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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - August 21, 2018

Rash of new fires hit region

From the MNRF

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

Three of those were in Kenora District, including one located south of Kakagi Lake about eight km south of Nestor Falls.

It was listed as “not under control” at 0.1 hectares in size at last report.

Art meets science

Duane Hicks

Lyla Moen applied alcohol to fabric after writing her name on it with a Sharpie marker yesterday afternoon during Community Living Fort Frances and District's “Open Air Art Studio” at McIrvine Park. The theme was chromatography—using science to separate colour mixtures. Next Monday's free activity will be stick weaving at Front Street Park from 3-7 p.m.

RRDWFL final

Jamie Mountain

Fort Frances Her-icanes' first baseman Norma Reather crouched down to snag a throw to record an out during her squad's 12-4 win over the Red Gut Babes in the Rainy River District Women's Fastball League final yesterday evening at VanJura here. It was the third-straight league title for the Her-icanes, who also beat the Babes to claim their first crown back in 2016.

Toronto council to challenge Ford's plan

Paola Loriggio
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

Toronto city council voted yesterday to mount a legal challenge against Ontario's decision to slash the size of the city's council.

The legislation, known as Bill 5, was passed last week and aligns Toronto's ward map with federal ridings, cutting the number of city councillors from 47 to 25 ahead of a fall municipal election.

Police chiefs want new data treaty

Jim Bronskill
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Canada's police chiefs are pressing the Trudeau government to sign a new electronic data-sharing agreement with the United States to overcome hurdles in the fight against crimes ranging from fraud to cyberterrorism.

FN patients still waiting for equity

Kelly Geraldine Malone
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—First Nations' doctors shared personal stories at a national health summit to demonstrate how indigenous patients still face racism and unequal access to treatment across the country.

Feds to unveil details on anti-poverty plan

Jordan Press
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A new plan to help low-income Canadians will set a lofty goal of lifting more than two million people past the poverty line over the next 12 years, says a source familiar with the federal government's long-awaited strategy.

If the federal government meets the ambitious target, it would push poverty rates in Canada to historic lows.

Siblings attacked by dog

Sidhartha Banerjee
The Canadian Press

Montreal's mayor yesterday called on pet owners to take responsibility for their animals after a weekend dog attack on two young siblings that caused serious injuries.

Lottery for parent sponsorship program set to be scrapped

Teresa Wright
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The Trudeau government is scrapping an unpopular lottery system for reuniting immigrants with their parents and grandparents, and is increasing the number of sponsorship applications it will accept next year.

Bison that left Banff moved back

The Canadian Press

BANFF, Alta.—Parks Canada says a second bison bull that wandered out of Banff National Park has been captured and relocated to a paddock in southern Alberta, unlike the first that had to be destroyed last week.

Animal crackers 'break out' of their cages

Dee-Ann Durbin
The Associated Press

After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free.

Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco, has redesigned the packaging of its Barnum's Animals crackers after relenting to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Animal crackers break out of their cages

By Dee-Ann Durbin The Associated Press

After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free.

Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco, has redesigned the packaging of its Barnum’s Animals crackers after relenting to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Huge round saves Taylor's season

Adam Stanley
The Canadian Press

After shooting the round of his life to preserve his PGA Tour status, Canadian golfer Nick Taylor chose to mark the achievement with a modest celebration.

He and his wife, Andie, who just turned 30, went to Wendy's for ice cream.

“It was a roller-coaster week, let alone day,” Taylor, from Abbotsford, B.C., said in a phone interview.

“We were just so exhausted.”

Jays win over Orioles

John Chidley-Hill
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Marco Estrada won't think about the possibility of being traded—even as the post-season roster deadline on Aug. 31 approaches.

Estrada allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings as the Toronto Blue Jays held off the Baltimore Orioles for a 5-3 win last night.

Separated Korean families have 2nd day of emotional reunions

By Kim Tong-Hyung The Associated Press

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — A mother wails as she embraces a son she hasn’t seen since the 1950-53 Korean War. A woman weeps as she greets a grandfather she never got to know.

Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms

By Matt O’Brien The Associated Press

Microsoft said Tuesday it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections.

Farmers protest California water plan aimed to save salmon

By Kathleen Ronayne The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds of California farmers rallied at the Capitol on Monday to protest state water officials’ proposal to increase water flows in a major California river, a move state and federal politicians called an overreach of power that would mean less water for farms in the Central Valley.

Cardinal McCarrick scandal inflames debate over gay priests

By David Crary The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Allegations that disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick engaged in sex with adult seminarians have inflamed a long-running debate about the presence of gay men in the Roman Catholic priesthood.

Sunny skies in forecast


It will be mainly clear tonight, with an overnight low of eight C (46 F) and west-southwest winds gusting up to 13 km/h.

Tomorrow will be sunny, with a high of 27 (80) and low around 11 (52).

Look for west winds gusting up to 18 km/h.

Mainly sunny skies also are forecast for Thursday, along with a high of 27 (80) and low dipping to 14 (57).