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Donation targeted to assist homeless

RRDSSAB receives $11,500 in donations to help homeless populationThe Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board received $11,500 in donations from the Canadian Medical Association in collaboration with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

RRDSSAB decided to channel the donation to assist the town in dealing with the issue of homelessness in Fort Frances.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau resigns

OTTAWA - The only finance minister to serve under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suddenly resigned Monday night, saying someone else should guide the country through a long and bumpy economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bill Morneau said he had considered leaving his role as finance minister for some time, adding that he never intended to run for a third term as an MP.

MNRF announces Implementation Order to evacuate Red Lake

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is advising the public that due to extreme forest fire activity in the Red Lake area from RED049, an Implementation Order is in effect until further notice that requires the evacuation of non-essential personnel in the affected area and restricts access and use of certain roads and Crown lands.

Evacuation continues

The evacuation of the municipality of Red Lake is ongoing as a nearby forest fire continues to burn.

In a message to Facebook this morning, Red Lake Mayor Fred Mota stressed that even as firefighters continue their work to battle the blaze, residents need to be on the move.

“I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for our community to evacuate,” Mota wrote.