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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - July 23, 2018

New champs crowned at FFCBC


A pair of faces were all smiles Saturday afternoon at the 24th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.

Bryan Gustafson and Brian McNanney produced a three-day haul of 51.57 pounds to claim their first-ever FFCBC title in front of a joyous crowd under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina.

Eight new fires ignite

From the MNRF

Eight new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

One of those was Kenora Fire #80, a 0.1-hectare blaze located near Ash Bay on Lake of the Woods.

It was listed as “being held” at last report.

The other seven fires were located in Red Lake District (five) and Nipigon District (two).

Quest winner

Stephanie Hagenaars

After a powerful performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen that blew the judges away, and a close battle with fellow competitior Kelly Clark during the "Battle Song" to Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer," Dylan Ossachuk took home the $1,000 grand prize at this year's "Quest for the Best" competition held Friday night under the big tent in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Champions

Fires threaten properties

The Canadian Press

KILLARNEY, Ont.—Crews from across the country continued to cut down dozens of raging fires in northeastern Ontario yesterday after evacuation orders left some property owners uncertain of whether their homes and businesses would survive the flames.

Police probe deadly shooting in Toronto

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Two people were killed and 12 others were injured when a man armed with a handgun fired into restaurants and patios in a popular Toronto neighbourhood on a warm Sunday night, authorities said today.

There was no immediate word on a motive.

Molinari claims British Open title

Doug Ferguson
The Associated Press

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland—Francesco Molinari didn't get the loudest cheers for the best golf at British Open.

He was overlooked for so much of yesterday playing alongside Tiger Woods, who caused pure pandemonium at Carnoustie by taking the lead in the final round of a major for the first time in nine years.

Molinari settled for the best cheer of them all. The last one.

Moon rock exhibit now open

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, who blasts off for an extended stay on the International Space Station in December, helped launch a moon rock exhibition Friday at the Montreal Science Centre.

Visitors will be able to touch the lunar sample, which is 3.8-billion years old, weighs 24 grams, and only is as big as an eraser.

Canada has offered to take in 'White Helmets'

Lee Berthiaume
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Canada has offered to accept dozens of “White Helmets” and their families from Syria following a dramatic rescue over the weekend that was orchestrated by the Israeli military and personally encouraged by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

PM's nanny given salary, bump in pay

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The nanny hired to care for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's three children has been given a full-time government salary—and a slight pay increase.

The moves were revealed in an order-in-council issued last week, which sets Marian Pueyo's annual pay between just less than $40,000 to more than $45,000, retroactive to the beginning of April.

Harvick nudges out Busch

Dan Gelston
The Associated Press

LOUDON, N.H.—Kevin Harvick warned he was charging for the lead with taps on Kyle Busch's rear bumper over the waning laps.

Harvick had failed to methodically work his way around the race leader with a clean pass, so he set aim with his Ford on Busch for the knockout shot.

Jays complete sweep of Orioles

Melissa Couto
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—J.A. Happ didn't let the distraction of trade rumours seep into his performance yesterday afternoon in what could have been his last home start in a Toronto Blue Jays' uniform.

'Johnny Football' traded to Alouettes

Dan Ralph
The Canadian Press

“Johnny Football” is on the move.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats dealt quarterback Johnny Manziel and offensive linemen Tony Washington and Landon Rice to the Montreal Alouettes yesterday for Canadian defensive end Jamaal Westerman and receiver Chris Williams, as well as 2020 and 2021 first-round picks.

Weather mix in forecast


It will be partly cloudy tonight, with an overnight low of 14 C (57 F) and west-northwest winds gusting up to 15 km/h.

Tomorrow will see a mix of sun and clouds, with a high of 25 (77) and low around 13 (56).

Look for west-northwest winds gusting up to 29 km/h.

A morning thunderstorm is possible for Wednesday, along with a high of 21 (70) and low dipping to 11 (52).