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Illegal dumping nets fine

A Manitoba resident has been fined $2,000 for illegal dumping on Ontario Crown land.

George Blair of Landmark pleaded guilty to unlawfully depositing a material, substance, or thing on Crown land.

He was fined $2,000 and received a probation order prohibiting him from camping on Ontario's Crown land for one year.

Fire hazard on the rise

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

Kenora Fire #68, located on an island in Shoal Lake, was a 0.1-hectare lightning start.

It was listed as “under observation” at last report.

Dryden Fire #19, meanwhile, located about 14 km east of the Red Lake Road and south of the CN Rail line, was listed as “being held” at 0.2 hectares.

Lightning sparks new fires

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

These fires, 10 of which occurred in Sioux Lookout District and the other two in the districts of Red Lake and Nipigon, were a result of recent lightning that passed through the far north.

Meanwhile, one fire was confirmed after Saturday's report.

Moose hunter fined

A Waterloo man has been fined $4,500 for hunting offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Hussein Hamid pleaded guilty to unlawfully killing a cow moose and discharging a firearm carelessly.

He was fined $1,500 and $3,000, respectively, for the offences.