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Four new fires reported

Four new forest fires were reported in the West Fire Region yesterday, including two in Fort Frances District.

Fort Frances Fires #159 and #160 were both small, lightning-caused blazes which broke out late in the day in the northeast corner of Quetico Provincial Park.

Fall fair gets thumbs up

Ken McKinnon is still smiling about this year’s fall fair in Emo, saying it was one of the best ever.

McKinnon, president of the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society fair board, said attendance was strong this year, the percentage from the midway was up, and the weather co-operated perfectly.

Purple loosestrife on the loose

It may be one of the prettiest weeds around but it’s also one of the deadliest to its surrounding habitat—and that has La Vallee looking at what it can do to keep purple loosestrife from spreading further.

In fact, the township may introduce “exotic” beetles next summer as a way to biologically control the invasive weed.

Teeple crowned fair queen

Dolly Teeple became the latest in the line of Emo fall fair royalty when the presitgious crown was placed on her head by outgoing queen Tammi Mann in front of the grandstand Saturday.

Teeple, 16, was flanked by First Princess Laurel McQuaker, 15, and Second Princess Sheri Galusha, also 15.