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Suspect in custody after shots fired

The Kenora OPP have arrested a resident following a heavy police presence in the Rabbit Lake area of Kenora, after firearms were fired. At approximately noon, members of the Kenora OPP were…

Police searching Rabbit Lake Road area

The OPP is reportedly searching the Rabbit Lake Road area in Kenora. According to unconfirmed reports, police are looking for suspects with firearms, and that multiple shots were fired in the area.…

Challenging times for local firefighters

It’s been a difficult week for staff with the Aviation, Forest Fires and Emergency Services branch of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Firefighters are dealing with 90 active forest…

Suspension for Chief of Treaty Three Police

The Chief of Police for the Treaty Three Police Service, Louie Napish, has been suspended with pay. Deputy Chief of Police Jeff Skye has been appointed as Acting Chief for the duration of the…

Wabaseemoong in State of Emergency

Wabaseemoong First Nation is in a state of emergency. Kenora Fire 71, which is roughly 20 kilometres northwest of the community, has grown to over 6,800 hectares since its discovery on July 15. Chief…

Drowning statistics a stark safety reminder

National Drowning Prevention Week ends tomorrow. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the problem of drowning, and the lives that can be saved with water safety education. Locally, there have…

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Kenora, Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong areas. The threat of severe thunderstorms will be this afternoon, this evening and into…

Smoke brings air quality advisory

Environment Canada has issued an air quality advisory for many northern communities in the Kenora district. Residents in the affected areas are warned of high levels of air pollution from nearby…

OPP targeting transport trucks

Police efforts to keep local highways as safe as possible have ramped up this week, with an OPP transport truck enforcement campaign. Operation Safe Trucking is underway, and finishes up this…

Major fine for New Gold mine

New Gold Incorporated and their Rainy River project site is facing a $100,000 fine for an offence under the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act of Ontario. Court heard that in 2015, the Ministry of…

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