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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - August 16, 2018

Correction

News

A story in yesterday's Times incorrectly listed the Region One 14U girls' volleyball co-coach as Terry Ogden.

In fact, the name should have read Terry McMahon.

The Times regrets any confusion or disappointment this error may have caused.

Driver facing charges

News
From the OPP

On Aug. 4 around 2:50 p.m., a member of the Atikokan OPP conducted a vehicle stop on O'Brien Street in Atikokan.

The officer had a conversation with the driver and this led him to believe she had been consuming alcohol.

As a result, she was arrested and transported to the Atikokan OPP detachment, where she underwent further tests.

Fire ban imposed in area

News
From the MNRF

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has declared a Restricted Fire Zone for portions of the Northwest Region until further notice.

This order is required to reduce the possibility of unwanted human-caused fires.

Resources presently are adequate though the potential for problematic fires exist.

New traffic controller at Keating Avenue

News
Duane Hicks

If you want to cross the intersection of Keating Avenue and King's Highway on foot, you'll have to push a button first.

Old Fort William to be 'under siege'

News
Press Release

The cannons will roar and shots will be fired during Fort William Historical Park's “Fort Under Siege” program set for Aug. 18-19 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

Experience the dramatic confrontation between two mighty rivals, the North West Company of Montreal and the Hudson's Bay Company of England.

CJ, Al's capture crowns

Sports
Staff

Another Borderland Soccer League season officially is in the books.

CJ Contracting and Al's Racquet Stringing nabbed the men's and women's division titles, respectively, during the league finals Tuesday evening at the St. Francis Sports Fields.

Braves tame Tigers in opener

Sports
Staff

The Fort Frances Braves are well on their way to defending their Rainy River District Fastball League crown from a year ago.

Cole Tymkin hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to lift the East Division champs to a thrilling 3-2 win over the Dawson Tigers in the opening game of the best-of-three RRDFL championship final Tuesday evening at Couchiching.

Soccer final

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Joey Angus of CJ Contracting pondered his next move while trying to keep the ball away from Chris Sinclair of Manitou Forest Products during his squad's 1-0 win in the second-and-deciding game of the Borderland Soccer League's men's division final Tuesday evening at the St. Francis Sports Field.

Traffic controls

Photos
Duane Hicks

If pedestrians want to cross the intersection at Keating Avenue and King's Highway, they now have to push one of these buttons to activate the “walk” signal. While the buttons might be a common sight in other communities, they're are a first for Fort Frances.

Machining camp

Photos
Stephanie Hagenaars

Tucker Calder, left, and Paige McFayden were busy using lathes to file down roughly one-inch pieces of metal dowel yesterday afternoon during a “Explore the Trades” camp held through Confederation College. The group, taught by Fort High manufacturing teacher Robert Guertin, was busy cutting and filing down these metal pieces which later would become a hand-held peg game board.

Enforcement details for pot plan in the works

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A day after announcing plans to sell recreational cannabis in private stores, the Ontario government said Tuesday it still was working out how strict regulations governing the new system would be enforced.

Removing statues not answer: McKenna

National
Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The minister responsible for Parks Canada says tearing down statues is not the solution when it comes to addressing the darker side of Canadian history.

Interim Broncos' payments approved

National
Ryan McKenna
The Canadian Press

SASKATOON—Survivors and family members of those who died in the Humboldt Broncos' bus crash soon will be getting cheques of $50,000 after a Saskatchewan judge approved interim payments from a GoFundMe campaign yesterday.

CNE unveils wacky foods on offer

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Chocolate-banana steak eclairs, pickle ice cream, fried frog legs, and s'more fried chicken sandwiches are among the crazy gastronomic concoctions revealed before the Canadian National Exhibition opens in Toronto tomorrow.

The annual summer carnival is known for its wacky foods and the selection for this year's event that was unveiled yesterday is proving to be no different.

Police probing assault on news photographer

National
Michelle McQuigge
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A Toronto newspaper photographer said he opted to file a complaint with police about being attacked while covering a protest in order to raise awareness about the dangers of escalating anti-media sentiment.

Public-sector executive pay frozen

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario has frozen the salaries of executives across the public sector as it reviews how raises are granted to top earners at agencies that include school boards, universities, and hospitals.

