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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - August 11, 2016

Council bullets

News
Staff

Just who is responsible for trees in the downtown area?

The Town of Fort Frances and BIA aims to sort this out by developing a tree maintenance agreement.

The issue came to light after a recent request by the BIA that the town remove a tree from in front of 318 Scott St.

Point beach re-opens

News
Staff

The Point Park beach is open again for swimming.

The beach was declared safe to swim at yesterday after the most recent set of water sample results came back “all clear,” the Northwestern Health Unit reported.

The beach first was declared off-limits July 29 as a result of routine water sampling.

Town aims to become ‘age friendly’

News
Duane Hicks

Fort Frances is undertaking the process to become a designated “Age Friendly Community.”

Thanks to a provincial grant of $7,700, the town will hire a consultant to work with the local Age Friendly Community Committee.

Kids needed for art program

News
Heather Latter

Shawna Holmlund, an Ottawa-based artist, has been conducting a weekly arts and crafts program at Rainycrest and she is looking for youngsters to help out.

In fact, she had put the call out in late July for children ages five-10 to join in this past Saturday’s session.

Baking passion led to business idea

News
Cameron Penney

Grade 12 student Sara Jackson recently found a way to take her passion for baking and turn it into her own business.

With the help of the “Summer Company” program, the Grade 12 student at Fort Frances High School has been busy all summer with her company, “Sara’s Cupcakes,” while selling her confections across the district.

‘Carl’s Eatery’ reopening soon at new location

News
Heather Latter

Carl’s Eatery closed its doors at its downtown location of 325 Scott Street in June and will soon open at 862 Kings Highway, in the former Pizza Hut building.

“We have done enough clean up and a colour change so that it won’t feel like Pizza Hut,” vowed Carl Scott, chef and owner of the restaurant.

Wynne lauds mining project

News
Duane Hicks

The New Gold Rainy River Project is “very impressive,” according to Premier Kathleen Wynne.

The premier, along with Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle, toured the site yesterday as part of her weeklong tour of Northern Ontario.

Trio of fires reported

District
From the MNRF

One new fire was reported yesterday in the Northwest Region.

Nipigon Fire #34 was a human-caused blaze that ignited from industrial equipment.

Located about 35 km northwest of Nipigon, it currently is listed as “under control” at 0.1 hectares in size.

Meanwhile, two new human-caused blazes were confirmed in the region by day’s end Tuesday.

‘Eye Run’ in the works here

District
Cameron Penney

Wayne Lundstrom, a member of the Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club here, is spearheading efforts to organize a five kilometre “Eye Run” in an effort to raise money for community members to travel to the CNIB Lake Joseph Centre next summer.

‘Living Well’ workshop planned

District
Heather Latter

Fourth year nursing student Jilayne Derksen, of Fort Frances, has a passion for promoting breast health and will be facilitating the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s (CBCF) “Living Well” workshop on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Rainycrest here.

Youths thrilled with trip to Poland

District
Cameron Penney

Seven local youths, along with nine more youths from Thunder Bay, recently returned from a trip to Poland in partake in the festivities at World Youth Day, an international event held every three years.

“World Youth Day is a week long pilgrimage that is attended by young Catholics all over the world,” explained Shawn Brady, one of the seven local youths on the trip.

Bombardier wins $1.7B British railway deal

Business
By Ross Marowits The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — Bombardier’s railway division has won a $1.7-billion order to build 660 railway cars that will secure 1,000 jobs at its Derby facility in England.

Britain’s Department for Transport said the contract, awarded by government-selected railway operator Abellio, is part of a broader $2.4-billion effort to improve rail service in the region of East Anglia.

Soccer finals set for tonight

Sports
Staff

It all comes down to this.

The Borderland Soccer League will crown its season champs in the women’s and men’s divisions tonight, with both finals beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Struchan Gilson Memorial Soccer Pitch.

In women’s play, the heavily-favoured La Place Rendez-Vous U18 Voyageurs will face Taggs.

’Canes oust champs

Sports
Staff

There will be a new top gun in the Rainy River District Fastball League this season.

Amy Penner scored from third on an error in the bottom of the seventh to give the top-ranked Fort Frances Her-icanes a 10-9 win over the defending champion Northwest Bay Beavers in the Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League losers’ side semi-final last night at VanJura.

Spikers set to prove doubters wrong

Sports
Joey Payeur

The gauntlet has been thrown down and Amy Wilson-Hands’ troops are ready to pick it up and smack someone upside the head with it.

FFCBC earlier in 2017

Sports
Joey Payeur

The change of the calendar will bring a slight change to the scheduling of next year’s Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.

The 23rd edition of the annual angler extravaganza will be held from July 20-22, 2017.

Two-time champs seventh at KBI

Sports
Joey Payeur

Collecting $5,600 for three days of fishing would put most people in a pretty jovial mood.

