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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - July 5, 2018

Open air art studio making return here

News
Staff

The Community Living Fort Frances and District open air art studio is returning for a second year, with the first session set for this Monday (July 9).

The studio will be held from 3-7 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square, with participants making “Pride” flags and ribbon wands in conjunction with Borderland Pride.

After all, next week is “Pride Week” in Borderland.

Correction

News

A story in yesterday's Times on the “Castin' For Cash” bass tournament at Lake Despair Lodge incorrectly stated a potluck supper was planned for Friday starting at 5:30 p.m.

In fact, it will be a roast pork supper, with tickets costing $12/person.

The Times regrets any confusion or inconvenience this error may have caused.

Caul joins mayor race

News
Duane Hicks

Coun. June Caul has joined the race for mayor of Fort Frances in the upcoming municipal election.

Coun. Caul, who filed her nomination yesterday afternoon at the Civic Centre, said she's worked hard and learned a lot in the last four years, and it's time to make a bid for mayor.

“About six months ago, the thought [to run for mayor] wasn't even in my mind,” she admitted.

Vehicle stop nets five charges

District
From the OPP

On June 21 around 11 p.m., members of the Rainy River OPP were dispatched to a report of a single motor-vehicle collision on Eighth Street in Fort Frances.

A member of the Community Street Crime Unit attended the scene and started an investigation.

Rainfall helping fire crews

District
From the MNRF

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

One fire was confirmed by the end of the day on Tuesday.

Kenora Fire #66 was listed as “under control” at 1.8 hectares in size at last report.

Two drivers facing charges

District
From the OPP

On June 29 around 8 p.m., a member of the Fort Frances OPP conducted a vehicle stop at the 100 block of First Street East in town.

The officer spoke with the driver, who he determined was under the influence of alcohol.

The driver was arrested and transported to the detachment, where he underwent more tests.

Third-straight win for CJ

Sports
Staff

Ian Jodoin scored twice in the second half to pace CJ Contracting to a 5-0 romp over Manitou Forest Products in Borderland Soccer League men's division action last night at the St. Francis Sports Field.

It was the third-straight win for first-place CJ (5-2).

Trip draw (July)

Photos
Stephanie Hagenaars

Chris Caron, a physiology summer student working at Wright Physio here, dipped his hand in the drum to pick the July winner of the Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” draw Tuesday morning at International Travel Services while local Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on. Marc Foley and Taryn Beukema of Vancouver, B.C. won a tour to London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland valued at $4,300.

Centennial celebration

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Pastor Brian Keffer of the Zion Lutheran Church here stood with parish children who helped plant a Dwarf Lilac tree during the church's 100th anniversary celebration that followed the 10:30 a.m. service held back on June 24. A barbecued lunch also was enjoyed by parishioners who attended the centennial celebration.

Frosty treat

Photos
Duane Hicks

James Aasen, left, and his daughter, Keirra, beat the heat with an ice cream treat at the Sorting Gap Marina here yesterday afternoon. The Falls' residents were visiting Canada on their July 4 holiday. Borderland reached a high of 28 C (82 F) by mid-afternoon but which felt like closer to 37 (99) with the humidity.

Accidental falls most common cause of injury

National
Sheryl Ubelacker
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A raised bit of concrete on a sidewalk. An icy patch on the road. A misstep on the stairs at home.

All of these can lead to accidental falls—landing a person not only on the ground but often also in hospital.

Ford government puts Liberal laws on hold

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A number of laws passed by Ontario's previous Liberal government have been put on hold by the newly-elected Progressive Conservative regime, including measures to tighten rules around vaping and to cap resale values for sports and concert tickets.

Probe needed into Saudi use of Cdn. arms: NGOs

National
Lee Berthiaume
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Some of Canada's most prominent human rights and arms-control groups are demanding the Trudeau government launch an independent investigation into reports Saudi Arabian forces used Canadian-made armoured vehicles against civilians last year.

