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Fire hazard low due to wet weather

The forest fire hazard is predominantly low to moderate with an area of high hazard in the eastern portion of the region. Rain is in the forecast for the next few days.

There were no new forest fires confirmed by yesterday afternoon.

There are currently 25 active fires in the region. One fire is being held, seven fires are under control, and 17 fires are being observed.

Feds can't force mill issues: Rusnak

Following a statement last week by federal NDP candidate for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, Yuk-Sem Won, charging the current Liberal government for its lack of support on the mill issue, MP Don Rusnak said the federal government is ready to assist but cannot force any owner of the mill to open or close the property or force the province to allocate fibre supply. 

Logging competition

Competitors from around the region put their skillful hand and strength to the test during the 42nd-annual loggers' competition on Friday morning during the Emo Fair.

From chair carving to the classic axe chop, several competitions tested both the mind and body of the 10 loggers competing for first place.

Two die in collision

At approximately 6:05 p.m. yesterday, officers from the Thunder Bay and Nipigon Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 near Pearl Road 5, in the Municipality of Shuniah.