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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - April 10, 2018

Smoking won't be allowed in square

Duane Hicks

No smoking is allowed in the new Rainy Lake Square.

Town council last night amended the bylaw for the regulation of smoking in public places and workplaces within the Town of Fort Frances to include the new downtown square.

Fatal crash victim named

From the OPP

Yesterday around 12:25 p.m., officers from the Thunder Bay OPP, the Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS), and the Kaministiquia Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 about two km east of Finnmark Road.

An east-bound pickup truck collided with a west-bound tractor-trailer unit.

Festival Drama results


Drama Division

(April 9)

New digs, new name

Duane Hicks

The “Welcome Home" Fort Frances Family Centre has a new location. The former Fort Frances Women's Centre has moved westward from the 300 block to 272 Scott St. (the old Bonnie Blue) and reopened its doors there as of yesterday. "Welcome Home" remains a drop-in centre for women and families, as well as a location for "Melinda's Unique Boutique” and local vendors.

Identity mix-up of bus crash victims

Kelly Geraldine Malone
Ryan McKenna
The Canadian Press

HUMBOLDT, Sask.—One family got the worst news, the other the best.

After believing Humboldt Broncos' hockey player Parker Tobin had survived the team's bus crash late last week in Saskatchewan, his family was told there had been a mistake.

He actually was dead.

Pipeline protesters should have to face criminal charges: judge

Linda Givetash
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—A B.C. Supreme Court judge says the Crown should consider laying criminal contempt of court charges against Green Party leader Elizabeth May and dozens of other demonstrators alleged to have violated a pipeline court injunction.

PM open to fertility treatments bill

Teresa Wright
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians need to have a conversation about whether to allow women and men to be paid to donate eggs or sperm for fertility treatments.

While many strong opinions are expected on this proposed change, Trudeau said he believes it is an important issue that needs to be studied.

Tory MPP given boot from caucus

Paola Loriggio
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Two months after their leader resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations, Ontario's Progressive Conservatives have turfed another legislator and barred him from running for re-election over sexual harassment allegations from a former intern.

Provinces vowing cash for housing strategy

Jordan Press
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Provinces and territories have agreed to fund a key financial pillar supporting the Trudeau Liberals' decade-long housing strategy, vowing to spend billions to repair and build social housing units and create a new rental benefit.

UBC head sorry for school role

The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—The president of the University of British Columbia opened the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre yesterday with an apology to survivors for the role UBC played in perpetuating a harmful system.

Telecom complaints commission says wireless contracts are the biggest irritation

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Canada’s telecom complaint commission says wireless service contracts continue to be a major irritation for consumers, who have raised concerns about agreements that were either misleading or lacking critical information about the terms.

The federal agency says it received 1,023 formal complaints about wireless contract terms from August to January.

FDA puts restrictions on birth control implant but no recall

Health & Wellness
By Matthew Perrone The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials on Monday placed new restrictions on a permanent contraceptive implant that has been subject to reports of painful complications from thousands of women. But the metal implant, called Essure, will remain on the market.

Raptors storm back to beat Pistons

Noah Trister
The Associated Press

DETROIT—On the second night of a back-to-back, with first place in the Eastern Conference already wrapped up, the Toronto Raptors easily could have packed it in after falling behind by 17 points.

That's not what coach Dwane Casey wanted.

“We are taking these last games seriously because now isn't the time to let any bad habits into our game,” Casey stressed.

Jets look to keep soaring against Wild

The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Connor Hellebuyck is going to try to make sure his golfing buddy, Devan Dubnyk, hits the links before he does this spring.

The goalies became friends while training and playing golf together last summer. But that friendship is on hold now that their teams are foes in the opening round of the NHL playoffs.

Jays blow open tight game

David Ginsburg
The Associated Press

BALTIMORE—With one swing of the bat, Josh Donaldson turned a tight duel into a blowout and sent the historically-meagre crowd at Camden Yards scurrying toward the exits.

Donaldson hit his fourth career grand slam, and Steve Pearce homered for the third-straight game, as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 last night before just 7,915 chilly fans.

Facebook puts ads on pages illegally selling animal parts

By Michael Biesecker And Michael Liedtke The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Facebook is displaying advertisements for well-known American corporations on group pages operated by overseas wildlife traffickers illegally selling the body parts of threatened animals, including elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger teeth.

Is Facebook really changing? Or just trimming its data haul?

By Matt O’Brien And Ryan Nakashima The Associated Press

Lost amid a flurry of Facebook announcements about privacy settings and data access is a much more fundamental question: Is Facebook really changing its relationship with users, or just tinkering around the edges of a deeper problem — its insatiable appetite for the data it uses to sell ads?

Oldest man likes soaking in hot springs, eating sweets

Mari Yamaguchi
The Associated Press

TOKYO—Masazo Nonaka has enjoyed soaking in northern Japan's hot springs for many years—probably longer than most people.

The supercentenarian, whose family has run a hot springs inn for four generations, was certified today as the world's oldest living man, at age 112 years, 259 days.

Historian appeals Australian court’s palace letters ruling


CANBERRA, Australia — A historian said on Tuesday she was appealing a court ruling that continued to keep secret letters that might reveal what Queen Elizabeth II knew of her representative’s plan to dismiss Australia’s government more than 40 years ago.

Trump: Raid on his lawyer abuses attorney-client privilege

By Eric Tucker And Chad Day The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Federal agents have raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics that include a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels, who says she had sex with Trump.

The raid prompted a new blast Tuesday from the president, who tweeted that “Attorney-client privilege is dead!”

Oldest man likes soaking in Japan hot springs, eating sweets

By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press

TOKYO — Masazo Nonaka has enjoyed soaking in northern Japan’s hot springs for many years ‚Äî probably longer than most people.

The supercentenarian, whose family has run a hot springs inn for four generations, was certified Tuesday as the world’s oldest living man, at age 112 years, 259 days.