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Rare beauties in bloom

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.

Missing man in Red Lake and multiple impaired drivers this week

Missing man

(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.

Timber wolves causing havoc with local cattle farmers

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.

Several new cases of COVID in northwest

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.

Police briefs

(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.