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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - August 12, 2019

Document reveals mill here can't be restarted

News
Sam Odrowski

The recently purchased Fort Frances mill cannot be restarted for the purpose of manufacturing pulp or paper, according to a recently uncovered document.

Couchiching approved for cannabis store

News
Staff

Couchiching First Nation is one of eight First Nations in Ontario which will be opening a cannabis store in the future, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced Friday.

Town to enter into funding agreement

News
Staff

The town has been successful in obtaining Connecting Link funding for the reconstruction of Scott Street from Colonization Road East to Reid Avenue.

At tonight's meeting, council has a recommendation to approve a report that will enter into a funding agreement for Connecting Link funding.

$50,000 reward offered for information about murder

District
From the OPP

Exactly one year ago last Thursday, Henry Stone-Arnold, 28 years old, was seen for the last time.

On Aug. 17, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers located human remains on a private property on Trist Road in Van Horne Township, just outside the City of Dryden.

Barton speaking

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Skip Clint Barton spoke highly of his Fort Frances-based rink's 1996 Police Curling championship run and gave a lot of credit to his teammates during the third induction ceremonies for the Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday evening at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Breastfeeding march

Photos
Sam Odrowski

A group of mothers strolled along Scott Street with their babies, family members, and friends who marched from the Fort Frances Public Library to the Rainy Lake Square on Thursday for World Breastfeeding Week which ran from Aug. 1-7. The event's purpose was to normalize breastfeeding in public. A celebration was held at the square before several mothers participated in a “Latch Mob.”

Ford calls mental health detainee 'animal'

National
Allison Jones
The Canadian Press

KITCHENER, Ont.—Ontario's premier said Friday that people with mental illness who commit crimes should be in jail, calling a patient who had been detained at a mental health hospital for killing his roommate an “animal.”

Doug Ford teed off for a second time on the case of Zhebin Cong, who was found not criminally responsible for killing his roommate with a meat cleaver in 2014.

Sister of Chynna Deese issues statement

National
The Canadian Press

The sister of an American tourist says the father of one of the British Columbia men named as a suspect in the woman's death isn't accepting his share of responsibility for her family's sorrow.

Detained Canadian back in B.C.

National
Amy Smart
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—A Canadian man who spent eight months in Syrian prisons said he wept three times on his flight back because he was so excited to finally be coming home.

Kristian Baxter of Nanaimo, B.C., returned to Vancouver on Saturday, just days after he was released from Syrian custody thanks in part to Lebanese mediation.

Canada's Andreescu wins Rogers Cup after Williams retires

Sports
John Chidley-Hill
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—As soon as Bianca Andreescu heard that Serena Williams was retiring from their Rogers Cup final, she went to her opponent's bench, took a knee, and started consoling the veteran tennis player.

Lost in that moment of empathy was the fact that Andreescu had just become the first Canadian to win the tournament in 50 years.

Tanaka silences Jays' offence

Sports
Tim Wharnsby
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A 13-pitch, ninth-inning at-bat from rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. may have ended in a double play, but it had his Blue Jays teammates and manager filled with marvel yesterday.

Toronto researcher developing selfie-based blood pressure monitor

Technology
By Adina Bresge The Canadian Press

TORONTO — You can learn a lot about someone from the videos they take of themselves. One day, these recordings may even be able to reveal your blood pressure, says a Toronto researcher.

Angry wasps help German police nab fleeing fugitive

International
The Associated Press

BERLIN—A fugitive in Germany has been nabbed thanks to the help of angry wasps.

Oldenburg police said the unusual sting operation took place today after officers tried to arrest a 32-year-old man to serve an outstanding 11-month custodial sentence.

The suspect, whose name wasn't released, fled from police and jumped from a balcony straight into a wasps' nest.

Angry wasps help German police nab fleeing fugitive

International
The Associated Press

BERLIN — A fugitive in Germany has been nabbed thanks to the help of angry wasps.

Oldenburg police said the unusual sting operation took place Monday after officers tried to arrest a 32-year-old man to serve an outstanding 11-month custodial sentence.

The suspect, whose name wasn’t released, fled from police and jumped from a balcony straight into a wasps’ nest.

Interactive border wall mural tells stories of deported

People
By Elliot Spagat The Associated Press

TIJUANA, Mexico — Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana returned Friday to the Mexican beach where her father entered the U.S. illegally before she was born, this time to put final touches on a mural of adults who came to the U.S. illegally as young children and were deported. Visitors who hold up their phones to the painted faces are taken to a website that voices first-person narratives.

Liz Weston: Will you be a scam artist’s next target?

People
By Liz Weston Of Nerdwallet The Associated Press

Believing that fraud can’t happen to us because we’re too smart, logical or informed may make us more vulnerable. Successful scam artists skillfully overcome our defences and get us into emotional states that override logical thinking, says Kathy Stokes, AARP’s director of fraud prevention programs.

“Scammers call it getting the victim under the ether,” she says.

Researcher developing selfie-based blood pressure monitor

Lifestyles
Adina Bresge
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—You can learn a lot about someone from the videos they take of themselves. One day, these recordings may even be able to reveal your blood pressure, says a Toronto researcher.

Cloudy, mild tomorrow

Weather

Tonight will be cloudy with showers and a low of 11 C (52 F).

Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy. Expect a high of 22 (72) and a low of 10 (50).

Wednesday will see some sun but then turn cloudy. Expect a high of 23 (73) and a low of 11 (52).