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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - April 2, 2018

Sudden deaths probed

District
From the OPP

On Saturday around 2:40 p.m., members of the Kenora OPP responded to a report of a sudden death at a residence on Hawk Lake Road in Kenora.

Officers attended and it was confirmed a 62-year-old female and a 57-year-old male, both from Kenora, were deceased.

'Dogs grab series lead

Sports
Staff

The Fort Frances Lakers quickly are learning why the Dryden GM Ice Dogs have been the cream of the crop in the SIJHL the past few seasons.

A pair of weekend wins, including a 7-2 romp Friday night and then a 5-2 win on Saturday, has the Ice Dogs up 2-0 in their best-of-seven semi-final playoff series heading into Game 3 tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. the Ice For Kids Arena.

'Easter Market'

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Trish McQuaker of J.R Watkins sold various products during an “Easter Market” presented by the Rainy River District Farmers' Market on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Copper River Inn. It featured 36 vendors and was busy with shoppers for all six hours.

'Egg-stravaganza!'

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Ted DeBenetti handed out candy outside of “A Buck or Two" during the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club's fifth-annual "Egg-stravaganza” event that took place Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the downtown core. Hundreds of children filled their Easter baskets with chocolates and candy from the 16 participating businesses along Scott Street.

Trip draw

Photos
Staff

Heather Wright drew the April “Trip of the Month” draw winner while her father-in-law and Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on this morning at International Travel Services here. Lawrence Armstrong of Pinewood will be heading to Berlin, Germany—a trip valued at $4,500. Next month's trip is to Reykjavik, Iceland ($4,000).

Hundreds search for missing boy

National
Salmaan Farooqui
The Canadian Press

Hundreds of people spent their Easter long weekend searching for a missing boy from a small southern Ontario community who was swept away in the Grand River during a recent flood.

Searchers from several nearby communities have been congregating just outside Orangeville, Ont. every day for the last six weeks to walk alongside the river and search for the body of Kaden Young.

Parliament poet talks ego, emotion in writing

National
Jordan Press
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Georgette LeBlanc looks around the parliamentary library in the Centre Block and admits she was last in the building in high school.

The Quebec poet will be spending a lot more time in this library over the next two years during her term as parliamentary poet laureate, adding to the writing surrounding her on this sunny March morning.

Mali mission may lend support to counter-terror ops

National
Lee Berthiaume
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The six military helicopters that Canada plans to send to Mali could be used to move more than peacekeepers: they could be called upon to support a multinational counter-terrorism force also operating in the country.

Stuck U.S. Navy ship finally heading home

National
Morgan Lowrie
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—An American warship stuck in Montreal since Christmas Eve finally has resumed its trip to its home port in Florida, the U.S. Navy confirmed Saturday.

The USS Little Rock was commissioned in Buffalo, N.Y. on Dec. 16 but was trapped by ice at the Port of Montreal less than two weeks into its maiden voyage.

Child welfare orders fully complied: feds

National
Kelly Geraldine Malone
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Canada's Indigenous Services minister says Ottawa has fully complied with the orders of a 2016 ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal which said the federal government discriminates against indigenous children.

“We have turned a corner,” Jane Philpott told The Canadian Press.

Data breach hits Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor stores

Business
By Matt O’Brien The Associated Press

A data breach at department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor has compromised the personal information of customers who shopped at the stores.

The chains’ parent company, Canada-based Hudson’s Bay Co., announced the breach of its store payment systems on Sunday. The company said it was investigating and taking steps to contain the attack.

Science Says: What we know about cancer risk and coffee

Health & Wellness
By Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press

Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should we be of a daily cup of joe? Not very, some scientists and available evidence seem to suggest.

Scientific concerns about coffee have eased in recent years, and many studies even suggest it can help health.

Smoak 'slam' sparks Blue Jays to victory

Sports
Gregory Strong
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Justin Smoak felt like he let the team down in the first inning when he struck out with two men on and nobody out.

The Toronto slugger made up for it in a big way.

Smoak belted a two-run homer in the seventh inning, then launched a grand slam in the eighth to power the Blue Jays to a 7-4 win over the N.Y. Yankees yesterday afternoon.

Devils rally to edge Canadiens

Sports
Kelsey Patterson
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall couldn't have picked a better time to score his first career short-handed goal.

Hall scored the winner in the third period—a short-handed breakaway—as New Jersey rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 yesteray to remain in the thick of the playoff race.

Poulter nabs berth in Masters

Sports
The Associated Press

HUMBLE, Tex.—Ian Poulter made a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole to force a playoff and won the Houston Open on the first extra hole with a par to earn the last spot in the Masters.

One week after Poulter mistakenly was told he had locked up a spot at Augusta National through the world ranking, he left no doubt by winning in clutch fashion over PGA Tour rookie Beau Hossler.

Michigan faces tall order with 'Nova

Sports
John Marshall
The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO—Michigan's game plan used to revolve around offence—hitting enough shots to outscore teams.

Sometimes it worked. Many times, often on the biggest stages, it didn't.

The Wolverines have made a shift in recent years, transforming into one of the nation's best defensive teams.

If shots aren't falling, they can always win with defence.

What to watch between Michigan, Villanova in NCAA title game

Sports
By John Marshall The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO — A wild, entertaining season and one of the maddest Marches in college basketball history has reached its pinnacle.

Villanova and Michigan, prolific offence vs. stifling defence, a national title on the line, Monday night in San Antonio.

China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific

Technology
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press

BEIJING — China’s defunct Tiangong 1 space station mostly burned up on re-entry into the atmosphere over the central South Pacific on Monday, Chinese space authorities said.

The experimental space laboratory re-entered around 8:15 a.m. Beijing time, the China Manned Space Engineering Office said.

China space lab mostly burned up

International
Christopher Bodeen
The Associated Press

BEIJING—China's defunct Tiangong 1 space station mostly burned up on re-entry into the atmosphere over the central South Pacific today, Chinese space authorities said.

The experimental space laboratory re-entered around 8:15 a.m. (Beijing time), the China Manned Space Engineering Office said.

Couple divorced for 50 years to remarry

International
The Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky.—A half-century after getting a divorce, a Kentucky couple plans to get married again.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported 83-year-old Harold Holland and 78-year-old Lillian Barnes will exchange wedding vows on April 14 in Lexington.

Their grandson will perform the ceremony at a local Baptist church.

Data from SUV shows deadly wreck may have been intentional

International
The Associated Press

MENDOCINO, Calif. — An SUV carrying a large, free-spirited family from Washington state accelerated straight off a scenic California cliff and authorities said the deadly wreck may have been intentional.

Kentucky couple plans to remarry half century after divorce

People
The Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A half century after getting a divorce, a Kentucky couple plans to get married again.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 83-year-old Harold Holland and 78-year-old Lillian Barnes will exchange wedding vows on April 14 in Lexington. Their grandson will perform the ceremony at a local Baptist church.

It’s white roses, peonies and foxgloves for UK royal wedding

Lifestyles
The Associated Press

LONDON — The royal wedding will take place among white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves, set off by branches of beech, birch and hornbeam.