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Fire hazard on the rise

Despite an escalating forest fire hazard in the Northwest Region, no new fires were reported by yesterday afternoon.

A late fire start on the evening of June 18 was found near the far north community of Webequie.

Nipigon Fire #12, which escaped a trench at the community's dump site, was listed as “being held” at 0.1 hectares in size at last report.

Modern pow-wow keeps tradition alive

The “pow-wow trail” has been a very popular summer event for many people—and for a very long time.

Almost every weekend, from the beginning of June until the end of August, a pow-wow can be found within the district, with colourful and intricate regalia, drummers that instantly catch your attention, and very generous feasts.

But what is a pow-wow and why are they held?

La Vallee picnic set

Once again, the Township of La Vallee will host its annual community picnic on Sunday, July 15 starting at 3 p.m.

I thought I would give an early head's up as I know the summer gets busy.

This is a fun-filled day if great food and games. All that you need to bring is a lawn chair.

If Mother Nature does not co-operate, another date will be set.

Cash calendar winners

There were more winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.

Winning $30 for June 3-9 were Carole and Randy Wilde (Fort Frances), Darlene and Ken Desjardins (Fort Frances), Amil Alexiuk Jr. (Atikokan), Kent and Donna Kowalski (Devlin), Evan Collins (Atikokan), Lil Medwechuk (Rainy River), and Cathy Maydo (Thunder Bay).