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Outage planned in district

Nearly 4,000 Hydro One customers living west of Fort Frances will experience a scheduled power outage (July 4th).

Power will be out from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for customers living in communities and First Nations from Alberton to Rainy River, according to Hydro One.

The purpose of the interruption is so Hydro One can install new equipment.

Town renovations come in over-budget

A tender for various capital facility renovations and an addition to the Fort Frances Cemetery garage has come in $115,844 over-budget.

The tender closed on June 5 and saw only one bid submitted by local contractor Ed Kaun and Sons totalling $633,984.85, including HST and $40,000 in contingency.

This is more than town council budgeted for in its 2018 budget.

Fire hazard on rise here

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon but there was one on Tuesday.

Dryden Fire #10 was a roadside grass fire along the Trans-Canada Highway east of Dinorwic.

It is now “out.”

The only active fire in the region remains Red Lake Fire #30—a 3,739-hectare blaze that first started on May 22.