From the archives... Wednesday, June 12, 1996
Weekend fires hit close to home
Human carelessness was responsible for two fires in the Sioux Lookout area last weekend, giving local fire officials cause for concern during an already volatile fire season. A two-hectare section of a popular island campsite in the Sturgeon River near Abram Lake burned Saturday evening, and another area of forest about half a hectare (one acre) in size was ignited behind Sioux Lookout’s Cedar Crescent Sunday afternoon.
Rumors fly about future of Sioux Lookout air ambulance
Regional air ambulance officials are meeting in Sioux Lookout today to address widespread rumors that the Ministry of Health may close the Sioux Lookout air ambulance base and move aircraft to Thunder Bay, Ontario air ambulance operations manager Fred Rusk said last week.
Sewage nightmare for residents
A gurgling, trickling noise was all that alerted Lorraine Vella and Rick Garrick to the sewage back-up in their basement last Wednesday. When Garrick went to investigate he found several inches of dirty, smelly water had flooded the cellar of the home they rent on Sioux Lookout’s Bay Street.
Vella had the dirty job of removing and cleaning affected items from the basement.