The high humidity levels are helping to control the forest fire hazard.
Jeff Antoszek of the Ministry of Natural Resources says there is enough moisture in the air to keep forest from getting tinder dry.
There was just one forest fire reported in the region yesterday.
Its an 18 hectare blaze about 120 kilometers north of Pickle Lake.
The fire hazard across the region is low to moderate today.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
No complaints from Greg Rickford.
The Kenora Conservative MP thinks there's nothing wrong with some MPs having an extra income.
He says he says the only rule should be that elected duties come first
The names of about 150 MPs who had outside income were named recently, that included Thunder Bay NDP MPs Bruce Hyer and John Rafferty.
The Ministry of Natural resources is advising people to use caution while travelling on resource access roads in the Kenora District.
They say the roads do not receive regular maintenance and could be a danger to travellers.
The risks include road washouts, water over the road, and heavy rutting.
The advisory comes after heavy rainfall last weekend.
Three summer students have been hired to patrol the harbortown area.
Contable Dave Cain of the OPP says the students will be involved in a number of different initiatives.
Cain says the students will be clearly identified with uniforms as OPP summer students.
The OPP's Marine Unit also has three summer students on duty.
The Lake of the Woods Control Board has authorized another increase in outflow from the
Norman Dam into the Winnipeg River.
Outflow will be increased 360 cubic meters per second later today.
This is the second such increase in two days, as the Control Board tries to keep water
levels from rising too fast.
The lake rose four inches over the past week and is expected to rise by as much as six inches
over the next couple of days.