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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - April 30, 2018

Traffic stop leads to drug, firearm seizure

District
From the OPP

During the night of April 27, members of the Rainy River District OPP conducted a traffic stop of a motor vehicle that had four occupants.

During the stop, it was learned the male driver was wanted on a warrant from the City of Winnipeg.

OPP catch three for 'stunt driving'

District
From the OPP

On Highway 17 in the Marathon/Manitouwadge area over the weekend, three drivers were charged for speeding 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit.

On Saturday, a 20-year-old male of Winnipeg was nabbed going 151 km/h in 90 km/h zone.

District 'birders' off to OFSAA

Sports
Staff

Several district high school badminton players have advanced to the all-Ontarios set for this Thursday through Saturday in Windsor.

Muskie Aaron Bujold booked his spot by going undefeated in senior boys' singles play at the NWOSSAA championships last Wednesday in Thunder Bay.

Dunnell commits

Sports
Staff

Add another name to the list of Fort Frances Lakers who will be with a different team next season.

The Lakers announced Friday that defenceman Jack Dunnell has committed to playing for the University of Mary Marauders.

The Bismarck, N.D.-based team will play its inaugural season in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) in 2018-19.

Expo overview

Photos
Duane Hicks

The view from upstairs at the Fort Frances Curling Club provided an overview of all there was to do and see at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's annual Business & Community Expo held Friday and Saturday. The Tbaytel-sponsored event, which featured about 40 local and out-of-town exhibitors, drew a fairly steady crowd over the two days.

Decisions, decisions

Photos
Duane Hicks

Danielle Krahn, left, her daughter, Trinity, and her grandmother (and Trinity's great-grandmother) Anna McNay carefully chose where to put in their tickets at the penny table yesterday afternoon during the Riverside Foundation for Health Care's annual spring luncheon held at the Robert Moore School gym. Following the theme “Mama Needs to Relax,” the fundraiser drew 112 woman of all ages.

Poll cites Horwath as top challenger to Ford

National
The Canadian Press

A new poll suggests the outcome of Ontario's election will come down to which leader, rather than which party, can win voters' confidence—with Andrea Horwath the top challenger to Doug Ford.

Three boys killed by alleged drunk driver

National
The Canadian Press

NELSON HOUSE, Man.—A northern Manitoba community is grieving after three young boys were struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver who fled the scene Saturday night.

A 13-year-old and two 11-year-olds were on Provincial Road 620, two km north of Nelson House, when they were hit by a vehicle with five people in it around 10:30 p.m., RCMP said.

Vigil held for van attack victims

National
Salmaan Farooqui
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The site of a deadly van attack was transformed into a place of mourning yesterday evening as the streets of north Toronto echoed with thousands of people singing “O Canada” at a vigil for the victims.

Emergency alert to be tested

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Millions of cellphones, tablets, and other portable devices will sound off across the country next week to test Canada's new public emergency alert system.

The country's broadcast and telecom regulator said the tests will be carried out next Monday (May 7) in Ontario and Quebec and on Wednesday (May 9) in the rest of the country.

Solo homers help Jays snap losing skid

Sports
Dhiren Mahiban
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—On a day when the Blue Jays' bullpen needed a break, J.A. Happ tossed seven innings, allowing just two earned runs, as Toronto snapped a four-game skid with a 7-2 win over the Texas Rangers.

Yangervis Solarte, Teoscar Hernandez, and Kevin Pillar each hit solo home runs as the Jays avoided a sweep at the hands of the Rangers.

Predators even series against Jets

Sports
Jim Diamond
The Canadian Press

NASHVILLE—Winnipeg played a better game but the result they desired didn't follow.

Kevin Fiala scored at 5:37 of the second overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 5-4 victory over the Jets last night—evening their Western Conference semi-final series at one game apiece.

The series now shifts to Winnipeg for Games 3 and 4.

Iran destroys mass graves of those executed in 1988

International
By Jon Gambrell The Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran is destroying or redeveloping the sites of mass graves holding those executed in a 1988 wartime purge that killed as many as 5,000 people, a report released Monday alleges.

US says border crossing didn’t have room for asylum seekers

International
By Elliot Spagat The Associated Press

TIJUANA, Mexico — After travelling through Mexico with great fanfare for a month under the Trump administration’s watchful eye, nearly 200 Central American migrants attempting to seek asylum in the United States were stopped in their tracks when border inspectors said that a crossing facility didn’t have enough space to accommodate them.

Tweets about tragedy are a social media minefield: experts

Lifestyles
By Cassandra Szklarski The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Think before you post, social media experts say after an uproar emerged over messages that expressed sorrow over Toronto’s deadly van tragedy while also appearing to promote shoes and hot yoga.