Striking workers block access to mine

National
The Canadian Press

GODERICH, Ont.—Unifor says striking workers at a salt mine in Goderich, Ont. now are blockading an access road to the site to express frustration over the company's use of replacement workers.

The workers at Compass Minerals on the eastern shore of Lake Huron have been off the job since April 27.

Human remains found in ravine

National
Liam Casey
Peter Goffin
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Police have found more human remains near a property where accused serial killer Bruce McArthur worked as a landscaper.

Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga said the remains were found in a ravine yesterday afternoon and have been sent for testing, but they have not yet been identified.

Man in birthday suit goes on Canada Post truck spree

National
The Canadian Press

CALGARY—It was a clothes call for Calgary police yesterday when a report came in about a naked man driving a Canada Post truck.

Duty Insp. Ryan Jepson said officers were told just before 5 p.m. about the truck driving the wrong way down a street.

The report said the driver was throwing clothes out of the window.

Cowboy is planning 'one last ride'

National
Bill Graveland
The Canadian Press

CALGARY—Six years after it all began, Filipe Masetti Leite still is in the saddle and planning a new adventure.

Leite, 31, who immigrated to Canada from Brazil when he was a teenager, began his original journey in July, 2012 and spent two years riding his two horses through 10 countries in North, Central, and South America.

Man dies protecting kids from bear

National
The Canadian Press

ARVIAT, Nunavut—A Nunavut man died earlier this week while protecting his children from a rare polar bear attack.

RCMP said Aaron Gibbons, 31, was on an island about 10 km from the hamlet of Arviat, along the west coast of Hudson Bay, on Tuesday afternoon when the bear attacked.

“He was enjoying his day with his children,” said Gordy Kidlapik, Gibbons' uncle.

U.S.-Canada friendship will endure: envoy

National
Andy Blatchford
Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy to Canada told guests at her cosier-than-usual Fourth of July party in Ottawa last night that the countries' strained relationship will overcome the tough times.

Ambassador Kelly Craft delivered the message with the U.S. and Canada locked in an unprecedented trade dispute.

Bautista helps Mets to win over Blue Jays

Sports
Melissa Couto
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Marcus Stroman switched up his warm-up music for his start last night, using Drake's “Trophies” as a tribute to former teammate Jose Bautista.

But Bautista, who used “Trophies” as his walk-up music during Toronto's playoff-bound seasons in 2015 and 2016, may have benefited more from hearing it than Stroman did.

Bouchard ousted with second-round defeat

Sports
The Canadian Press

LONDON—Eugenie Bouchard's four-match winning streak is over—and so is the Canadian's run at Wimbledon.

The 24-year-old native of Westmount, Que. lost 6-4, 7-5 to No. 17 seed Ashleigh Barty of Australia in the second round of the grass-court major today.

Schauffele looking for repeat win

Sports
John Raby
The Associated Press

Decisions by most of the world's elite golfers to skip the PGA Tour's stop in West Virginia have been a boost for younger players like Xander Schauffele.

Schauffele had a one-stroke victory over Robert Streb at The Greenbrier resort last season, which ended with the 24-year-old from San Diego winning the Tour Championship and earning Rookie-of-the-Year honours.

Masoli looks to join select group

Sports
Dylan Earis
The Canadian Press

REGINA—Jeremiah Masoli is looking to join some select company as he continues to emerge as the face of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' resurgence.

The quarterback needs one more game of 300-plus yards passing to tie a long-standing CFL record currently shared by Sam (“The Rifle”) Etcheverry and Kent Austin.

Rescuers race to drain water in cave

International
Tassanee Vejpongsa
The Associated Press

MAE SAI, Thailand—With more rain coming, Thai rescuers are racing to pump out water from a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimum risk, officials said today.

Atown

Around Town

The 18th-annual “Castin' For Cash” bass tournament goes Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 at Lake Despair Lodge (located 18 miles north of Devlin on Highway 613). Weigh-ins start at 4 p.m. both days, with a roast pork supper set for the Friday starting at 5:30 p.m. (cost is $12/person). There also will be food booths and refreshments available both days.