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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - April 9, 2018

Roadwork tender on tap


The stretch of Third Street East from Williams Avenue to Colonization Road East will undergo a complete overhaul this year.

Town council is expected to award a tender to Bay City Contractors Inc., at an estimated cost of $2,183,666.80 (incl. HST and a $180,000 contingency allowance), at its regular meeting tonight.

Visitor restriction in place

Press Release

Riverside Health Care, in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit, has declared a respiratory outbreak at Rainycrest Long-Term Care here.

As a result, all transfers, discharges, and social activities have been cancelled until further notice.

Visitors are restricted to family members and caregivers only.

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Vocal Division

(April 5)

Lakers' season comes to end

Jamie Mountain

The Dryden GM Ice Dogs will defend their SIJHL title from a year ago.

Malcolm Huemmert and Jacen Bracko each notched a pair of goals to pace the Ice Dogs to a 10-2 romp over the visiting Fort Frances Lakers in Game 5 of their best-of-seven semi-final series yesterday afternoon.

Senior dancers

Duane Hicks

Hailey Bragg, left, Taya Hagarty, Brianna Eldridge, Anna Peters, Raegen Woodgate, Olivia Eldridge, and Mickenna Ryll opened the Dancemakers School of Dance's spring dance recital, “Magic of Motown," with Boyz II Men's "Motownphilly” on Thursday evening at the Townshend Theatre. Family and friends packed the theatre to enjoy a total of 26 dance numbers.

Raising awareness

Duane Hicks

Dozens of children and adults from both sides of the border gathered for the International Falls Autism Support Group's third-annual National Autism Awareness Day Walk on Saturday in downtown International Falls.

2018 ice show

Jamie Mountain

The group of Peyton Jourdain, Whitney Williamson, Alyce LeBrasseur, Lyla Moen, Elianna Jacobsen, Rachel Ste. Croix, and Dominique Lemaire performed to the theme of “The Suits" TV show yesterday afternoon during the Border Skating Club's annual ice show at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Broncos' pastor recalls 'valley of darkness'

Kelly Geraldine Malone
Ryan McKenna
The Canadian Press

HUMBOLDT, Sask.—Thousands gathered to remember 15 people who died when the Humboldt Broncos' bus crashed Friday and heard a heart-rending recollection from the team chaplain who happened upon the gruesome scene and heard sounds of the dying.

Pipeline expansion work suspended

Rob Gillies
The Associated Press

TORONTO—Kinder Morgan said yesterday it is suspending all non-essential activities and related spending on its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project that nearly would triple the flow of oil from Canada's oilsands to the Pacific Coast.

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion work suspended


TORONTO — Kinder Morgan said Sunday it is suspending all non-essential activities and related spending on its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project that would nearly triple the flow of oil from Canada’s oil sands to the Pacific Coast.

Reed fends off field for first 'major' win

Doug Ferguson
The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga.—The tepid applause that greeted Patrick Reed on the first tee made it clear he wasn't the people's choice.

All he cared about was being the Masters champion.

He turned back an early move by Rory McIlroy and a late charge by Rickie Fowler.

Gushue fails in bid for back-to-back titles

The Canadian Press

LAS VEGAS—Niklas Edin would not be denied gold at the men's world curling championship after falling just short of it at the Olympic Games.

His Swedish team was on a mission in Las Vegas and dominated Canada's Brad Gushue 7-3 to take the title last night.

Gushue, who beat Edin for gold last year in Edmonton, shook hands after eight ends.

Undermanned Raptors keep rolling

Lori Ewing
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—On a night Toronto Raptors' coach Dwane Casey gave two starters a rest, C.J. Miles and OG Anunoby filled in the void.

Miles scored 22 points in one of his best performances of the season, while Anunoby added a career-high 21 points, as the undermanned Raptors beat Orlando 112-101 yesterday in their final home game of the regular season.

Panthers spoil Bruins' bid for top seed

The Associated Press

BOSTON—The Bruins didn't seem like the team with the most to gain until it was too late last night.

Roberto Luongo came off the bench to shut down Boston in the third period as the Florida Panthers dashed the Bruins' hopes of getting the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 4-2 win.

Big first inning sparks Blue Jays

Schuyler Dixon
The Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Tex.—Steve Pearce didn't want to wait around for Cole Hamels' confounding change-up.

So Toronto's lead-off hitter took a big swing at the first pitch he saw: a high fastball in just about a perfect spot for a hitter.

Quintuplets born at Phoenix hospital are ‘angels’

By Melissa Daniels The Associated Press

PHOENIX — Bringing five babies into the world has left Jamie Scott feeling tired, excited and ultimately blessed.

She delivered quintuplets by Caesarean section after 29 weeks of pregnancy on March 21 at Dignity Health St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.

Strawberries Baked Alaska is relatively simple to prepare

By Sara Moulton The Associated Press

This recipe celebrates one of the first and sweetest harbingers of spring: local strawberries. Sure, the supermarket offers strawberries all year ‘round, but the gems that are grown locally and show up in season boast way more flavour than their cousins from the other side of the world. What you’re looking for is a bright red colour from stem to tip.