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Calendar winners

Yvonne Treffers (Atikokan) and Joe Bremault (South Junction, Man.) won the $100 up for grabs on April 30 and May 1 in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.

Engagement lunches working to improve lines of communication

Donald Young School in Emo has been working to increase the lines of communication between teachers and parents through its monthly “Rainy River First Nation Parent Engagement Lunches.”

In the three years the program has existed, it has grown from one or two parents participating to 16 at the most recent lunch in April.

Trio of new fires reported

Three new forest fires were reported in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Red Lake Fire #22 is located near the community of Pikangikum.

The 0.5-hectare blaze was reported in the early afternoon and listed as “not under control” at last report.

Fort Frances Fire #5, another afternoon start, was four hectares in size near Silvertip Lake.

Rash of new fires

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

These were located in the Kenora, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, Red Lake, and Nipigon districts.

Of note, Red Lake Fire #20, located near Pikangikum First Nation, was listed as “not under control” at five hectares.

The remaining ones either were “out," "under control," or being "held.”