The Government Is Contributing Another $100 Million To Fight The Forest Fires In Northern Ontario

The provincial government says another $100 million dollars will be available to fight forest fires in the province.  The new money, announced yesterday by the Progressive Conservative government is on top of almost $70 million dollars in base funding to battle the blazes. The Ministry of Natural Resources says there are 116 active fires — 73 in the northwest region and 43 across the northeast. The largest fire in the northeast, known as North Bay 72 is no longer out of control but the Parry Sound 33 blaze still is. Almost 1,000 Ontario firefighters are being assisted by about 480 firefighters and support staff from other provinces, Parks Canada, American states and Mexico. The ministry says firefighters are getting some help from recent rain.

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