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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.

Province to invest in rural northern roads

Both the government of Canada and the government of Ontario organized a joint federal, provincial, municipal and First Nation funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan that will support 12 road, airport and bridge projects in northern Ontario. The implementation of these projects will strengthen infrastructure in rural communities and support economic growth.

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.