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Man fined for fire offence

A Lake Helen man has been fined and given a probation order under the Forest Fire Prevention Act.

Arden Fawcett pleaded guilty and was fined $600 for burning grass without a permit.

He also was given a two-year probation order prohibiting him from starting a fire at his camp or at the public access point of Steamboat Bay in Lake Helen.

OPP charge local woman

On Saturday around 7:20 a.m., officers from the Thunder Bay OPP were advised of a vehicle in the ditch on Mabella Road on Highway 11.

Officers attended the scene and upon further investigation, it was revealed the vehicle was stolen from Fort Frances.

A 36-year-old Fort Frances woman was arrested and charged with possession obtained by crime over $5,000.