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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - August 17, 2016

Ice cream treat

Submitted by admin on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016
Photos
Heather Latter

Emo Fair Queen hopeful Harleigh Brow-Rose handed over an ice cream sundae to Rainycrest resident Bruce Holmlund last Thursday evening during a visit there by the four contestants and the 2015 royalty. Those vying for the crown this year also include Meagan Anderson, Janissa Judson, and Taylor McQuaker.

Fort still ‘best place ever’ to Treftlin

News
Joey Payeur

Want to see Canada? Join the CFL.

Jeff Treftlin is living proof of that statement.

But the Fort Frances native, who now resides in Winnipeg, isn’t shy about professing where his heart lies.

Wynne commits to wood supply

News
Duane Hicks

Northwestern Ontario residents have no shortage of concerns—ranging from hydro costs, shuttered mills, and a lack of jobs to health care.

But Premier Kathleen Wynne said she is listening and her Liberal government is not being idle.

A local hot button issue is that of community wood rights in the Crossroute Forest.

Boarding bus

Photos
Cameron Penney

Four-year-old Cruz Egan made sure he followed school bus safety rules by holding onto the hand rail while boarding one for the first time yesterday morning during the Rainy River District School Board’s annual “First Rider” program. Students first watched an informational video before taking a trip on the school bus themselves in preparation for the first day of school on Aug. 30.

Teachers’ dispute still at impasse

News
Heather Latter

With still no deal between the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation District 5B and the Rainy River District School Board, teachers have decided to opt out of extra-curricular activities.

“Everything stays in place as it was last year which, for other than the days we weren’t working, were seamless for the students,” local OSSTF president Kent Kowalski said yesterday.

Olympian to visit here

District
Joey Payeur

Fresh off her experience in Brazil, Martha McCabe will be spreading some Olympic magic around right here in Fort Frances.

The Vancouver native will be in town Sept. 11 to conduct a seminar with the local Cyclone Swim Club.

Doing yoga

Photos
Cameron Penney

Laurie Anderson, left, along with Becky Holden, performed the “partner wide-legged forward fold” yoga position during a session at the Emo Legion Park last Tuesday afternoon as part of “Music in the Park.” The event was held to raise funds for the annual “I Am Awesome” girls’ retreat.

Work starts at new ‘Sally Ann’ home

District
Heather Latter

Work finally has begun on the Salvation Army’s new location at the former Movie Gallery on Scott Street, which will replace its aging Victoria Avenue property.

Lt. Ryan MacDonald, who announced the purchase of the building back in September, had indicated many renovations were required to make the new site suitable for community outreach.

Inaugural ‘beer pong’ tourney set to go

District
Cameron Penney

A big tournament is set for this Friday night in Fort Frances—and it has nothing to do with fishing or hockey.

La Place Rendez-Vous is hosting its first-annual “Beer Pong Tournament,” which will run from 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

“Basically I wanted to do something fun, something different,” said Jolene Stahn, the events manager at the Rendez-Vous.

Motorized mayhem

Photos
Joey Payeur

Lane Hyatt took the aerial route during the second-last event of the Northern Ontario Superior Dirt Riders’ motocross circuit Saturday at Emo Motocross. The competitors battled their way up, across, and around a dried-out course which race organizers were expecting to have received some rain during the week but got none. Results from the day’s action were unavailable at press time.

Women’s hockey at RRCC shelved

Sports
Joey Payeur

From third place to second place to no place at all.

The Rainy River Community College Voyageurs women’s hockey team, which reached the podium at the past two ACHA Division II national championships, will be shelved for at least this season, it was announced Monday.

Young archer scores medal

Sports
Joey Payeur

A Big Island teenager acted like quite the big shot—but in a good way.

Julianna Indian would have made Robin Hood envious with her gold medal-winning display in the advanced level division of compound archery at the Ontario Aboriginal Summer Games in Brantford and Six Nations last month.

Muskie trio opt to play for Thistles

Sports
Joey Payeur

Getting to host the OFSAA ‘AA’ boys’ hockey championship normally would be looked at as a compelling reason to stay in a certain area.

But with every passing week, and with the high school season just weeks away from training camp, the Muskies continue to see an exodus of eligible returnees bound for what they believe are greener pastures.

Regulators study horseshoe crab survival in medical harvest

Science
By Patrick Whittle The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — Environmental regulators studying the harvesting of horseshoe crabs that are drained of some of their blood for biomedical use say they need to get a firmer handle on how many die as part of the process.

Costs limit extracurricular activities for students: TD survey

Lifestyles
By David Hodges The Canadian Press

TORONTO — A new TD report suggests university students who are having a hard time funding extracurricular activities need to make smarter choices with their budgets.

COOKING ON DEADLINE: peak season for Mexican Grilled Corn

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

There is nothing better than an ear of simply steamed or grilled fresh corn in the late summer.

Except for this Mexican Grilled Corn.