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Fire hazard low due to wet weather

The forest fire hazard is predominantly low to moderate with an area of high hazard in the eastern portion of the region. Rain is in the forecast for the next few days.

There were no new forest fires confirmed by yesterday afternoon.

There are currently 25 active fires in the region. One fire is being held, seven fires are under control, and 17 fires are being observed.

OPP looking for stolen firearms

Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Northwest Unit Crime Unit, with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Unit are investigating the theft of three firearms.

On Friday at approximately 12 a.m., police received a report that three firearms were taken from a pick-up truck situated on Pickerel Lake Road.

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.