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Eight new fires ignite

Eight new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

One of those was Kenora Fire #80, a 0.1-hectare blaze located near Ash Bay on Lake of the Woods.

It was listed as “being held” at last report.

The other seven fires were located in Red Lake District (five) and Nipigon District (two).

More file for election

With the nomination deadline coming up next Friday (July 27), more district individuals have filed their papers to run in the Oct. 22 municipal election.

In Fort Frances, newcomer Clinton D. C. Gray is the newest candidate running for one of six seats on town council. Gray filed his nomination last Thursday afternoon.

Speakers share thoughts on Pride

It wasn't just the sizeable attendance at the Fort Frances Civic Centre that had an impact in this years' inaugural “Passport to Pride” march and Pride Week.

The speeches made during the flag ceremony, as well as online, by local community leaders and members, and by Canadian dignitaries, showed the impact that Pride celebrations have in even the smallest communities.

Correction

In a photo caption on page A7 of last week's Times, a quote attributed to the late Myron Hawrlyak's daughter, Annelise, instead should have been attributed to Hawrlyak's other daughter, Andrea Wilkins, who was visiting from out of town.

The Times apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.

More candidates file

Alberton Township councillor Mike Ford filed to run for reeve in the Oct. 22 municipal election.

Ford filed his nomination papers yesterday.

Incumbent Coun. Jennifer Johnson also filed yesterday to run for a seat on Alberton council.