One new fire was reported by yesterday evening in the Northwest Region.
Kenora Fire #50 was a lightning-caused blaze located in the Tetu Lake area about 50 km northwest of Kenora.
It was listed as “not under control” at 0.1 hectares in size.
The Ministry of Transportation is advising motorists that traffic on Highway 72, at the Pelican River bridge in Sioux Lookout, will be controlled by flagging operations and a pilot vehicle starting Monday at 7 a.m. until the morning of Aug. 26.
Traffic delays can be expected.
“An Afternoon of Music with Friends” will be held this Sunday (Aug. 23) at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in International Falls.
The program will include organ solos by Joanne Peterson (a guest organist from Oshkosh, Wis.), piano/organ duets by Joanne Peterson and Joe Belanger, and vocal selections by the Fort Frances Youth Ensemble.
Alberton Rec Committee members are keeping their fingers crossed that the weather clears up for the second-annual “Singing in the Swamp” tomorrow.
The event tentatively is set to go from 3-7 p.m. at Alberton Millennium Park on Hill Road (off Highway 11/71 near Superior Propane).
The Fort Frances Lakers now have their entire pre-season schedule in place.
It was announced yesterday the squad will play their first of four SIJHL exhibition games Sept. 2 in Hoyt Lakes against the Minnesota Iron Rangers.
The two teams then will meet again Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Couchiching Arena.
Carol McClain stopped to enjoy some outdoors activities with her granddaughter, Marly Wrolstad, during “Emo Open Streets” festivities yesterday afternoon. The event, was held on Front Street, was hosted by the Northwestern Health Unit as part of its “Do One Thing” campaign to encourage physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices.
Kevin Gemmell of the Barwick Blue Knights slid into home safely with the go-ahead run in the seventh inning while Rainy Lake Pirates’ catcher Cole Tymkin waited for a throw that never came in Game 1 of the Rainy River District Fastball League’s best-of-three championship final yesterdy evening at Oltsher Field. The Blue Knights went on to earn an 8-4 victory.
ST. ALBERT, Alta.—An Alberta man had joked so many times about winning the lottery that his wife didn’t believe him when they finally hit the jackpot.
And what a jackpot—Raymond Scott’s winning ticket from the Aug. 7 Lotto Max draw is worth $50 million.
OTTAWA—Whose story to believe on the 2013 backroom deal between the Prime Minister’s Office and Sen. Mike Duffy—that of Stephen Harper’s former lawyer or his closest aide?
TORONTO—As one Ontario teachers’ union reached a tentative contract agreement early yesterday, another was ramping up its work-to-rule plans for the start of classes Sept. 8.
Details of the deal between the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation and the Public School Boards’ Association are being kept secret for now, but will be given to local union leaders later this week.
Climate change is forcing the boreal forest that covers much of northern Canada to a tipping point, a newly-published study concludes.
“The changes could be very dramatic and very fast,” said Dmitry Schepaschenko of Austria’s Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
TORONTO—The Toronto Blue Jays are leading the major leagues in scoring and RBIs yet owner Rogers Communications Inc. probably is most pleased about the ROI—the return on investment.
COQUITLAM, B.C.—France’s Karine Icher made it look easy yesterday.
Icher birded seven of her first 11 holes to shoot a seven-under 65 and lead after the first round of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open golf tournament.
“Golf should be simple,” said the native of Chateauroux, who now lives in Orlando, Fla.
“Sometimes it’s not.”
TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays are leading the league in wins, scoring and RBIs, yet owner Rogers Communications Inc. is probably most pleased about the ROI — the return on investment.
MONTREAL—The ongoing fallout of the Ashley Madison data breach has highlighted the pitfalls of using work e-mail addresses for personal use.
The Toronto-based dating website, which promotes and facilitates extramarital affairs, was the victim of a recent cyberattack, with the personal information of millions of its users released publicly.
PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea on Friday declared its frontline troops in a “a quasi-state of war” and warned of military operations a day after the rival Koreas exchanged fire across the world’s most heavily armed border.
NAGOYA, Japan — The secret to a long, happy life? Yasutaro Koide, a 112-year-old living in the central Japanese city of Nagoya who was officially recognized by Guinness World Records on Friday as the world’s oldest man, says to “not overdo.”
Koide was born on March 13, 1903, and worked as a tailor. He became the oldest man with the death of Sakari Momoi of Tokyo in July at age 112.
The beauty of blueberries — both cultivated and wild — is that they can be used in sweet or savoury foods.
“People think of muffins and smoothies, but they can be used in entrees, in salads, in sauces and of course desserts. Even in a barbecue sauce,” says Debbie Etsell, executive director for the British Columbia Blueberry Council.