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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - June 14, 2018

Wrestling camps slated

Jamie Mountain

The Mighty Mustang youth wrestling program in International Falls is hosting a camp this Saturday (June 16) from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Falls High School gym.

The camp, which is free of charge, is open to all area youths from pre-school through Grade 8.

Body of female found by police

From the OPP

Yesterday, the Treaty #3 Police Service requested assistance from the OPP's North West Region Crime Unit regarding a missing 16-year-old female from the community of Mishkosiminiziibiing (Big Grassy River First Nation).

Members of the North West Region Emergency Response Team and a K-9 Unit, as well as North West Region Crime Unit members, attended the community that afternoon.

Science North camps set to return here

Sam Odrowski

Science North Camps are returning to Fort Frances for the seventh-straight year, where youths aged four-11 will receive week-long programming aimed at teaching them about science in a fun and interactive way.

Staff scientist Sean Murray is happy to bring these types of summer camps to more remote areas such as Fort Frances.

Fire hazard 'high' to 'extreme' here

From the MNRF

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

Nipigon Fire #7 was listed as “not under control” at two hectares in size at last report, as was Nipigon Fire#8 at 1.0 hectare.

Both of these lightning-caused blazes are located between Auger Lake and the Albany River.

More interest needed


Prospective candidates for the fall municipal and school board elections, as well as those who plan to be a third-party advertiser in the elections, are being urged to sign up for an information session tentatively slated for June 27 here.

But more people will have to sign up to make the session a “go.”

Emergency exercise

Stephanie Hagenaars

The Town of Fort Frances Airport and Fire/Rescue Services took part in an emergency exercise this morning at the Fort Frances Airport grounds. Fire Chief Tyler Moffitt said the exercise was a simulation of a plane crash that took place in an open field just southwest of the airport tarmac.

Evening entertainment

Duane Hicks

Folk singer-songwriter Derek Harrison entertained about 80 people last Thursday evening at the new Rainy Lake Square here with a number of tracks from his new album, “Blossington.” To hear more from Harrison, check out Beloved children's musician Fred Penner will perform there today starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free but be sure to bring along a lawn chair.

Sending a message

Duane Hicks

Jolén Simon, program co-ordinator for the Koochiching Soil and Water Conservation District, gave Joelle Bruyere, a student in Fort High teacher Jody Bonner-Vicker's Grade 8 class, tips while spray painting the message, “No Dumping: Drains to River,” using a stencil next to a storm drain here this morning.

Liberals reject limits on home-grown pot

Joan Bryden
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The federal government yesterday set the stage for a possible showdown with the Senate over legalization of cannabis after it rejected 13 amendments approved by the upper house, including one recognizing the authority of provinces to ban home cultivation of marijuana plants if they choose.

Student wins truck as attendance prize

The Canadian Press

DAUPHIN, Man.—Students at a Manitoba high school have a major incentive to show up for class—they could start their summer driving a truck.

Kids with 90 percent attendance at Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School are entered in a draw to win the vehicle at the end of the year.

Caucus endorses Fraser as interim leader

Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—An Ottawa-area legislator could become the interim leader of Ontario's Liberals, who suffered a massive defeat in last week's provincial election.

The Liberal caucus, which was reduced to seven members, unanimously endorsed John Fraser for the position yesterday evening.

Canada-US relations at a low after Trudeau-Trump trade tiff

By Rob Gillies And David Crary The Associated Press

TORONTO — For the first time in decades, one of the world’s most durable and amicable alliances faces serious strain as Canadians ‚Äî widely seen as some of the nicest, politest people on Earth ‚Äî absorb Donald Trump’s insults against their prime minister and attacks on their country’s trade policies.

Teen powers Nats to victory over Yankees

Mike Fitzpatrick
The Associated Press

NEW YORK—Juan Soto barely is old enough to be in college, let alone lighting it up at Yankee Stadium.

The teen rookie homered twice and drove in four runs, becoming the youngest player in 29 years to go deep in a regular-season game in the Bronx, as the Washington Nationals edged New York 5-4 last night.

Raptors choose Nurse as head coach

Lori Ewing
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A dozen years ago, Nick Nurse walked into Jerry Crawford's law office and pitched his longtime friend an idea.

“He said, 'Have you heard about this 'D' League?'” Crawford recalled of that momentous meeting.

“I said 'Yes.' He said, 'I think we should do it here in Des Moines,' and I said, 'I think you're right.'”

Jays sunk by ninth-inning single

Dick Scanlon
The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Matt Duffy saved his best for last.

Duffy's ground ball found a hole between third and short with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning yesterday afternoon and drove in the game's only run in Tampa Bay's win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Marquee threesome off to rough start early at U.S. Open

The Associated Press

Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, and Jordan Spieth already are falling well behind in the U.S. Open.

The marquee threesome of the morning was a collective 15-over par through nine holes, and then McIlroy double-bogeyed the first hole (his 10th on the round).

Through nine holes, McIlroy was seven-over while Spieth and Mickelson both were four-over.

Strikeouts on upswing entering College World Series

By Eric Olson The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. — If the College World Series is like the rest of the season, there will be lots of strikeouts when the final eight teams play for the national championship at TD Ameritrade Park.

Strikeout numbers are the highest on record in college baseball, and pitching staffs averaging nine or more Ks per nine innings have tripled the last two years.

NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun.

Dust storm knocks out Mars rover

Marcia Dunn
The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—NASA's seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun.

Officials said yesterday they're hopeful the rover will survive the storm, which already covers one-quarter of Mars and is expected to encircle the planet in another few days.

U.S. hits road to assuage Asian allies

Josh Lederman
The Associated Press

SEOUL—The United States and its Asian allies today worked to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump's concession to Kim Jong Un that the U.S. would halt military exercises with South Korea, with Trump's top diplomat insisting the president hadn't backed down from his firm line on North Korea's nukes.

US seeks to assuage Asian allies after North Korea summit


SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The United States and its Asian allies worked Thursday to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump’s concession to Kim Jong Un that the U.S. would halt military exercises with South Korea, with Trump’s top diplomat insisting the president hadn’t backed down from his firm line on North Korea’s nukes.

Investigation: Fish billed as local isn’t always local

By Robin McDowell
Margie Mason And Martha Mendoza The Associated Press

MONTAUK, N.Y. — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbours thick with ice, some of the country’s top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York.

But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since migrated to warmer waters.

Poll finds most parents and kids agree on Trump, economy

By Laurie Kellman And Emily Swanson The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought Tammy Kennedy and her daughter, Sue Ann, together on politics.

They don’t agree on every issue Tammy supports abortion rights, for example, while Sue Ann opposes them. Even so, the two agree on most issues and disapprove of the way Trump is doing his job.

Science Says: What happens when researchers make mistakes

By Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press

Everyone makes mistakes, but when scientists do, the remedy goes far beyond saying you’re sorry. Two fresh examples show how some journals and universities react when the need arises to set the record straight.

'Beaver booze' created

The Associated Press

TAMWORTH, N.H.—Beaver-flavoured whiskey, anyone?

A New Hampshire distillery has a new bourbon, Eau De Musc, flavoured partly by the secretion from a beaver's castor sacs.

Tamworth Distilling said the secretion, called castoreum, has a history of being used as a flavouring and is on a small list of FDA ingredients called “generally recognized as safe.”


Around Town

The annual “Walk for Alzheimer's”—featuring 1K and 2K routes—will be held Saturday, June 16 starting at the Sorting Gap Marina. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with a welcome and warm-up to follow at 11 a.m. A free barbecued lunch will be held afterwards.