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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - August 7, 2015

Horse show

PhotosStaffSenior Hunt Under Saddle exhibitors got ready to show off their riding skills this morning during the Borderland Quarter Horse Association’s annual show at the Emo Fairgrounds. The show continues tomorrow and Sunday, concluding with a walk trot charity ride for the Fort Frances Community Chest.

Girls’ retreat fundraiser rescheduled

NewsStaff“Music in the Park,” a fundraiser for the “I Am Awesome (And I Know It)” girls’ retreat, has been postponed to this Wednesday (Aug. 12) from 4-8 p.m. at the Emo Spray Park.

Initially scheduled to take place yesterday, the wet weather led organizers to postpone the event.

IJC to review rule curves

NewsPress ReleaseThe International Joint Commission is announcing the formation of the International Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curve Study Board.

It will make scientifically-supported recommendations to the IJC for modifying or retaining the 2000 Rainy and Namakan Lakes rule curves after reviewing the wide range of hydrologic, hydraulic, cultural, and environmental factors.

Quiet on fire scene

DistrictFrom the MNRFNo new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

The forest fire hazard is forecast to be “low” in the southwest sector of the region and “moderate-high” in the north and east ones.

Meanwhile, the out-of-province deployment of Ontario fire management personnel is coming to an end, with all resources scheduled to return home today.

Trump hints at separate run

NationalThe Associated PressCLEVELAND—A combative Donald Trump, the U.S. billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign last night with his brash, confrontational comments.

But the event also served as a reminder the race still remains leaderless and unsettled.

Hunt for plane debris widened

NationalThe Associated PressKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—A French search plane lifted off today for a bird’s-eye view of Reunion Island, seeking any more potential debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

French authorities said they’ve launched a one-week operation with boats and aircraft scouring the Indian Ocean island, where a wing fragment was discovered nine days ago.

Experts weigh in on sleepwalking

NationalBy Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESSTORONTO—A mother’s suggestion that her son, TV personality Chris Hyndman, plunged to his death while sleepwalking has shone a light on the dangers associated with the disorder.

Pot shop owner irked

NationalThe Canadian PressWINNIPEG—The owner of a controversial medical marijuana shop that was raided earlier this week says he hopes his arrest will shed some light on the struggle patients have obtaining the product.

Glen Price, 54, the owner of Your Medical Cannabis Headquarters, has been charged with a number of drug-related offences, including possession and trafficking.

N. Korea changing time

NationalThe Associated PressSEOUL, South Korea—North Korea said today it will establish its own time zone next week by pulling back its current standard time by 30 minutes.

Local time in North and South Korea and Japan is the same—nine hours ahead of GMT.

It was set during Japan’s rule over what was single Korea from 1910-45.

Lethal fentanyl profiting gangs

NationalThe Canadian PressVANCOUVER—The powerful opioid fentanyl, recently linked to an outbreak of overdose deaths in Western Canada, appears to be flowing along a well-worn drug trafficking route—killing some of its users in the same way tainted ecstasy did before.

Beached whales saved

NationalThe Canadian PressBAYFIELD, N.S.—Another group of beached whales in Nova Scotia has been helped back out to sea—marking the second time this week that concerned residents joined together to save a stranded pod.

“They’re still in shallow-ish water but we’re hoping that they will eventually sort of continue their way out,” said Tonya Wimmer, president of the Marine Animal Response Society.

Jobless rate holds steady

NationalBy David Paddon THE CANADIAN PRESSTORONTO—Canada’s economy added about 6,600 jobs last month—essentially reversing a similar decline in June but having too little effect to change a national unemployment rate that has been stuck at 6.8 percent for six months in a row.

Leaders confound expectations during first election debate

NationalThe Canadian PressOTTAWA—Whatever impressions Canadians might have had about Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair, and Justin Trudeau were thoroughly confounded yesterday in the first televised leaders’ debate of the 2015 election campaign.

Harper, the hyper-partisan of the House of Commons, was nowhere to be seen and neither was “Angry Tom” Mulcair, the chief inquisitor of question period.

Lions rally to beat Eskimos

SportsBy Joshua Clipperton THE CANADIAN PRESSVANCOUVER—The B.C. Lions cooled off the CFL’s hottest team last night.

Travis Lulay threw a 31-yard touchdown to Andrew Harris with 1:11 left in the fourth quarter as the Lions battled back from a 13-point halftime deficit to beat the Edmonton Eskimos 26-23.

“Just a great job of persevering by our team,” said Lulay.

“We’ve got a lot of better football in us,” he added.

Jays finish off sweep of Twins

SportsBy Stephen Whyno THE CANADIAN PRESSTORONTO—With an uncanny combination of power and speed, the Toronto Blue Jays finished off a four-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins and are streaking into Yankee Stadium as the hottest team in baseball.

Nationals salvage series split

SportsThe Associated PressWASHINGTON—A promising road trip might have gone even better if not for Arizona right-hander Jeremy Hellickson’s recent struggles.

Hellickson laboured for a second-straight start, allowing four runs on 104 pitches while failing to finish the fifth inning in the Diamondbacks’ 8-3 loss to the Washington Nationals yesterday afternoon.