPods.

The program is available at no cost to approved families.

District in mourning over recent passings

The rural areas of the district are feeling sadness over the recent “passings of county folks.”

Norbert Bragg, a well-known person throughout the entire Rainy River District, passed away Sunday after a short battle with cancer.

Driving bus for years, Norbert was a very active and social person who was interested in community, politics, and horses.

Driver charged in crash

On June 3 at 9:10 a.m., the Rainy River District OPP received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 11 at Couchiching.

Both motor vehicles sustained substantial damage and were towed from the scene.

A Fort Frances man was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

Police called to Beaver Brae

On Friday around 11:45 a.m., members of the Kenora OPP responded to Beaver Brae Secondary School to a report of a weapon on school property.

The OPP immediately advised nearby schools as a precaution and searched the area.

As a result, a 15-year-old male was arrested but later released after it was learned the weapon was an airsoft gun.

Rain eases fire scene

No new fires were reported in the Northwest Region by late yesterday.

As well, the number of active fires in the region has been reduced to two.

Red Lake Fire #30, a 3,739-hectare blaze that crossed the Manitoba boundary into Ontario on May 22, was listed as “under control” at last report.