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Forest Fire, Evacuation Northwestern Ontario

Forest Fire, Evacuation Northwestern Ontario

Smoke Conditions NWO and Northern Minnesota

NORTHWESTERN, ONTARIO ~~~~~~  July 13, 2021  (LSN)  There are currently four CL415 waterbombers and a four overhead staff from Quebec, as well as nine Firefighters from Wisconsin assisting the province of Ontario.

There were 18 new fires confirmed in the northwest region by the late afternoon of July 13. 

Regional Fire Situation: July 13, 2021

  • There were 10 new fires confirmed in the northwest region by the late afternoon of July 13. 
    • Sioux Lookout 53 is located near Tamblyn Lake, approximately 58 kilometres northwest of Bearskin Lake in the far north. The 25 hectare fire is being observed.
    • Kenora 76 was located near Roughrock Lake, approximately 13 kilometres north/northwest of Minaki. The 0.1 hectare fire is out.
    • Nipigon 36 (3.6 hectares), Nipigon 37 (25 hectares) and Nipigon 39 (0.2) hectares are a cluster of fires ranging from 25 to 53 kilometres east of Nakina. Each of these fires is not under control.
    • Dryden 57 is located near Canoe Island on Eagle Lake, approximately 10 kilometres south of Vermilion Bay. The 0.1 hectare fire is not under control.
    • Red Lake 98 is located near the Bradburn River and the Manitoba provincial boundary, approximately 157 kilometres northwest of Red Lake. The 0.8 hectare fire is not under control.
    • Nipigon 38 is located north of Toronto Lake, approximately 80 kilometres west/northwest of Nakina. The 1.0 hectare fire is not under control.
    • Kenora 77 is located south of Umfreville Lake approximately 14 kilometres northwest of Wabaseemoong Independent Nation. The 0.1 hectare fire is not under control.
    • Kenora 78 is located near Malachi Lake, approximately 8 kilometres northeast of Ingolf. The 0.8 hectare fire is not under control
  • At the time of this update there were 71 active fires in the region. 24 fires are not under control, three fires are being held, 29 are being observed and 15 fires are under control.
  • The wildland fire hazard is high to extreme in the Fort Frances, Dryden, Thunder Bay and southern Nipigon districts. The Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Kenora, and northern Nipigon districts have a mainly low to moderate hazard.
  • Smoke drift in Red Lake, Kenora, Sioux Lookout, and Nipigon will continue to be experienced by communities in close proximity to wildland fires in those Districts and across the far north. Smoke drift from fires burning in the western provinces of Canada may also be detectable today across much of the province.
  • Aviation Forest Fires and Emergency Services (AFFES) is currently responding to many fires on the landscape. Stay informed of the location, size, status of all active wildland fires in the province on the interactive fire map at

Current evacuations

Last updated: July 13, 2021
Due to smoke from ongoing forest fires, residents from affected communities are being evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Affected areas evacuating

Evacuating community Current status Host communities
Poplar Hill First Nation Ongoing evacuation
  • Thunder Bay
  • Kapuskasing
  • Cochrane
Deer Lake First Nation Ongoing evacuation
  • Thunder Bay
  • Cornwall


Northwestern Ontario 
Kenora, Atikokan, Dryden, Ear Falls, Emo, Machin, Fort Frances, Rainy River, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout,Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, Thunder Bay, Red Rock Nipigon, Marathon, Terrace Bay, GreenStone, Longlac, Ontario 

Northern Minnesota
Duluth, St. Louis County, Lake County, Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Cook County, Grand Marais, Grand Portage, Carlton County, Itasca County, Koochiching County, Lake of the Woods County, Internation Falls, Grand Rapids,  Minnesota 

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Beacons of Hope exhibition opening at Concordia University-St. Paul

Solo exhibition by Anne Labovitz

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NORTHERN, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~  September 16, 2021  (LSNews)  I am pleased to announce the opening of my latest exhibition, Beacons of Hope curated by Dr. Megan Arney Johnston at Concordia University-St. Paul.  The site-specific works center on the conceptual and gestural elements of hope.

Beacons of Hope opens Thursday, September 16th from 5-7pm with an artist talk at 5:30.  Please join me.  If you're unable to attend, the artist talk will be recorded and shared at a later date, and the works will be on view through October 13th.

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Lake Superior water levels have declined and have reached the seasonal long-term average

for the first time since April 2014

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~~  September 13, 2021 (LSNews)   As a result of the drier than average weather and water supply conditions, Lake Superior water levels have declined and have reached the seasonal long-term average for the first time since April 2014. Conditions have been wetter in the Lake Michigan-Huron basin and water levels are midway between the seasonal long-term average and the record high water levels that were observed last year. Lake Superior outflows continue to be set in consideration of water levels upstream and downstream.

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Horne Fire Update

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ISLE ROYALE, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~~~  August 28, 2021 (LSNews)  The Horne Fire is currently 245 acres in size and still 15% contained. Isle Royale received 0.75 inches of rain yesterday. Firefighters are currently working to control and contain the fire. Check out the most recent maps of the Horne Fire

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Magnus Announces Lineup for 50th Anniversary Season

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~~~  August 26, 2021 (LSNews)   Magnus Theatre is excited to announce a return to the stage, with a full season of Mainstage programming running from September 16, 2021 until May 14, 2022.

The theatre will be celebrating its 50th anniversary during the upcoming season

Horne Fire Update and Closures

Isle Royale National Park

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ISLE ROYAL, MICHIGAN ~~~~~~~  August 22, 2021,(LSNews)   Isle Royale National Park is experiencing a wildfire on the island’s east end- the Horne Fire. It is approximately 200 acres in size at this time. Due to the progress of the Horne Fire, ongoing drought conditions, and elevated levels of fire danger, area closures are necessary to maintain public health and safety. Closed areas will be signed where possible and monitored to ensure compliance.

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Iola Car Show prepares for Rally for Iola - Sept. 18th

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NORTHERN, WISCONSIN ~~~~~~  August 16 , 2021  (LSNews) When the Iola Car Show was cancelled in 2020, the staff held a car cruise to celebrate all things cars. This cruise brought in over 1,000 cars that travelled through surrounding communities. This showcase was a treat for Waupaca County - most volunteers are local and without the Iola Car Show, they could really enjoy the car cruise. It was such a "feel-good" event that it will happen again, this time on September 18th, as a last hoorah before the car show seasons takes a break. All show cars are welcome - there is no cutoff year!

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UP Wide Health Survey Arriving Soon

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SAULT STE MAIRE, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~~  August 16, 2021 (LSNews)  Health surveys will be mailed this week to randomly selected household addresses across the Upper Peninsula as part of a community health needs assessment sponsored by 32 regional healthcare partners, including local health departments, hospitals, clinics, behavioral health agencies and health foundations.

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