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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - April 15, 2019

Woman missing

District
From the OPP

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Dryden Detachment members would like to request the public's assistance in locating a missing woman.

Susan Tilley, 39, of Dryden, was reported as missing on April, 11, 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m.

She is described as being five feet in height, heavy build, mid-length, dark brown hair and green eyes.

Man faces charges

District
From the OPP

On April 11, 2019 at 5 p.m., officers of the Fort Frances Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on the 300 block of Scott Street in the Town of Fort Frances.

After speaking with the driver, he subsequently failed the roadside test and was arrested at the scene.

Counterfeit products seized at border

District
Press Release

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted multiple rail containers destined to arrive in Ranier, Minnesota.

CBP officers inspected the rail containers and discovered merchandise in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations.

Drama results

District

Drama Division results

(April 11)

Métis beading

Photos

Cindy Manty, left, and Dawn-Marie Danylchuk participated in a Métis beading workshop at the library on Saturday.

Spaghetti feast

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Retired firefighter Len McCormick, left, and Gail Kelly enjoyed a hot meal at the La Vallee Fire Department's third-annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday evening at the Devlin Hall. The fundraiser saw 235 people go through the door and raised roughly $2,500 through ticket sales.

Charity concert

Photos
Ken Kellar

North Star Deserter (Ryne Strachan) entertained the crowd at a fundraising event at From the Grind Up on Friday evening. Proceeds from the event, which featured a total of eight local acts, went towards supporting the Robertson family of Churchill, Man. while their infant son, Malcolm, undergoes treatment for leukemia in Winnipeg.

Woman dies after fall

National
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—A 36-year-old woman has died after falling from a sixth-floor balcony in Old Montreal.

Montreal police spokeswoman Veronique Dubuc said the woman fell about 20 metres after passing over a railing to try to retrieve an object.

Police said several people were with the woman when the fall occurred at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Ontario slashes legal aid budget

National
Allison Jones
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The Progressive Conservative government is slashing the budget of Legal Aid Ontario, including eliminating funding for refugee and immigration law services—a move lawyers with the organization call a “horrific” decimation.

Fines for gas pumps without sticker

National
Allison Jones
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Buried in Ontario's budget bill are fines of up to $10,000 per day for gas station operators who don't display government-mandated stickers about the price of the carbon tax.

The budget contains a new piece of legislation called the Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Act that would require gas stations to display the sticker on each pump.

Former foster child names shooting victim

National
The Canadian Press

SALMON ARM, B.C.—A former foster child of a Salmon Arm, British Columbia shooting victim is remembering Gordon Parmenter as the man who helped him discover his potential.

The foster child, who can't be named, has identified Parmenter as the man shot to death yesterday at a church in Salmon Arm, about 100 kilometres north of Kelowna.

Pot legalization sparks first-timers

National
Laura Kane
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Cindi Phelps never imagined herself running a pot shop.

She smoked weed as a teenager, but as an adult she says she became “cranky” about cannabis, endlessly lecturing her kids and judging everyone who touched the stuff.

Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

Health & Wellness
By Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press

A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive.

Woods makes Masters 15th and most improbable major

Sports
The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga.—Fallen hero, crippled star, and now a Masters champion again.

Tiger Woods rallied to win the Masters for the fifth time yesterday, a comeback that goes well beyond the two-shot deficit he erased before a delirious audience at Augusta National that watched memories turn into reality.

Heredia homers in big inning as Tampa topples Blue Jays

Sports
Melissa Couto
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Marcus Stroman had a supportive chat with Lourdes Gurriel Jr. yesterday after the Blue Jays' second baseman made a costly error that led to his removal from the game.

The gist of the message was that his teammates would be there to help the 25-year-old infielder over the mental hurdle he seems to be facing on the field.

Jets bounce back with win over Blues

Sports
Steve Overbey
The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS—Kyle Connor and the Winnipeg Jets got back on track by sticking to the same way they wanted to play all along.

Connor scored twice, Patrik Laine had a goal and an assist, and the Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 last night to climb back into their first-round playoff series.

Runners gear up for another wet Boston Marathon

Sports
The Associated Press

HOPKINTON, Mass. — Runners are trying to stay dry as they await the start of the 2019 Boston Marathon.

The 123nd running of the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon got a wet start. But it’s not as cold as expected, with temperatures in the 60s as runners arrived instead of the 30s that were initially forecast.

Fertility doctor may have more than 49 children

International
The Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands—A Dutch fertility doctor who used his own sperm to inseminate 49 women may have fathered even more children.

Ties van der Meer of the Dutch Donor Child Foundation said today that three more people contacted him this weekend because they suspect they may also have been conceived using the sperm of Dr. Jan Karbaat.

Rare turtle species down to 3

International
The Associated Press

BEIJING—The only known female member of one of the world's rarest turtle species has died at a zoo in southern China, officials said yesterday.

The animal was one of four Yangtze giant softshell turtles known to be remaining in the world.

The Suzhou zoo, where the female turtle lived, also houses a male Yangtze giant softshell turtle.

Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world

Science
The Associated Press

BEIJING — The only known female member of one of the world’s rarest turtle species has died at a zoo in southern China, officials said Sunday.

Mia Farrow pursues anti-hunger work in South Sudan visit

People
By Sam Mednick The Associated Press

JUBA, South Sudan — Mia Farrow will never forget the day she watched a baby die in her mother’s arms.

“It was a little girl staring at her mother and finally she just stopped breathing. I just moved away and listened to the mother’s cry,” the actress and human rights activist told The Associated Press in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, earlier this month.

Dutch fertility doctor may have more than 49 children

People
The Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch fertility doctor who used his own sperm to inseminate 49 women may have fathered even more children.

Ties van der Meer of the Dutch Donor Child Foundation said Monday that three more people contacted him this weekend because they suspect they may also have been conceived using the sperm of Dr. Jan Karbaat.

Britons bet on new royal baby name

Lifestyles
The Associated Press

LONDON—Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, may be keeping plans about their impending baby under wraps, but that hasn't stopped everyone in Britain from trying to guess the gender and the name of their first child.

If Britain's bookmakers are to be believed, it's definitely a girl and Diana may well be one of her many names.

Warm weather to stick around

Weather

Tonight will be mainly clear with fog late in the night. Expect a low of zero C (32 F).

Tomorrow will see periods of sun and cloud with a high of 15 (59) and a low of two (36).

Wednesday will be cooler with afternoon rain. Expect a high of nine (48) and a low of two (36).