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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - June 25, 2018

Moffat funds set to be dispersed tonight


Local groups and organizations this evening will receive shares of the $65,000 the Town of Fort Frances was granted by the Moffat Family Fund this year.

A call for applications was put out in this spring and clubs, groups, and organizations that help children, families, and the “less advantaged” had until March 22 to apply.

Brunetta files to run for council


Coun. Wendy Brunetta is the first person to file their nomination papers to run in the Oct. 22 municipal election in Fort Frances.

Coun. Brunetta, who is wrapping up her first term as councillor, filed her nomination just before noon on Thursday.

Nominations close at 2 p.m. on July 27.

Fire hazard on the rise

From the MNRF

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

Red Lake Fire #49, located near Guest Lake, was listed as “being held” at 0.5 hectares in size at last report.

Kenora Fire #64, located near Crowduck Lake, has been declared “out” at 0.1 ha.

Two fires were sparked in Fort Frances District on Thursday.

FFYS windup

Jamie Mountain

The action was fierce as Fort Frances Youth Soccer officially wound up its season Saturday morning at the St. Francis Sports Fields. Teams in each division played a game and then were able to enjoy hotdogs, freezies, and refreshments afterwards with family and friends.

Relay team

Stephanie Hagenaars

The Cancer Cougars, comprised of Cal, Carolyn, and Susie Stafford, Yulia Korunnaya, Parker Whalen, Max Hanson, Kristen Busch, Arlene Georgeson, Mike Magee, Paula Jackson, and Heather Gunderson, once again participated in this year's “Relay for Life," raising more than $10,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society through donations and a "penny table" that was set up at the Rainy Lake Square here Satu

Fort High graduation

Sam Odrowski

Fort High graduate Byron Stewart accepted his diploma from school principal Bill Daley during the annual convocation ceremony Thursday evening at the Ice For Kids Arena. Stewart graduated with a “DELF Certificate,” which is awarded by the French Ministry of Education to students who demonstrate French-language speaking abilities.

Doctors agree to return to table

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario's doctors, who have been without a physician services agreement for four years, say they have agreed to return to the bargaining table after the incoming Progressive Conservative government reached out to them.

Toronto grappling with rash of homicides

Nicole Thompson
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—An unarmed woman was killed in a drive-by shooting in north Toronto early yesterday morning while on her way home from a funeral, police said.

Pickton moved to Quebec prison

Amy Smart
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Notorious serial killer and pig farmer Robert Pickton has been transferred to a maximum-security prison in Quebec, the family of the one of his victims said yesterday.

Watson nabs third Travelers title

Pat Eaton-Robb
The Associated Press

CROMWELL, Conn.—Bubba Watson says TPC River Highlands feels like home.

It certainly was a comfortable place again this week.

Watson overcame a six-stroke deficit yesterday to win his third Travelers Championship title, shooting a seven-under 63 for a three-stroke victory.

Truex tricks Harvick

Greg Beacham
The Associated Press

SONOMA, Calif.—Martin Truex Jr. was running second as the laps dwindled in Sonoma, and crew chief Cole Pearn didn't think they were as fast as Kevin Harvick.

Pearn told his team to prepare for a pit stop on the 73rd lap and he told Truex over the radio to bring in the car.

It was all trickery.

Jays win after blowing lead

Jill Painter Lopez
The Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Kendrys Morales ditched his glasses and found his swing.

Morales connected for a pinch-hit homer in the 10th inning—sending the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-6 victory over the L.A. Angels yesterday afternoon.

Morales hit a two-out drive to right off Hansel Robles for his eighth homer.

Rookie QB impressive in Bombers' rout of Als

Kelsey Patterson
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Blue Bombers' coach Mike O'Shea says his rookie quarterback isn't playing like a rookie at all.

Chris Streveler picked apart the Alouettes' defence in the air and on the ground as Winnipeg walked all over Montreal 56-10 on Friday night.