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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - January 29, 2016

No Diggity jumps up to second

Sports
Staff

A light night of action saw No Diggity put in a heavyweight-calibre performance.

With the Fort High gym unavailable due to exam week, St. Michael’s School was the lone venue in play for the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League last night.

That being the case, only eight teams saw action as they made up games missed from Dec. 10.

Lakers hold off Miners

Sports
Staff

The Fort Frances Lakers came out firing and didn’t stop until they had another notch in the win column.

Dustin Deugau broke a 3-3 tie in the third period to help the Lakers edge the English River Miners in their final game at the annual “SIJHL Showcase” yesterday in Hoyt Lakes, Mn.

Boot hockey

Photos
Heather Latter

Members of the Fort Frances Lakers tried their hand at a game of boot hockey earlier today, teaming up with children from the day care at Robert Moore School. To help them warm up, the children enjoyed hot chocolate with the players afterwards.

Girls’ tourney

Photos
Heather Latter

The BDO Stars battled the Calder Legal Eagles to a 1-1 tie during the opening game of a PeeWee girls’ tournament this morning at the ’52 Canadians Arena. Play will continue there throughout the weekend.

Dry American falls may be tourist boon

National
The Canadian Press

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont.—A plan that could see the American side of Niagara Falls go dry for a short period of time to rebuild two bridges might be a boon to Canadian tourism.

New York State Parks has put forth three proposals to replace two bridges to Goat Island—and two of those proposals recommend stopping the flow of water for five-nine months.

Charges laid in school threat

National
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—A number of charges now have been laid against a young man who was arrested after a video allegedly containing threats against students at a Winnipeg high school was posted to YouTube.

Police say they got word Wednesday evening about an unknown male posting a threatening video regarding the school in the River East Transcona division.

McClung banknote touted

National
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative leader wants suffragette Nellie McClung to be given a prominent spot on a Canadian banknote.

The Queen is the only woman currently featured on a bill.

Brian Pallister says in a letter to the Bank of Canada governor that McClung should be recognized for her role in the enfranchisement of women.

Trudeau makes visit to La Loche

National
The Canadian Press

LA LOCHE, Sask.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was expected today in a northern Saskatchewan community where residents have spent the last week grieving a shooting that left four people dead and seven others wounded.

Liberals to repeal labour laws

National
Jordan Press
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The Liberal government is repealing two contentious union-related bills—a move it bills as heralding a new relationship with organized labour after 10 acrimonious years under the Conservatives.

Tories keep pushing Liberals on pipelines

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A half-dozen Iroquois First Nations are calling the proposed Energy East pipeline a “dangerous project.”

The move comes less than 24 hours after the federal government announced additional reviews to bolster public confidence in the pipeline assessment process—including more consultations with indigenous communities.

Firefighters able to give overdose drug

Health & Wellness
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Firefighters in Vancouver and Surrey, B.C. have been moved to the frontlines in the battle against the soaring number of overdoses and drug deaths.

Health minister Terry Lake said certain specially-licensed firefighters will be allowed to administer naloxone—a drug that reverses opioid overdoses, such as those caused by fentanyl.

Doctors get assisted dying guidelines

Health & Wellness
Paola Loriggio
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario doctors will be permitted to provide assistance in dying to eligible patients within Canada who qualify for publicly-funded health care as the federal government works to legislate doctor-assisted suicide.

South Course doesn’t faze Brown

Sports
The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO—Scott Brown and Phil Mickelson both had reason to believe it could be a long day on the South Course at Torrey Pines.

It turned out just fine yesterday in the Farmers Insurance Open, especially for Brown.

Brown hit into a hazard and made bogey on the first par-five he faced and was two-over through six holes.

Fast starts keyed Panthers’ run

Sports
Steve Reed
The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Denver Broncos may want to make sure they get off to a fast start if they hope to beat the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl.

Cam Newton and the Panthers have been dominant in the first half of their post-season games, outscoring Arizona and Seattle by a combined margin of 55-7.

That’s been the norm this season for the Panthers.

Raptors set new team mark for winning streak

Sports
Lori Ewing
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—There was almost no hoopla to celebrate the historic moment when the final buzzer sounded—just a loud announcement over the public address system to the fans at the Air Canada Centre.

The Toronto Raptors had just broken a franchise record that had stood for 14 years, winning their 10th-straight game with a 103-93 victory over the N.Y. Knicks.

‘Music City’ set for party

Sports
Teresa M. Walker
The Associated Press

NASHVILLE—“Music City” finally is ready to show the NHL just how big a party this town can throw, and it’s only fitting that Barry Trotz will be coaching in Nashville’s first all-star game.

Trotz helped build hockey in Nashville, coaching the Predators from their expansion start in 1997, and he earned a trip to this all-star game thanks to the Washington Capitals.