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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - July 24, 2018

Caliper Lake blaze among five new fires

News
From the MNRF

Five new fires were reported in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Fort Frances Fire #22, located near Caliper Lake, was listed as “not under control” at 0.5 hectares in size at last report.

Dryden Fire #24, located near Basket Lake, also was listed as “not under control” at 0.5 hectares.

The other three new fires were located in Red Lake District.

Body found

News
From the OPP

On Friday at 8 a.m., officers from the Rainy River District OPP received a complaint of an abandoned vehicle on Strachan Road, northwest of Emo.

Police attended and searched the area, locating a deceased male within the vicinity of the vehicle.

No foul play is suspected.

Playing in sandbox

Photos
Stephanie Hagenaars

Carter Daniw, left, Teagan McKinnon, and Hayley Glueheisen played with dinosaurs in one of the sandboxes at the McIrvine Rotary Park on Colonization Road West this morning.

Montreal ups age limit for unsupervised kids in pools

National
Peter Rakobowchuk
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—The move by Montreal to increase the minimum age for youngsters to be allowed into its public swimming pools without supervision is getting the thumbs-up from the province's lifesaving society.

Several drownings earlier this year prompted the city to raise the age to eight years old from six when municipal pools opened this summer.

StatCan details scope of 'unfounded' cases

National
Jordan Press
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The number of sexual assaults reported to police is on the rise while the ones deemed “unfounded” by officers is on the decline in the wake of the #MeToo movement, according to a new statistical look at crime in Canada.

School boards await directions on sex ed

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A controversial decision by the Ontario government to scrap the sex-education curriculum before a new one is in place has left school boards in limbo with just weeks to go before students return to classes.

Residents return to Danforth after shooting

National
Alanna Rizza
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Residents of Toronto's Danforth Avenue gathered for a prayer service last night to mourn the victims of a shooting that left three people dead, including the gunman, and 13 wounded.

The mood on the normally-bustling street lined with restaurants, patios, and boutiques was solemn after it was reopened by police.

Churchill residents vow to find future

National
Kelly Geraldine Malone
The Canadian Press

CHURCHILL, Man.—Florence Hamilton's ancestors once followed the caribou across the Arctic tundra.

That was before the federal government forcefully relocated the Sayisi Dene to barren land outside Churchill, Man. in 1956.

By 1973, 117 of the more than 250 people who were moved had died and most of those still alive moved west to Tadoule Lake, where they still live today.

'Made-in-Banff' bison calves born in backcountry

National
The Canadian Press

BANFF, Alta.—Three bison babies have been born in the backcountry of Banff National Park—the first calves conceived in the area in more than 140 years.

Two of the bison were born on July 15 while the third was born on Thursday.

Police subdue man during Hill ceremony

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A 24-year-old man was taken into custody yesterday morning in connection with an incident during the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony on Parliament Hill.

Entering Canada is no 'free ticket': Goodale

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The Liberal government has made it clear that simply entering Canada is not a “free ticket” for newcomers to stay in the country, Public Safety minister Ralph Goodale told MPs studying the ongoing influx of asylum-seekers from the United States.

Countdown on towards 2020 Olympics

Sports
Jim Armstrong
The Associated Press

TOKYO—The 2020 Olympics will open in two years—and the heat is on.

Since being awarded the games, which will be the largest-ever with 33 sports and 339 events, Tokyo organizers have had to deal with a series of setbacks ranging from stadium and construction delays, natural disasters, and a mascot scandal.

Jays topped by Twins

Sports
Melissa Couto
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—With the Blue Jays lacking a starter for last night's game, manager John Gibbons hoped to find an answer in his bullpen.

The end result wasn't quite was he was looking for but Gibbons did see a glimmer of hope in three scoreless innings from Jaime Garcia to close out the game.

Storm risk in forecast

Weather

It will be clear to partly cloudy tonight, with an overnight low of 12 C (54 F) and west-northwest winds gusting up to 17 km/h.

Tomorrow will see a morning shower or thunderstorm give way to partial clearing, with a high of 21 (70) and low around 11 (52).

Look for west-northwest winds gusting up to 18 km/h.