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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - December 16, 2019

Some sunshine in store

News

Tonight will see increasing cloudiness and a chance of flurries with a low of minus-18 C (zero F).

Tomorrow will be mainly sunny, with a high of minus-17 (one) and a low of minus-32 (26 below).

Wednesday will bring a chance of flurries throughout the day and overnight with an average high and low of minus-20 (four below).

Impaired driving charges laid

District
Staff

The Ontario Provincial Police have been busy laying impaired driving charges in the Rainy River District.

During the night of Dec. 12, a provincial constable with the Rainy River District OPP conducted a traffic stop of a suspected impaired driver. The constable administered a roadside approved screening device, and the driver failed the test.

Lakers lose pair to North Stars

Sports
Staff

It was a tough road swing for the Fort Frances Lakers last week.

The Lakers lost back-to-back games against the league-leading Thunder Bay North Stars to finish their three-game road trip with an 0-3 record.

Thunder Bay claimed Friday night's game by a 4-2 count before following that up with a 5-2 victory the following night to see their record improve to 19-7-2.

Muskie girls claim 'Classic' crown

Sports
Staff

The Muskie girls' hockey team compiled a perfect 4-0 record en route to snaring the title at the annual K-Town Classic tournament hosted by the Kenora Broncos over the weekend.

Fort High opened play on Friday afternoon with a 6-0 romp over the host Broncos.

Issy Taylor and Piper cross both scored twice while Hailey Bombay and Tatum Glowasky also bulged the twine.

Owls' junior squad wins Dryden tourney

Sports
Staff

It was a busy weekend for the Muskie and Rainy River Owls' court sports teams at various tournaments.

The Owls' junior girls' volleyball team had the best showing in claiming the title at the Dryden Eagles' home tournament held Friday and Saturday.

Choraliers townshend

Photos

Diane Maxey's Christmas Choraliers took to the stage at the Townshend Theatre on Sunday to perform their selection of Christmas Anthems for the final time this season. The performance featured a number of soloists, a goodwill offering and bake sale in order to help support the choir in the future and a tribute to longtime choir member Christine Lowe, who passed away earlier this year.

Teachers set to strike Wednesday

National
Allison Jones
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—High school teachers in 10 school boards across Ontario will hold a one-day strike this week-the third in a series of strikes amid tense contract talks.

Morneau to provide update on federal books

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau will provide his first update for Canadians today on the state of the economy-and the government's books-since the October election.

Provincial opioid deaths rising

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The number of opioid-related deaths and emergency department visits continued to rise in Ontario in the first three months of this year, the latest government data shows.

Public Health Ontario said 435 people died from opioid overdoses between January and March—a 40 percent increase from the same period in 2018 when 307 deaths were reported.

Jacobs, Hasselborg capture National titles

Sports
The Canadian Press

CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L.—Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., beat Sweden's Niklas Edin 3-1 yesterday to win the National—the third event on the Grand Slam of Curling circuit.

It was a scoreless draw until the fourth end when Jacobs put up a single, and he made it 2-0 with another single in the fifth.

WWII allies, Germany mark 75 years since Battle of the Bulge

International
Raf Casert
Mark Carlson
The Associated Press

BASTOGNE, Belgium—Side by side, the Allies and former enemy Germany together marked the 75th anniversary of one of the most important battles in World War II-the Battle of the Bulge, which stopped Adolf Hitler's last-ditch offensive to turn the tide of the war.

Nazi grave dug up in Berlin

International
The Associated Press

Berlin police say someone has dug up the grave of a top Nazi leader buried anonymously in the heart of the German capital but appears to have left his bones undisturbed.

Police spokeswoman Heidi Vogt told the B.Z. newspaper that a worker at the Invalidenfriedhof cemetery discovered last Thursday morning that the grave of Reinhard Heydrich had been dug up.

Netanyahu's challenger surging ahead of primary

International
Aron Heller
The Associated Press

JERUSALEM—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's challenger for the post of ruling Likud party leader is picking up more endorsements ahead of the official launch of his primary campaign today.

Some sunshine in store

Weather

Tonight will see increasing cloudiness and a chance of flurries with a low of minus-18 C (zero F).

Tomorrow will be mainly sunny, with a high of minus-17 (one) and a low of minus-32 (26 below).

Wednesday will bring a chance of flurries throughout the day and overnight with an average high and low of minus-20 (four below).