You are here

Fort Frances Times Online Edition - April 23, 2018

Town budget to be outlined

News
Staff

The 2018 town budget will be presented at tonight's regular council meeting.

Deputy Treasurer Dawn Galusha will explain the budget process, outline sources of revenue and what the town's expenses are, as well as compare uncontrollable costs from 2017 with those in 2018.

Ice Dogs repeat as SIJHL champs

Sports
Staff

Ted Davis' power-play goal 49 seconds into the third period proved to be the winner as the Dryden GM Ice Dogs rallied to edge the Thunder Bay North Stars 3-2 in Game 6 of the best-of-seven SIJHL final Saturday at the Fort William Gardens.

The Ice Dogs claimed the series 4-2 and nabbed their second-straight league title.

Petting zoo

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Emo Feed's “Farm Animal Petting Zoo," featuring calves, goats, pigs, and chickens, was a popular attraction on Saturday during Emo's annual "Spring Fever Days.” Many who stopped by took the time to touch the animals—and some even had the chance to feed them hay.

Back at work

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Work has resumed at the site of the town's new J.K.-Grade 8 Catholic school on Flinders Avenue. The new school will amalgamate St. Michael's and St. Francis schools into one learning facility, with construction workers hoping to get started on building it in the fall. The Northwest District Catholic School Board plans to have it completed in time for the 2019-20 school year.

Ford 'dead against' safe injection sites

National
Paola Loriggio
The Canadian Press

Doug Ford says he is “dead against” safe injection sites and believes the focus should be on drug rehabilitation instead.

And if elected premier of Ontario in June, the Progressive Conservative leader said he will do everything he can to fight the ongoing opioid crisis and get people struggling with addiction the help they need.

Broncos' obituaries upset some families

National
Rob Drinkwater
The Canadian Press

Some families of Humboldt Broncos' bus crash victims are surprised to learn that error-riddled obituaries of their loved ones have been posted on a website that's selling flowers, as well as online memorial candles, and that the site isn't donating the money.

Liberal MP facing allegation

National
Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Liberal MP Francis Drouin says an allegation has been made against him following an incident at the party's convention in Halifax this weekend.

Drouin, a 34-year-old MP from eastern Ontario, was described earlier this year as a rising star in the Liberal Party, with a firm grip on the agriculture file and standing as the most-lobbied backbencher on Parliament Hill.

Penguins keep hopes for 'three-peat' alive

Sports
Dan Gelston
The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA—Sidney Crosby tormented the Flyers just as he has from the start of his NHL career.

Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin were clutch when needed in pivotal games.

And Matt Murray? Oh, just two shutouts and the type of outings that show more zeros on the board are possible in the second round—and maybe beyond.

Jays fall to 'young' Yankees again

Sports

By Mike Fitzpatrick

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK—With a team full of 20-somethings, the N.Y. Yankees played like seasoned veterans.

Luis Severino pitched three-hit ball over seven innings as the youthful Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 yesterday even as prized prospect Gleyber Torres went 0-for-4 in his major-league debut.

Busch captures third-straight win

Sports
Hank Kurz Jr.
The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va.—Kyle Busch raced to his third-straight victory, celebrated, and then got yelled at by his boss.

Joe Gibbs, it seems, hadn't seen Busch climb into the crowd to acknowledge what appeared to be friendly fan.

“You did?" Gibbs said. "Oh my gosh! You should not do that. You run a risk.”

Wizards rally to even series

Sports
Lori Ewing
The Canadian Press

WASHINGTON—In the final eight minutes of last night's ugly loss, the Toronto Raptors' eight-point lead turned into an eight-point deficit.

And in those frustrating minutes, as the game slipped away, the Raptors saw their playoff series lead over Washington vanish—and the storyline on such a positive season for the franchise turn sour.

Landry nabs first title

Sports
The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO—Andrew Landry won the Valero Texas Open yesterday for his first PGA Tour victory, pulling away with early birdies and holding on with par saves.

The 30-year-old Texan, busy at home in Austin with the recent birth of the family's first child, parred the final seven holes for a four-under 68 and a two-stroke victory over Trey Mullinax and Sean O'Hair.

Battle ready: Big leaguers logging long hours on Fortnite

Sports
By Scott Orgera The Associated Press

Forget Fenway Park David Price and the Boston Red Sox are feeling every bit at home at the Flush Factory. And in Houston, George Springer and the Astros are just as likely to be talking Boogie Bombs as balls and strikes.

Why is Xander Bogaerts making an L with his fingers and dancing on second base? Who’s the Ninja on Phil Hughes’ Twitter feed? What’s with Derek Fisher and llamas?

At war with Alibaba: Top brands fight China e-commerce giant

Technology
By Erika Kinetz The Associated Press

SHANGHAI — The rivalry is so notorious it’s been called the “great cat-and-dog war.” On one side towers Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., China’s e-commerce market leader, embodied by the black cat mascot of its Tmall platform. On the other is JD.com Inc., a fast-growing upstart represented by its white dog logo.

It's a baby boy for William and Kate

International
Jill Lawless
Sylvia Hui
The Associated Press

LONDON—For Kate, the wait is over. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth today to a healthy baby boy—a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne.

Jailed Egyptian photographer wins UNESCO press freedom prize

International
The Associated Press

PARIS — The United Nations’ cultural agency has ignored warnings from Egypt and awarded the World Press Freedom prize to an imprisoned Egyptian photographer.

A jury on Monday awarded the honour to Mahmoud Abu Zeid, known as Shawkan, who has been in jail since he was arrested in Cairo in August 2013 for covering a demonstration at Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square.