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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - August 8, 2019

Three new forest fires reported in region

District
From the MNRF

There were three new forest fires confirmed yesterday in the region.

Kenora fire #48 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located on an island on Umfreville Lake, approximately 71 kilometres northwest of Kenora.

Nipigon fire #16 has been declared out at 0.1 ha. and was located near Kenogamisis Lake.

Fatal vehicle crash west of Dryden

District
From the OPP

On Sunday at approximately 3:17 a.m., officers from the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17, Eton Township, approximately 20 km west of Dryden.

A westbound motor vehicle left the roadway, rolled and came to rest in the north ditch.

Rough Cut Pine

Photos
Marc Stuempfle

Guitarist Rob Donaldson, left, lead guitarist/vocalist Brent Newman, drummer Bill Shine, and bassist Jim Newman from “Rough Cut Pine” tore up the Rainy Lake Square stage on Thursday evening. The folk/rock band performed covers from many recognizable artists as well as some of their own original music.

Craft time with grandpa

Photos

Archer Jeffrey, left, had his fingers cleaned by his grandpa, Bob Jeffrey, before continuing with his leaf printing craft during the “Nuts For Nature” workshop that was hosted at the Fort Frances Public Library on Thursday. The recurring event will take over the library from 1:30-2:30 p.m. every Thursday until Aug. 22. -Sam Odrowski photo

Student loan system 'broken': docs

National
Jordan Press
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The risk of student loan defaults and delays has been on the rise, and the “system is broken,” officials warned the federal government in a presentation earlier this year.

Search completed of river for B.C. murder suspects

National
The Canadian Press

GILLAM, Man.—RCMP say they will no longer be searching a river in northern Manitoba for two murder suspects.

Mounties say the search of the river began after a damaged aluminum boat was discovered on the shore of the Nelson River on Friday.

The dive team arrived in Gillam and conducted an underwater search “of significant areas of interest” on Sunday.

Rail line running again after evacuation

National
The Canadian Press

IRVINE, Alta.—Residents of a southern Alberta hamlet are back in their homes after an evacuation that followed a train derailment and chemical spill.

Cypress County posted on its website Saturday that the spill, which Canadian Pacific Railway says happened Friday afternoon and involved styrene, has been contained and the evacuation was lifted late Friday night.

Farmers bullied by vegan activists

National
Stephane Blais
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Cyberbullying by vegan activists is a growing source of stress for farmers and agricultural producers who already face significant mental health challenges linked to the job, a farmer and a psychologist working in the agriculture sector say.

Small town from central Quebec breaks record for world’s biggest poutine

National
The Canadian Press

WARWICK, Que. — It took about 1,000 kilograms of cheese curds, but a small town in central Quebec believes it has broken the world record for the biggest poutine.

China’s yuan falls further amid trade war fears

Business
By Joe McDonald THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BEIJING — China allowed its currency to fall further Tuesday and accused Washington of destroying the global economic order, fueling fears about increasing damage from their trade war.

Bichette, Waguespack help Jays end Rays' win streak

Sports
Dick Scanlon
The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—A couple of rookies with Tampa Bay ties put an end to the Rays' six-game winning streak.

Bo Bichette homered and scored both runs, Jacob Waguespack pitched six impressive innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Rays 2-0 last night.

Putin urges arms talks with US after nuclear pact demise

International
By Vladimir Isachenkov The Associated Press

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Russia would only deploy new intermediate-range missiles if the United States does and called for urgent arms control talks to prevent a chaotic arms race following the demise of a key nuclear pact.

Trump’s America: Where politics dictate ‘racism’ definition

International
By Claire Galofaro And Bill Barrow The Associated Press

ERIE, Pa. — It was the last morning of the workweek, and Scott Bremner, a popular talk-radio host, found himself again in the role of accidental referee on the issue of race.

And again, the discussion was inspired by racial provocations from President Donald Trump. For one caller, critics of Trump had things upside-down.

India’s Chennai rapid growth threatened by water shortages

International
By Emily Schmall The Associated Press

CHENNAI, India — Dozens of billion-dollar companies. Thousands of high-paying IT and manufacturing jobs. Luxury apartments towering over the Bay of Bengal. The southern Indian city of Chennai has one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, but it’s out of water, threatening to put a brake on all that growth.

Ex-cardinal’s letters to victims show signs of grooming

People
By Nicole Winfield The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — At first glance, the handwritten postcards and letters look innocuous, even warm, sometimes signed off by “Uncle T.” or “Your uncle, Father Ted.”

Less warm tomorrow

Weather

Tonight will be partly cloudy with a thunderstorm in spots and a low of 16 C (61 F).

Tomorrow will see a mix of clouds and sun and won't be as warm. Expect a high of 22 (72) and a low of nine (48).

Thursday will see some sun and a couple of afternoon showers. Expect a high of 22 (72) and a low of nine (48).