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Seid wins early bird prize

Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce the winner of this year's Canada Day Cash Lottery early bird prize is Salem Seid of Fort Frances!

The draw was at the third-annual Spring Market at the Fort Frances Curling Club on Saturday.

Seid won an all-inclusive fishing trip to Manitou Weather Station Fishing Lodge.

Festival results

Eight district participants took part in the Manitoba Provincial Festival this past weekend in Winnipeg.

Anna Schwartz, who just wrapped up her first year attending Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) in Winnipeg, finished first in the senior piano and J.S. Bach categories.

Cash calendar winners

Steve McLeod of Atikokan was the $100 Victoria Day winner in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association cash calendar draw for the week of May 19-25.

Winning $30 were Marcia McArthur, Bobbie Harrington, and Allan McManaman (Fort Frances), Katy Esselink (Emo), Bennett and Dawn Drennan (Rainy River), Susan Hayes (Atikokan), Brian and Gail Colling (Ripley, Ont.).

One new fire reported

There was one new forest fire confirmed in the region by yesterday afternoon.

Red Lake fire #8 is being held at 0.5 hectares and is located in Pikangikum First Nation.

The forest fire hazard is moderate to high in the far north of Red Lake, Sioux Lookout and Nipigon districts. The forest fire hazard is low across the remainder of the Northwest Region.

Fire hazard low

There were no new fires over the weekend, and no active fires in the region at present.

Widespread precipitation and cool temperatures have resulted in a low fire hazard across the Northwest Region with the exception of the far north portions of the Red Lake sector where hazard conditions are moderate.