Pictured is the billowing cloud of smoke that appeared in the sky in and around Red Lake yesterday. Northwest Fire Information Officer, Debbie Maclean, says “Red 4” was the worst of three fires to start up in the Red Lake area on June 4, quickly growing from 10 hectares to 95. The fire is threatening several values including a tourist camp on the North side of Medicine Stone Lake. Fire crews have been working on setting up values protection equipment around the camp as well as establishing a hose line around the entire perimeter of the fire. Red 4 is burning a lot less intensely than yesterday – mainly due to four millimetres of rainfall, but as of the afternoon of June 5, was still classed as not under control. Stay tuned for updates on this fire and other fires in the northwest throughout the season.
Red Lake and Ear Falls release 2014 Drinking Water System Reports BY LINDSAY BRISCOE Every year since Ontario’s Safe Drinking Water Act became law in 2002, the owners of municipal Drinking Water Systems must prepare an annual report that outlines the operation of their systems as well as the quality of the water and make […]
Published June 29, 2016 BY JENNIFER THURBIDE Municipal officials say they are continuing to work with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) after preliminary figures on a couple of industrial properties in the district showed a multi-million dollar difference. Updating municipal leaders at the Committee of the Whole meeting on June 13, CAO Mark Vermette […]
Published: February 8, 2017 BY JENNIFER PARSONS There was a new face at Red Lake District High School (RLDHS) last week as students started back for their second semester. On Jan. 31 Principal Darryl Tinney took over for retired colleague Liz Sidor and said in an interview this week the current semester offers him a […]