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Calendar winners

Brian and Carla Harris, Carole and Randy Wilde, Ray Stewart, and Terry Tysz of Fort Frances were among the $30 winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's cash calendar draw for the week of Aug. 11-17.

Other winners for that week included Louise Leduchowski, Sandy and Tom Morden and Gerry Andrews of Atikokan.

Two die in collision

At approximately 6:05 p.m. yesterday, officers from the Thunder Bay and Nipigon Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 near Pearl Road 5, in the Municipality of Shuniah.

One new forest fire reported

There was one new forest fire confirmed by Saturday afternoon.

Red Lake fire #73 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Corallen Lake, approximately 14 kilometres northwest of Red Lake.

There are currently 30 active fires in the region. One fire is not under control, two fires are being held, three fires are under control, and 24 fires are being observed.