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Regional news from the municipalities and townships in the district of Thunder Bay

US man fined $2,500 for fishing with gill nets

US man fined $2,500 for fishing with gill nets

A United States resident has been fined $2,500 under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act for possessing gill nets. Joseph Jacob Arnold of International Falls, Minnesota, was convicted of possessing gill nets in Ontario without a licence.
OPP assisting Lac Seul death investigation

OPP assisting Lac Seul death investigation

OPP Media Release (SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) - On Monday, December 12, 2016 at approximately 12:00pm, 21-year-old Rainbow Starr McKAY of Whitefish Bay was reported missing by her family to the Lac Seul Police Service. A short while later, police located Ms.
Fednor invests $100K in Longlac Sportsplex

Fednor invests $100K in Longlac Sportsplex

FedNor confirms $100,000 investment for Longlac Sportsplex
Mississauga man busted for impaired driving in Kenora

Mississauga man busted for impaired driving in Kenora

OPP Media Release (KENORA, ON) Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a 26 year old man for an Impaired Driving offence.
SIJHL announces schedule changes

SIJHL announces schedule changes

SIJHL announce a number of scheduling changes to upcoming games
Jail, $25K fine for Safe Drinking Water Act infractions

Jail, $25K fine for Safe Drinking Water Act infractions

A trailer park owner was handed a short prison sentence and $25,000 in fines for failing to comply with Safe Drinking Water Act
Shotgun, rifle, ammo stolen from pickup truck

Shotgun, rifle, ammo stolen from pickup truck

OPP continue to investigate reports of a stolen shotgun, rifle and ammunition from a pickup truck in Greenstone.
Suspicious driver nabbed for drinking and driving

Suspicious driver nabbed for drinking and driving

OPP Media Release (KENORA, ON) Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a Sioux Narrows man for an impaired driving offence.
U.S. couple fined nearly $5K for over fishing

U.S. couple fined nearly $5K for over fishing

Two U.S. residents have been fined a total of $4,600 for a fishing offence. Richard Rude and Brenda Rude of Oberlin, Kansas, pleaded guilty to possessing an over-limit of fish and were fined $2,400 and $2,200 respectively.
OPP investigate Minaki fire

OPP investigate Minaki fire

OPP Media Release (KENORA, ON) –Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Forensic Identification Unit are investigating a fire in Minaki. On November 22, 2016 at approximately 4:30 a.