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Nipigon fire being held

The status of the Nipigon 45 fire has been changed to Being held. According to the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services

Northwest Fire Region, “Being held indicates that given the current resources assigned to a fire, enough suppression has occurred that the fire is not likely to spread beyond existing boundaries under present or forecasted conditions.”

Emo mayor in agreement with rail report

Emo mayor Harold McQuaker has expressed his support for a Transportation Safety Board report which named ice jacking as the cause of the February 18 CN train derailment near his town.

“I agree with it,” he said. “The investigation was very thorough.”

However, he would like to see CN reduce its speed through Emo in the future.

“They could bring down the speed,” he said.

Fort Frances Bear Clan staying active

Despite their high visibility gear, the Fort Frances chapter of the Bear Clan Patrol tends to fly under the radar. But the volunteer group has maintained a steady presence in our community for the past three years.

“We're here. We haven't gone anywhere,” said organizer James Eastman. “We just want to keep everyone safe. That's what we do. That's why we're here.”