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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - April 12, 2018

FFTAHS welcomes doctor to ranks

Sam Odrowski

The Mino Ayaa Ta Win Healing Centre and Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services has welcomed Dr. Shannon Wesley to their organization, where she will begin her four-day-a-month practice.

A welcoming ceremony was held Monday in the facility's roundhouse, where food was shared, prayers were said, and songs were sung to the beat of the “Aazhawii Giizhik” drum.

OCC head slated to speak here

Press Release

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual general meeting next Wednesday (April 18) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous, which is open to all members in good standing.

The Chamber is excited to feature guest speaker Rocco Rossi, the president and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC).

More Festival drama results


Drama Division

(April 10)

Trio charged

From the OPP

On Monday, members of the Fort Frances OPP conducted a drug-trafficking investigation in Rainy River District.

A vehicle stop subsequently was conducted in Watten Township around 11:45 p.m., which resulted in three males aged 45, 40, and 39, all of Rainy River District, being arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Library to host new 'Imaging Club'

Press Release

The Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre will be hosting a new club this coming Monday (April 16) at 6:30 p.m.

The Fort Frances Imaging Club is focused on inspiring the visual arts. Come out and meet like-minded visual artists, hear the club's agenda, and help determine its direction.

This hands-on, community-led interactive club will get you involved and engaged.

Fire leads to arson charge

From the OPP

On April 8 around 8:20 p.m., members of the Kenora OPP were called to a residence there to a report of a house fire as a result of an explosion.

The OPP and the Kenora Fire Department attended a short time later and were able to extinguish the fire.

As a result of the investigation, a 59-year-old male from Kenora was arrested and charged with arson—damage to own property.

Ontario fire deaths on rise


Submitted by

Tyler Moffitt

Fire Chief/CEMC

Fort Frances Fire

& Rescue Service

As of April 11, 31 people have lost their lives to fire in the province of Ontario so far this year.

This tragic and alarming statistic already has surpassed the January to April 11, 2017 fatalities, which numbered 28.

'Bullying stops here'

Duane Hicks

Dimit Bus Lines Ltd. once again went all out to decorate its buses for the annual “Day of Pink" yesterday—a day where communities can unite in celebrating diversity while raising awareness to stop all forms of bullying, including homophobia, transphobia, and transmisogyny.

Jersey display

Jamie Mountain

Taggs' Source For Sports was among the local businesses participating in “National Jersey Day” today. Canadians across the country traded in their usual week-day attire for sports jerseys to show support for the victims of the tragic Humboldt Broncos' bus crash last Friday near Tisdale, Sask. that claimed the lives of 16 people while leaving 13 others injured.

Down-home music

Duane Hicks

Lisa Olafson of “Dirty Dishes,” along with bandmates Suzy Wilde and Ali Porter, delighted a full house yesterday evening at the Townshend Theatre with their harmony-driven Gospel, bluegrass, and country stylings to close out Tour de Fort's 2017-18 season. Tour de Fort also announced its lineup for the 2018-19 series, which include Irish Mythen (Oct. 16), 54-40 (Nov. 11), Boreal (Dec.

Broncos' trainer dies of her injuries

The Canadian Press

SASKATOON—The athletic therapist for the Humboldt Broncos has become the 16th person to die following a horrific bus crash in Saskatchewan last week.

Relatives of Dayna Brons, 24, said they will remember her “joyful smile.”

Brons died yesterday afternoon in a Saskatoon hospital from injuries sustained in Friday's crash.

Ex-aide handed jail time

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A plot to delete documents about the Ontario government's pre-election cancellation of two gas plants struck at the heart of the democratic process, a judge said yesterday as he sentenced a former top political aide to four months in jail.

Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations on prized rosewood

By Michael Casey The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. — An international crackdown on illegal logging in tropical forests has ensnared the makers of some guitars and other musical instruments, whose top-end products require small amounts of rosewood, a material prized for its rich, multicolored grain and resonant sound.

Johnson back at tourney

Pete Iacobelli
The Associated Press

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.—Dustin Johnson is not satisfied with his Masters' history, no matter how many top-10 finishes he posts at Augusta National.

The top-ranked Johnson wound up 10th in last week's major—his third-straight appearance in the top 10 on the challenging layout.

“I definitely expect better,” Johnson said yesterday in prepping for this week's RBC Heritage.

Jays unable to sweep Orioles

David Ginsburg
The Associated Press

BALTIMORE—The Baltimore Orioles finally put on an offensive show at Camden Yards—one that manager Buck Showalter hopes will be repeated many times this summer.

Jonathan Schoop drove in two runs, and Kevin Gausman pitched six effective innings, as the Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 last night to avoid a three-game sweep.

Raptors fall short of 60 wins for season

Tim Reynolds
The Associated Press

MIAMI—Here were the two primary goals for the Miami Heat on the final night of the regular season: beat the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and get Wayne Ellington into the team record book.

Done, and done.

Jets take opener against Wild

Judy Owen
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Joe Morrow felt a bit like he was wearing glass slippers instead of skates last night.

The Jets' defenceman scored at 12:47 of the third period to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of their first-round NHL Western Conference playoff series.

“I've had a major roller-coaster of an NHL career so far,” the 25-year-old Morrow said.

Red-hot Mets win again

The Associated Press

MIAMI—The N.Y. Mets are winning even when they can't get a hit against the opposing starter.

Miami Marlins' lefty Jarlin Garcia was pulled after pitching six hitless innings in his first major-league start yesterday and the Mets rallied to take advantage of a strong season debut by Zack Wheeler and win 4-1 for their eighth-straight victory.

Another Trump trade war, this time with Rwanda over clothes

By Rodney Muhumuza The Associated Press

KAMPALA, Uganda — The sweaty mechanic tossed aside the used jeans one by one, digging deep through the pile of secondhand clothes that are at the centre of another, if little-noticed, Trump administration trade war.

Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study.

Chemical watchdog: Ex-spy poisoned by very pure nerve agent

By Jill Lawless And Danica Kirka The Associated Press

LONDON — The international chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday confirmed Britain’s finding that a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent, as Russia continued to deny suggestions that it was behind the attack.

Cannabis firms use creative marketing tactics to skirt strict regulations

By Armina Ligaya The Canadian Press

TORONTO — At a gallery in Toronto’s west end, people sip champagne, dine on canapes and listen to a panel discussion on mindfulness; the product they are here to fete is nowhere to be found, but brand elements are peppered everywhere, including mugs held by the panellists.

Bacon, Sage and Provolone Chicken Rolls

By Katie Workman The Associated Press

A rolled chicken breast may look la-di-da fancy, but it’s really super-easy to pull off with a tiny bit of patience. And this particular version rewards you with bacon and melted cheese.

I feel like I can do a lot of things if there is bacon and melted cheese involved.

Roasted radishes mellow them into the perfect side dish

By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press

We’re not a huge radish-eating country here in the United States, and I think that’s a mistake.

Radishes carry in their little bodies a tremendous variety of vitamins and minerals, so they’re a smart addition to our five-a-day veggie eating, but the spicy flavour can keep many home cooks away.

Brussels sprouts push nutrition in a classic Caesar salad

By Elizabeth Karmel The Associated Press

If you love Brussels sprouts like I do, you will love this salad. If you aren’t sure, but you are a fan of Caesar salad, then you will hopefully love it too!


Around Town

Fort Frances Little Theatre presents “Calendar Girls” at Knox United Church on April 12-14 at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 each, which are available at the Fine Line Art Gallery (529 Mowat Ave.) and at the door.