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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - August 13, 2015

Intense pitcher

News
Joey Payeur

Darcy Smith of the Northwest Bay Beavers was ferocity personified as she went the distance to help the Beavers to a 19-4 win over the Fort Frances Her-icanes in the Losers Side final of the Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League playoffs last night at VanJura Park. The Beavers will face the Red Gut Babes in the league final, with Game 1 in Red Gut on Monday.

Teamwork

Photos
Joey Payeur

Jesse Tom of the Rainy Lake Pirates was happy to hand out the high-fives after his leadoff home run staked the Rainy Lake Pirates to a 1-0 lead in their East Division final matchup with the Sight & Sound Wolves on Tuesday at the Rodrick and Telford Bruyere Ball Field at Couchiching First Nation.

Indigenous conference

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Heather Latter

Laura Horton, executive co-chair of the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium, introduced keynote speaker Fred Kelly yesterday during the third day of the conference at Seven Generations Education Institute here. Upwards of 100 delegates from as far away as Hawaii, Alaska, Norway, New Zealand, and Australia have come together for the event, which wraps up tomorrow.

‘Awesome’ girls

Photos
Heather Latter

Keira Strickland, left, Rhyan McLean, Greta Fedoruk, Lyzzie Klem, and Kenna Spuzak were just a few of the girls who will be attending the “I Am Awesome! (And I Know It!) Self Esteem Retreat for Young Women” in September. They volunteered their time yesterday evening to paint faces during the “Music in the Park” fundrasier for the initiative at the Emo Lions Park.

Library to host open mic night

News
Staff

“Open Mic at the Library” will be back by popular demand next Monday (Aug. 17) at 6 p.m.

There is so much local talent in the area, the Fort Frances Public Library is providing a place for it to be showcased.

But what’s needed now is more performers.

Those who want to perform are asked to register online at: www.ffpltc.ca

NOHFC gives big boost to ag projects

News
Press Release

Ontario is helping to increase farm production and efficiency in Rainy River District by investing in two agricultural infrastructure projects.

Workers join Unifor

News
Press Release

About two dozen workers at Gingrich Woodcraft near Fort Frances voted 69 percent in favour of joining Unifor yesterday.

This group of wood workers specializes in the production of custom cabinets, drawers and mouldings

Oilsands being left in the ground is just a matter of fact, experts say

News
By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON — The furor over a New Democrat candidate’s remarks about leaving Alberta’s oilsands in the ground reflects how poorly the issue is understood, say energy experts.

To many, Toronto Centre candidate Linda McQuaig’s recent statement is just the simple fact of the matter.

Muskies needed for fair float

District
Staff

Jim Scheibler is trying to promote Muskie sports of all kinds.

One way he will be doing that is setting up a booth in the arena at this year’s Rainy River Valley Agricultural Fair, running in Emo today through Saturday.

He also has made a float for the parade on Saturday and hopes current Muskie athletes—and even alumni—will come and join in.

SIJHL schedule released

Sports
Staff

The Fort Frances Lakers were the last ones left standing in the SIJHL last season and will be the last ones to hit the ice for meaningful action this fall.

Pharmasave wins third-place game

Sports
Staff

Following a season that was rife wit losing, Pharmasave will be glad to say it finished its season on a winning note against the top dogs from a year ago.

Beavers blow out ’Canes

Sports
Joey Payeur

Even a fully-healthy pitcher may not have been able to stop the Northwest Bay Beavers last night.

A chucker with a damaged wing never had a chance.

The Beavers racked up a 14-0 lead and never looked back in rolling to a 19-4 decision over the Fort Frances Her-icanes in the Losers Side final in the Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League playoffs at VanJura Park.

Pirates put out Wolves

Sports
Staff

The Rainy Lake Pirates are the beasts of the East, thank in part to a sensational sixth.

Great eight for Wilson

Sports
Staff

It’s the story that won’t stop because Tylar Wilson apparently can’t be stopped.

The Fort Frances driver is now a perfect eight-for-eight for the season after capturing the feature the past two weeks in the Street Stocks division of the Borderland Racing Association.

