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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.

Four new fires reported

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

Fort Frances fire #7 is under control at 0.1 hectares and is located on an island on Rainy Lake.

Dryden fire #9 is not under control at 0.3 ha. and is located near Eagle Lake, approximately 28 kilometres southwest of Dryden