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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - July 12, 2018

More candidates file

News
Staff

Alberton Township councillor Mike Ford filed to run for reeve in the Oct. 22 municipal election.

Ford filed his nomination papers yesterday.

Incumbent Coun. Jennifer Johnson also filed yesterday to run for a seat on Alberton council.

Sewer line warranty offer is legitimate

News
Duane Hicks

A mailout earlier this week to local residents offering a warranty for sewer and water lines is a legitimate offer.

Operations and Facilities manager Travis Rob said the town has gotten “a tremendous amount” of phone calls from the public asking whether the warranty offered by Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC) is a scam or not. It is not.

Cutting stuff

Photos
Stephanie Hagenaars

Even Bagacki, left, Solanah McDonald and Carter Payne were focused yesterday as they carved out their pieces to create an angel fish mosaic during a carpentry summer camp at Fort Frances High School. FFHS teacher and carpentry camp supervisor, Vince Gouin, said in only a couple of days the kids have learned to use tools and machines such as mitre saws, band saws and sanders.

Tie dye workshop

Photos
Stephanie Hagenaars

Bright and colourful fun was had at the United Native Friendship Centre's Circle of Life Centre on Mowat Avenue on Tuesday. As part of the centre's summer arts and crafts, tie dye shirts, blankets, and other fabrics were created in honour of “Pride Week” here (July 9-15).

NCDS Pride

Photos
Stephanie Hagenaars

NCDS held a “Client Appreciation & Pride Celebration" lunch yesterday, offering hot dogs, watermelon, popcorn, beverages and cupcakes "for all human beings" as part of "Borderland Pride Week.” Matthew Sawatzky from Community Living Fort Frances and District stopped by for a hot dog and some treats.

Pride pancakes

Photos

Mellodey and Cadance Sinclair, above, enjoyed some pancakes and orange juice in the sun this morning during Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services' breakfast in celebration of “Pride Week.” The event brought dozens of people to the FFTAHS' behavioural health services location on King's Hwy.

Sickness benefits demand spikes

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—More and more Canadians are applying for federal help as they take time away from work to battle serious illness—and almost four out of every 10 applicants are maxing out their benefits.

As Trump claims NATO win, Canada stands pat

National
The Canadian Press

BRUSSELS—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is billing a pre-existing plan to grow military spending by 70 percent over the next 10 years as Canada's answer to Donald Trump's persistent demand that NATO allies spend two percent of their GDP on defence.

Ontario reverting to old sex-ed curriculum

National
Nicole Thompson
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario schools will go back to teaching the same sex-ed curriculum they did in the late 1990s this fall after the province's new government announced yesterday it was revoking an updated version brought in by the previous regime.

Research reveals how dinosaurs ate, hunted

National
Bob Weber
The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—You are what you eat, even if you're a dinosaur.

University of Alberta scientists are learning more about the lives of the ancient lizards by studying their teeth to see how they used them—and what on.

Hydro One board resigns, CEO retires

National

By Shawn Jeffords

THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO—Premier Doug Ford says he has made good on a key campaign promise, announcing the immediate retirement of the CEO of Hydro One and the resignation of the utility's entire board of directors.

Manitoba premier wants free booze flow

National
Steve Lambert
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is asking his colleagues to eliminate restrictions on interprovincial booze runs.

In advance of next week's premiers' meeting in New Brunswick, Pallister has written a letter to other provincial leaders outlining his priorities.

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value

Business
Jonathan Lemire
Jill Colvin
The Associated Press

BRUSSELS—Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit yesterday by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign policy for decades.

Godfrey: tough decisions ahead as Postmedia focuses on ‘areas where we can win’

Business
By David Paddon The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Postmedia Network Canada Corp. must make tough decisions in markets where revenue from digital services isn’t growing fast enough to offset declines in print revenue, executive chairman Paul Godfrey said Wednesday.

Kerber tops Ostapenko

Sports
The Associated Press

LONDON—It was clear right from the opening game of Angelique Kerber's Wimbledon semifinal how things were going to go. She was not going to dictate or control much.

She was, instead, going to employ spectacular defence and solid, steady play, while letting her opponent, Jelena Ostapenko, be the one to determine the outcomes of nearly every point.

Albies hits 2 HRs, drives in 4, as Braves top Blue Jays 9-5

Sports
Charles Odum
The Associated Press

ATLANTA—Ozzie Albies' first career multihomer game was special.

Making his mother's wish come true was even better.

Albies snapped Atlanta's power drought with two homers, and the Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-5 yesterday to move back into a tie for the NL East lead.

Anthem in hospitals stuns Egyptians

International
Samy Magdy
The Associated Press

CAIRO—A decision by Egypt's new health minister to have intercoms in state hospitals play the national anthem every morning, followed by a recitation of the Hippocratic oath, has set off a storm on social media across the country.

Armless man nabbed for stabbing

International
The Associated Press

MIAMI—A homeless South Florida man with no arms has been charged with stabbing a Chicago tourist.

Miami Beach police say 46-year-old Jonathan Crenshaw held a pair of scissors with his feet and stabbed 22-year-old Cesar Coronado just after midnight early Tuesday.

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

International
By Jonathan Lemire And Jill Colvin The Associated Press

BRUSSELS — Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany’s ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign policy for decades.

Instrument borrowing hits Halifax libraries

Life
The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—Nova Scotia rocker Joel Plaskett says the library was always a source of inspiration for his music, and he hopes a new program that allows the public to borrow instruments will help encourage more musicians in the Halifax area.

Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal

Science
By Emiliano Rodriguez Mega The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Talk about a paleo diet. Scientists have uncovered the last meal of a frozen hunter who died 5,300 years ago in the Alps.

The stomach contents of the corpse, widely known as Oetzi the Iceman, offer a snapshot of what ancient Europeans ate more than five millennia ago, researchers said.

Vatican looking at selling churches

Lifestyles
The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY—The Vatican is drafting guidelines to help Catholic dioceses find appropriate ways to decommission unneeded churches so they don't end up as discos, gymnasiums or gelato shops.

Atown

Around Town

Local rock band, “Kings of None,” will perform today from 6-8 p.m. on the stage at the Rainy Lake Square. Free concert. Bring a chair. Everyone welcome.