Kinnear on go-kart roll

Sports
Staff

Jasmine Kinnear’s go-kart career is off to a flying start.

In just her second week of racing, Kinnear won the rookie class feature for the second week in a row during Borderland Kart Racing action at Emo Speedway this past Sunday.

Grand opening

Photos
Lindsay Campbell

Crystal Smith, Ganawendaasowin Treatment Program team lead, far left, held a ceremonial ribbon with director of Nanandawewinan Shannon Blight, far right, as Weechi-it-te-win Family Services executive director, Laurie Rose, made the first cut with board president Gary Windigo yesterday during the grand opening of the Ganawendaasowin Youth Treatment Centre at 71 McTavish Road.

Hungry dogs seeking cupcakes start stove fire

National
The Associated Press

ALTOONA, Pa.—Police say dogs trying to get at a box of cupcakes left on top of a stove apparently started a small fire in a Pennsylvania home.

The landlord tells police in Logan Township that he stopped by his tenants’ home to let out the dogs about 8 p.m. Sunday.

That’s when the landlord saw a small stovetop fire and called firefighters.

Mother’s love behind baby baboon abduction

National
The Associated Press

SKOPJE, Macedonia—The mystery of a baby baboon abducted from Skopje’s zoo had a bittersweet resolution: A mother says she stole it as a gift for her deaf son.

The 26-year-old woman told Dnevnik newspaper took that she lifted Luka, an 18-month-old crowd favourite, as a belated birthday present for her seven-year-old son.

Saskatchewan mulls input after consultations on farmland ownership laws end

National
By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS

Saskatchewan won’t impose restrictions on Canadians who want to buy farms in the province, but the provincial government isn’t ruling out anything else as it considers whether to change the laws governing farmland ownership, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said Wednesday.

Trans Mountain faces 145 energy board conditions for pipeline expansion

Business
By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER — The National Energy Board has issued 145 draft conditions that Kinder Morgan must meet if its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is approved, including increased consultation with First Nations and upgrading its emergency response.

Jays surge to 10th straight win

Sports
Melissa Couto
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Chris Colabello and Justin Smoak each hit three-run homers, and the surging Toronto Blue Jays put up seven runs in the second inning en route to their 10th straight victory, 10-3 over the Oakland Athletics yesterday.

Los Angeles likely to bid for Olympics

Sports
Eddie Pells
The Associated Press

U.S. Olympic leaders are now looking to Los Angeles as a bidder for the 2024 Olympics—a city that actually wants to host the games.

Wawrinka takes offence

Sports
The Associated Press

MONTREAL—French Open champion Stan Wawrinka urged tennis authorities today to take action against Nick Kyrgios for an “unacceptable” comment during a match at the Rogers Cup.

Wawrinka wrote on his Twitter account that the Australian’s words were “not only unacceptable but also beyond belief.”

Octopus has strange habits

Science
Seth Borenstein
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean.

Now biologists have rediscovered a species of that eight-arm sea creature that’s even stranger and shares some of our social and mating habits.

Comet 67P, where a European spacecraft landed last year, makes closest approach to the sun

Science
The Associated Press

BERLIN — The comet where a European spacecraft landed last year has made the closest approach to the sun of its 6 1/2-year orbit.

The European Space Agency said comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reached its closest point to the sun, known as perihelion, at 0203 GMT Thursday.

Scientists reveal the alien strangeness of the octopus, how 1 kind isn’t the loner of the deep

Science
By Seth Borenstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have rediscovered a species of that eight-arm sea creature that’s even stranger and shares some of our social and mating habits.

Spending quality time in kitchen with kids a fantastic way to bond and have fun

Recipes
By Lois Abraham THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO — Winning “MasterChef Junior” was a huge thrill for Logan Guleff. But the 13-year-old is also immensely proud that he’s inspired kids in many countries to cook.

The blond bowtie-wearing cooking sensation won the second season of the U.S. culinary competition series at age 11.

Chicken and rice skillet supper is super easy for kids to make

Recipes
The Canadian Press

Logan Guleff loves nothing more than proudly serving up something he has cooked.

And he likes to make extra so he can tote leftovers to school the next day.