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Forest fire keeps crews busy

A wildfire that broke out around 5 p.m. Sunday in the Dryden District may continue to challenge Ministry of Natural Resources firefighters for the next few days.

Dryden Fire #18, burning near Upper Scotch Lake, about 17 km west of English River, grew to 35 hectares and threatened nearby structures.

‘Castin’ for Cash’ organizers hoping for strong tourney

After months of planning and preparations, Lake Despair Lodge is set to host its first “Castin’ for Cash” live-release bass tournament Saturday and Sunday.

Lodge co-owner Nellie Halver-son is anticipating a smooth weekend.

“It’s going to be a great weekend,” she said. “Things are looking good, [and] the fishing seems to have picked up.”

Emo hospital wing dedicated to Dr. O’Sullivan

About 100 people turned out last Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of the newly-renovated Emo Health Centre.

For family and friends of the late Dr. John O’Sullivan, the dedication of the long-term care wing to him was the highlight of the ceremony.

Nurse Sylvia Hyatt gave a speech about Dr. O’Sullivan, recalling when he first came to Emo in January, 1964.

Emo celebrates Canada Day

If it wasn’t for the weather, Canada Day at Emo may have just drawn a capacity crowd.

In the early hours of Monday, it started to drizzle and it looked as if activities would be washed out. But around the noon, the weather had settled down to overcast and chilly.

Committee members decided to decorate Lions Park with balloons for the events that followed.