Feds exploring new indigenous holiday

National
Jordan Press
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The federal Liberal government wants to establish a holiday to acknowledge the dark legacy of Canada's residential school system, and plans to use an opposition bill to make it happen.

Rare nickel proves pricey

Business
The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA—A rare nickel has sold for $4.5 million at a Philadelphia auction.

Stack's Bowers Galleries sold the Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head nickel last night during the American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

US newsrooms to Trump: We’re not enemies of the people

Business
By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — The nation’s newsrooms are pushing back against President Donald Trump with a co-ordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning his attacks on “fake news” and suggestion that journalists are the enemy.

Rare nickel sells for $4.5 million at auction

Business
The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — A rare nickel has sold for $4.5 million at a Philadelphia auction.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries sold the Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head nickel Wednesday night during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

Granderson's slam lifts Jays to win

Sports
The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Curtis Granderson held up both hands, showing 10 fingers—one for each grand slam.

Granderson ran his career grand slam total into the double digits, and Marco Estrada pitched effectively into the seventh inning, as the Toronto Blue Jays edged the Kansas City Royals 6-5 last night.

Surging Cards win again

Sports
The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS—Austin Gomber learned plenty about pressure during a 15-game stint in the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen earlier this season.

The left-hander used that experience to his advantage last night.

Manziel put under concussion protocol

Sports
Bill Beacon
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—It appears Johnny Manziel may have suffered a concussion after all.

The gifted quarterback the Montreal Alouettes, acquired in a blockbuster trade with Hamilton on July 22, missed practice for a second day in a row yesterday and the team announced he has been placed under the CFL concussion protocol.

'Bubble' players in spotlight

Sports
The Associated Press

It's time for the PGA Tour's “bubble” players to take centre stage.

The field at the Wyndham Championship once again is packed with players trying to play their way into golf's post-season and keep their tour cards for 2019.

Only two of the top 30 players on the points list will tee it up today when the tournament begins at par-70 Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.

Spacewalkers install bird trackers, send satellites flying

Technology
By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking cosmonauts set up an antenna for tracking birds on Earth and sent a series of tiny satellites flying from the International Space Station on Wednesday.

Bear makes unlikely stop

International
The Associated Press

BRISTOL, Conn.—A bear took a stroll into an unlikely snack venue: a Connecticut liquor store.

The mid-sized creature lumbered across a parking lot in Bristol yesterday afternoon, getting close enough to the entrance of Crazy Bruce's Liquors to trigger a sensor that automatically opened an outer door.

Spacewalkers install bird-tracking antenna

International
Marcia Dunn
The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Spacewalking cosmonauts set up an antenna for tracking birds on Earth and sent a series of tiny satellites flying from the International Space Station yesterday.

Russian Sergey Prokopyev used his gloved right hand to fling four research satellites into space.

The first mini satellite safely tumbled away as the space station soared 250 miles above Illinois.

Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

International
By Mark Thiessen The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil.

The explosion, which ripped the stern off the USS Abner Read, also covered many of the men in oil, which prevented some from being rescued.

Endangered Green, Loggerhead turtles make comeback in Cyprus

Science
By Petros Karadjias And Menelaos Hadjicostis The Associated Press

LARA BEACH, Cyprus — For these ancient reptiles, a stretch of beach on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been their home for thousands of years.

Against the setting sun, the tiny turtles that have just hatched on Lara Beach strain against the surf to reach the Mediterranean Sea and embark on their life’s journey.

Cooler weather on horizon

Weather

It will be mainly clear tonight, with an overnight low of 15 C (59 F) and north-northwest winds gusting up to 11 km/h.

Tomorrow will be sunny, with a high of 28 (82) and low around 14 (57).

Expect north-northeast winds gusting up to 11 km/h.

Partly sunny skies are forecast for Saturday, along with a high of 30 (86) and low dipping to 16 (61).

Atown

Around Town

“Night At The Museum” will be held at the Fort Frances Museum today (Aug. 16) from 5-9 p.m. Games, a movie, flashlight tours, snacks, and more. Children ages five-12 are invited. Only 35 spots available, with the cost being $10 per child. Pre-register your child by messaging the museum on Facebook or by calling the museum at 274-7891. The event will be run by the museum staff.