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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - January 6, 2020

Branding workshops open to all

News
Press Release

Is it a Bird?

Is it a Plane?

Is it Boundless?

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ANYWAY?

AND HOW DOES IT RELATE TO THE FUTURE OF FORT FRANCES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN?

Tree pickup slated for Saturday

News
Staff

The Fort Frances Fire Department is doing a Christmas tree pickup in town this Saturday (Jan. 11).

Those who would like their tree removed are asked to place it lengthwise on their curb by 1 p.m. on Saturday.

“We just ask people to put them out where it's visible, out towards the curb is best for us,” noted Fort Frances fire chief Rob Bokuchie.

OPP issues warning on counterfeit bills

District
Press Release

(FORT FRANCES, ON) - Members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have responded to 3 separate incidents in the past week involving counterfeit $50 bills being circulated in Fort Frances.

Retailers and members of the public accepting $50 bills are cautioned to ensure the currency they are accepting is not counterfeit.

Muskie girls go 1-3

Sports
Staff

The Muskie girls' hockey team played well but ultimately came away with just a 1-3 record at the annual Loop Weekend Tournament in Thunder Bay over the weekend.

Fort High opened tourney play on Friday with its lone win in a 4-1 decision over the Midget 'A' Queens.

Captain Jill Calder scored twice to pace the offence while Martina Woods and Ashlyn Beck also both lit the lamp.

Lakers split with Norskies again

Sports
Staff

The Fort Frances Lakers weren't quite able to build off the success of opening 2020 with a win last week.

After edging the Thief River Falls Norskies 4-3 on Thursday night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena, it was a different story here on Saturday night as the Norskies prevailed by a 6-3 count at the Ice For Kids Arena.

'Snowshoeing in the Dark'

Photos
Submitted

Nearly 30 people came out to the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club's 'Snowshoeing in the Dark' event on Saturday (Jan. 4). Thomas LePine spearheaded the event and Tom Shumaker led attendees throughout the evening, while Nicole LePine provided refreshments back at the chalet.

Tangled up

Photos

Fort Frances Lakers' captain Noah Loveday got all tangled up with his Thief River Falls Norskies' opponent near the blue line during the first period of his squad's 6-3 loss on Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Lakers are next in action this Friday when they host the Dryden GM Ice Dogs at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.

-Jamie Mountain photo

St Mary first day

Photos

The first bunch of Kindergarten students walked through the doors of the new St. Mary School in Fort Frances this morning. The new school opens for its first day of classes today following a few delays, and consolidates the students from St. Michael's and St. Francis schools. -Ken Kellar photo

Teachers strike again this Wednesday

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO — The union representing Ontario's public high school teachers said Friday it will hold another one-day walkout this week, the latest in a series of targeted job actions aimed at ramping up pressure on the province during stalled contract talks.

Another major US dairy producer seeks bankruptcy protection

Business
Dee-Ann Durbin
The Associated Press

The U.S. dairy industry, the largest in the world, is under severe pressure as the dietary habits of Americans shift.

Borden Dairy Co. filed for bankruptcy protection, the second major U.S. dairy to do so in as many months. Borden produces nearly 500 million gallons of milk each year for groceries, schools and others. It employs 3,300 people and runs 12 plants across the U.S.

Wait for ‘high’ before gobbling more cannabis edibles to avoid ER visit: doctors

Health & Wellness
By Camille Bains The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — People who have never smoked marijuana could be most at risk of overdosing on cannabis-infused edibles that will soon be on store shelves across the country, warns a public health physician who says first-time users may keep noshing away while expecting a high, only to experience a racing heart, anxiety and panic attacks.

Canada beats Russia for gold at world juniors

Sports
Joshua Clipperton
The Canadian Press

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic—Akil Thomas was in the crowd two years ago when little-used Tyler Steenbergen scored the winning goal for Canada at the world juniors.

Having just turned 18, he made a declaration to his friends.

“I'm going to score that goal one day," Thomas told them. "That's going to be me, watch.”

The statement turned out to be eerily prescient.

