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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - March 29, 2018

OPP doing seatbelt checks

District
From the OPP

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers working in North West Region will be partaking in the Easter long weekend seatbelt campaign which runs tomorrow through Monday.

The focus of the provincial traffic initiative is to make sure that all occupants of vehicles are wearing seatbelts.

Former Laker nabs award

Sports
Staff

Fort Frances native Brandon Bodnar's impressive season just got a whole lot better.

The SIJHL announced yesterday that the Thunder Bay North Stars' goalie has been named its top goaltender award recipient for the 2017-18 season.

On the year, the former Fort Frances Laker led all goalies in wins while going 23-7-2-1 overall with a 2.64 GAA and .918 save percentage.

50th anniversary

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Mark and Jennifer Cawston wrote down their memories of Confederation College into the school's celebration book yesterday during the Fort Frances campus's 50th anniversary celebration reception. The campus was filled with staff, students, and past graduates who had a chance to reconnect and reminisce about their experiences at Confederation College.

Laker handshakes

Photos
Jamie Mountain

The Fort Frances Lakers exchanged handshakes and pleasantries with the English River Miners after their 2-1 overtime win in Game 4 of the best-of-five quarter-final playoff series Monday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

New location

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Staff

The move by Emo Feed to their new store across the street from their existing store is moving along. Emo Feed will open for business on Monday (April 2) in their new quarters.

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Photos
Jamie Mountain

Steve Windels of Team 40-plus looked to make a play as he was heavily guarded by Josh Pawluk of Team under-40 during the Fort Frances Men's Basketball League's “Mediocre Game" that was held at the Fort High Gym on Tuesday night as part of its all-star festivities. The "old guys” went on to take it by a score of 49-33.

History lesson

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Sam Odrowski

Retired lawyer Peter Kirby gave a presentation on the Magna Carta at the Fort Frances Museum on Tuesday evening. He spoke to the history and significance of this historical document which is the first example of a king of England consenting to written limits on his power drafted by his subjects.

Trudeau boasts at swanky fundraiser

National
Giuseppe Valiante
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted his government's commitment to transparency and its tough stance on the wealthy at a high-priced fundraiser yesterday attended by some of Montreal's elite.

Before beginning his remarks to the roughly 150 Liberal party donors in attendance, Trudeau thanked Stephen Bronfman, a major party fundraiser and well-known businessman and financier.

Taylor touts pot awareness campaign

National
Joan Bryden
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said the federal government has reached millions of young Canadians through various, intensive public education campaigns aimed at informing them about the health and safety risks of using cannabis.

Vancouver to apologize for past

National
The Canadian Press

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson will formally apologize next month for past discrimination against residents of Chinese descent.

The apology will acknowledge the wrongdoings of past legislation, regulations and policies of previous Vancouver city councils.

Canada 150 chairs brings in brain gain

National
Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Last June, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan hung out the “we're hiring” sign and dangled grants of up to $1 million to try and lure some of the best and brightest international researchers to come to work in Canada.

Nine months later, 24 scientists have been given the nod, 10 of whom are Canadians coming home from all over the world.

Duncan calls it a “brain gain.”

Woman suing over porn shoot

National
The Associated Press

AQUINNAH, Mass.—A Massachusetts woman has filed a federal lawsuit accusing her tenant of using her Martha's Vineyard home to shoot pornographic videos without telling her.

The lawsuit filed this week says Leah Bassett had no idea when she rented out her home in 2014 that it would be used to shoot adult films.

Marner leads Leafs over Panthers

Sports
Joshua Clipperton
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A night of both franchise and personal milestones saw Mitch Marner once again lead the charge for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The slick winger had a goal and an assist in yesterday's first-period barrage before Toronto held on to defeat the Florida Panthers 4-3 and set a new club record for wins in a season with 46.

Sister Jean helps bring basketball to an otherworldly place

Sports
By Eddie Pells The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO — On the night before Easter, a night when Sister Jean could reasonably be contemplating more consequential affairs, she will instead be festooned in her maroon and yellow letter jacket, sitting in her wheelchair on the floor of one of America’s greatest sports cathedrals, praying for an entirely different sort of miracle.

Rebuilding can pay off, but also invites skepticism

Sports
By Noah Trister The Associated Press

Spring training was just starting for the Pittsburgh Pirates under a splendid Florida sky. It was the time of year when any team can feel optimistic, but on this morning, the team was still coming to terms with an off-season shakeup.

Chen says BlackBerry strategy is working

Technology
By David Paddon The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Mass market driverless vehicles may be ready for the road later than previous estimates, but BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen said Wednesday he doesn’t consider that a problem for his company’s autonomous vehicle technology plans.

Ex-justice urges repeal of Second Amendment

International
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment to allow for significant gun control legislation.

The 97-year-old Stevens said in an essay on The New York Times website that repeal would weaken the National Rifle Association's ability to “block constructive gun control legislation.”

Malala will continue fight for education

International
Munir Ahmed
Sherin Zada
The Associated Press

ISLAMABAD—Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai today said she was excited to be back in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot in 2012 by Taliban militants angered at her championing of education for girls.

Making your own breakfast sausage patties is quick and smart

Recipes
By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press

Lazy weekend morning meals around the table, the entire family unhurried have yielded some of my favourite moments of connection and family identity. Even quick weekday breakfasts hold the promise of a new day, and fill my soul a tiny bit. Adding the unmistakable aroma of an herby breakfast sausage is the icing on the cake of breakfasts and brunches.

Atown

Around Town

“A Mother's Story of Hope,” will be presented this evening (March 29) at 6:30 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Guest speaker Tracy Smith will talk about better understanding the disease of addiction and details of what recovery can and does look like for families. The public is invited to attend. Attendance is free.