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Several new forest fires

There were 11 new forest fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by the mid-afternoon of July 05.

- Fort Frances 09 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near McKenzie Lake, approximately 52 kilometres southeast of Atikokan.

- Fort Frances 10 is not under control at 0.5 hectares and is located near McKenzie Lake, approximately 52 kilometres southeast of Atikokan.

Leadership change in SIJHL

Thunder Bay, Ont. – Bryan Graham, who has served as the commissioner for the Superior International Junior Hockey League since 2014, has ended his term as league commissioner.

The SIJHL will immediately begin a national search for the commissioner’s position, led by an internal hiring committee.

Several new cases of COVID in northwest

Northwestern Health Unit and Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre have been notified of several positive test results from a screening program of hospital staff. There are no cases of illness at this time. The NWHU is working together to follow up and make sure that all necessary measures are in place, and will report more as additional information becomes available.