Vikings upend Saints in OT in NFC playoffs

Sports
Brett Martel
The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS—After tight end Kyle Rudolph emerged from a purple swarm of celebrating Vikings near the corner of the end zone, he took an opportunity to mock those who doubted quarterback Kirk Cousins' ability to come through in the clutch.

“I'm just glad Kirk can't win big games, apparently," Rudolph said. "We proved that one wrong today.”

Cousins, Vikings upend Saints 26-20 in OT in NFC playoffs

Sports
By Brett Martel The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — After tight end Kyle Rudolph emerged from a purple swarm of celebrating Vikings near the corner of the end zone, he took an opportunity to mock those who doubted quarterback Kirk Cousins’ ability to come through in the clutch.

“I’m just glad Kirk can’t win big games, apparently,” Rudolph said. “We proved that one wrong today.”

Wilson leads Seahawks past Eagles 17-9

Sports
By Rob Maaddi The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Jadeveon Clowney knocked out Carson Wentz. Then, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks knocked off the Philadelphia Eagles.

Wilson threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to DK Metcalf, Marshawn Lynch had a rushing score and the Seahawks beat the Eagles 17-9 in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs on Sunday night.

Canada beats Russia for gold at world juniors

Sports
By Joshua Clipperton The Canadian Press

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Akil Thomas was in the crowd two years ago when little-used Tyler Steenbergen scored the winning goal for Canada at the world juniors.

Having just turned 18, he made a declaration to his friends.

“I’m going to score that goal one day,” Thomas told them. “That’s going to be me, watch.”

The statement turned out to be eerily prescient.

Eller’s goal completes Capitals’ stunning OT win over Sharks

Sports
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Lars Eller scored with 2:59 remaining in overtime after the Washington Capitals rallied from two goals down in the final minute of regulation, completing a stunning 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.

T.J. Oshie tied it with 14.2 seconds left, and Eller also assisted Jakub Vrana’s second goal of the game inside the final minute.

5.8-magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico

International
Danica Coto
The Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Trump threatens Iran's cultural sites

International
Aya Batrawy
The Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Iran's ancient and rich cultural landscape has become a potential U.S. military target as Washington and Tehran lob threats and take high-stakes steps toward a possible open conflict.

Counting whales from space pitched as key to saving them

International
Patrick Whittle
The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine—An aquarium and an engineering firm in Massachusetts are partnering on a project to better protect whales by monitoring them from space.

'Fleabag,' 'Chernobyl' win top Golden Globes

Life
Lynn Elber
The Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Real-life stories ruled the Golden Globe TV honours, as Olivia Colman's portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, Michelle Williams' turn as Broadway star Gwen Verdon and the nuclear disaster drama “Chernobyl,” won top honours.

Counting whales from space pitched as key to saving them

Science
By Patrick Whittle The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — An aquarium and an engineering firm in Massachusetts are partnering on a project to better protect whales by monitoring them from space.

Australia to pay ‘whatever it takes’ to fight wildfires

International
By Nick Perry And Kristen Gelineau The Associated Press

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia’s government said Monday it was willing to pay ‚Äúwhatever it takes‚Äù to help communities recover from deadly wildfires that have ravaged the country.

5.8-magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico, damage reported

International
By Danica Coto The Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Plenty of pink, puffy sleeves and shimmer at Golden Globes

People
By Leanne Italie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — There was plenty of pink, puffy sleeves and a touch of neon on the Golden Globes red carpet as the stars shimmered and shined Sunday on one of the award season’s biggest nights for fashion.

’Fleabag,’ ‘Succession,’ ‘Chornobyl’ win top Golden Globes

Lifestyles
By Lynn Elber The Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Real-life stories ruled the Golden Globe TV honours, as Olivia Colman’s portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, Michelle Williams’ turn as Broadway star Gwen Verdon and the nuclear disaster drama “Chornobyl,” won top honours.

Some snow expected tonight

Weather

Tonight will see periods of snow with a low of -12 C (10 F).

Tomorrow will be mainly cloudy with a chance of flurries, remaining cloudy overnight with a high of -13 (nine) and a low of -23 (nine below zero).

Wednesday will see a mix of sun and cloud turning to periods of snow overnight with a high of -17 (one) and a low of -17 (one).