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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - August 13, 2019

Point Park partnership progressing well


Talks between council and Agency One bands are progressing in a positive direction.

At last night's council meeting, Mayor June Caul said the First Nations Advisory Committee has had productive meetings with Agency One chiefs and continue to focus on the restoration and revitalization of Point Park.

Two impaired drivers nabbed

From the OPP

Shortly before 7 a.m. on Sunday, officers from the Rainy River District detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision in the area of George Road.

As a result of the collision investigation a young driver aged 17 was charged criminally with Operate Conveyance with 80 or more milligrams of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.

Eyeing up art

Ken Kellar

Knox Carlson carefully tilted his artwork during Community Living's Open Air Art Studio at McInvine park yesterday. This week's focus was on chromatography, with participants exploring how the ink from markers could be manipulated and separated through the application of water or alcohol to create unique designs.

Nice catch # 1

Jamie Mountain

Renegades' right-fielder Tamara Paul got some good extension as she attempted to make a nice grab on a fly ball during her team's lopsided loss to the third-seeded Fort Frances Her-icanes in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League Winner's Side final playoff action last night at Oltsher Field in Barwick. The Her-icanes now advance to the league final, slated for Aug.

Economic immigration in Canada sound

Stephanie Levitz
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—An international review of Canada's economic immigration system suggests the country is doing well when it comes to how it selects and welcomes foreign workers.

But the report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development suggests that some tweaks would be helpful to ensure the needs of the economy are actually being met.

Rights commission says 'overcrowded' jail is drug-ridden

Nicole Thompson
The Canadian Press

A detention centre in Hamilton is so crowded that many inmates sleep on the floor and have easy access to drugs, Ontario's human rights commissioner said in a letter to the province that calls for systemic change.

New analysis finds link between vaping, cannabis use in teens

Jean-Benoit Legault
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Teens and young adults who use electronic cigarettes are significantly more likely to use cannabis as well, according to a new study co-authored by a Canadian researcher.

Pediatrician Nicholas Chadi's analysis of previous research, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that the likelihood of marijuana use was three to four times higher among youth who vaped.

Military bans discriminatory, sexual tattoos on personnel

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Canadian military members are being warned against getting certain tattoos, including those that could be deemed discriminatory or sexually explicit.

The warning is contained in a new order today that offers the most specific guidance yet around what tattoos are considered acceptable.

Ottawa puts $26M to Ontario legal aid

Allison Jones
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The federal government will spend $26 million this year on Ontario refugee and immigration legal aid services after the province cut funding, the prime minister announced yesterday, while taking partisan pre-election digs at the premier.

Manhunt suspects died by apparent suicide: police

The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Two British Columbia men who were suspects in the deaths of three people and led police on a manhunt across Western Canada shot themselves, the RCMP said yesterday.

Ottawa fines two coast guard ships for speeding in right whale protection zone

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Transport Canada is issuing fines to a pair of Canadian Coast Guard ships that allegedly sailed too fast through the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where the rising death toll among endangered North Atlantic right whales has been partly blamed on collisions with vessels.

Drury hits first career grand slam

John Chidley-Hill
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—As soon as Brandon Drury's bat connected with the ball he knew he'd hit the first grand slam of his career.

Drury's moon shot to deep left field scored half of the runs in an eight-run fourth inning that helped the Blue Jays cruise past the visiting Texas Rangers 19-4 last night.

It was Drury's second at-bat of the inning as Toronto worked through its entire lineup.

Drake reveals tattoo as album hits No. 1

David Friend
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Drake is putting himself ahead of The Beatles after recently shattering another of the Fab Four's chart records.

The Toronto rapper posted a photograph on his Instagram yesterday that appears to show a new tattoo on his forearm—an illustration of the British band crossing Abbey Road while Drake stands at the front of the line, waving at them.

Glass Tiger surprises senior with serenade

The Canadian Press

MAYERTHORPE, Alta.—Alan Frew and his '80s band Glass Tiger surprised one of their biggest fans with an impromptu serenade at an Alberta seniors' home.

Staff at the Pleasant View Lodge, in Mayerthorpe, Alta., say the Canadian hitmakers stopped by after learning that 95-year-old Jean Savage regularly listened to a CD of their music.

Lil Nas X sets more records

The Associated Press

NEW YORK—Lil Nas X is galloping his way to two new records on the Billboard charts thanks to the massive success of “Old Town Road.”

The song that beat out Mariah Carey and “Despacito” to become the longest-running No. 1 hit in the history of the Hot 100 chart has now set records on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs and Hot rap songs charts, respectively.

US government weakens application of Endangered Species Act

By Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved on Monday to weaken how it applies the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act, ordering changes that critics said will speed the loss of animals and plants at a time of record global extinctions .

Sun, then clouds tomorrow


Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of 10 C (50 F).

Tomorrow will see sunshine then turn cloudy. Expect a high of 22 (72) and a low of 10 (50).

Thursday will see an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. Expect a high of 24 (75) and a low of 13 (55).