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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - June 6, 2019

Floats sought for parade

News
Staff

Canada Day is coming up quickly and the Rainy River Future Development Corp. (RRFDC) is urging the public to join in the celebration by being a part of this year's July 1st parade and making it the best one yet.

The RRFDC is inviting businesses, organizations and individuals to enter a customized float. The theme of this year's parade is “True North Strong and Free.”

Fun in the Sun offering others use of big tent

News
Ken Kellar

With the start of summer just around the corner, the Fun in the Sun committee is getting ready for another exciting and fun-filled Canada Day.

“This year, as in every year that we've done it, we've tried to add something new,” said Fun in the Sun committee chair Cynthia Donald.

Correction

News

Skating results from last November were mistakenly placed on page B2 of yesterday's Times.

The results also erroneously refer to the skaters belonging to the Borer Skating Club when in fact they are students of the Northern Lights School of Skating.

The Times apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the mix-up.

'Strawberry Social,' luncheon next week

District
Submitted by
Janet Lambert

With June comes the “Strawberry Social.”

Conveners Shirley Scofield and Linda Booth have preparations well underway. The freezers are ready for the takeout sales.

Cake, strawberries and ice cream are ordered and sub-conveners are in place for the event which will be held on the hospital grounds.

Muskie boys lose opener

Sports
Staff

It's definitely not the start that they had envisioned.

The Muskie boys' soccer team suffered a 4-0 loss to the top-ranked Iona CSS Dolphins (Mississauga) this morning to kick off the OFSAA 'AA' boys' championships in North Bay.

Couchiching Raiders remain undefeated

Sports
Staff

It was a battle of Rainy River District Women's Fastball League juggernauts but it was the Couchiching Raiders who came out on top last night.

The Raiders improved to a league best 6-0 with a narrow 5-4 win over the three-time defending champion Fort Frances Her-icanes.

Centra cruises past Manitou

Sports
Staff

The season couldn't have started any better for Centra Pipelines.

Centra improved to a league-best 2-0 with a 5-2 win over Manitou Forest Products in Borderland Soccer League men's division action Monday night.

Goal scorers were unavailable as of press time.

In the season-opener last Monday night (May 27), Centra nabbed a 3-1 win over defending champion CJ Contracting.

Throwing smoke

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Fort Frances Angels' ace Rylee Redford was throwing smoke as she got ready to unleash a pitch during the first inning of her squad's 9-3 win over the Dawson Tigers in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action Monday night at the St. Francis Sports Field. Redford nabbed the pitching win and also homered in that one.

'I got it!'

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Martin Williams had his eyes squarely on the airborne ball as he tried to knock it down while his teammates looked on during the second half of Centra Pipelines' 5-2 win over Manitou Forest Products in Borderland Soccer League men's division action Monday night at the St. Francis Sports Field.

Pride Yoga

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Around 15 people attended a yoga session led by Meghan Spooner at the library on Tuesday as part of Borderland Pride's PRIDE WEEK+ events. Organizers are running LGBTQ2-friendly events each day until it wraps up on Sunday (June 9).

Pride flag making

Photos
Ken Kellar

Shelly and Tyler Jones created and decorated their Pride flags during the Community Living Art Studio held Monday afternoon at the Fort Frances Public Library for PRIDE WEEK+. The studio allowed participants to create personalized Pride flags, ribbon streamers and other crafts which they can wave during the Passport to Pride March this Saturday. The march will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Neighbours Modern Diner

Photos
Ken Kellar

Jamie Pryde, left, Jol Smith, Diana Angus and Myles Wilcott of Neighbours Modern Diner were ready this morning for the first day of business. The new restaurant opened today at 6 a.m. at its King's Highway location, ready to serve home cooked comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Pride breakfast

Photos
Marc Stuempfle

Bobby Hudon spoke yesterday during the Pride awareness breakfast held by the Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services in collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Riverside Health Care. Hudon talked about his own coming out and personal experiences of growing up in the rural area of Beausejour, Man.

Paint night

Photos
Ken Kellar

Lila Black expressed her creative side at the “Paint Night” fundraiser held by the Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy at the Couchiching Recreation Centre on Friday evening. A total of 43 people turned out to the event to follow along with a live demonstration in order to create their own unique painting. The fundraiser raised a total of $537 across ticket sales, snacks and a 50/50 draw.

Worker arrested in baby's death

National
The Canadian Press

QUEBEC—A Quebec home daycare worker was charged yesterday with manslaughter in the death of a 10-month-old girl last year.

Police arrested 37-year-old Kathy Jomphe and she appeared in court on one count of manslaughter.

