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Drivers charged

On Sunday around 6:10 p.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP were dispatched to a report of an impaired driver on Scott Street who almost had caused a collision and then pulled into the Safeway parking lot.

The vehicle was located and upon speaking to the driver, the officer suspected he was under the influence of a controlled substance.

Correction

A story in Thursday's Daily Bulletin incorrectly stated the Muskie golf team would not have any representatives at the NWOSSAA championships tomorrow (Oct. 2) at Kitchen Creek.

Gala tickets snapped up

Those wanting to attend the Riverside Foundation for Health Care's annual fall gala on Oct. 20 had better “ándale” if they want to get a ticket.

Foundation director Allison Cox said this morning that tickets are going fast for the ever-popular fundraiser in support of district health care, which this year is entitled “Fiesta Like There's No Manana.”

Candidates' forum set to go

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates' forum and mayoral debate this Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre, and the public is urged to come on out and hear what they have to say.

Chamber past president Cathy Emes confirmed all the candidates running for mayor and council in Fort Frances will be in attendance.

OPP lay murder charge

On Aug. 30, the Treaty #3 Police Service requested the assistance of the OPP with a suspicious death investigation.

An investigation was commenced with members from the Treaty #3 Police Service, OPP North West Region Crime Unit, and OPP Forensic Identification Services under the direction of Det. Insp. Darryl Sigouin of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.

OPP warn of cheque scam

Members of the Rainy River District OPP would like to notify the public of a scam that has been reported in the Fort Frances area.

Unknown parties fraudulently have acquired and distributed cheques belonging to a business in Calgary.

The culprit(s) have sent the cheques to seemingly random individuals, with one being sent to a residence in Fort Frances.

Weechi-it-te-win workers favour contract

About 30 members of Unifor Local 324 voted 88 percent in favour of a new first contract with Weechi-it-te-win Family Services that also was ratified by its board last Thursday.

Weechi-it-te-win Family Services is an indigenous-based child welfare agency located near Fort Frances that serves Anishinaabe residents from 10 area First Nations across the Kenora and Rainy River districts.