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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - August 13, 2018

Town to sell surplus items


The town has done its annual stock-taking and will be selling off surplus materials, equipment, and vehicles.

All town departments recently were contacted to provide a list of redundant items to be included in the sale, resulting in various items being identified as surplus.

More fires start in region

From the MNRF

Seven new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by late yesterday afternoon.

Fort Frances Fire #50, located near West Jackfish Lake about 40 km northwest of town, was listed as “being held” at 0.2 hectares in size at last report.

R.I.D.E. check leads to charge

From the OPP

Shortly after 9 a.m., yesterday, members of the Rainy River District OPP were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check.

Officers engaged a male and conducted an investigation at the roadside.

As a result of this investigation, a 46-year-old Atikokan man was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level over .08 mg.

Dandylion Festival

Stephanie Hagenaars

Dolores and David Beach installed a new brick in the Lions Park pathway around the fountain on Second Street East here during this year's “Dandy Lion Festival” held yesterday afternoon. Nineteen new bricks were placed during the annual event, which also included live music and a barbecue.

School supplies

Stephanie Hagenaars

Kathi Lampi, left, and Ashley Sisco, M. Wu Dentistry staff members, stood outside Walmart here Saturday morning for a “Stuff the Bus" event, done in conjunction with Iron Range Bus Lines, as part of their annual "Backpacks for Kids" campaign.

RLC meeting

Stephanie Hagenaars

Thomas Gable, a doctoral student in the department of fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology at the University of Minnesota, gave a presentation to members of the Rainy Lake Conservancy during the group's annual general meeting yesterday afternoon at La Place Rendez-Vous.

E-safety czar being touted

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Creating a federal e-safety czar could help focus the uphill struggle to protect children from the rising threat of online sexual exploitation, frontline agencies have told the government.

LCBO chair stepping down

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario's Progressive Conservative government says the chair of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario will step down at the end of the month after less than a year in the job.

In a news release issued Friday evening, Finance minister Vic Fedeli said Ed Clark will resign his post at the Crown corporation on Aug. 30.

Jays able to avoid sweep

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Kevin Pillar wasn't going to let Saturday's failed attempt at stealing second slow him down on the base paths.

After delivering a pinch-hit double in the sixth inning yesterday, the Blue Jays' centre-fielder was aggressive in his pursuit of the go-ahead run on an infield grounder by Randal Grichuk and it paid off.

Koepka holds off Woods to earn third major title

Doug Ferguson
The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS—The roars were unlike anything Brooks Koepka had ever heard—and he knew exactly what they meant.

They got louder for each birdie by Tiger Woods that moved him closer to the lead yesterday in the PGA Championship, and Koepka could hear a ripple effect of noise.

Bombers' defence holds off Ticats

Judy Owen
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Adam Bighill and Craig Roh were glad the Winnipeg Blue Bombers met a challenge head-on and came away smiling.

After Winnipeg kicker Justin Medlock's 33-yard field goal put the Bombers ahead of the Tiger-Cats 29-23 on Friday night with 1:22 left in the fourth quarter, the defence held off a late Hamilton surge to preserve the victory.

Google tracks your movements, like it or not

By Ryan Nakashima The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.

An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will prevent it from doing so.

Spacecraft now hurtling toward sun

The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft yesterday hurtled toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before.

If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the sun's corona, or outer atmosphere, in November.

Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

By Youkyung Lee The Associated Press

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The rival Koreas announced Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September, while their envoys also discussed Pyongyang’s nuclear disarmament efforts and international sanctions.

’Touch the sun’: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before.

Governors say ban on land deals could hurt beleaguered bird

By Dan Elliott The Associated Press

DENVER — Some governors in the U.S. West say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region.

Brief break from heat wave


Look for cloudy skies and a few showers tonight, with an overnight low of 11 C (52 F) and northwest winds gusting up to 20 km/h.

Tomorrow will be cloudy and cooler, with a high of just 20 (68) and low around eight (46).

Expect north-northwest winds gusting up to 17 km/h.