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.
BY LINDSAY BRISCOE The Supreme Court of Canada has granted Grassy Narrows First Nation the chance to appeal its legal action against Ontario and the province’s issuance of permits to perform clearcut logging on its traditional territory. “This decision is further proof that our concerns are valid and important,” said Joseph Fobister – one of […]
BY HEATHER COLLINS In a recent player deal, the English River Miners welcomed aboard their first local player, Ryley Pace. Pace grew up in the Red Lake region and made the move from the Neepawa Natives, a team in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. He says he requested the trade go through: “I am happy […]
Published: October 18, 2017 (RED LAKE, ON) – Red Lake OPP investigated multiple break and enter occurrences over the weekend that occurred at Antonio’s restaurant in Red Lake. Three individuals have been identified and spoken to by police. As a result a 38 year old male of Red Lake, has been charged with break and enter […]