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Four new fires over weekend

There were four new forest fires confirmed yesterday in the region.

Fort Frances fire #11 was located near Calm Lake, but has been declared out at 0.1 hectares in size.

Sioux Lookout fire #29 is being observed at 0.7 ha. and is located near Petownikip Lake, approximately 57 kilometres west of Weagamow First Nation.

OPP find youth lost in Quetico Provincial Park

The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a missing person complaint in Quetico Provincial Park. On Friday, officers responded to the complaint of a missing youth on Basswood Lake, a boundary water within Quetico Provincial Park.

The youth intentionally wandered away from his group with the aim of heading further into Canada.

Cleaveley receives Medal of Distinction

The 2018 Lieutenant 2018 Lieutenant Governor's Medal of Distinction in Public Administration Governor's Medal of Distinction in Public Administration, Ontario's highest honour for public service, has been awarded to Dryden native and now-Thunder Bay resident David Cleaveley.

David retired from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) fire program at the end of 2018.

New fires over weekend

There were three new forest fires confirmed in the region by yesterday afternoon.

Red Lake fire #42 has been declared out at 0.1 hectares in size. It was located in Pikangikum First Nation.

Red Lake fire #43 is not under control at three ha. and is located near Trough Lake, approximately 39 kilometres northwest of Red Lake.