The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has closed an unused detachments in the Rainy River District. The OPP detachment in Emo officially closed on August 5, 2020. This will not impact the level of service provided to Emo or the surrounding townships, according to police.
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A 550 hectare forest fire prompted an emergency evacuation of Red Lake last night.
The municipality issued the order Monday night at 9:30 p.m., urging all residents to leave the town as soon as possible.
Emo mayor Harold McQuaker has expressed his support for a Transportation Safety Board report which named ice jacking as the cause of the February 18 CN train derailment near his town.
“I agree with it,” he said. “The investigation was very thorough.”
However, he would like to see CN reduce its speed through Emo in the future.
“They could bring down the speed,” he said.
A new app, COVID Alert, launched today, uses Bluetooth technology to let users know if they may have been exposed to COVID-19.
“It is free, easy and safe to use. The more people who download the app, the more effective it will be in stopping the spread of COVID-19,” stated a Government of Ontario press release.
The Town of Fort Frances has announced that it will be re-opening a number of facilities and services to the public in the coming weeks.
Kenora is now home to a fully funded Bear Clan Patrol, following a provincial funding announcement. The group has received $800,000 from the province, with an additional $400,000 from the Kenora District Services Board (KDSB), to support a one-year Kenora Bear Clan Patrol pilot project.
Despite their high visibility gear, the Fort Frances chapter of the Bear Clan Patrol tends to fly under the radar. But the volunteer group has maintained a steady presence in our community for the past three years.
“We're here. We haven't gone anywhere,” said organizer James Eastman. “We just want to keep everyone safe. That's what we do. That's why we're here.”
Over the past few days, the NWHU has received two new COVID-19 results.
On Saturday, the NWHU received a report of one new positive COVID-19 test result in the Sioux Lookout area. Follow up with the person involved and their contacts has started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for this case will be contacted directly.
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(FORT FRANCES, ON) - The OPP have made two arrests in connected to a rash of fentanyl overdoses in the region.