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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - September 1, 2016

Fibre art

Photos
Duane Hicks

This needlework art by Dixie Calder is among the many unique pieces comprising the brand new “Fibre Arts Festival 2016” exhibit upstairs at the Fort Frances Museum. The juried exhibit was to be judged today, with winners expected in categories such as Best Original Design, Best Pattern Piece, Best Use of Materials, and People’s Choice. The exhibit will run until Dec. 15.

Plan ahead for border crossing

News
Press Release

With the Labour Day weekend upon us, the Canada Border Services Agency reminds travellers to plan ahead.

During this last holiday weekend of the summer, the CBSA is anticipating heavy traffic volumes at ports of entry in eastern and Northern Ontario.

Beat the border rush by crossing at a non-peak time.

Camp adventures

Photos
Joey Payeur

There’s plenty to learn—but not much time to learn it—for the Muskie football team, which kicked off its main training camp yesterday at Fort High with 18 players present and more expected in the days ahead. The first test for the black-and-gold comes one week from today when they host fellow Currie Division opponent the Kildonan-East Reviers at 3 p.m. in their WHSFL season-opener.

Fox Run shaping up

News
Staff

The countdown is on.

This year’s Terry Fox Run in Fort Frances is fast-approaching but things are coming together quickly for the Sept. 18 event that starts and ends at the Sorting Gap Marina.

Improv scene

Photos
Heather Latter

Angelina Morris, left, Mya Scott, and Hallee Nugent acted out an improv scene last night during the final session of Fort Frances Little Theatre’s “Drama for Young People” summer workshop, which saw two teams go head-to-head in an improv battle. The weekly sessions had been running throughout July and August, with another one to start up after Christmas.

East final pushed to limit

Sports
Staff

Chad Smith’s penchant for timely playoff hits has the Couchiching Raiders on the brink of a shot at the championship.

Smith’s RBI double in the sixth inning snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted the third-ranked Raiders to a 4-1 win over the second-seeded Sight & Sound Wolves in Game 1 of the Rainy River District Fastball League East Division final Tuesday at VanJura.

Traditional craft

Photos
Duane Hicks

Marlene Nelson, left, and Dylinda George cut out the leather to make medicine bags during a Métis beading gathering yesterday at the Fort Frances Museum. The next gathering will be held there Sept. 14 from 1-3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to try their hand at beading or work on any other sewing projects they’re doing.

Scottish soldiers to retrace canoe route

National
Chris Carola
The Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y.—Two-and-a-half centuries after their military ancestors fought and died in two 18th-century North American wars, members of the British army’s Scottish regiment will embark on a canoe trip from Montreal to New York City that will trace the water route many of their forbearers travelled.

PoWs honoured

Photos
Duane Hicks

The flower gardens at the Fort Frances Museum now are sporting knitted poppies and photos of 10 district soldiers from this area known to be among the 1,975 Canadians who served in Hong Kong during WWII.

Guns galore seized

National
The Canadian Press

COUTTS, Alta.—The Canada Border Services Agency says it recently seized 11 undeclared guns in less than a day from three American vehicles entering the country at the Coutts crossing in Alberta.

The seizures last Friday and Saturday came just days after the federal agency launched a campaign to remind American travellers about the need to declare all firearms at the Canadian border.

Canada spared in U.S. border debate

National
Alexander Panetta
The Canadian Press

HOLTVILLE, Calif.—In this election year, in this place, in the rare event someone mentions Canada, it’s liable to be as a joke.

John Hernandez offers an example of the genre.

Province supporting student co-ops

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—All Ontario high school, college, and university students will have to participate in work co-op programs if the government keeps its promise to implement the recommendations from a panel of business and education experts.

Bear spray mishap gives police eyeful

National
The Canadian Press

PENTICTON, B.C.—Mounties in Penticton, B.C. say they got quite an eyeful last week after a man peeled off his clothes and began washing himself with milk after inadvertently spraying bear spray down his pants.

RCMP spokesman Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said officers were called to a local gas station shortly before 2 a.m. on Aug. 24 to find the victim completely naked.

Medicare to be put ‘on trial’ next week

National
Geordon Omand
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—A self-styled champion of privatized health care is bringing his fight to British Columbia Supreme Court on Tuesday for the start of a months-long trial he says is about patients’ access to affordable treatment.

His opponents, meanwhile, accuse him of trying to gut the core of Canada’s medical system.

Liberals battered by GDP numbers

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The Opposition Conservatives and the NDP seized on yesterday’s news of grim second-quarter economic growth as evidence the Liberal government’s election promises of jobs and prosperity are falling well short of expectations.

The economy recorded its worst performance in seven years during the quarter, Statistics Canada reported yesterday.

