As the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) looks toward Canada Road Safety Week, it is reporting an increase in road fatalities as well as the leading behaviours linked to the deaths, which are the very focus of the national campaign.
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(Sioux Lookout, ON) - Warmer temperatures and spring weather have increased foot traffic on our local streets, as well as crimes of opportunity. Members from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are requesting assistance from the public in preventing these crimes by securing their vehicles and keeping valuables out of sight.
Two new fires were discovered in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of May 13.
(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, Ontario. No one was hurt or injured in this incident.
One local man is using his COVID-19 downtime to benefit others in the community.
(Fort Frances, ON) - On the evening of May 11, 2020 members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in the Rainy River District with assistance from the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau; Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau; Northwest Region Emergency Response Team; Northwest Region Crime Unit; and OPP Canine Unit executed a search warrant at the Nugget Motel on Portage Ave in Fort France
(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.
The COVID-19 pandemic causes another cancellation. This time it's the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Fall Fair. The Board of Directors announced last week that it was with much sadness this decision was made. They did feel it was the right decision for the safety of all people that would be attending.
Minnesota's health officials have confirmed a second case of COVID-19 in Koochiching County. The individual is currently isolated at home.
The Emo Fall Fair is the latest casualty of COVID-19.
In a post to Facebook this morning, the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society (RRVAS) Board of Directors made the announcement that the Fall Fair, originally scheduled for August 13-15, 2020 would be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
No additional details for the cancellation were given.