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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - January 9, 2017

Back at it

Nicholas Donaldson

Pupils in Mrs. Booth’s Grade 3 class at Robert Moore School were hard at work this morning. Today marked the first day back at school for students across the district following their two-week break for the Christmas holidays.

Interim tax bills to be approved


As town council rolls up its sleeves to dig into the 2017 budget, it will vote tonight on a bylaw to institute an interim tax levy.

As in previous years, the interim levy is equal to about half of the total amount of taxes property owners paid in 2016.

Interim tax levies are a means to secure revenue to keep operating while council determines the final tax rates for 2017.

Trio busted

From the OPP

Three people face charges following an ongoing investigation into drug-trafficking in Kenora.

On Tuesday, Jan. 3 shortly before 8 p.m., police executed a search warrant on a residence in the Lakeside area of Kenora.

Two men, aged 43 and 26, and a woman, 35, all of Kenora, were arrested and searched at the scene.

Victim identified

From the OPP

On Friday around 10:40 a.m., Thunder Bay OPP, along with Thunder Bay Fire Service and Superior North Emergency Medical Service, responded to a three-vehicle collision on Highway 61 at the Kaministiquia River bridge.

Lakers drop pair of games


If this keeps up much longer in 2017, the Fort Frances Lakers will be among the few who actually miss 2016.

Derek McPhail and Kristopher Hamlin each had a goal and two assists as the host Dryden GM Ice Dogs beat the Lakers 4-1 on Saturday night to keep Fort Frances winless in the new year.

Crease action

Joey Payeur

Fort Frances Holmlund’s Leafs’ goalie Cohen Robinson, an emergency call-up from the PeeWee ranks, protected the puck from the oncoming threat of Aaron Richard of the Thunder Bay Beavers in the Leafs’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Beavers in the ‘A’ semi-finals of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association’s Bantam ‘A’ tournament yesterday at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Squash tourney

Joey Payeur

Jason Kabel, right, did his best to answer everything Anniss Seid threw at him yesterday in the Men’s ‘A’ Open consolation final to decide third place at the 30th-annual La Place Rendez-Vous squash tournament at the Memorial Sports Centre. Kabel hung tough but eventually succumbed 3-1 (12-10, 8-11, 11-7, and 13-11).

Chevy Bolt gets top car award; Honda Ridgeline top truck

By Jeff Karoub The Associated Press

DETROIT — The Chevy Bolt has been named top car in North America, an important milestone for a car General Motors hopes will finally get Americans hooked on electric vehicles.

The Honda Ridgeline grabbed the honour for top truck. Utility vehicles were honoured separately for the first time, with the Pacifica minivan from Fiat Chrysler snagging that award.

Hope, Trump upstage ‘La La Land’s’ moment in the sun

By Lindsey Bahr The Associated Press

BEVERLY HILS, Calif. — The sunny musical “La La Land” may have danced its way to a Golden Globes record Sunday night, but the film’s seven accolades were a mere sideshow to the eloquence of honoree Meryl Streep, whose speech encapsulated the evening’s prevailing themes of hope, inclusivity and action over anger about the imminent presidency of Donald Trump.

Vatican doctrine chief: No need to correct pope on divorce

The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s doctrine chief says there is no need to correct Pope Francis over his outreach to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics because “there is no danger to the faith” in what he has said.

Annual No Pants Subway Ride hits cities around the world

The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Subway riders in New York City and other places around the world should be ready for an eyeful when their fellow transit users strip down to their underwear.

The annual No Pants Subway Ride is taking place Sunday.

The event is organized by the Improv Everywhere comedy collective. It started in 2002 in New York with seven participants.

A parade of pinks on the Golden Globes red carpet


The pinks had it Sunday on the Golden Globes red carpet, from Ryan Michelle Bathe on the arm of hubby Sterling K. Brown to a stunning Lily Collins in princessy Zuhair Murad, hair up in a loose, dramatic bun.

Collins’ couture gown was a light shade with a floral design. She went with her first choice to go with Harry Winston jewels.

Celebrate Chinese New Year by pulling out the stir fryer

By The Culinary Institute Of America The Associated Press

At the same time many of us are packing away our noisemakers and Champagne glasses, people all over the world are just beginning to prepare for the new year.