But when someone has grabbed the brass ring twice before at an event and had a firm belief a third title was for the taking, the smiles tend to be somewhat narrower.

Treftlin makes it into NWO Hall of Fame

Sports
Joey Payeur

The only player from Fort Frances to ever get his name on the Grey Cup will now take his place alongside this region’s all-time sporting legends.

Soccer action

Photos
Joey Payeur

Sara Kellar of Al’s Racquet Stringing, left, had to think fast on her feet with Sara Roach from Taggs closing quickly during the second half of Taggs’ 4-3 semi-final victory Tuesday evening in Borderland Soccer League women’s division action. The victors rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the first half to advance to tonight’s final against the top-ranked La Place Rendez-Vous U18 Voyageurs.

Park music

Photos
Cameron Penney

Brianna Eldridge, left, along with Brianna Peloquin, performed their rendition of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley during “Music in the Park” at the Emo Lions Park on Tuesday afternoon. The event, held to raise fund for the annual “I Am Awesome” girls’ retreat, featured local musicians, as well as yoga, a scavenger hunt, and a barbecue.

‘Treat Day’

Photos
Cameron Penney

Dairy Queen Fort Frances owner Christin Thomson, left, showed off an upside down Blizzard treat this morning while DQ employee Kassidy LeDrew prepared another one in preparation for “Miracle Treat Day.” Net proceeds from every Blizzard sold today will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Pokémon play costly

National
The Canadian Press

BRANDON, Man.—A Manitoba driver who thought it was OK to play Pokémon Go on her cellphone while she was behind the wheel has learned an expensive lesson about when and where she can enjoy the popular game.

The 21-year-old Carberry woman has been fined $203.80 by the RCMP for using a hand-held electronic device while driving.

Shooting star ‘outburst’ forecast

National
The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—The heavens will be bursting with shooting stars this week.

Tonight into early tomorrow, the annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak with double the normal number of meteors.

Scientists call this an outburst, and they say it could reach up to 200 meteors per hour.

Prime viewing should be in the pre-dawn hours of Friday, after the moon sets.

Terror plot suspect killed by police

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Terrorism suspect Aaron Driver was killed in a confrontation with police in the southern Ontario town of Strathroy, The Canadian Press has learned.

Driver, originally from Winnipeg and in his mid-20s, was under a court order not to associate with any terrorist organization, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Arianna Huffington signs off at The Huffington Post

Business
The Associated Press

NEW YORK — The Huffington Post is going to be without a Huffington.

Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post’s editor-in-chief, announced Thursday that she’s leaving to head a new health, wellbeing and productivity startup.

Relay team swims to bronze

Sports
The Canadian Press

RIO DI JANIERO, Brazil—Canadian women continued to add to the country’s medal haul last night at the Rio Summer Games.

The women’s 4x200-metre relay team—comprised of rising star Penny Oleksiak of Toronto, Katerine Savard of Pont-Rouge, Que., B.C.-born Taylor Ruck, and Toronto’s Brittany MacLean—took bronze to give Canada its sixth medal of the Games.

Someone will pay a pretty penny for these 2 rare coins

International
By Delara Shakib The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — If you see these pennies, pick them up. You’ll have a whole lot more than good luck.

Two rare American one-cent coins dating back to 1792 are anticipated to sell for nearly a million dollars at a public auction in Southern California on Wednesday.

Study finds ship noise disrupting humpback whale feeding

Life
By Michael Casey The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. — One of the biggest threats to humpback whales spending their summers in New England is being hit by a passing ship.

But a collision isn’t all they have to fear. A study published Wednesday found that low-frequency noise from passing freighters and cargo ships near the coast could be disrupting their ability to feed.

Scientists estimate a Greenland shark lived about 400 years

Science
By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Scientists now calculate that Greenland sharks are Earth’s oldest living animals with backbones.

They estimate that one of those grey sharks was born in icy Arctic waters roughly 400 years ago and lived until only a couple of years ago.

Outburst of shooting stars up to 200 mph - meteors per hour

Science
By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The heavens will be bursting with shooting stars this week.

Thursday night into early Friday, the annual Perseid (PUR’-see-ihd) meteor shower is expected to peak with double the normal number of meteors. Scientists call this an outburst, and they say it could reach up to 200 meteors per hour.

Study: Pacific coast was route for colonizing the Americas

Science
By Malcolm Ritter The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Researchers have found new evidence that the first Americans migrated south from Alaska via the Pacific coast, rather than a route hundreds of miles inland along the Rocky Mountains.

For healthy, forgiving cooking, try a foil pack in the oven

Recipes
By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press

Social media tells me that in part of the country, kids are already back-to-school. And so we are teetering between the lazy days of summer and the impending promise of crisp cool air, long sleeves and the desire to fire down the grill and turn on the oven instead.