Officials in Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls say they're not surprised that the community has the oldest population in the Kenora District.
A recent StatsCan report showed the number of people 65 or older in the town was 24.3 percent.
Town Planner Jeff Port says Stats Can last year also showed Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls was also the fastest growing community in the region, which he attributes to more seniors deciding to
declare their cottages their primary residence.
Port says Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls move to approve condo developments is something that he sees as a positive for the aging population in his community.
There are 20 active forest fires in Northwestern Ontario.
The Ministry of Natural Resources is reporting three new fires which started yesterday.
The Sioux Lookout District has the most fires with 9, there are 5 in the Red Lake area and one each burning in the districts of Dryden, Fort Frances and Kenora.
Information Officer Debbie McLean says if the rain in the forecast holds true, the fire hazard rating will drop to low for the South and Central portions of the region, but remain high to extreme in the North.