In Northern Ontario we have some rare beauties. One of them found this time of year if you look hard enough is the Showy Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium reginae). It is one of our native orchids and can be found in moist shaded areas along roadside ditches and forest edges from mid June through early July. The labellum is white with a pink blush and white petals.
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Two new fires were discovered in the Northwest Region by the mid-afternoon of June 28.
- Nipigon 10 was discovered between the shoreline of Lake Superior and the rail corridor, approximately 20 kilometres east of Nipigon. The 0.3 hectare fire is being held.
(RED LAKE, ON) - The Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is looking for assistance in locating a male who was believed to be hitch-hiking from Red Lake to Kenora on June 18.
Mitchell Frederick Wickman, 29 years of age of Pellatt Township (Kenora area) was reported missing by family on June 18.
The timber wolves are causing extreme havoc, killing many young beef cattle in La Vallee. A large number of new born calves and yearlings are being reported frequently to Jim Belluz.
Belluz is the Live Stock Evaluator for wolf kills - a job he shares with Tom Morrish.
Belluz has done this job for more than 20 years.
Over the weekend, the Northwestern Health Unit announced that ‘several’ individuals tested positive for COVID-19 at the Meno Ya Win Health Centre.
It was later confirmed that six staff members at the health centre tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals, however, showed no signs of illness, making them asymptomatic positives.
The second meeting of the 4-H Devlin Beef Club was called to order at 7:30 pm June 15, at Louis and Aaron Bujold’s garage. We started the meeting by reviewing the agenda and handing out papers that go towards the books. We recited the 4-H pledge at the start of our meeting and went over this week’s agenda.
There is nothing quite like the smell of hot asphalt in the morning. That’s what there was Monday morning in Rainy River as truckloads of asphalt rolled into town and the Pioneer Paving crew fired up their paving train and rollers. Imagine fresh smooth pavement and voila the potholes are gone.
Rusty crayfish, spiny waterflea, zebra mussels, purple loosestrife, rainbow smelt, narrow-leaved cattail. . . just a few of the more than 15 aquatic/riparian species here in the Lake of the Woods and Rainy River area that have come from somewhere else. They are not native to this part of the world.
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.
(KENORA, ON) Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a person after a fire in Golf Course Bay in the City of Kenora.
At approximately 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday June 17, the OPP were dispatched to a fire at a boathouse in Golf Course Bay. Police were advised that a male had started a fire and went into the bush.