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Quiet on fire scene

The fire scene has been very quiet in Northwest Region, with no new fires reported yesterday and only one active blaze.

Kenora Fire #44 is a 0.2-hectare, lightning-caused blaze which first was confirmed on July 30.

It continues to be “observed.”

Cable failure causes outage

About 600 Fort Frances Power Corp. customers in the west and northwest parts of town lost power for 32 minutes last night.

The FFPC said a damaged feeder cable at the Eighth Street substation was the cause of the outage, which occurred shortly after 9 p.m.

The cable failed so the FFPC crew had to isolate the problem and re-route power by paralleling it with another feeder.

Three power outages planned

A power outage is scheduled for tomorrow (Sept. 4) for about 520 customers living east of Fort Frances.

Power will be out from 7:30-8 a.m., and again from 3-3:30 p.m., for Hydro One customers in Mine Centre, Seine River 23A FN, Baker, Lac La Croix FN, Tanner, Rainy River Unorganized, and Perch Lake.

A second outage is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 7-8 a.m.

Lakers fall to Rangers

The first step on the path to a “three-peat” was more of a stumble for the Fort Frances Lakers.

Kenny Hasbergen notched a pair of goals to pace the Minnesota Iron Rangers to a 3-1 win over the Lakers last night in Hoyt Lakes in the first SIJHL pre-season game for both squads.

Hasbergen scored the lone goal of the first period.

Trip draw

Tichbornes Real Estate sales rep Bonnie Broman, left, drew the September “Trip of the Month” draw winner as Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on this morning at International Travel Services. Ted and Annie-Marie Fitzgerald of Fort Frances are heading off on a Caribbean cruise—a trip valued at $4,500. Next month’s trip is to St. Petersburg, Fla. ($3,600).

Peterson duo takes Falls title

Blood is thicker than water and it fishes better, too.

It was a family moment to remember for the father-son team of Travis and Jace Peterson of Bemidji, Minn., as the pair combined to win the 2015 International Falls Bass Championship and first-place money of $10,000 with a two-day total of 29.60 pounds.