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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - July 8, 2019

Council approves court security proposal

News
Staff

Town council approved a proposal at last night's meeting that will enhance court security and provide cost certainty to the town.

The proposal provides the OPP with direction to commence a recruiting process around the first week in October for two OPP special constables who will provide local court security.

Four new fires reported across region

District
From the MNRF

There were three new forest fires confirmed yesterday evening in the region.

Fort Frances fire #12 is not under control at 0.1 hectares in size and is located near Price Lake, approximately 44 kilometres west of Atikokan.

Kenora fire #45 is not under control at 0.5 ha. and is located near Routine Lake, approximately 74 km northwest of Kenora.

Serving tips

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Local instructor Al Christiansen looked on as Vai Lockman aimed to get the skill of learning a solid backhander locked down during a junior tennis introductory clinic held this morning at the Muli-Use Tennis Courts here. There will be one more session tomorrow morning for local youth starting at 9 a.m.

Pop fly

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Dana Ward of the Fort Frances Her-icanes got ready to snag a pop fly near third base during her squad's 10-8 loss to the Couchiching Raiders in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action on Monday night at VanJura. The Raiders improved to 11-1 with the win while the Her-icanes (9-2-1) lost for just the second time this season.

No women at table

National
The Canadian Press

SASKATOON—Canada's 13 provincial and territorial leaders are in Saskatchewan this week, but for the first time in years, the annual gathering won't have women at the table.

Man who sexually abused girls sentenced to 3.5 years

National
Paola Loriggio
The Canadian Press

An Ontario man who sexually abused his young daughter and a teenage family friend has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison after a judge found he showed a lack of insight into his actions.

The man, identified only as J.S., pleaded guilty to one count of sexual touching in connection with his daughter and one of sexual assault related to the friend.

Half of Indigenous children in poverty: study

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Indigenous children face the highest rates of poverty in the country, with almost one in every two living in households with low incomes, says a new study that shows little improvement in the situation over the last decade.

Top doc sounds alarm on alcohol rules

National
Nicole Thompson
The Canadian Press

Toronto's top doctor is sounding the alarm on the province's loosened booze rules, saying the regulations that make it easier to purchase and consume alcohol don't take health repercussions into account.

Protesters target Kenney at Stampede over GSAs

National
Lauren Krugel
The Canadian Press

CALGARY—Alberta Premier Jason Kenney was met at his Calgary Stampede pancake breakfast by a handful of people voicing opposition to an education law that they say puts gay and transgender students at risk.

Expand Ont. midwives' prescribing ability: Elliott

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario wants to give midwives across the province the ability to prescribe a wider variety medications, a move those in the profession say could help improve patient care.

Lost wallet? More cash means you're likelier to get it back

Business
Malcolm Ritter
The Associated Press

NEW YORK—People are more likely to return a lost wallet if it contains money—and the more cash, the better.

That's the surprising conclusion from researchers who planted more than 17,000 “lost wallets” across 355 cities in 40 countries, and kept track of how often somebody contacted the supposed owners.

1 in 4 don't plan to retire despite realities of aging

Business
Andrew Soergel
The Associated Press

CHICAGO—Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals' retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce.

Experts say illness, injury, layoffs and caregiving responsibilities often force older workers to leave their jobs sooner than they'd like.

Tour rookie Wolff finishes with eagle to win 3M Open

Sports
Dave Campbell
The Associated Press

BLAINE, Minn.—Matthew Wolff made a 26-foot putt from the fringe for an eagle on the final hole to win the 3M Open at 21 under par on Sunday, beating Collin Morikawa and Bryson DeChambeau by one stroke in a tense finish to the first-time PGA Tour event.

Raonic ousted from Wimbledon

Sports
Stephanie Myles
The Canadian Press

WIMBLEDON, England—Three years ago in the fourth round at Wimbledon, Canadian Milos Raonic came back from a two-sets-to-none deficit for the first time in his career to beat Belgium's David Goffin in five sets.

Alonso outlasts Vlad Jr to win derby

Sports
Tom Withers
The Associated Press

CLEVELAND—Mets rookie Pete Alonso has a million-dollar swing.

New York's newest slugger outlasted a worn-down Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the final round of the All-Star Home Run Derby last night to win $1 million—nearly double his 2019 salary.

Storms tomorrow

Weather

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a strong thunderstorm and a low of 16 C (61 F).

Tomorrow will see a shower and thunderstorms during the day. Expect a high of 21 (70) and a low of 10 (50).

Thursday will be pleasant and warmer, with a high of 26 (79) and a low of 15 (59).