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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - July 18, 2019

Youth enterprise camp returning, sign up today

News
Sam Odrowski

Youth who are interested in developing a business of their own are encouraged to sign up for the “Head Start in Business” Youth Enterprise Day Camp that's coming to Fort Frances next week (July 22-26).

The camp is for children ages nine-13 and is being held at the Northern Community Development Services (NCDS) building (304 Scott St.).

Al's, Rendez-Vous battle to first draw of season

Sports
Staff

The Borderland Soccer League women's division saw its first draw of the season on Tuesday night.

Neither Al's Racquet Stringing nor La Place Rendez-Vous could get the better of each other as the game ended with a 3-3 score.

Ryndi Veldhuisen scored twice while Courtney Buckshot also bulged the twine for Al's (1-5-1).

Blue Knights romp over Royals

Sports
Staff

Vaughan Wilson and Jaxon Calder both homered to pace the Barwick Blue Knights to a 15-2 romp over the Rainy River Royals in Rainy River District Fastball League action on Tuesday night.

Tanner Smith garnered the pitching win for the Blue Knights (10-4) over Myron Armstrong of the Royals (7-5).

Make and bake

Photos
Ken Kellar

Miranda Wilson, left, and Christopher Wood watched as instructor Meghan Spooner demonstrated how to trim the dome off their cakes as part of the “Make and Bake" camp put on by Confederation College this week. Spooner walked participants through essential baking techniques, and everyone tried their hands at making cookies, cupcakes and decorating their own cakes.

Taking off

Photos
Staff

Troy Norman of Fort Frances and Jay Samsal of Kenora blasted down Rainy Lake this morning as part of the Day 1 boat launch that kicked off the 25th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship at the Sorting Gap Marina. The 2016 and 2017 champs are part of a 98-team field that will be vying for the $25,000 winners' cheque over the next three days. Weigh-ins go at 3:30 p.m.

Boat parade

Photos
Marc Stuempfle

Local residents had their first look at some of the anglers participating in the 2019 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship yesterday evening during the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship Boston Pizza boat parade.

Gas market is competitive, company informs inquiry

National
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—One of the largest fuel companies in British Columbia says there's no retail market more competitive than gasoline in Canada and an executive denies any price setting between competitors.

Study details rent affordability

National
Jordan Press
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A minimum-wage worker could afford to rent in just a few neighbourhoods in Canada, suggests a new analysis of the country's rental market that also raises questions about a promised federal rent-supplement program.

Light shed on seniors' poverty

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Internal government documents say that many of the 57,000 seniors the Liberals say they have helped lift out of poverty only moved above the poverty line when the government changed the measure.

The documents shed light on the number of seniors lifted out of poverty by federal boosts to seniors benefits.

Tiny toadlets on the move in Whistler

National
The Canadian Press

WHISTLER, B.C.—An annual migration involving tens of thousands of creatures is underway in Whistler, B.C., but observers could miss it if they don't look down.

Up to 40,000 tiny western toadlets are climbing out of Whistler's Lost Lake where they hatched as tadpoles and are moving into the surrounding forest.

Connelly hopes to recapture magical 2017 performance

Sports
The Canadian Press

The 2017 British Open was one of the best tournaments of Austin Connelly's life, putting his young career into high gear. He's hoping the 2019 tournament will have the same effect.

Devers lifts Red Sox over Blue Jays

Sports
Ken Powtak
The Associated Press

BOSTON—Red Sox manager Alex Cora went to reliever Brandon Workman in the eighth inning and knew what his options were for his beleaguered bullpen when things got tight in the ninth.

“It's either him or him,” said Cora after Workman threw 45 pitches and got out of a jam each inning as Boston held on for a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays last night.

Man injured in pipe bomb explosion

International
The Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, Tenn.—Authorities say a pipe bomb exploded in a Tennessee garage while a man was working on it, injuring his hand.

WKRN-TV reports an explosion occurred in a Macon County garage early this morning.

The man's girlfriend told Macon County Sheriff Martin Gammons he was injured while loading shotgun shells.

Penguins can't resist lure of sushi

International
Nick Perry
The Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—Two little blue penguins just couldn't stay away from a New Zealand sushi store, returning to nest there even after police had captured them and escorted them back to the ocean.

Wellington police described them as “waddling vagrants,” while the store's co-owner joked he had no idea that word of his tasty raw fish had reached as far as the subaquatic community.

Apple, Google continue inclusive push with new emojis

Lifestyles
Michelle Chapman
The Associated Press

Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that include cute critters, of course, but also expand the number of images of human diversity.

Apple Inc. is releasing new variants of its holding hands emoji that allow people to pick any combination of skin tone and gender, 75 possible combinations in all.

Researchers find healing heart cells in mice

Lifestyles
The Canadian Press

CALGARY—University of Calgary researchers say a newly discovered type of cell appears to repair heart damage in mice.

The scientists say they've found the same type of cell in humans and believe it could foster new therapies for heart disease.

Mild weekend weather

Weather

Tonight will be mainly clear but may see a strong thunderstorm along with a low of 15 C (59 F).

Tomorrow will be partly sunny and comfortable. Expect a high of 26 (79) and a low of 12 (54).

Saturday will be variably cloudy with a high of 25 (77) and a low of 11 (52).

Atown

Around Town

Get your photo with “Bobber the Bass” on July 18-20 from noon-3 p.m. each day at the Sorting Gap Marina.

Kids' face painting by “Born to Sparkle,” in conjunction with the FFCBC, will take place on July 18-20 from noon-5 p.m. each day at the Sorting Gap Marina.