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Four new fires over weekend

There were no new fires in the Northwest Region yesterday but four new ones reported on Saturday.

Fort Frances fire #5 is a 0.2 hectare blaze located north of Kaiashkons Lake. It is being observed.

Kenora fire #30 is currently 5.7 ha. and not under control. The fire is located south of Turtle Lake.

Legislative Assembly comes to school

A local school recently learned about the legislative process in Canada first-hand.

On Tuesday at St. Francis School, the Community Outreach Program of the Legislative Assembly took place to teach student's about Ontario's parliament.

“Our programs are typically linked to the school curriculum,” explained Stephanie Brousseau of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Renegades nab third-straight win

The Renegades are keeping pace with their fellow juggernauts in the Rainy River District Women's Fastball League standings.

They won their third-straight on Monday night, edging the Big Grassy Lynx 18-17 in a high-scoring thriller.

Karma Andy nabbed the win for the Renegades, who improved their record to 6-1.

Nancy Indian was saddled with the loss for Big Grassy (4-2).

Local riders shine in opener

Local riders shone the brightest at the Superior Dirt Riders' season-opening races held in Atikokan back on June 1.

Landon Flinders of Fort Frances roared his way to first place in the 85cc age 7-11 category.

Alex Kreger of Emo nabbed third spot followed by Ozzy Hanson of Fort Frances in fourth and Kali Tessier of Devlin fifth.