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FIRE DANGER IN SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST

FIRE DANGER IN SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST

DULUTH, MINNESOTA, ~~~~  June 26, 2020  (LSN)   With fire danger increasing, in and around the Superior National Forest, campers and day use visitors to the National Forest should be extra vigilant when building and extinguishing campfires.  Currently the drought conditions are similar to the high fire years of 2006 and 2011 - which was the year of the Pagami fire.  With the continued lack of moisture and increase in temperatures, there is the potential for any escaped fire to spread rapidly, especially on windy days.

We want you to enjoy a campfire, gooey s’mores, and a night sky full of stars, so here are a few tips for minimizing those risks:

  • Think before you strike. Check for burning restrictions and monitor for extreme fire behavior signs, i.e. high winds and temperatures.
  • Use the provided fire rings at dispersed campsites and established fire grates at Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) campsites.
  • Select a level spot a safe distance away from trees, low overhead branches, shrubs, dry grass, or logs to prevent the fire from escaping. Clear all flammable material within 5 feet.
  • Have a shovel and water available at the campfire site for extinguishing campfires.
  • Supervise the fire at all times. Do no leave your fire unattended. Even a light breeze could cause the fire to spread.
  • Extinguish the campfire with water using the “drown and stir” method, make sure it is cold to the touch before leaving the area.
  • Limit fires to night-time hours on hot, dry windy days.

 

For details regarding current fire conditions on Minnesota national forests visit the Minnesota Incident Command System website: www.mnics.org.

Statewide fire danger conditions and current burning restrictions can be found on the Minnesota DNR website at www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/fire/firerating_restrictions.html.

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Murders Thunder Bay vs other Ontario Cities

Thunder Bay maintained its title as the murder capital of Canada in 2018,  For the third consecutive year - and the fourth time in the last five years

 It has been announced again that Thunder Bay is the Murder Capital of Canada for 2018 in Canada for CMAs with populations between 100,000 to less than 500,000 people

Thunder Bay had the highest rate in that category with 6.38 homicides per 100,000.
Barrie with zero
St. Catharines–Niagara  Region with 0.42

 

Thunder Bay has the highest Opiod death Rate in Ontario

Path 525 Thunder Bay Drug Injection Site  Lake Superior NewsIn 2018, 44 people died of opioid overdose in Thunder Bay.

It’s made Thunder Bay the highest per capita opioid death rate in Ontario.

The 44 deaths were a 40 per cent increase from 2017, a year in which Thunder Bay also held the highest provincial rate.

Between July 2017 and June 2018, nearly 3,900 naloxone kits were handed out by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and local pharmacies, 

 

 

Thunder Bay is that the homicide rate for 2017 is down from 2016 when it stood at 6.62 per 100,000

Greater Sudbury's murder rate is  remains one of the lowest in Canada. murder rate was 0.61 per 100,000 people

Thunder Bay as the only Legal Injeciton site in Northern Ontario 

Murders by Ward 2019

  • Homicide #1  Leo Chiodo  Westfort Ward 108th Avenue Mission Island 
  • Homicide #2  Tanya Andy  McIntrye Ward Behind Landmark Inn
  • Homicide #3  Claude Justin KISHIQUEB Current River Ward Cumberland Street
  • Homicide #4  Robenson St Jean McIntrye Ward Hilldale and Melbourne
  • Homicide #5  Andrew Ayre McKellar Ward,  Victoria Ave East
  • Homicide #6  Nazareth Andrew KWANDIBENS Current River Ward  Arundel Street

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