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One new fire reported

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

Red Lake fire #8 is being held at 0.5 hectares and is located in Pikangikum First Nation.

The forest fire hazard is moderate to high in the far north of Red Lake, Sioux Lookout and Nipigon districts. The forest fire hazard is low across the remainder of the Northwest Region.

Fire hazard low

There were no new fires over the weekend, and no active fires in the region at present.

Widespread precipitation and cool temperatures have resulted in a low fire hazard across the Northwest Region with the exception of the far north portions of the Red Lake sector where hazard conditions are moderate.

EARS begins planting for year

Knowing which crop varieties grow best in northwestern Ontario can be difficult to gauge without the proper agricultural resources.

To help producers and farmers know which crops grow best and can produce the highest yields, the Emo Agricultural Research Station (EARS) runs a series of crop trials through the year and shares the data they collect.