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Teen charged with arson

On Aug. 14 around 7:40 p.m., Sioux Lookout OPP officers were dispatched to a house fire in the area of Cornerstone Lane in Sioux Lookout.

While attending the scene, officers observed the home to be filled with smoke.

The Sioux Lookout Fire Department entered the home and advised that there was clothing on fire and the fire had been put out.

Fire crews heading west

Three new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.

Kenora Fire #145 was located south of Greenwater Lake, near the CP Rail line about 27 km west of Kenora.

The 0.2-hectare blaze was listed as “not under control” at last report.

The other two fires were located in Thunder Bay District.

Lock your vehicles: OPP

The Atikokan OPP has been responding to several calls for service involving mischief and thefts of opportunity from vehicles.

In the majority of instances, vehicles that are left unlocked are targeted and smaller items of value, including change in the cup-holder, is being taken.

There are a few ways to ensure you are not a victim of this crime of opportunity:

Open house slated at ag research station

The Emo Agricultural Research Station (EARS) is holding an open house next Wednesday (July 25) where people can learn about the agricultural projects and research being conducted there.

The open house starts at 7 p.m.. It will be preceded by a “Soil and Crop Tour” starting at 9:30 a.m. where people will have the chance to view various farms throughout the district.

OPP officer continuing to promote water safety

OPP officer Marty Singleton has been working hard to get life jackets to communities in need since the tragic passing of his dear friend and fellow officer, Bob Mainville.

In the summer of 2010 Mainville drown and since his passing, Singleton has been promoting water safety and campaigning to get as many life jackets to First Nations communities as possible.

Man fined for bait violation

A Minnesota man has been fined for a bait violation.

William Nielsen of Sauk Rapids pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for illegally bringing live baitfish into Ontario.

Court heard that on April 6, 2018, Canada Border Services Agency officers at the Rainy River port of entry contacted Nielsen and conducted a secondary inspection of his vehicle.