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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - September 14, 2016

Riding the wave!

Photos
Joey Payeur

Kamryn Sandelovich was taking Rainy Lake fun to new heights Saturday while exhibiting her wakeboarding skills. She was one of several local youths who took part in the “Summer Splash!” event hosted by For the Love of the Lake, which is planning to open the Sunset Water Sports school here next summer to teach area residents how to do various water sports.

Seniors’ needs targeted

News
Duane Hicks

The process for Fort Frances to become an “Age Friendly Community” is moving forward.

Coun. June Caul, who sits on the Age Friendly Steering Committee, told town council Monday night that they’re getting close to launching a survey to find out “what is good about Fort Frances in relationship to seniors, and how safe it is as a community for seniors and what’s needed to be done.”

Stretcher ride

Photos
Duane Hicks

Paramedic Robin Pollard showed Brady Morrisseau first-hand how the Rainy River District EMS’ Power-LOAD system, which lifts and lowers the stretcher into and out of the ambulance, works during the third-annual community barbecue celebrating safety at Point Park on Saturday.

New Gold work on track

News
Heather Latter

New Gold’s Rainy River Project, located north of Barwick, remains on schedule for its targeted mid-2017 start-up.

“It’s really coming along,” enthused general manager Grant Goddard, noting mine development is continuing.

FASD display

Photos
Heather Latter

Kate Baird, right, and Heather Watts checked out a display about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder on Friday at the United Native Friendship Centre here during the event marking FASD Awareness Day.

Local teen enjoying chance to give input on education

District
Heather Latter

Mira Donaldson is ready to let her voice be heard as she prepares to offer her input on education as part of the Minister’s Student Advisory Council.

The Grade 10 student at Fort High, who was chosen to be part of the advisory council back in the spring, recently attended a second meeting of the group at the Ontario Educational Leadership Centre near Orillia.

Out of reach

Photos
Joey Payeur

Michael Goldenstein of the Kildonan East Reivers literally bent over backwards to try and come down with this catch as Muskie defenders Brandon Whitecrow (left) and Hunter Wagner converged on him during the first quarter of the visitors’ 46-12 win here last Thursday afternoon to kick off the WHSFL season.

Singer carries on dad’s memory

District
Joey Payeur

Taw Connors said it best.

“You could never fill the man’s shoes,” said the son of legendary Canadian singer, Stompin’ Tom Connors.

“There’s only one Stompin’ Tom,” he noted. “I’m proud to be his son.

“I’m his No. 1 fan.”

Sharing the gift of music

District
Heather Latter

His lips curled into a soft smile; his eyes a little more full of the personality his wife remembers.

His toe gives a little tap as he listens to the John Cash tune playing through the headphones he wears.

Walter Laing’s life used to be full of music and now that he’s been reintroduced to the melodies he once adored, his wife, Irene, sees a glimpse of the man he once was.

Dunk superstar enjoys reaching out to youths

Sports
Joey Payeur

Just because Jordan Kilganon can catch some big air doesn’t mean he wants young people to see him as larger than life.

Wolves snare fastball title

Sports
Joey Payeur

A most memorable series concluded with one winner but no real losers.

Muskies fall in season-opener

Sports
Joey Payeur

To say it’s been a tumultuous last few days for the Muskie football team would be a gross understatement.

The black-and-gold, with just 20 bodies to start their WHSFL regular-season opener here last Thursday afternoon and 18 to finish it, yielded 34 unanswered points in the second quarter en route to a 46-12 loss to the Kildonan East Reivers.

Hungry startup uses robots to grab slice of pizza

Technology
By Terence Chea The Associated Press

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Did robots help make your pizza?

If you ordered it from Silicon Valley’s Zume Pizza, the answer is yes.

The startup, which began delivery in April, is using intelligent machines to grab a slice of the multibillion-dollar pizza delivery market.

UK, Argentina agree to Falklands measures in sign of thaw

International
The Associated Press

LONDON — Britain and Argentina announced Wednesday they have agreed to lift restrictions affecting the Falkland Islands, in a thawing of relations between the former wartime enemies.

UK, Argentina agree to Falklands measures in sign of thaw

International
The Associated Press

LONDON — Britain and Argentina announced Wednesday they have agreed to lift restrictions affecting the Falkland Islands, in a thawing of relations between the former wartime enemies.

University research lab helping runners 1 step at a time

Science
By Mike Householder The Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Some footwear stores videotape a jogger’s gait on a treadmill to help determine the kind of running shoe that would be the best fit.

The University of Michigan is taking that practice a few steps beyond.

Space agency starts to unfold atlas of 1 billion stars in 3D

Science
The Associated Press

MADRID — If space is the final frontier, it will help to have an accurate map, and the European Space Agency said Wednesday its mission to chart more than 1 billion stars in the Milky Way is on track for completion in a year’s time.