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Moose hunt costly

Seven Ontario men have been fined a total of $19,250 for moose hunting offences.

Michael Glofcheskie of Barry's Bay pleaded guilty and was fined $3,000 for hunting moose without a licence, $1,500 for attaching a calf game seal to a cow moose, $1,000 for possessing illegally-killed wildlife, and $1,000 for making a false statement to a conservation officer.

Quiet on fire scene

The forest fire hazard remains “low” across the Northwest Region.

No new fires were reported between Thursday and yesterday, and there are no active blazes anywhere in the region.

But hunters are asked to be aware that FireRangers still can be out fighting fires in the bush where you’re hunting and driving down the same back roads.

Fire scene stays quiet

The forest fire hazard remains “low” across the Northwest Region.

No new fires were reported between Monday and yesterday, and there are no active blazes anywhere in the region.

But hunters are asked to be aware that FireRangers still can be out fighting fires in bush where you’re hunting and driving down the same back roads.

Keep an eye out and think safety first.

Prescribed burn done

Fire crews wrapped up the Garden Lake prescribed burn yesterday.

The prescribed burn, which was ignited Monday, was successful, with good consumption of the old slash debris recovering productive land for new growth and habitat.

The slash piles are expected to smoulder for several days and fire personnel will monitor them.

One new fire probed

One new fire in the Northwest Region was investigated by fire personnel between Sept. 29 and Oct. 3.

Nipigon Fire #40 was located on an island about six km southwest of Longlac.

The 0.1-hectare blaze was reported by a person out kayaking and fire personnel responded.

It is now “out.”

Meanwhile, two fires remain active in the region.

Two fires still active

No new fires were reported in the Northwest Region between Tuesday and yesterday.

But two blazes remain active in the region.

Fort Frances Fire #21 is a 0.1-hectare island fire located about 70 km north of Fort Frances on Asheigama Lake.

The lightning-caused fire, which started Sept. 18, is listed as “being monitored.”