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Driver facing charges

Today at 2:10 a.m., officers of the Rainy River District OPP received a complaint of a motor-vehicle collision on the 300 block of Third Street West here.

An investigation revealed the driver lost control of the vehicle, leaving the roadway and striking a residential structure.

Fire ban lifted in area

Just in time for the Labour Day long weekend, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has lifted the Restricted Fire Zone that had been in place in parts of the Northwest Region.

The municipal fire bans for the Town of Fort Frances, as well as the townships of Alberton, La Vallee, Emo, and Chapple, also have been lifted.

Family health team welcomes new nurse practitioner

New changes have come to the Fort Frances Family Health Team (FHT), bringing more access for local and surrounding residents at a time that is seeing a shortage of doctors and overall health support.

FHT executive director Gerri Yerxa is very excited as the clinic has just announced a new website, as well as the hiring of a third nurse practitioner.

Watten fish fry receives record-breaking support

The Watten Volunteer Fire Department's annual fish fry returned to Sunny Cove Camp on Friday to raise money for a good cause.

Number are up this year and better than ever before with roughly 540 people coming out to enjoy a fish dinner.

Roughly $7,000 was raised at the event and the proceeds will be used to cover the overhead expenses of the fire department.

Research takes local grad to Texas

Emma Kunkel always had enjoyed the arts, assuming she would have a career as a writer or novelist, but a Grade 11 chemistry class changed how she felt about science.

Now, after graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in biopsychology from the University of Winnipeg in June, she's heading down to Texas Tech University in Lubbock to continue her studies.

Experiencing a different kind of nightlife

Hailing from a big city, about 18 hours west, I seldom have to deal with wildlife beyond birds and squirrels (except for the bobcat that one time, but that's a whole other thing).

Over the course of my time here, I've often been asked how I even heard of this quaint little town, and why I decided to come out here.

I will take this moment to explain.