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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - August 10, 2015

Dance workshop

News
Heather Latter

Aubrey Eldridge, left, Angelina Spuzak, Lyla Moen, and Isabelle Meeks finished off an acrobatic routine yesterday during a dance workshop at Dancemakers School of Dance. The two-day workshop saw a variety of dance styles being taught by several different instructors. The local dance school is holding registration for its upcoming season this Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m.

Putting away

News
Cameron Penney

Max Vaclav putted his final shot of the round yesterday at the Kitchen Creek Classic. Vaclav finished third in the tournament with a score of 76-74-150, while Alex McDonald earned his fifth title in six years with a score of 70-73-143.

Speed signs being mulled

News
Staff

The town may consider permanent electronic speed signs to remind motorists just how fast they’re going.

The local Police Services Board has suggested to council that funds be set aside in its budget annually to purchase permanent speed signs for areas in town with “chronic speeders.”

Chiasson finishes top 10 at pageant

News
Heather Latter

Alyssa Chiasson represented the Rainy River District well during the Miss Teenage Canada pageant, finishing in the top 10 out of 82 contestants from across the country.

“It was an amazing experience and I am sad to see it come to an end,” she wrote on Facebook after the crowning last night.

“Thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement,” she added.

Keith donating a total of $25,000

News
Staff

The legacy of the recent “Duncan Keith Day” will resonate throughout Fort Frances for some time to come, thanks to the generosity of the town’s favourite hockey son.

Tonight’s meeting of town council will feature the first of five cheque presentations over the next two days being made on behalf of Keith, with each donation worth $5,000 for a total of $25,000 altogether.

Power outage

News
Staff

A total of 416 Hydro One customers east of Fort Frances suffered a power outage yesterday after a Hydro One equipment failure.

Hydro One crews were still working this morning, with the aim to restore power to residents of Mine Centre, Seine River 23Afn, Baker, Lac Lacroix Fn, Tanner, Rainy River Unorganized, and Perch Lake by 2 p.m. today.

New fires over weekend

District
From the MNRF

There was one new fire confirmed by yesterday afternoon.

Kenora District fire #46 was located near Kilvert Lake.

It was declared “out” at 0.1 hectares

There was one new fire reported on Saturday.

Kenora District fire #45 was located near Canoe Lake. It was “out” at 0.3 ha. in size.

Stratton angler helps win KBI

Sports
Joey Payeur

Byron Sharp and his cousin saved all their best fishing for when it mattered most.

The Stratton resident and Winnipeg-based relative, Jon O’Connor, set an all-time tournament record with a total haul of 57.04 pounds to cruise to victory on Saturday in the 141-team field at the 2015 Kenora Bass International.

Women’s soccer semis tonight

Sports
Staff

Enough with the rehearsals. It’s showtime.

The Borderland Soccer League women’s division gets down to playoff business tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Struchan Gilson Soccer Pitch with a pair of semi-final matchups.

It will be a Tyson v. Douglas-type confrontation when the heavily-favoured La Place Rendez-Vous U-18 Voyageurs face Boston Pizza.

Japan set to restart reactor

National
By Mari Yamaguchi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

TOKYO—A power plant operator said it will restart a reactor in southern Japan tomorrow, the first restart under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster and a milestone for the nation’s return to nuclear power.

Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Monday that it will restart the No. 1 reactor at its Sendai nuclear plant tomorrow morning.

Mill to fight U.S. on subsidies

National
By Michael Tutton THE CANADIAN PRESS

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S.—A Canadian paper mill that relies on exports to the United States to maintain more than 330 jobs at its Cape Breton mill says it will fight hard against a decision by the U.S. government to slap large tariffs onto its coated paper products.

Man wanted in shooting

National
The Canadian Press

VAUGHAN, Ont.—Police have issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for a 27-year-old man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting at a cafe north of Toronto in June.

York Regional Police say Jason Hay of Mississauga, Ont., is wanted in connection with the incident at the Moka Expresso Bar Cafe in Vaughan, Ont.

Shooter in unstable condition

National
By Jim Salter
Jim Suhr
The Associated Press

By Jim Salter and Jim Suhr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

FERGUSON, Mo.—A man who authorities say opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death was critically wounded when the officers shot back, St. Louis County’s police chief said early today.

Drones becoming growing nuisance

National
By Elliot Spagat THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN DIEGO—As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboard, he saw what he thought was another firefighting chopper battling a blaze that was threatening homes.

Complaint filed after reporter kissed

National
The Canadian Press

SQUAMISH, B.C.—Another television reporter doing a live report received a jarring distraction after a man kissed her on the cheek.

CBC reporter Megan Batchelor was covering a music festival in Squamish, B.C., north of Vancouver, on Friday when the incident happened.

Ticats remain unbeaten at Tim Hortons Field

Sports
The Canadian Press

HAMILTON, Ont.—The Winnipeg Blue Bombers bring out the best in Emanuel Davis.

Davis returned two interceptions for touchdowns yesterday afternoon as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats beat Winnipeg 38-8 to remain unbeaten at Tim Hortons Field. Davis has returned three interceptions for TDs this season and all have come against the Bombers.

Blue Jays win 8th straight

Sports
By Mike Fitzpatrick THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK—Everyone already knew the Toronto Blue Jays could really hit. Turns out, it was a trio of splendid pitching performances that closed the gap in the AL East.

Gillman defending her golf title

Sports
By Anne M. Peterson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PORTLAND, Ore.—Seventeen-year-old Kristen Gillman has had quite the summer vacation.

The Pan American Games in Canada and the Women’s British Open in Scotland were among her stops. This week, Gillman looks to defend her title at the U.S. Women’s Amateur in Portland, Oregon.

Drones becoming growing nuisance

Technology
By Elliot Spagat THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN DIEGO—As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboard, he saw what he thought was another firefighting chopper battling a blaze that was threatening homes.