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Police probe fatal collision

At approximately 7 p.m. yesterday, officers from the Thunder Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two tractor trailer units. The collision occurred on Hwy. 17, west of Raith.

The tractor trailer units were involved in a head on collision and became engulfed in fire.

MPP looks to improve travel grant

Many residents throughout northern Ontario have to travel great distances to access a specialist or certain healthcare services.

The Northern Health Travel Grant is the provincially funded program that's used to reimburse individuals who need to travel to their procedures or appointments and NDP MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan, Judith Monteith-Farrell, is looking to improve it.

Pair nabbed for impaired driving

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Monday, members of the Rainy River District detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were dispatched to a complaint of a possible impaired river in the area of Stewart Street and King's Highway in Fort Frances.

The vehicle that was subject of the complaint was located and the officers conducted an investigation.

Police probing hunting fatality

Shortly before 4 p.m. on Sunday (Nov. 24), members of the Rainy River District detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), responded to an incident where a man had been fatally injured while hunting.

The male has been identified as Brent Secord, 18 years old, of Timmins, Ont.

Cash calendar winners

Hazel Wilde, Doug and Sue Cuthbertson, and Russell Paterson of Fort Frances were among the $30 winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's cash calendar draw for the week of Nov. 17-23.

Other winners that week included Reuben Kerb (Stratton), Annette Bryk (Atikokan), and Cindy Taronno (Shakopee, Mn.) who won twice.