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RR woman found safe after being reported missing

By Ken Johnston

Rainy River Town Council held its regular monthly meeting Monday and dealt with a fairly light agenda.
After approving the monthly financial statements and accounts payable, council passed a motion to have the town staff only present financial statements on a quarterly basis.
This was suggested by Councillor Gordon Prost at a previous meeting in an attempt to save paper and cut costs.
Staff Appreciation
Council voted 5-0 to issue a $50 gift certificate to each permanent employee of the Town of Rainy River as a Christmas gift.
In an effort to show appreciation for the members of three volunteer organizations, the Recreation Board, Library Board and Fire Department, a motion was passed 3-0 to give each organization $150 for holiday celebrations.
However, because all three groups were lumped into one motion two councillors, Gordon Prost and Ashley Stamler, could not vote and declared conflicts of interest. Prost serves on the Library Board and Stamler on the Fire Department.
It was noted that next year the motion will split into three motions.
Bylaw changes
Council passed bylaw 1623-15 to deem certain lands not to be within a registered plan of subdivision.
This was done to clarify a property matter for Jim and Sue Armstrong who purchased the lot next to them and plan to build a garage on it.
Tourism promotion
The town will purchase an ad in the 2015 Fort Frances Times Vacation Guide at a cost of $350 plus tax.
Other Business
•Council passed a resolution to ask the provincial and federal governments to find a solution to the unfair premium price charged to libraries for e-books.
•The Town will be purchasing a beaver animal plush mascot costume in the amount of $700 plus tax.
•There will be a community meeting on November 17th to discuss beautification plans and renovations to Hannam Park.

News Release

On Friday, November 6, 2015, the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing Rainy River women.

61 year old Julie TESARSKY was last seen on October 31st 2015 leaving the Rainy River Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) store on foot.

She was observed to be wearing a blue coat with a grey hoody underneath and large dark rimmed eye glasses.
Tesarsky was described as caucasian, approximately 5’ tall and weighs approximately 80-100lbs with dark brown/black hair.

Later that day after help from the public, She was located safe and sound in Rainy River.
Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) thanked the public with assistance in locating a missing Rainy River woman.