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Pair fined for night hunting

Two Kenora men have been fined a total of $3,500 for illegal night hunting.

Philip and Norman Mineault pleaded guilty to hunting at night and were fined $1,000 and $2,500, respectively.

Philip also is suspended from hunting for one year.

Court heard that on Sept. 22, 2009, the two men were hunting in an area off Highway 105, northeast of Kenora.

Illegal fishing nets fine

A Manitoba man has been fined a total of $2,300 for fishing-related offences.

Vincent Wiebe of Lake Francis pleaded guilty and was fined $1,550 for fishing without a licence.

He also pleaded guilty and was fined $750 for trespassing for the purpose of fishing.

Wiebe’s fishing equipment was seized and will be returned once the fines are paid.

Posing as resident nets Sask. hunter $2,500 fine

A Saskatchewan resident has been fined a total of $2,500 for several hunting-related offences.

Richard T. Pesola, of Estevan, pleaded guilty and was fined $500 for possessing a void hunting licence, $1,000 for moose hunting without a valid licence, and $1,000 for making a false statement on a Ministry of Natural Resources Ontario Resident Outdoors Card application.

Fire hazard rising again

The forest fire hazard is again “high” across the entire Northwest Region and several days of beautiful weather are forecast to keep it there, the Ministry of Natural Resources reported.

FireRangers were responding to new fires that started in the past two days in the districts of Fort Frances, Kenora, Dryden, and Sioux Lookout.

Man fined for illegal hunting

A southern Ontario man has been fined $7,000 for illegal hunting.

Raffaele A. Franconeri, of Woodbridge, pleaded guilty to moose hunting without a licence.

Court heard that last Oct. 10, Franconeri was hunting with six other people west of Ignace.

The hunting party was licensed to harvest one adult bull and one adult cow moose.

Stream crossings net fine

Premier Gold Mines Limited has been fined $25,000 for constructing water crossings on Crown land without a permit.

Court heard that in late October, 2010, a representative from Premier Gold Mines Limited spoke with the Ministry of Natural Resources about a planned project in the Fly Lake area, northeast of Ear Falls.