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Setting the table for night of romance

One of my pet peeves is trying to make dinner reservations on an evening when 90 percent of the general population also is trying to attain the same goal.

You may be able to perform this feat without pulling out your hair. However, if bustling crowds and hurried serving staff is not your idea of romance, one easily can create this setting in the comfort of your home.

Police charge ATV driver

Officers of the Fort Frances OPP have charged an adult male with impaired driving.

On Feb. 3 around 2:20 p.m., during a routine motorized snowmachine patrol on the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Club's trails surrounding Fort Frances, officers stopped a 1995 all-terrain vehicle.

Upon speaking with the male driver, officers suspected he had alcohol in his body.

Power outage in district

More than 2,200 Hydro One customers in the west end of Rainy River District lost power this morning.

The outage began around 7 a.m., with a Hydro One crew being dispatched to investigate.

Power was restored by 9:40 a.m.

Hydro One said the reason for interruption was equipment material failure due to the extreme cold.

Dryden woman charged

On Monday at 11:15 a.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP, with the assistance of the Community Street Crime Unit, conducted a traffic stop for a Highway Traffic Act infraction here in Fort Frances.

As a result, a 29-year-old female from Dryden was arrested at the scene and transported to the Fort Frances detachment.

Indigenous education top priority for board

Indigenous education is a top priority at the Rainy River District School Board and work constantly is being done to increase students' knowledge, understanding, and awareness of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit histories.

Earlier this month, indigenous education lead Bob Kowal gave a presentation to trustees with the help of the indigenous education team at the local public board.