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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - January 7th, 2019

Police seek tips in theft

From the OPP

Members of the Rainy River District OPP are investigating a theft from a vehicle.

On Jan. 3 between 1 and 3 p.m., about $700 was stolen from a vehicle parked in the downtown area of Atikokan.

If you have any information about this theft, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Lakers lose in return


Malcolm Huemmert scored twice and added an assist to help the Dryden GM Ice Dogs to a 6-1 victory over the visiting Fort Frances Lakers on Saturday night in both teams' return from the SIJHL's holiday break.

Dryden wasted little time getting going as Rayman Bassi opened the scoring just 10 seconds into the game.

Mixed tourney results for Muskie girls


It was an up-and-down weekend for the Muskie girls' hockey team.

The black-and-gold compiled a 1-2-1 record at the annual Loop Weekend tournament in Thunder Bay.

The Muskies opened play Friday evening with a 3-1 win over the Midget 'C' Fury.

Jill Calder scored twice while Abbie Kenny had the other goal.

Bantam tourney

Jamie Mountain

Nicholas Ducharme of the Red Lake Gladiators looked to rush the puck up the ice during his squad's 7-1 win over the Lake of the Woods Bears yesterday afternoon in the final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual Bantam 'A' tournament at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Gladiators went a perfect 6-0 en route to the gold medal.

Squash battle

Jamie Mountain

Bob Shine looked to unleash a backhander off the wall and towards his opponent, Sean Cameron, during the men's 'A' Open final of the Sunset Country Squash Club's 32nd-annual La Place Rendez-Vous Open on Sunday afternoon at the Memorial Sports Centre. Cameron won the match 3-0 to snare the division crown.

New $10 bills choking money machines

Colin Perkel
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Hundreds of thousands of cash-handling machines across the country have had to be upgraded to handle Canada's distinctive new $10 bill, featuring a vertical portrait of Nova Scotia civil rights advocate Viola Desmond, while some others still awaiting changes are rejecting the banknotes.

Chief coroner launches review of police suicides

Liam Casey
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario's chief coroner has launched a review of police suicides that took place in the province last year after noticing a spike in officers killing themselves.

Pot shop licence lottery set

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The Ontario government is accepting entries this week from those looking to enter a lottery to apply for the first 25 retail cannabis licences in the province.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario said expressions of interest can be submitted online today through noon Wednesday, with the draw to take place on Friday and results to be posted within 24 hours.

Judge finds confusion over street-check rules

Paola Loriggio
Michelle McQuigge
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Police and the public need to be able to clearly distinguish between valid street checks by officers and random stops that should be abandoned altogether, a judge tasked with reviewing the province's regulations on the issue said Friday.

Lowry's return helps fuel Raptors' win

Lori Ewing
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—In the span 60 seconds, Kyle Lowry drilled a three-pointer, took a charge from 6'8" bulldozer Thaddeus Young, and drew a foul on a basket for a three-point play.

And the game wasn't yet three minutes old.

Finns win junior gold

The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Jack Hughes still had tears in his eyes Saturday night as he talked about losing the gold-medal game at the world junior hockey championship.

“Right now, there's nothing I really want to learn from this,” the 17-year-old said after Finland beat the Americans 3-2 in a dramatic finals performance.

“It's sad. I don't want to go through this again.”

Schauffele ties course record in win

Doug Ferguson
The Associated Press

KAPALUA, Hawaii—Xander Schauffele never had a better round or a more peculiar ending.

After holing out for two eagles, and then closing with four birdies over his last five holes for an 11-under 62, he chose to wait inside the scoring trailer to see if it would be enough to beat Gary Woodland in the Sentry Tournament of Champions yesterday.

Chargers stave off late surge by Ravens

David Ginsburg
The Associated Press

BALTIMORE—The L.A. Chargers kept Lamar Jackson grounded and by the time the rookie got the passing game going, it was too late for the Baltimore Ravens.

Michael Badgley kicked five field goals, and L.A. harassed and hounded Jackson, during a 23-17 victory yesterday afternoon in the opening round of the NFL playoffs.

Jets bounce back to topple Stars

Judy Owen
The Canadian Press

WINNPEG, Man.—Kyle Connor was happy to be part of an offensive burst the Winnipeg Jets needed.

The winger ended a 10-game pointless streak with a goal that helped the Jets dump the Dallas Stars 5-1 yesterday.

“Yeah, felt good,” Connor said.

“Nothing's really changed too much from my game," he added. "I thought I was a little quicker tonight, played with lots of speed.”

Alabama already among greatest college dynasties

By Josh Dubow The Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — With five national championships in the past nine seasons, Alabama already has accomplished something never done before in the AP poll era that began in 1936.

Winning another crown Monday night against Clemson would lift the Crimson Tide even further above other college football dynasties and into the conversation about the best runs in all of college sports.

China’s Huawei unveils chip for global big data market


BEIJING — Huawei Technologies Ltd. showed off a new processor chip for data centres and cloud computing Monday, expanding into new and growing markets despite Western warnings the company might be a security risk.

Huawei and other Chinese technology companies that rely on Western technology are stepping up efforts to develop their own.

Tech’s big gadget show edges closer to gender equity


NEW YORK — The world’s largest tech conference has apparently learned a big lesson about gender equity.

Eagles nab upset win over Bears

Barry Wilner
The Associated Press

CHICAGO—The Philadelphia Eagles needed help to get into the playoffs—and Chicago provided it.

Look how the defending Super Bowl champions repaid the Bears.

More light snow possible


It will be cloudy tonight, with an overnight low of minus-11 C (12 F) and west-southwest winds gusting up to 24 km/h.

Tomorrow will see light snow, with an additional accumulation of one-three cm (one-two inches).

Expect a high of minus-eight (17) and low around minus-19 (two below zero), with west-northwest winds gusting up to 28 km/h.