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Two new fires

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

Kenora Fire #58 was caused by lightning in the southwest corner of Whitefish Bay on Lake of the Woods.

At 0.3 hectares in size, it was listed as “not under control” at last report.

Kenora Fire #57, meanwhile, was a short-lived fire start near Red Deer Lake.

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.

Murder charge in death

A 24-year-old male was arrested yesterday and charged with first-degree murder following the death of a 15-year-old female.

Darrell Tuesday, from Mishkosiminiziibiing (Big Grassy River First Nation), has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Fort Frances on June 25.

Four fires in region

One new fire was confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Red Lake Fire #39, a 0.2-hectare blaze located about nine km southeast of Pikangikum, was listed as “not under control” at last report.

Several lightning-caused fires also emerged during the evening hours of Saturday in the far north of Sioux Lookout District.

Man reported missing

The Rainy River District Detachment of the OPP is seeking the public's assistance in locating a 24-year-old man from the Rainy River area.

Darrell Tuesday last was seen around 2 p.m. yesterday on Highway 600 in Morley Township.

He is described as an indigenous male, with brown hair and brown eyes and a thin build.

He is about 5'9" tall and weighs around 150 pounds.

'Pride Week' events announced

Borderland Pride announced yesterday the full roster of events for “Pride Week 2018,” which will be held in Fort Frances and International Falls from July 9-15.

“Today is a big day for Borderland's LGBTQ2A community and LGBTQ2A people who call this place their home,” said Douglas Judson, co-chair of Borderland Pride.