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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - January 27, 2020

New group to build bridges for LGBTQ2A

News
Press Release

The Borderland area's queer community is invited to take part in the kick-off meeting for a new initiative aimed at building social ties and supportive relationships among local LGBTQ2A people.

Correction

News

A photo of a cheque donation to the Fort Frances Family Centre on A5 of last week's Times incorrectly stated the donation was made on behalf of the Emo Food Bank. The funds were sourced from the Emo Thrift Shop, which generates its revenue through clothing sales. All money donated to the Emo Food Bank is used to support the food bank.

Council to hear presentation on MMIWG tonight

News
Staff

Indigenous women and girls represent a disproportionately high percentage of homicide victims and those who go missing in Canada.

To help combat these issues and others highlighted in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) reports, Mandi Olson of the Binesiwag Centre for Wellness will deliver a presentation at tonight's council meeting.

Missing man

District
Staff

As the search for Chauncey Grover enters its second week, Treaty Three Police have been joined by the OPP Rainy River Detachment.

Chauncey Lyle Grover, 30, was last seen on January 15, on Couchiching First Nation. Since then, family, friends and community members have joined with police for an extensive ground search through the region by snowshoe.

ETFO strike 6

Photos

Members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) engaged in a one-day full withdrawal of service in the Rainy River District last Wednesday as part of the unions' rotating strike action.

NWHU presentation

Photos

Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) board member, Paul Ryan, left and CEO Marilyn Herbacz delivered a presentation on the transformation of public health in the midst of provincial changes during the Rainy River District Municipal Association's (RRDMA) Annual General Meeting on Saturday at the Devlin Hall.

Youth mental health wait lists double

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Wait times for children and youth mental health services have more than doubled in two years, according to a report from care providers who are urging Premier Doug Ford's government to increase spending to address the delays.

Full week of strikes set for elementary teachers

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The union representing Ontario's elementary school teachers is set to hold another series of rotating strikes throughout the week.

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario says one-day job actions are planned at boards across the province starting today and extending through the rest of the week.

Pregnant Canadian stuck in coronavirus epicentre

National
Hina Alam
The Canadian Press

A teacher who is living with his pregnant wife and child in a city that is at the epicentre of China's coronavirus outbreak is hoping to get his family out safely.

Tom Williams is a British expat who has been living and working for about five years in Wuhan, which is the capital of Hubei province in China.

Bodies of two more French tourists found

National
The Canadian Press

ST-HENRI-DE-TAILLON, Que.—A Quebec provincial police search-and-rescue team retrieved the bodies of two more French snowmobilers who plunged into the water last Tuesday in the province's Lac-Saint-Jean region.

Sgt. Hugues Beaulieu said the bodies were found late Sunday morning at a site more than three kilometres from where the initial search began.

Pregnant Canadian women stuck in coronavirus epicentre

National
Hina Alam
The Canadian Press

A teacher who is living with his pregnant wife and child in a city that is at the epicentre of China's coronavirus outbreak is hoping to get his family out safely.

Tom Williams is a British expat who has been living and working for about five years in Wuhan, which is the capital of Hubei province in China.

Ryerson dissolves student union

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A scandal-plagued student union at Ryerson University is no longer being recognized as the of ficial form of student government, the school said Friday.

House of Commons revs up for the winter sitting

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The work begins in earnest today for the Liberal minority government as the House of Commons opens for business after a lengthy winter break.

The first piece of major legislation is expected to be a bill to ratify the new North American free trade deal, as Canada is now the only hold out on the trilateral pact.

Erin O'Toole to launch Tory leadership bid

National
Stephanie Levitz
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Ontario MP Erin O'Toole is expected to lay out his vision for the federal Conservative party and why he's the one to run it in an online video being released today that officially kicks off his second attempt to become Conservative leader.

Kobe Bryant's death leaves NBA players, others in shock

Sports
Brian Mahoney
The Associated Press

NEW YORK—Kobe Bryant authored some of his most memorable moments at Madison Square Garden and made himself a centerpiece of the Lakers-Celtics rivalry.

Bryant was remembered for that and so much more Sunday after the five-time NBA champion, his teenage daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash.

Vincent Lapointe cleared by anti-doping panel

Sports
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — An anti-doping panel has cleared top Canadian canoeist Laurence Vincent Lapointe to return to training and competition ahead of her sport's Olympic debut this summer

The panel convened by the International Canoe Federation made the decision after it accepted that the 11-time world champion did not knowingly take ligandrol.

Vincent Lapointe cleared by anti-doping panel

Sports
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—An anti-doping panel has cleared top Canadian canoeist Laurence Vincent Lapointe to return to training and competition ahead of her sport's Olympic debut this summer.

The panel convened by the International Canoe Federation made the decision after it accepted that the 11-time world champion did not knowingly take ligandrol.

Bryant a 'true Olympic champion': IOC president

Sports
The Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Kobe Bryant was “an outstanding and true Olympic champion,” IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday.

The basketball great, who was killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday, helped the United States win Olympic gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games and the 2012 London Games.

GM to invest $2.2B in electric vehicles

International
Tom Krisher
The Associated Press

DETROIT—General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,200 people.

Chance of flurries this week

Weather

Tonight will be mainly cloudy with a chance of flurries and a low of -17 C (1 F).

Tomorrow will be cloudy with a chance of flurries and cloudy periods overnight with a high of minus-seven (19) and a low of -12 (10).

Wednesday will bring a mix of sun and clouds with more chances of flurries and a high of minus-six (21) with a low of -10 (14).