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Town to sell surplus items

The town has done its annual stock-taking and will be selling off surplus materials, equipment, and vehicles.

All town departments recently were contacted to provide a list of redundant items to be included in the sale, resulting in various items being identified as surplus.

Fire crews making headway

FireRanger crews continue to chip away at the Northwest Region's active fire load while wet weather over the past 48 hours is keeping new fire starts to a minimum.

High drought code values in the region, a measure of moisture levels deep in the soil, are expected to influence new lightning starts as the fire hazard rebounds and fuels on the surface become more receptive to burning.

'Miracle Treat Day' coming up Thursday

This Thursday (Aug. 9), residents are encouraged to continue the 16-year tradition of making miracles happen by visiting their local Dairy Queen to celebrate “Miracle Treat Day.”

Proceeds from every “Blizzard Treat” sold at the Dairy Queen here will be donated to The Children's Hospital of Manitoba, one of 14 Children's Miracle Network member hospitals across Canada.

Fire scene slows

Lower temperatures and precipitation have had a cooling effect on the regional forest fire situation.

There currently are 93 active fires in the region, 63 of which are listed as “under observation," nine as "under control," and seven as "being held.”

The other 14 are listed as “not under control.”