Police opened a probe on May 1, 2018, after a young girl was found unconscious in a home daycare in Ste-Brigitte-de-Laval,.

Wage raises to be capped

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario has introduced legislation to cap broader public sector wage increases to an average of one per cent a year for three years.

That includes teachers, and staff at post-secondary institutions and hospitals.

Recreational home prices up five percent last year

Business
Ross Marowits
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Spring flooding has failed to sink Ontario and Quebec's cottage real estate markets, according to Royal LePage's annual recreational property report.

Parts of Quebec cottage country were inaccessible for weeks because of road closures and some Ontario properties had to be viewed when they were partially submerged.

Crude-by-rail shipments from Western Canada rise by 34,000 bpd in May

Business
The Canadian Press

CALGARY — Genscape says crude-by-rail shipments from Western Canada continued to rise in May after falling in February to a nine-month low.

The U.S. company, which monitors western Canadian rail terminals handling about 80 per cent of typical volumes, reports average rail loadings in May were 231,000 barrels per day, up 34,000 bpd from April.

Recreational home prices up 5% in 2018

Business
By Ross Marowits The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Spring flooding has failed to sink Ontario and Quebec’s cottage real estate markets, according to Royal LePage’s annual recreational property report.

Parts of Quebec cottage country were inaccessible for weeks because of road closures and some Ontario properties had to be viewed when they were partially submerged.

Guerrero rallies Blue Jays over Yankees

Sports
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s teammates know to not to miss the star rookie's at-bats, especially when the game can be altered with one of his potent swings.

Guerrero didn't disappoint last night, launching a line drive to straightaway centre field in the eighth inning to score three runs and help the Blue Jays rally for an 11-7 comeback victory over the New York Yankees.

Raptors lead series 2-1

Sports
Lori Ewing
The Canadian Press

OAKLAND, Calif.—People he'd pass on the streets of Toronto would tell Danny Green to stay positive and keep shooting, keep shooting, keep shooting. Fans filled his Instagram inbox with similar messages. Even Shaq had a few words for the slumping player on Wednesday.

South Korean businesses growingly adopt unmanned services

Technology
By Jung Yoon Kim The Associated Press

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Robots are coming to South Korea’s vibrant coffee culture, where crowds of lunchtime customers queuing at cafes are a daily sight. Coffee is just one of many industries that could be transformed by automated services in this tech-forward nation a notion both exciting and worrisome as jobs become scarcer.

Veterans recreate drops

International
John Leicester
The Associated Press

CARENTAN, France—Parachutists are jumping over Normandy again, just as soldiers did 75 years ago for D-Day—but this time without being shot at.

With the throb of their engines rumbling through cloudy skies, C-47 transport planes in World War II colours dropped jumpers with round canopies reminiscent of those used by airborne forces in 1944.

D-Day still takes an emotional toll on vets

International
Danica Kirka
The Associated Press

SOUTHWICK, England—Leonard “Ted” Emmings has had a mission for 75 years.

D-Day 75: Nations honour veterans, memory of fallen troops

International
By Raf Casert And John Leicester The Associated Press

OMAHA BEACH, France — With the silence of remembrance and respect, nations honoured the memory of the fallen and the singular bravery of all Allied troops who sloshed through bloodied water to the landing beaches of Normandy, a tribute of thanks 75 years after the massive D-Day assault that doomed the Nazi occupation of France and portended the fall of Hitler’s Third Reich.

Some younger workers not happy with graying workforce

Life
By Andrew Soergel The Associated Press

CHICAGO — A rising share of older Americans is forgoing the concept of a traditional retirement at the age of 65, a trend that some younger workers aren’t particularly thrilled to see.

Trump halts fetal tissue research by government scientists

Science
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar And Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Wednesday that it is ending medical research by government scientists that uses human fetal tissue, overriding the advice of scientists who say it has led to lifesaving medical advances and handing abortion opponents a major victory.

Massive ladybug swarm over California shows up on radar

Science
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A huge blob that appeared on the National Weather Service’s radar wasn’t a rain cloud, but a massive swarm of ladybugs over Southern California.

Meteorologist Joe Dandrea says the array of bugs appeared to be about 80 miles (129 kilometres) wide as it flew over San Diego Tuesday.

Warmer tomorrow

Weather

Tonight will be mainly clear with a low of 12 C (54 F).

Tomorrow will be partly sunny and very warm. Expect a high of 29 (84) and a low of 15 (59).

Saturday will see a mix of clouds and sun and very warm, with a high of 28 (82) and a low of 10 (50).

Atown

Around Town

Showcase your pride! Build a Pride March banner or flag on Thursday, June 6 from 1-8 p.m. at the UNFC building (516 Portage Ave.). Youth and families welcome.