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Fire season still blazing, burning rules continue

Across the northwestern region, there is only one active blaze, but the risk of forest fire isn't extinguished yet.

Chris Marchand, information officer in the northwestern region for the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services, said the forest fire hazard is still quite high in the Fort Frances area, along the Minnesota border as well as in Kenora.

Fort Frances Nursery School opens for registration

The Fort Frances Nursery School is accepting registration for the new school year after the Ministry of Education gave them the green light to do so last week. The decision comes after they had to close in March because of COVID-19.

Laurel Basaraba, supervisor and a resource teacher, said they went back to original license capacity after it was cut to half due to COVID-19.