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Fires still starting

Seven new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon, with eight confirmed by day's end Wednesday.

There's a total of 151 active fires in various states of suppression as of yesterday.

Scattered rainfall has assisted with suppression operations, however, fires continue to burn deep and require extensive effort by fire crews to extinguish.

Orientation at RRCC

Rainy River Community College in International Falls is hosting new student orientation on Monday starting at 8:30 a.m. in the RRCC Theater.

RRCC Provost Dr. Roxanne Kelly and International Falls Chamber president Tricia Heibel will welcome students.

Guest speaker Kat Perkins, from NBC's “The Voice,” will be speaking to students and hosting a motivational breakout session.

Hear the cannons roar

Hear the cannons roar during Fort William Historical Park's “Battle of Fort William” on Aug. 19-20 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

Fort staff and volunteer re-enactors from across North America come together to present this thrilling event, filled with action, drama, and suspense.

Correction

The article in yesterday's Times on the Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner incorrectly stated Glenn Witherspoon was a player for the Fort Frances Royals when he was attacked by Bill “Goldie” Goldthorpe.

In fact, Witherspoon was the coach of the Royals at the time of the incident.

The Times regrets any inconvenience this error may have caused.

Walk puts spotlight on river's importance

Monday was the first day of the Youth and Elder Water Walk—a two-day journey along the Rainy River by local First Nations' members to recognize the importance of the water and the responsibility to take care of it.

The day began with an opening ceremony at the Seven Oaks area of Point Park as participants listened to a talk by elder Willy Yerxa about the importance of the river.