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Pair of new fires reported

Two new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Red Lake Fire #12, located just west of North Spirit Lake First Nation, is 5.5 hectares in size.

Red Lake Fire #13, at 0.2 hectares, is located near Pikangikum First Nation.

There were eight new fire starts in the Red Lake and Kenora districts on Tuesday.

Moose hunter nabbed

A Brampton man has been fined $4,000 as a result of an unlawful moose hunt.

Luigi Latini pleaded guilty and was fined $4,000 for discharging a firearm on a travelled roadway.

Court heard that on Oct. 14, a conservation officer contacted several hunters as they were hanging a harvested moose at a resort in Ignace.

Illegal deer hunt costly

A Dryden-area man has been fined $2,000 for hunting offences.

Michael Bernier of Vermilion Bay pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000 for entering private property without permission for the purpose of hunting, and $1,000 for failing to immediately attach his game seal to a deer he had harvested.

He also was given a one-year hunting suspension.

Fort hunter fined for offences

A Fort Frances man has been fined $2,800 for hunting offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Michael Shine pleaded guilty and was fined $2,000 for careless hunting and $800 for trespassing to hunt.

He also received a probation order to complete 50 hours of community service work and has been suspended from hunting for three years.

Angler, hunter fined

A Winnipeg man was fined $2,400 for fishing-related offences.

Barry Golin was convicted after a trial and fined $1,800 for obstructing a fisheries officer, $250 for fishing without a licence, $200 for fishing with too many lines, and $150 for having open liquor.

In addition, he received a two-year fishing suspension.

Hunter nabbed after tip

A Schreiber man has been fined $5,000 for hunting offences.

Michael Souliere pleaded guilty and was fined $2,000 for trespassing to hunt, $1,500 for shooting from a roadway, and $1,500 for abandoning a deer and allowing it to spoil.

He also was given a two-year hunting suspension.

Trapper hit with fines

A Fort Frances man has been fined $2,500 for trapping violations.

Ralph Boettcher pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to comply with the conditions of his trapping licences and was fined a total of $2,500.

Court heard that in 2015 and 2016, conservation officers investigated Boettcher's trapping activities for his registered trapline north of Fort Frances.