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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - June 4, 2018

Outage in district

News
Staff

Some Hydro One customers in the west end of Rainy River District suffered an unexpected power outage yesterday afternoon.

Hydro One reported crews had to cut power in order to make repairs to a wire burning on a crossarm.

A total of 718 customers in Lake of the Woods, Pratt, Big Island FN, Morson, Sutherland, and Big Grassy River FN were without power from about 1:45-3 p.m.

Police called to Beaver Brae

District
From the OPP

On Friday around 11:45 a.m., members of the Kenora OPP responded to Beaver Brae Secondary School to a report of a weapon on school property.

The OPP immediately advised nearby schools as a precaution and searched the area.

As a result, a 15-year-old male was arrested but later released after it was learned the weapon was an airsoft gun.

Woman facing two charges

District
From the OPP

On May 29 around 1:45 a.m., members of the Fort Frances OPP received information about two unwanted parties at a residence in Fort Frances.

Officers subsequently attended the residence and located two individuals. Both parties were removed from the residence.

One female was found to be wanted by the OPP and further found to be breaching her release conditions.

Rain eases fire scene

District
From the MNRF

No new fires were reported in the Northwest Region by late yesterday.

As well, the number of active fires in the region has been reduced to two.

Red Lake Fire #30, a 3,739-hectare blaze that crossed the Manitoba boundary into Ontario on May 22, was listed as “under control” at last report.

Charges laid in fatality

District
Staff

Charges have been laid in connection to a fatal crash that occurred two years ago in Chapple Township.

A 28-year-old Fort Frances woman was charged with causing death by criminal negligence, dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death, and impaired operation of a vehicle causing death.

Grand March

Photos
Stephanie Hagenaars

Kendyn Faragher and Avery Cates posed for photos during the annual Grand March on Saturday evening in conjunction with Fort High's prom. All of the soon-to-be graduates walked through the school gym and into the Townsend Theatre, both decorated in pastels, trees, and soft tealights, in front of family and friends.

'Student Vote'

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Brett Schram, a Grade 9 student at Fort High, cast his ballot during the “School Vote” election held there on Friday. The program is run through CIVIX and students across the province participated. Those who voted had a chance to learn about government and the electoral process, as well as the various political parties and their platforms.

Trip draw

Photos
Staff

Stuart Bennett, an optometry student doing an externship at Lidkea Optometry here, drew the June “Trip of the Month” draw winner while Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on Friday morning at International Travel Services. Mac and Cyndall Laughed of Brandon, Man. will be heading to Barcelona, Spain—a trip valued at $4,500. Next month's trip is to London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland ($4,300).

Bean bag toss

Photos
Stephanie Hagenaars

It was raining outside but that didn't stop the Rainy River District Paramedic Service from hosting its Fort Frances open house at the local ambulance base on Saturday, where Daniel Paypompee, left, and Koda Wilson took part in a bean bag toss while snacking on some tasty treats from the bake sale.

BQ leader steps down

National
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Martine Ouellet is stepping down as head of the Bloc Quebecois after a resounding defeat in a weekend leadership vote.

Ouellet took potshots at several of her detractors this morning as she announced her decision to retire, effective June 11.

Bloc rank and file gave Ouellet just 32 percent support in the leadership vote.

Canada urged to target zero plastics

National
Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Dozens of environmental groups say if Canada wants to be a leader in getting the rest of the world to kick its plastics habit, it has to start by setting the bar for recycling plastics far higher at home.

Wynne campaigns hard even after predicting defeat

National
Allison Jones
Maija Kappler
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne switched gears yesterday, from pushing for her party to be re-elected to instead using the last few days of the election campaign to try to save what Liberal seats she can.

Wynne admitted Saturday that her party won't form government after Thursday's election but pleaded with voters to at least elect some Liberals.

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

Health & Wellness
By Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press

CHICAGO — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient’s risk.

Warriors grab 2-0 series lead

Sports
Janie McCauley
The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif.—Stephen Curry backpedalled in pure joy. He skipped, hollered, and let the ball fly from everywhere with that feeling he gets when there's no way it will miss—unwavering even with a defender's hand in his face.

Jays snap five-game skid

Sports
The Associated Press

DETROIT—The Toronto Blue Jays are going to enjoy today's day off after all.

Justin Smoak had three hits, including a homer, and drove in three runs to help the Jays end a five-game losing streak with an 8-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers yesterday afternoon.

Detroit race delayed after GM executive crashes pace car

Sports
The Associated Press

DETROIT — The start of an IndyCar race in Detroit was delayed by 30 minutes when a General Motors executive who was driving the pace car crashed into a wall.

No one was seriously injured in the crash Sunday afternoon.

Man gets class ring back

International
The Associated Press

WORCESTER, Mass.—A Massachusetts man using a metal detector has found another man's class ring more than 60 years after he gave it to a high school sweetheart.

The Worcester Telegram reported Aaron Doray met 80-year-old Robert Michaud in Worcester on Saturday to return his Cushing Academy class ring.

Costs of Snowden leak still mounting 5 years later

International
By Deb Riechmann The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Whistleblower or traitor, leaker or public hero?

National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid off U.S. government surveillance methods five years ago, but intelligence chiefs complain that revelations from the trove of classified documents he disclosed are still trickling out.

At Trump-Kim summit, don’t expect NKorea to foot the bill

International
By Eric Talmadge THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

TOKYO — When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump hold their summit at an exclusive venue in Singapore, one of the priciest destinations in Asia, they will no doubt run up quite a bill. And if past precedent is any indication, expect Pyongyang to pay as little of it as possible.

Man reunited with missing class ring 60 years later

People
The Associated Press

WORCESTER, Mass. — A Massachusetts man using a metal detector has found another man’s class ring more than 60 years after he gave it to a high school sweetheart.

The Worcester Telegram reports Aaron Doray met 80-year-old Robert Michaud in Worcester on Saturday to return his Cushing Academy class ring.

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo

Lifestyles
Marilynn Marchione
The Associated Press

CHICAGO—Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient's risk.