Thursday Morning News – August 24

Weather – Clearing early this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 18. UV index 6 or high.

Marine – Wind northwest 10 knots becoming light near midnight. Wind light Friday. Waves less than one half metre.

News Tidbits – A 3,000 hectare forest fire is forcing the evacuation of Poplar River First Nation Tuesday after the fire crept within about five kilometres of the community of about 1,500 people.