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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - April 24, 2018

FFHS to host 'water walk'

News
Sam Odrowski

Canada is plentiful in the number of fresh water resources available to its citizens.

With Canada having about 20 percent of the world's fresh water, people sometimes can take clean drinking water for granted.

Town seeking high-tonnage tax rate

News
Staff

Fort Frances is seeking approval from the Ontario Ministry of Finance to charge CN a high-tonnage rate for railway right-of-way property running through the town.

Town council approved a resolution at its regular meeting last night to send a letter to Finance minister Charles Sousa stating they believe the municipality meets the high-tonnage threshold.

Vehicle goes through ice

District
From the OPP

Around 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, the Kenora OPP received a call of a pick-up truck that had gone through the ice near Clearwater Bay.

Police were advised that a Manitoba resident was driving on an ice road on Lake of the Woods when the vehicle went through.

All of the occupants were able to make it to safety without injury.

Police probing fire at lodge

District
From the OPP

On Sunday around 9:20 p.m., the Kenora OPP received word of a fire at a lodge on Highway 17 near Vermilion Bay.

The Machin Fire Department attended prior to the OPP and was able to extinguish the fire with assistance from the Longbow Lake Fire Department.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

Final Festival results

District

Piano Division

(April 19)

Taking breather

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Members of Muskie girls' soccer team paused for a little breather during practice yesterday afternoon at Fort High. The black-and-gold took full advantage of the sunshine and warmer temperature to work on various skills ahead of their season-opening exhibition tournament slated for May 4-5 in Winnipeg.

Baton passing

Photos
Jamie Mountain

The recent nice weather finally allowed members of the Muskie track-and-field team to practice outdoors yesterday afternoon at Fort High. Relay racing and long jump were among the events the athletes were working on ahead of their first meet of the season that ran today in International Falls.

Activists, First Nations decry nuclear waste plan

National
Raisa Patel
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—First Nations' leaders say they have not been properly consulted about the prospect of a nuclear waste disposal site being established northwest of Ottawa near a prominent nuclear research centre.Glen Hare, deputy grand chief of the Anishinabek Nation, says his people were not consulted about the proposed Chalk River dump site, which is located less than a kilometre from the Ottawa River

G7 to call out Russia's 'malign' intent

National
Mike Blanchfield
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Canada and its G7 partners are saying “enough is enough” to attacks by Russia and other authoritarian countries in their democratic institutions, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said yesterday.

Freeland concluded talks with her G7 counterparts by affirming an organized effort to respond to foreign meddling and the spreading of false information—mainly by Russia.

Threat level unchanged by van attack

National
Teresa Wright
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—There remains no information to warrant a change in Canada's risk level, Public Safety minister Ralph Goodale reiterated yesterday following what he described as a “horrendous” midday van attack in Toronto that killed 10 pedestrians and injured 15 others.

Opposition calling for action on illegal migrants

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—An Opposition motion being debated in the House of Commons today calls on the government to act to stop the influx of illegal border-crossers entering Canada from the U.S.

Brown files defamation lawsuit against CTV

National
Paola Loriggio
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown has filed a defamation lawsuit against CTV News over its reporting of what he alleges are false accusations of sexual misconduct.

MP still remains in Liberal caucus

National
Teresa Wright
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A Liberal member of Parliament facing what he calls an allegation following an incident in Halifax on the weekend remains a member of the government caucus.

But so far, no one is saying much about the matter.

The chief of staff to government whip Pablo Rodriguez says Francis Drouin, MP for the eastern Ontario riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, is still a Liberal MP.

Rockets soar past 'Wolves

Sports
The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS—Although James Harden and most of the Houston Rockets were misfiring throughout the first half, their confidence never wavered.

In the third quarter, those sharpshooters sure came to life.

Leafs force Game 7 with Bruins

Sports
Joshua Clipperton
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The Toronto Maple Leafs won this one for their city.

Frederik Andersen made 32 saves last night as the Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 to force Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.

The victory came hours after 10 people were killed when a van mounted a sidewalk in Toronto's north end and struck multiple pedestrians in what was described as a “horrific attack.”

For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

Technology
By Barbara Ortutay THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — If you’ve ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you’re in luck. For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to what does and doesn’t belong on its service ‚Äî 27 pages worth of them, in fact.

Facebook finally spells out what it forbids

International
Barbara Ortutay
The Associated Press

NEW YORK—If you've ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you're in luck.

For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to what does and doesn't belong on its service—27 pages worth of them, in fact.

Asian elephants said at risk from Chinese demand for skin

Science
By Kaweewit Kaewjinda The Associated Press

BANGKOK — A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing an even greater threat to Asia’s wild herds than the ivory trade.

Spatzle Primavera is made with vegetables, cream and cheese

Recipes
By Sara Moulton The Associated Press

Springtime is the right time for Pasta Primavera, which is, after all, the Italian word for spring. There’s some controversy about who invented this wonderful dish, but everyone agrees that it was made famous in the late ‘70s at New York’s Le Cirque restaurant. In any case, the recipe consists of spring vegetables, cream and cheese. How far wrong can you go?