Vance Hemphill of Hemphill Heating led his family members through the Emo Fair’s annual parade on Saturday. The parade, which started at the hospital and finished at the fairgrounds, was one of the many weekend events held in conjunction with the always-popular fair.
In one of the more touching scenes of the evening, celebrated local hockey player Frank “Ike” Eisenzoph was inducted posthumously into the athletes’ category during the inaugural Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner Saturday at La Place Rendez-Vous. Accepting the honour on Eisenzoph’s behalf were his brother-in-law, Jack Langtry, left, and his widow, Jean Eisenzoph.
Fort Frances has representatives among the more than 1,600 delegates from hundreds of municipalities and other organizations across Ontario attending the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s annual conference in Niagara Falls.
Mayor Roy Avis, Couns. Ken Perry and Paul Ryan, and Fort Frances CAO Mark McCaig are at the conference, which runs through Wednesday.
Two new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
Fort Frances Fire #17 already has been declared “out” at 0.1 hectares.
But Thunder Bay Fire #45 was listed as “not under control” at 0.3 ha in size.
The lightning-caused blaze is located near Whitefin Lake.
JAYAPURA, Indonesia—An airplane with 54 people on board that crashed in the mountains of eastern Indonesia was carrying nearly half-a-million dollars in government cash for poor families to help offset a spike in fuel prices, an official said today.
OLIVER, B.C.—Residents in southeastern British Columbia are regrouping from an immense and fast-spreading wildfire that so far has wiped out 30 homes and forced hundreds to flee with little more than the clothes on their backs.
Kerstin Klenheimer and her husband deserted their house when the 37-sq.-km Rock Creek fire broke out Thursday evening.
OTTAWA—Stephen Harper called any comparison between the Mike Duffy affair and the Liberal sponsorship scandal “absurd” as the Conservative leader faced more questions yesterday from reporters and attacks from his opponents about the senator.
TORONTO—Worry over tuition and living expenses is dogging almost half of post-secondary students as they head back to school.
They’re also afraid they won’t be able to pay back debt once they graduate because they’re concerned about finding a well-paying job, a poll issued by CIBC shows.
TORONTO—Critics say the Ontario government should pay the bill when patients are forced to take air or ground ambulances because their local hospital doesn’t offer the service or treatment they need.
OTTAWA—The federal government is delaying implementation of regulations intended to help police trace crime guns—the seventh time it has put off the measures.
Just days before the federal election call, the government quietly published a notice deferring the firearm-marking regulations until June 1, 2017.
CALGARY—Western Canada is being hit with the twin pains of the lowest prices for heavy crude in years alongside a significant spike in gasoline prices following a shutdown at a major U.S. refinery.
Much of Canada west of Ontario saw gasoline prices jump 15 cents a litre last week for one of the biggest increases on record, says Dan McTeague, a senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com
PORTLAND, Ore.—Brooke Henderson got her breakthrough LPGA Tour victory.
The Canadian teen will have to wait a little longer to become a tour member.
Henderson won the Cambia Portland Classic by eight strokes yesterday to become the third-youngest champion in LPGA Tour history at 17 years, 11 months, and six days.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis.—Given a third-straight chance to finally win a major, Jason Day promised a fight to the finish in the PGA Championship.
Turns out the biggest fight was to hold back the tears.
Worried that this year might turn out to be a major failure, Day never gave Jordan Spieth or anyone else a chance yesterday.
TORONTO—With such a thin line between being on the N.Y. Yankees’ heels and getting swept at home, the Toronto Blue Jays didn’t hesitate and handed the ball to their fifth starter with the 5.26 ERA.
Drew Hutchison took it, threw a gem, and helped the Jays beat the Yankees 3-1 yesterday afternoon at Rogers Centre to move to a half-game back in the AL East.
SAN FRANCISCO—Washington manager Matt Williams figures his team needs a break.
He’s giving them one.
The Nationals dropped their sixth-straight—losing to World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants 5-0 yesterday to complete a four-game sweep and matching Washington’s longest skid of the season.
BROOKLYN, Mich.—Matt Kenseth had little to say about how NASCAR’s rules package affected his race at Michigan International Speedway yesterday.
“I didn’t see much of the race, which was totally fine with me,” he remarked.
“We were up front the whole time.”
JAYAPURA, Indonesia — An airplane with 54 people on board that crashed in the mountains of eastern Indonesia was carrying nearly half a million dollars in government cash for poor families to help offset a spike in fuel prices, an official said Monday.
Sometimes we think too hard about the food we toss on the grill. Brine this, rub that, marinate for 12 days. Enough!