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Hallowe'en tricks to help your teeth

Dentists know a lot of candy will be eaten over the coming weeks by people of all ages, so there's no need to try to hide it!

Instead, the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) is pointing out some timely facts so you still can enjoy the Hallowe'en season and all the sweets and treats that come along with it, just with less guilt and, hopefully, minimal damage to your teeth.

Fire hazard 'low' again

No new forest fires were reported in the Northwest Region between Friday and yesterday.

There currently are two active fires, located in the districts of Kenora and Sioux Lookout, along with two prescribed burns.

The fire hazard primarily is “low" in the Fort Frances, Dryden, and Kenora Districts, and "low to moderate” elsewhere in the region.

Fire on Nowhere Island

A one-hectare fire was burning on Nowhere Island on Rainy Lake at last report.

Fort Frances Fire #20 was listed as “not under control,” according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

It was reported at 6:30 p.m. yesterday, and first was attended by the Watten Fire Volunteer Department.

MNRF firefighters arrived at the scene later on.