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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - August 14, 2015

Shake ’em off

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Joey Payeur

Maggie Jean of the La Place Rendez-Vous U-18 Voyageurs, left, tried to shake free of the speedy defensive pursuit of Marisa Tremblay from Taggs/Source for Sports during last night’s Borderland Soccer League women’s championship final at the Struchan Gilson Soccer Pitch. Jean and her crew proved too much for Tremblay and Co. on this night, capturing a 7-2 decision to claim the title.

Meet the royalty

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Lindsay Campbell

Caitlin Anderson, centre, smiled after being crowned this year’s Emo Fair Queen yesterday evening upstairs at the Emo Arena following the entertainment portion of the pageant. Kaitlynn Lougheed, right, captured the title of First Princess title with Kassidy Strachan, left, was named Second Princess.

Miracle Treat Day

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Lindsay Campbell

Dairy Queen employees Jenna Clendenning, left, and Liz Henderson, right, posed with owner Candice Kadikoff for the franchise’s “Miracle Treat Day” yesterday. The event was held to fundraise for the Children’s Miracle Network. A whopping 932 Blizzards were sold at the Fort Frances location.

Royal interview

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Lindsay Campbell

Emo Fair Queen 2014, Kassidy LeDrew, left, quizzed mini-king contestant, Rustin Chartier, yesterday evening at the Emo Arena during the pageant’s question period. Chartier went on to take the 2015 title along with Cassandra Armstrong (not pictured) who was crowned as this year’s mini -queen.

Vous, Manitou soccer champs

Sports
Joey Payeur

They worked hard to get to the top of the mountain and weren’t about to get pushed off when it mattered most.

Both first-place clubs in the Borderland Soccer League proved their regular seasons were no fluke as they claimed their respective division championships at the Struchan Gilson Soccer Pitches last night.

Local fastballers drop openers

Sports
Staff

It was not the Rainy River District’s day to shine on the mounds of Moline.

Both squads from this area lost their first games at the 2015 North American Fastpitch Association ‘A’ World Series in Moline, Ill., yesterday to drop into the losers bracket.

The Sight & Sound Wolves were blanked 7-0 in five innings by Meister Dairy FP (Wisconsin) in the kickoff to the tournament.

Tow-truck driver saves toddler from heat

National
The Canadian Press

BRANDON, Man.—A tow-truck driver in Brandon, Man., is being called a hero after he rescued a toddler who had been accidentally locked inside a vehicle in sweltering heat.

The temperature was well above 30 C when Jeff Hogg was called to deal with a malfunctioning automatic locking system.

Man wore costume to harass bears

National
The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Alaska State Troopers want to talk to a man believed to have donned a fairly realistic bear costume to harass a sow and two cubs.

The incident happened on the Chilkoot River near Haines, Alaska, on Monday.

The bears are frequent visitors to a fish weir, where pink salmon are running.

Player had millions in counterfeit chips

National
The Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—A man admitted yesterday that he brought millions of dollars in counterfeit poker chips to use in a casino’s poker tournament, a scheme that was uncovered when he clogged a pipe by flushing the chips down the toilet in his hotel room.

Christian Lusardi, 43, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to trademark counterfeiting and criminal mischief.

Picasso painting returned

National
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—The U.S. government has formally returned a painting by Pablo Picasso valued at $15 million that had been stolen from a Paris museum more than a decade ago and seized by immigration officials late last year in New Jersey.

Thief locks himself in trunk

National
The Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mon.—A man who broke into a car in Missoula had to call police for help after finding himself locked in the trunk.

KGVO-AM reports that Missoula Police Patrol Sgt. Colin Rose says 31-year-old Ryan Payne broke into a car Tuesday night and then called 911 after managing to lock himself in the trunk of the car.

RCMP called over cellphone case

National
The Canadian Press

GRAND BEACH, Man.—A Manitoba man has turned his cellphone case over to police after it caused panic on a crowded public beach.

The black case, shaped like a handgun, was tucked in the waistband of the man’s shorts while he was at Grand Beach north of Winnipeg.

RCMP were called and responded with real rifles and Tasers.

San Francisco tests pee-repellant paint

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Kristin J. Bender
The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO—Public urination has gotten so bad in San Francisco that the city has painted nine walls with a repellant paint that makes pee spray back on the offender.