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Feds can't force mill issues: Rusnak

Following a statement last week by federal NDP candidate for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, Yuk-Sem Won, charging the current Liberal government for its lack of support on the mill issue, MP Don Rusnak said the federal government is ready to assist but cannot force any owner of the mill to open or close the property or force the province to allocate fibre supply. 

Logging competition

Competitors from around the region put their skillful hand and strength to the test during the 42nd-annual loggers' competition on Friday morning during the Emo Fair.

From chair carving to the classic axe chop, several competitions tested both the mind and body of the 10 loggers competing for first place.

RRDFL highlights

The Couchiching Lady Raiders plunder their way into the semi-final with a win over the Northwest Bay Beavers.

The Raiders came out charging hard last Tuesday night with some aggressive base running and swiped multiple stolen bases during the game.  It could have been a costly strategy for the Raiders as they tried stretching out for extra bags led directly to three outs.

RRDFL men's highlights

Sight & Sound Wolves avenged an earlier loss to the Windey's Warriors during the East Division playoffs.

During the teams' first meeting the Warriors vaulted past the Wolves by limiting the team offence to a single run, as the final score was 6-1.

Fire hazard staying high

The forest fire hazard is mainly high throughout most of the Northwest Region with some moderate hazard conditions in the far north.

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

Sioux Lookout fire #58 is located north of Lac Seul, approximately 59 kilometres northwest of Sioux Lookout.

The fire is out at 0.1 hectares.