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Road check nabs anglers

Twelve charges were laid against anglers stopped by Ministry of Natural Resources’ conservation officers at a game and fish check station east of Fort Frances.

On Sept. 26, conservation officers from Fort Frances, Atikokan, and Dryden districts checked 155 non-residents and 14 residents who had been hunting or fishing, or possessed game or fish.

Hunters fined for disobeying sign

Three Dubreuilville residents each were fined $200 for trespassing for the purpose of hunting.

Laurent Blais, 43, Ginette Tremblay, 33, and Jason Tremblay, 21, all pleaded guilty to the offences.

Court heard that on Oct. 13, 2007, Ministry of Natural Resources’ conservation officers were conducting surveillance on Road 14 in Doucett Township, north of Dubreuilville.

One new fire reported

One new fire was reported in Dryden District early yesterday morning while a second report was called in later in the day about possible smoke in the northern sector of Sioux Lookout District, the Ministry of Natural Resources noted this morning.

Dryden District fire #14, a human-caused blaze smouldering in a slash pile, was reported and suppressed by a logging company.

No new fires to report: MNR

There were no new fires in the West Fire Region yesterday.

Aviation and fire operations are scaling back following normal seasonal changes and downgrades as cooler, wet weather comes through and the fire hazard drops.

Seven fires remain active in the region, but they are not threatening any values.

Fires dying down: MNR

Two fires—Nipigon District fire #20 and Thunder Bay District fire #36—were declared “out” in the West Fire Region by the end of Friday.

This leaves just seven fires still “active” in the region, including three in Kenora District, two in Thunder Bay District, one each in Nipigon District and Sioux Lookout District.