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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - September 12, 2016

Making a splash

Joey Payeur

Madison Godin of Fort Frances tried the no-look strategy when trying some fancy kneeboarding tricks Saturday on Sand Bay. Godin and several local youth took part in a water sports clinic put on by For the Love of the Lake, which has plans to open the Sunset Water Sports school here next summer.

‘Welcome’ likely to be added to signage

Duane Hicks

The town is expected to add “Welcome” to the “Boundless” signs at either end of Fort Frances.

In February, 2015, council approved the replacement of entrance signage, including the addition of the word “Boundless.”

But some citizens have since pointed out the signs no longer “welcomed” visitors to the community.

Dunk master

Joey Payeur

Jordan Kilganon of Sudbury showed off some of his world-class throwdowns as part of an instructional clinic and slam dunk exhibition he put on at Manitou Rapids First Nation on Saturday. He was on hand in conjunction with the Rainy River First Nations’ Youth Sobriety 3-on-3 Tournament that took place.

Tip helps police nab driver

From the OPP

At 12:45 a.m. today, Rainy River District OPP officers received a complaint about a motor vehicle in Fort Frances.

Officers located the vehicle on the 800 block of King’s Highway 11.

The driver, a 19-year-old Winnipeg man, failed the roadside test and was arrested and taken to OPP detachment for breath tests.

Promoting safety

Duane Hicks

Dana Allen, left, and her daughter, Olivia, got plenty of fire safety information from volunteer firefighter Shawn Morrison of the Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service during the third-annual community barbecue celebrating safety at Point Park on Saturday.

Pair face drug charges

Press Release

Members of the Treaty #3 Police Service initiated a traffic stop on Couchiching First Nation yesterday.

During the stop, officers seized cannabis marijuana, cocaine, Canadian currency, and items related to the sale of controlled substances, with an estimated street value exceeding $10,000.

Hiker rescued

From the OPP

A 60- year-old female has been taken to hospital for medical care after injuring herself while hiking at Pukaskwa National Park near Marathon.

The Marathon OPP was contacted Thursday regarding the activation of an emergency transmitter.

‘Real Deal’ fundraiser

Heather Latter

Marc McNay, of the hunting-based TV show “The Real Deal,” kept things rolling during his fundraising event and pre-screening party Saturday night at the Copper River Inn here. The event featured games, auctions, prizes, appetizers, and some never-before-seen footage from the show, which currently is airing for its second season on Wild TV.

Sharing story

Joey Payeur

Two-time Canadian Olympic swimmer Martha McCabe spent time yesterday with members of the Cyclone Swim Club at the Memorial Sports Centre as part of her cross-country trek, “Martha’s Canadian Drive.” The Toronto native talked about her swim career before leading the swimmers in an instructional clinic.

Food prices alarming

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A new report suggests people living in remote Northern Ontario communities spend more than half their income on food to meet basic nutritional needs.

The report from Food Secure Canada looked at the cost of certain food items in three Northern Ontario reserves: Moose Factory, Fort Albany, and Attawapiskat.

Canada marks 15th anniversary of 9/11

The Canadian Press

GANDER, N.L.—Motorcycle engines rumbled on the tarmac of a Newfoundland and Labrador airport yesterday as Canadians and Americans gathered to reflect on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and this small town’s unexpected connection to it.

Part of HST cut from hydro bills

Keith Leslie
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario home owners, farmers, and small businesses will get some relief from soaring electricity prices starting in January when the provincial portion of the harmonized sales tax is removed from hydro bills.

Surge in ER visits for injuries, concussions from soccer

Health & Wellness
By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press

CHICAGO — Soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms, a trend driven in part by young players with concussions seeking urgent medical care, a study has found.

Amped up attitude greets ‘Chase’

Jenna Fryer
The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va.—After seven months and 28 races, NASCAR has hit that part of the season that really matters.

The start of the playoffs signifies a shift in attitude and aggression. And if there was any doubt the mindset had changed, Kevin Harvick posted a warning about his mood for the next 10 weeks.

It was a video of an angry bull charging into the grandstands.

Bombers swap quarterbacks

The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—The Winnipeg Blue Bombers sent out one quarterback and brought in another with a familiar face in two different trades yesterday.

Winnipeg traded Drew Willy to the Argonauts for Toronto’s first-round pick in the 2017 draft, the Argos’ third-round pick in the 2018 draft, and defensive back T.J. Heath.

US nuclear plant up for sale at fraction of cost

`By Jay Reeves The Associated Press

HOLLYWOOD, Ala. — After spending more than 40 years and $5 billion on an unfinished nuclear power plant in northeastern Alabama, the nation’s largest federal utility is preparing to sell the property at a fraction of its cost.

China, Russia launch South China Sea naval war games

By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press

BEIJING — The Chinese and Russian navies launched eight days of war games in the South China Sea on Monday, in a sign of growing co-operation between their armed forces against the backdrop of regional territorial disputes.

Pope’s sex-abuse panel scores awareness victory in Vatican

By Nicole Winfield The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ sex abuse commission has scored a victory within the Vatican: Members have been invited to address Vatican congregations and a training course for new bishops, suggesting that the Holy See now considers child protection programs to be an important responsibility for church leaders.

Snow leopards’ return brings hope to remote Afghan region

By Lynne O’Donnell The Associated Press

WAKHAN, Afghanistan — In a picturesque corner of Afghanistan, a unique conservation effort has helped bring the elusive snow leopard back from the brink and given hope to one of the poorest and most isolated communities on earth.

A bit of acid and fat do wonders to amp the flavour of fish

By Sara Moulton The Associated Press

Given how quickly it cooks, fish stands out as the perfect candidate for a weeknight meal, especially in the fall, when the resurgence of school and work can seem like the onset of hurricane season.