Sunday, August 2, 2015

District

Boaters found safe

Two boaters reported missing on Dog River, east of Upsala, were found safe yesterday.
A female and an elderly male had gone fishing on Dog River on Wednesday.
The pair were spotted by an OPP aircraft conducting an aerial search of the area.
A helicopter from Wisk Air was used to transport officers to the scene to locate and rescue the boaters.

Driver facing several charges

Yesterday at 8:55 p.m., the Rainy River District OPP received a report of a serious motor-vehicle collision on the 800 block of King’s Highway.
As a result of an investigation, officers arrested a male driver at the scene.
The 33-year-old Couchiching First Nation man then was taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

Two fires in region

Two new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
Fort Frances Fire #15, a human-caused blaze located on an island on Rainy Lake, was listed as “being held” at 0.2 hectares.
Kenora Fire #44, meanwhile, was classed as “being observed” at 0.1 ha.
The lightning-caused blaze is located on an island on Lake of the Woods.

OPP seek public help

On July 24, the Rainy River District OPP received a call from a member of the public concerned for the well-being of a male he encountered in the Brent Lake area of Quetico Provincial Park.
Police have identified the male as Aaron Nathaniel King of no fixed address.
He was last seen on July 27 in the Brent Lake area.

Atikokan author to be at library for book-signing

Atikokan author Sophie (Hajdu) Fogg will be at the Fort Frances Public Library tomorrow (July 30) to do a book-signing for her book, “One Our Father: Protected the rest of my family from more gunshots,” which was published earlier this year.

Charity trot to support ‘Chest’

The Borderland Quarter Horse Association will be giving back to the community once again this summer.
The organization will host its fifth-annual “Charity Walk-Trot Class” on Sunday, Aug. 9 on the Emo fairgrounds—a laid-back event for inexperienced riders to show horses but also an opportunity to donate to a local cause.

Three new fires in region

Three new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by the end of the day yesterday.
Dryden Fire #21 is a 0.3-hectare blaze listed as “not under control” as of press time today.
Sioux Lookout Fire #68 is a .04-ha fire while Sioux Lookout Fire #69 is a three-ha blaze classed as “not under control.”

Driver charged

On Saturday around 1:20 a.m., Rainy River District OPP officers conducted a traffic stop on a motor vehicle being operated in an erratic manner near Front Street and Crowe Avenue.
After speaking with the driver, it was determined he had been drinking.
The driver, a 39-year-old Emo resident, failed the roadside test and subsequently was arrested.

Emo water restrictions to be lifted

Township of Emo residents should be able to use water regularly again by tomorrow.
A notice to refrain from non-essential water use was posted on the township’s website because of unexpected issues at the Emo water treatment plant.
CAO/Clerk-Treasurer Bridget Beck said this morning the issues currently are in the process of being resolved.

Fires going ‘out’

No new fires were reported in the Northwest Region over the weekend.
Meanwhile, a number of northern fires in the Nipigon, Sioux Lookout, and Red Lake districts that were being monitored have been declared “out.”
There remain 22 active fires in the region as of press time.

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