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From the OPP

Several youths charged

Rainy River District OPP officers conducted a R.I.D.E check on Highway 71 in Chapple township on Friday evening.

Officers checked more than 300 vehicles for impaired drivers, as well as Highway Traffic Act and Liquor Licence Act infractions.

A total of nine young persons were charged under the Liquor Licence Act and a large quantity of alcohol seized.

Two mishaps probed

The Rainy River District OPP responded to two serious motor-vehicle collisions here early yesterday afternoon.

At 12:12 p.m., police and the Rainy River District Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to 500 block of Second Street East, near the intersection of Armit Avenue South, where a 46-year-old male was struck by a vehicle.

Pair of drivers charged

Two people were charged with impaired driving offences here over the weekend.

On Sept. 27 around 1:15 a.m., Rainy River District OPP officers stopped a pick-up truck after observing a Highway Traffic Act infraction on the 200 block of Second Street East.

After speaking with the driver, he was arrested and taken to the Fort Frances detachment for tests.

Election signs removed

The OPP would like to inform the public that tampering, vandalizing, or removing election signs could result in a criminal conviction if found guilty.

On Sept. 6, Manitouwadge OPP received a complaint regarding the unauthorized removal of election ads in that area.

On Aug. 24, 18 Green Party signs had been placed at locations throughout the community.

Beware of scam

A telephone scam has resurfaced in Rainy River District.

Recently, individuals have received telephone calls similar to the “Emergency or Grandparent Scam” that has occurred in the past throughout Canada and the U.S.

In the typical scenario, a grandparent or elder receives a phone call from a con artist claiming to be one of his or her grandchildren or other relative.

Pair charged for pellet gun

Two Kenora men are facing weapons charges following an incident in downtown Kenora involving a pellet gun.

On Friday just before 9:30 p.m., members of the Kenora OPP received a number of 9-1-1 calls regarding two males in the downtown area.

One was reported to be wearing a covering on his face and carrying what appeared to be a rifle.

Pair die in house fire

Two people have died in a house fire in Nipigon.

Early Sunday, Nipigon OPP officers were dispatched to a structure fire on First Street there.

The Nipigon Fire Department was able to contain the fire to a single residence that was badly-damaged due to the smoke and flames.

Three die in collision

Dryden OPP officers responded to a two-vehicle collision around 1:10 a.m. yesterday on Highway 17 at Airport Road, just east of Dryden.

Police confirmed the three occupants of one of the vehicles were killed.

The two occupants of the other vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries.