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No new fires in a few weeks

There were no new forest fires confirmed in the West Fire Region yesterday by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).

No new blazes have been reported since late August.

There are currently 11 active fires in the region. One fire is under control, and 10 fires are being observed.

Lakers drop pair to start pre-season

It was a tough weekend to start the SIJHL pre-season schedule for the Fort Frances Lakers.

The Dryden GM Ice Dogs beat the Lakers by scores of 6-3 and 3-0 to sweep the weekend home-and-home series.

Six different skaters tallied for the Ice Dogs to help them double the Lakers 6-3 in the pre-season opener for both teams Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Gymnastics club receiving plenty of early interest

An abundance of early interest in the new Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy has the club excited for its future.

The RLGA held its first registration night last Tuesday at the Fort Frances GM office here, with just over 200 athletes signing up for its programs.

“We were amazed at the showing of support at the registration [Tuesday] night,” enthused RLGA director Stephanie Mann.

Man arrested for threats

Members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on Aug. 24 were called to investigate an accusation of threats involving the use of a firearm.

Members of the Rainy River District Crime unit as well as the Northwest Region (NWR) Emergency Response Team (ERT) conducted an investigation including the execution of a warrant in Morley Township.