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Hefty fines for stockpiling walleye

An Ohio man must pay $4,400 for a range of fishing offences.

John W. Andrix Jr., of Galena, was convicted under the Ontario Fishery Regulations and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

His fines include $2,400 for possessing 12 walleye over the legal daily possession limit of four, $1,000 for obstructing conservation officers, and $1,000 for abandoning fish.

One new fire reported in region over weekend

One new fire was reported in the West Fire Region in the past few days.

On Saturday, Thunder Bay Fire Management Headquarters staff responded to a report of a smouldering fire burning in moss and vegetation on a site about 20 km north of Thunder Bay.

The 0.1-hectare blaze was determined to be an old lightning fire that was smouldering for a long period of time.

No new fires reported here

No new fires were reported in the West Fire Region over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Meanwhile, the MNR’s Fire Management Headquarters in Dryden reported that a successful prescribed burn on an island on Eagle Lake continues to smoulder.

This is considered beneficial as it means it will burn off more storm-damaged forest.

A few fires reported this week

No new fires were reported in the West Fire Region yesterday, but a small number of blazes earlier in the week have kept Ministry of Natural Resources crews busy this fall.

Two new fires occurred Monday and Tuesday in the Lake of the Woods area of Kenora District.

Kenora Fire #27 was a lightning-caused fire on an island near Nestor Falls.