(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) - Members of the Sioux Lookout Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) working in partnership with the Lac Seul Police Service (LSPS) have laid drug trafficking charges following a domestic dispute.
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Child Safety Week is here, and although community events have been cancelled due to COVID-19, safety is even more important than ever. As many families across Canada stay home due to public health directives, Public safety charity and Hydro One have teamed up to create a tip sheet, to help you make your home safer for children.
THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The Kam River Fighting Walleye are pleased to announce that Doug Colbon has been named as an assistant coach.
“I am excited to have Doug join our coaching staff. He brings a wealth of hockey knowledge and together with his enthusiasm will make a fantastic team alongside coach Valley,” said Kevin McCallum, general manager of the Fighting Walleye.
Thunder Bay, Ont. — The Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Junior Hockey League are nearing their completion of the inaugural staff after announcing the addition of Dylan Butler to the coaching staff, in the role of assistant coach.
The Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA) has announced its first inductee into its Hall of Fame - Fort Frances Times' own Jim Cumming.
Jim was born with ink flowing through his veins. His father, grandfather, grandmother and several aunts and uncles all worked in the newspaper industry, from Ontario through to Saskatchewan.
TORONTO — The Ontario government is opening provincial parks and conservation reserves for limited day-use access. The first areas opened today, including Quetico Provincial Park, with the remaining areas opening on Friday May 15. At this time, recreational activities will be limited to walking, hiking, biking and birdwatching.
(RAINY RIVER, ON) Charges have been laid in a firearm incident at Rainy River Hospital.
On the morning of May 7, 2020 members of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to an incident outside the Rainy River Hospital located at 115 Fourth Street Rainy River. No one was hurt or injured in this incident.
Starting May 11 Riverside’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Fort Frances will offer Drive-Thru testing for COVID-19 for those exhibiting symptoms. This form of testing will be completed while you remain in your vehicle, similar to any drive-thru service.
There were two new fires discovered by early afternoon on May 7.
- Fort Frances Fire 2 has been declared out at 0.1 hectares and was located near Couchiching First Nation.
- Dryden Fire 2 is not under control at 0.3 hectares and is located near Wilgress Lake.
TORONTO — The Ontario government is extending emergency electricity rate relief to families, farms and small businesses until May 31, 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak. Customers who pay time-of-use electricity rates will continue to be billed at the lowest price, known as the off-peak price, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.