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CMHA, OPP partner on crisis response teams

Two district organizations have teamed up to provide better care to those in need.

At a press conference on Thursday morning, the Rainy River Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Fort Frances Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) signed a memorandum of understanding to officially kick off the Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) in the district.

Time almost up for tickets

The biggest pyjama party of the year is just around the corner, and time is running out on early bird pricing.

The Pjs and Pearls Gala Early bird pricing is $60, but only until March 15. The ticket includes dinner, entertainment, party games and a chance to win a weekend getaway. From March 16 to the day of the Gala, April 4, tickets will be $70.

Bob Huitikka Surpassing 60 years Between the Pipes.

As many young kids, we all played pond hockey and road hockey. I started playing hockey on a beaver pond 400 yards from our house. We did not have real hockey sticks. They were made with a hockey stick handle and a board nailed to it. Our hockey pucks we cut out of a birch log with a swede saw. I started playing goalie at a young age.

Sunny Cove seeks new owner

Following an increased strain to the town's budget, the future of Sunny Cove Camp is in murky waters.

At last night's council meeting, Fort Frances Mayor June Caul announced that the town has decided to step away from owning and operating the camp beginning in 2021.

Two area women charged with cocaine possession

(RED LAKE, ON) - On March 3, officers from the Red Lake detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) with the assistance of officers from Kenora Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) and Kenora CSCU conducted an investigation into cocaine trafficking.

A 53 year-old woman from McKenzie Island, was arrested and charged with: