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From the OPP

Locals face drug charges

Last Wednesday, members of the Red Lake OPP detachment responded to a complaint at the Balmer Motor Inn.

During the investigation, officers located a quantity of illegal drugs and paraphernalia inside one of the rooms.

A 26-year-old woman and 28-year-old man, both of Fort Frances, were charged with possession of a Schedule I substance (methamphetamine).

Truck hits restaurant

Shortly after 12:15 p.m. yesterday, members of the Kenora Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Kenora Fire Department and Kenora Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a collision on Lakeview Drive.

Upon arrival at the restaurant, members observed that a lone vehicle had struck the building and entered inside the establishment.

Woman busted for drugs

Members of the Red Lake OPP Detachment received a complaint yesterday regarding suspicious drug activity in Balmertown.

Officers patrolled the area and conducted a traffic stop on a black Oldsmobile Alero. Upon stopping the vehicle officers observed a quantity of illegal drugs inside.

Woman killed in crash

Yesterday around 12:50 p.m., officers from the Thunder Bay OPP were notified of a motor-vehicle collision on Highway 102 between Dog Lake Road and Shirley Road.

The OPP, Thunder Bay Police Service, Thunder Bay Fire Service, and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded.

Elderly driver located

The Rainy River District OPP has located Mildred Kerr safe and sound as of late yesterday afternoon.

Police had been asking for assistance from the public in locating the 88-year-old Atikokan woman yesterday morning.

Kerr left Atikokan with a suspected destination of Brantford, Ont. on Sunday morning.

Man found

The Rainy River District OPP wishes to thank the public in locating a 23-year-old man from the Fort Frances area.

Justin Kaomi was located safe in Fort Frances.

He had last been seen Tuesday in town.

Local man missing

The Rainy River District OPP is seeking the public's assistance in locating a 23-year-old man from the Fort Frances area.

Justin Kaomi last was seen on Tuesday in the Town of Fort Frances.

He is described as aboriginal, 5'5" and weighing 125 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a grey jacket, winter boots, and glasses.

Fire victim identified

The Kenora OPP has identified the victim of a house fire in the Lakeside area of Kenora.

The OPP and Kenora Fire Department were called just after 11:30 a.m. on Monday to a residence on First Avenue South.

When police and fire arrived, the building was engulfed in flames.

Firefighters later located a single body within the home.