Four fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region between Friday and late yesterday afternoon.
Three of the new fires were reported Saturday in Kenora District.
Kenora Fires #2, #3, and #4 all occurred in the First Nation community of Whitedog, and all three were human-caused.
The Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce the winner of the Canada Day Cash Lottery early-bird prize is Ella Bernie from Rainy River.
She wins the fishing package for four courtesy of Manitou Weather Station Fishing Lodge.
The package includes transportation for four from Fort Frances, lodging, all meals, and guided fishing for three nights and two days.
The Rainy River District OPP would like to remind those operating motorized wheelchairs or medical scooter that they are considered the same as pedestrians under the Highway Traffic Act.
A sidewalk should be the first choice for someone using a wheelchair or medical scooter.
Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. is responding with municipal and public health officials to a watermain break on Front Street close to the Emo Health Centre.
With township officials preparing to excavate to repair the site, hospital staff proactively were preparing for a “boil-water” advisory until samples are analyzed and approved for drinking by the Northwestern Health Unit.
The Robert Moore School Council will host an “Art Extravaganza” there next Tuesday (May 7) from 6-8 p.m.—and all members of the community are encouraged to drop by.
Tyson Grinsell has a passion for helping kids and has volunteered in many capacities over the past five years, including tutoring students in math and coaching youth soccer.
Tickets are going quickly for the upcoming “Have a Heart Benefit” in honour of local resident Nathan DeGagne.
DeGagne, 31, was diagnosed with a serious heart virus as a teenager and the time has come for him to have a heart transplant.
“He’s in Winnipeg,” explained his aunt, Shelley DeGagne. “He was on the transplant list, but they had to install a heart pump instead.
Kenora-based Century 21 Reynard Real Estate Ltd. has expanded to Rainy River District, with local broker Chad Jack and local sales rep Wanda Huitikka-Wipf joining its team.
“It’s an exciting time to be with the Century 21 system as we increase our market presence in Fort Frances and Rainy River District,” said broker of record/owner Bill Scribilo of Century 21 in Kenora.
Almost 50 people attended the second public meeting of the Accommodation Review Committee last Tuesday night at Our Lady of the Way School in Stratton.
ARC chairman Anthony Leek was very pleased to see such a turnout given the first meeting only saw nine people attend.
“It is great to see such a turnout,” he said. “It signifies the importance of this school by your turnout.”
The forest fire hazard for Northwestern Ontario remains “low,” but there has been some recent fire activity.
Yesterday afternoon, Dryden Fire Management Headquarters dispatched a FireRanger crew to another railway fire east of Vermilion Bay.
This will be Dryden District Fire #2 and the third fire for the Northwest Region so far this year.