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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - April 16, 2018

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(April 13)

North Stars nab split in Dryden


Former Fort Frances Laker Brandon Bodnar delivered some solid performances over the weekend to help the Thunder Bay North Stars earn a split in the first two games of the best-of-seven SIJHL final against the host Dryden GM Ice Dogs.

'Gold Rush' gala

Sam Odrowski

Shirley and Allen Teeple were among those who enjoyed a roast beef dinner at the “Gold Rush" gala in Emo on Saturday night, which was hosted by the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society to raise money for upgrades at the Emo fairgrounds.

Easter cantata

Duane Hicks

The Fort Frances Choraliers performed the Easter cantata, “Redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb,” before a full house yesterday afternoon at the New Beginnings Fellowship here. This year's cantata, featuring 36 singers, was directed by Diane Maxey and narrated by Michael Brady. An encore performance will take place this Sunday (April 22) at 3 p.m.

Calendar Girls scene

Sam Odrowski

The Fort Frances Little Theatre performed “Calendar Girls” at Knox United Church on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, as well as a matinee yesterday afternoon. The play, based on a true story, is about a group of ladies who come together with a unique fundraising idea for their local hospital.

First Liberal ad focuses on Ford

Paola Loriggio
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario's Liberals are drawing lessons from the last U.S. election as they unleash advertising they say aims to expose the “real” Doug Ford and what he would do if elected premier this spring.

More asylum-seekers likely

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—The Quebec government says it is facing even more asylum-seekers entering the province from the United States this year and is asking the federal government for help.

Immigration minister David Heurtel says the number is forecast to increase significantly this summer.

Human kindness emerges for town dealing with grief

Bill Graveland
The Canadian Press

HUMBOLDT, Sask.—A tragic bus crash that has sunk a Saskatchewan community into deep sorrow also has released an incredible display of human kindness as residents struggle to deal with their grief.

Kodaira wins in playoff

Pete Iacobelli
The Associated Press

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.—Early on, Satoshi Kodaira was thinking only of playing well enough yesterday to make it to next week's PGA Tour stop.

Those worries are over for the 28-year-old from Japan, who rallied from six shots behind to win the RBC Heritage in a playoff and gain an invitation to join the tour as a regular.

Wild's offence finally comes alive

Jess Myers
The Canadian Press

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Blake Wheeler didn't see the same intensity from his team last night that the Winnipeg Jets displayed over the first two games of their first-round playoff series.

That stung them in a Game 3 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Minnesota scored four second-period goals en route to a 6-2 win over the Jets, halving Winnipeg's series lead to 2-1.

Raptors laud Casey's faith in bench

Lori Ewing
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Lucas Nogueira had played about eight minutes each in 49 games during the regular season.

And when Raptors' coach Dwane Casey called his name with the game on the line Saturday night, Nogueira was sitting in his usual spot near the end of the bench, slurping on a drink.

But as always, the big Brazilian was ready to go in.

NASCAR race postponed until today

Steve Reed
The Associated Press

BRISTOL, Tenn.—Kyle Larson will have to wait another day to try to capture his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season.

The race at Bristol Motor Speedway was postponed until today because of heavy rain with Larson out in front. Racing was halted three times yesterday due to wet weather.

Action was scheduled to resume at 1 p.m. (ET) today.

Jays' game with Indians scrubbed again

The Associated Press

CLEVELAND—The Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays will try again in a couple of weeks.

The teams will play a traditional doubleheader starting at 1:10 p.m. on May 3 at Progressive Field after their series finale was postponed by rain yesterday.

The game was called about four hours before the scheduled 1:10 p.m. first pitch.

Saturday's game also was rained out.

Stapleton, Lambert, Underwood and Vegas win at ACM Awards

By Mesfin Fekadu The Associated Press

The 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards marked a memorable night for the victims of the massive Las Vegas shooting, comeback queen Carrie Underwood and triple-winners Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert.

Warmer weather on tap


Look for clearing skies tonight, with an overnight low of minus-six C (21 F) and north winds gusting up to 22 km/h.

Tomorrow will see a mix of sun and clouds, with a high of seven (44) and low around minus-two (28).

Expect northeast winds gusting up to 24 km/h.