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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - August 31, 2015

IFBC duo

Photos
Emily Gedde - The Daily Journal

Nathan Brigham, left, and Brett Meyers of Emo show off their marine harvest during the 2015 International Falls Bass Championship. Brigham and Meyers ended up ninth overall with a two-day total of 24.65 pounds.

Helping hands

Photos
Heather Latter

Emily Lowes, left, Isabelle Tanguay and Ashlee Homer were among the day care students at Robert Moore School who were busy cleaning the playground in preparation for the first day of school tomorrow. Students throughout the district will be headed back to class as summer holidays wrap up.

New road rules, fines coming into effect

News
Staff

Stiffer fines for driving offences will come into effect tomorrow.

Changes include tougher penalties for distracted driving, new rules to protect cyclists, and measures to ensure the safety of tow truck drivers and children riding school buses.

Distracted driving

Vehicle licence fees going up

News
Press Release

Driver and vehicle licence fee increases come into effect tomorow (Sept. 1) in order to help maintain Ontario’s road safety, support key services and improve crucial transportation infrastructure.

Fees for driver licences, renewals, replacements and commercial permits are among those increasing.

The changes as of Sept. 1, 2015 are as follows:

Body found in English River

District
From the OPP

On Saturday at 9:09 a.m. officers from the Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a drowning on the English River.

The incident took place in the area of the Bailey Bridge at Highway 804 in the Town of Ear Falls.

One new fire over weekend

District
From the MNRF

There was one new forest fire confirmed on the weekend.

Fort Frances District #18 was located along the shore of Rainy Lake near Red Gut Bay on Saturday.

It is “out” at 0.1 hectares.

The forest fire hazard is “moderate” in the northwest sectors of the region and “low” in all other sectors.

Peterson duo takes Falls title

Sports
Staff

Blood is thicker than water and it fishes better, too.

It was a family moment to remember for the father-son team of Travis and Jace Peterson of Bemidji, Minn., as the pair combined to win the 2015 International Falls Bass Championship and first-place money of $10,000 with a two-day total of 29.60 pounds.

Housing developments built around gardens

National
The Canadian Press

Community agriculture is going mainstream, and big business has taken note.

No longer limited to a few gardening boxes on an old parking lot, the trend is taking centre stage in housing developments being built around the idea of community-grown local food.

Elliott resigns as MPP after losing leadership

National
Keith Leslie
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Christine Elliot, the deputy leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, resigned as a member of the provincial legislature Friday, three months after losing her second bid for the party’s top job.

Boy killed while at a wake

National
The Canadian Press

KINGSTON, Jamaica—A 14-year-old Toronto boy has been shot to death in Jamaica, according to local police.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force said Ricardo Williams was shot several times around 2 a.m. yesterday morning near Kingston.

The teen was attending a wake when the shooting began, police said in a statement.

Williams was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

School workers to escalate job action

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The union representing 55,000 Ontario education workers says members are prepared to escalate job actions during the first week of school in an effort to pressure the provincial government in contract talks.

Walker supports building wall at border

National
Alexander Panetta
The Canadian Press

WASHINGTON—The Canadian border got dragged into the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign yesterday, with a prominent candidate appearing to entertain the notion of building a giant wall on the 49th parallel.

The idea was raised in a talk-show interview with Republican contender Scott Walker, who after being pressed twice by the interviewer appeared to agree it was worth considering.

Cubs beat Dodgers 2-0

Sports
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES—Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory last night.

Arrieta (17-6) struck out a season-high 12 and became the first 17-game winner in the big leagues by throwing baseball’s third no-hitter in less than three weeks.

Blue Jays complete three-game sweep

Sports
Stephen Whyno
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—When Mark Buehrle won a World Series with the Chicago White Sox in 2005, he constantly felt like no matter the deficit they’d win the game. The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays are similar, only with a super-sized offence.

“Here, shoot, if we don’t score eight runs, we had a bad day,” Buehrle said after a 9-2 win against the Detroit Tigers yesterday afternoon at Rogers Centre.

Redblacks beat Roughriders 35-13

Sports
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Jeremiah Johnson took full advantage when opportunity came calling.

Johnson scored three rushing touchdowns as the Redblacks downed the Saskatchewan Roughriders 35-13 yesterday, three days after Ottawa released international running back Chevon Walker, who he replaced in the starting lineup.

Texans pound Saints

Sports
The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS—Brian Hoyer led scoring drives on two of his first three series since being named Houston’s starting quarterback, and the Texans went on to a 27-13 preseason victory over the New Orleans Saints yesterday.

Website claims thousands of new users

Technology
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The owners of adultery website Ashley Madison say hundreds of thousands of people signed up for their website in the past week despite a recent cyberattack that leaked the personal information of many of their users.

Facebook hits milestone - a billion people logged in on a single day, 1/7 of world population

Technology
By Barbara Ortutay THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world’s largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth’s population.

Obama moves to change name of North America’s tallest mountain from Mount McKinley to Denali

International
By Josh Lederman And Mark Thiessen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will change the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, bestowing the traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to Alaska.

Community agriculture goes corporate with new agrihood housing developments

International
By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS

Community agriculture is going mainstream, and big business has taken note.

No longer limited to a few gardening boxes on an old parking lot, the trend is taking centre stage in housing developments being built around the idea of community-grown local food.

Vinaigrette recipes feature unique flavour combinations

Recipes
The Canadian Press

Once you get familiar with which ingredients work together, it’s easy to create your own vinaigrettes.

Dietitian Andrea Miller of Whitby, Ont., starts with a 2:1 ratio of oil to vinegar. She prefers a plant-based unsaturated oil for its health benefits, sunflower, safflower or canola oil for a lighter flavour or maybe a cold-pressed olive oil for a bolder statement.