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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.

Rare beauties in bloom

In Northern Ontario we have some rare beauties. One of them found this time of year if you look hard enough is the Showy Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium reginae). It is one of our native orchids and can be found in moist shaded areas along roadside ditches and forest edges from mid June through early July. The labellum is white with a pink blush and white petals.

Missing man in Red Lake and multiple impaired drivers this week

Missing man

(RED LAKE, ON) - The Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is looking for assistance in locating a male who was believed to be hitch-hiking from Red Lake to Kenora on June 18.

Mitchell Frederick Wickman, 29 years of age of Pellatt Township (Kenora area) was reported missing by family on June 18.