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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - July 30, 2018

Lightning sparks fires

News
From the MNRF

There were 23 new fires in the Northwest region by the early evening yesterday. Widespread lightning over the past few days has yielded numerous new starts in the western and central areas of the region as fire hazard conditions rebound.

Candidates in place for fall election here

News
Staff

A full slate of candidates will be on the ballot for the municipal and public school board election here come Oct. 22.

Rick Wiedenhoeft was the last candidate to put his name in prior to the 2 p.m. deadline on Friday.

Wiedenhoeft was a town councillor for 10 years after first being elected in the fall of 2003. He opted not to run in the 2014 municipal election.

Nature walk

Photos
of the MNRF

Fort Frances Ogimaa Binesiiyog Stewardship Youth Rangers Rianna Roche, left, and Jaiden VanDulmen examined bloodroot during a recent nature walk at the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre. There the youth rangers learned about local Indigenous history and archeology. They also helped to clean up the area by weeding unwanted plants from the grounds.

'Sparky' fans

Photos
Sam Odrowski

A group of children who attended the Couchiching Fire Department open house on Saturday had a chance to meet with “Sparky the Fire Dog." The mascot spread cheer throughout the open house and provided a sense of entertainment to all that came.

Inuit ancestors spun yarn well before Vikings: study

National
Bob Weber
The Canadian Press

New research is upending old assumptions about what the ancestors of today's Inuit learned from Viking settlers.

And the techniques researchers have developed to show that ancient Dorset and Thule people knew how to spin yarn centuries before the Norse were thought to have taught them could change the way archeologists think about Arctic history.

National park expanding

National
Olivia Bowden
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Parks Canada says it has reached an agreement to acquire a privately-owned parcel of land in Ontario's Georgian Bay area to expand the Bruce Peninsula National Park.

Stamps remain unbeaten

Sports
Craig Slater
The Canadian Press

REGINA—Bo Levi Mitchell threw three touchdown passes and the Calgary Stampeders improved to 6-0 with a 34-22 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday night.

The Stampeders exploded with a 24-point first quarter, highlighted by Mitchell's two touchdown strikes, both of which were set up by Saskatchewan turnovers.

Blue Jays score 5 runs in ninth to beat White Sox 7-4

Sports
Sarah Trotto
The Associated Press

CHICAGO—An injury to star rookie Lourdes Gurriel Jr. dampened the excitement after a late Blue Jays comeback.

Brandon Drury hit a go-ahead, two-run double in a five-run ninth inning and Toronto beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 yesterday.

Ex-WWE grappler dead at 46

Sports
The Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the 46-year-old son of WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler was found hanging in his cell on Saturday.

Chipper Jones shines at Hall of Fame induction

Sports
John Kekis
The Associated Press

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—Chipper Jones didn't bow to the pressure of the moment, and it was considerable.

Jones was inducted yesterday into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and he stood there delivering his speech with wife Taylor staring up at him, hours away from giving birth to a son to be named Cooper in honour of the special day.

Young people looking for younger leaders

International
Laurie Kellman
Hannah Fingerhut
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—Young people are looking for a change this election season—a generational change.

Times publisher pressed Trump on ‘anti-press rhetoric’

International
By Darlene Superville The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The publisher of The New York Times says he took President Donald Trump to task for “deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric” that is “not just divisive but increasingly dangerous” when the two met privately at the White House this month.

Australian bishop convicted of sex abuse coverup resigns

International
By Nicole Winfield The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of an Australian archbishop convicted in criminal court of covering up the sexual abuse of children by a priest, taking action after coming under mounting pressure from ordinary Catholics, priests and even the Australian prime minister.

Big Mac turns 50

Lifestyles
Candice Choi
The Associated Press

NEW YORK—McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers as the Big Mac turns 50, but it's not messing with the makings of its most famous burger.

50 years on, McDonald’s isn’t messing with its Big Mac

Lifestyles
By Candice Choi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — McDonald’s is fighting to hold onto customers as the Big Mac turns 50, but it’s not messing with the makings of its most famous burger.

Stormy tomorrow

Weather

Tonight will be clear to partly cloudy with a low of 14 C (57 F).

Tomorrow will be partly sunny in the morning with thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Expect a high of 28 (82) and a low of 12 (54).

Wednesday will be rainy, a high of 19 (66) and a low of 10 (50).