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Borderland dancers shine at nationals

It was a weekend they're likely never going to forget, and they have some hardware to show for it.

A group of 17 local dancers from both sides of the border attended the Celebration Talent National Competition in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. from July 11-15.

The dancers were all members of the Dancin' with Darcie school in International Falls, run by longtime teacher Darcie Schulz.

One new fire reported

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

Nipigon fire #9 has been declared out at 0.1 hectares and was located near Keemle Lake, approximately 30 kilometres northeast of Nipigon.

There are currently 16 active fires in the region. Four fires are not under control, two fires are under control, and ten fires are being observed.

More new fires start in north

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

Nipigon fire #8 is being held at 0.1 hectares in size and is located near Fog Lake, approximately 22 kilometres west of Nipigon

Red Lake fire #50 is not under control at 0.1 ha. and is located near Meddick Lake, approximately 16 km south of Deer Lake First Nation.