Missing women’s inquiry aims for real action: head

National
Laura Kane
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—When Marion Buller looks back on the Saskatchewan First Nation territory where she spent her summers growing up, some of her childhood friends no longer arw there.

They are aboriginal women who went missing or were murdered—part of a tragic phenomenon in Canada that Buller now is tasked with examining as head of a national inquiry.

Passengers help subdue unruly man

National
The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—A customer on a WestJet flight from Toronto to Edmonton says there were some tense moments as he and others helped the crew subdue an unruly passenger.

Steven Kelley said he was sitting four rows back from the cockpit of the Boeing 737 when a man wearing a backpack twice walked from the back of the plane to the front during the last half of the four-hour flight.

Train doctors to help addicts: study

Health & Wellness
Camille Bains
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—A study by the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is calling for more doctors across Canada to be formally trained to diagnose and treat patients addicted to drugs.

Jays earn series win over Orioles

Sports
The Associated Press

BALTIMORE—Aaron Sanchez is playing a vital role in Toronto’s march to the post-season.

Nonetheless, the organization has made the extra effort to keep their young pitcher fresh.

Sanchez took full advantage of that strategy with another dominant performance last night.

Samsung updates smartwatch, Lenovo ditches laptop keyboard

Technology
By Anick Jesdanun The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Samsung’s next smartwatch will come with GPS capabilities and the ability to call or text for help by triple-tapping a side button.

UN test ban head: Israel should ratify treaty within 5 years

International
By Edith M. Lederer The Associated Press

Israel should ratify the nuclear test ban treaty within five years — and Iran should also ratify but the timing is uncertain, the head of the U.N. organization established to implement the treaty said Wednesday.

Lassina Zerbo said in an interview with The Associated Press that Israel should be the next key country to ratify the treaty and he hopes it takes less than five years.

UN test ban head: Israel should ratify treaty within 5 years

International
By Edith M. Lederer The Associated Press

Israel should ratify the nuclear test ban treaty within five years — and Iran should also ratify but the timing is uncertain, the head of the U.N. organization established to implement the treaty said Wednesday.

Lassina Zerbo said in an interview with The Associated Press that Israel should be the next key country to ratify the treaty and he hopes it takes less than five years.

Polish president: No return to imperial ambitions in Europe

International
The Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s president has warned that Europe must learn lessons from World War II and must not tolerate any return to imperialist land grabs, an apparent reference to Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s region of Crimea.

Pope calls for new work of mercy: Care for environment

International
By Nicole Winfield The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Thursday proposed that caring for the environment be added to the traditional seven works of mercy that Christians are called to perform, taking his green agenda to a new level by supplementing Jesus’ Gospel call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and visit the sick.

UN body says Sioux must have say in pipeline project

International
By Michael Astor The Associated Press

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe must have a say with regard to a $3.8 billion oil pipeline that could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for 8,000 tribal members, representatives of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said Wednesday.

Wire BBQ brushes need regular replacing

Life
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG — Health officials are warning consumers to be on the lookout for worn-out wire barbecue brushes, noting the grill-scraping implements need to be replaced regularly.

Blair Thiessen of Winnipeg ended up in an emergency room after a wire from a bristle brush lodged in his tongue.

Explosion at SpaceX launch pad destroys rocket, satellite

International
By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A massive explosion erupted Thursday at SpaceX’s main launch pad, destroying a rocket as well as a satellite that Facebook was counting on to spread internet service in Africa.

There were no injuries. The pad had been cleared of workers before what was supposed to be a routine pre-launch rocket test.

’Ugly’ tomatoes are beautiful in grilled gazpacho

Recipes
By Elizabeth Karmel The Associated Press

Gazpacho is ubiquitous in the summer and one of the best ways to use those delicious but “ugly” tomatoes that are bursting with flavour but may not be pretty enough to slice.

And, often, tomato vendors at farmers’ markets will sell the “dented” tomatoes at half price. Snap them up ‚Äî they’re perfect for gazpacho and tomato sauce.

’Ugly’ tomatoes are beautiful in grilled gazpacho

Recipes
By Elizabeth Karmel The Associated Press

Gazpacho is ubiquitous in the summer and one of the best ways to use those delicious but “ugly” tomatoes that are bursting with flavour but may not be pretty enough to slice.

And, often, tomato vendors at farmers’ markets will sell the “dented” tomatoes at half price. Snap them up ‚Äî they’re perfect for gazpacho and tomato sauce.

Tuna never tasted as good as in this Asian-inspired salad

Recipes
By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press

Canned tuna is underrated. Sure, we keep a can or two on hand for the occasional tuna salad sandwich, but most of us don’t stray far from the sandwich for this tasty and versatile protein.