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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - May 13, 2019

Outbreaks still in effect

News
Press Release

The gastroenteritis and respiratory outbreaks at Rainycrest Long Term Care Home are still in effect as of today.

All admissions, transfers, discharges and social activities are cancelled until further notice. Visitors to the home are restricted to family members and caregivers only.

Council to vote on smoking bylaw

News
Staff

Council will vote on an updated smoking bylaw that addresses where cannabis and tobacco can be smoked or vaporized during tonight's meeting.

The revised bylaw says no person shall smoke cannabis or tobacco or inhale vapour from any vapour product in or on any municipal building or vehicle owned or leased by the town.

OPP probing sudden death

District
From the OPP

Last Tuesday, members of the Kenora Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment received a request from the Treaty Three Police Service to assist with an investigation into a sudden death.

A body was located near Siibinsing Road in the community of Onigaming First Nation.

Five die in house fire

District
From the OPP

On May 5, five bodies were located and recovered from a home that was destroyed as a result of a residential fire on Macheetao Road in the community of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation on May 2.

CMHA booth

Photos
Ken Kellar

Colton Lengyel, left, and Justice Derouin, visit with Christina Hahkala and Christie Cousineau of CMHA Fort Frances during the “Mental Health Fair" at Fort Frances High School on Thursday. Students visiting the CMHA booth could answer a question about how they look after their mental health to get a free water bottle.

'DU' auction item

Photos
Jamie Mountain

This autographed and framed Toronto Raptors Serge Ibaka jersey, courtesy of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, was among the many great items up for auction at the 35th-annual Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction held Friday night at the Fort Frances Curling Club. This year's event was well-attended but exact fundraising totals were unconfirmed as of press time today.

Fry cook

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Ron McTavish shook the fryer oil off some french fries as he helped cook dinner for around 100 people who attended the ever-popular fish fry at the Devlin Hall on Saturday. The event was hosted by the Emo-Devlin United Churches and the funds raised will go towards supporting the dioceses.

BCO concert

Photos
Ken Kellar

Cello soloist Eric Koperda of International Falls took the lead during the Borderland Community Orchestra's performance of “It Takes One to Tango” yesterday during their Mother's Day Concert at the Townshend Theatre. The orchestra celebrated its 20th anniversary by playing a selection of their favourite songs and inviting past members to rejoin the ranks.

Risks high when leaving abusive relationships

National
Paola Loriggio
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The case of an Ontario woman who was murdered by her husband days after she filed for divorce underscores that victims of domestic violence face even greater danger when they try to leave their abuser, experts say.

Elana Fric Shamji, 40, stayed with her abusive husband for more than a decade before serving him with divorce papers in November 2016, a court heard.

NDP climate plan to slash emissions in half

National
Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says his party will cut Canada's emissions almost in half over the next decade as he tries to stake out a claim to the climate change agenda in the looming federal election.

The pledge is one contained in an NDP motion expected today in the House of Commons that will lay out eight broad strokes of the NDP’s climate change platform.

Tory warns Tories: cuts 'will hurt families'

National
The Canadian Press

Toronto Mayor John Tory is urging Ontario's government to reverse what he calls “unilateral, retroactive” cuts to child-care funding, which he says will hurt families and strain the province's labour market.

Thinking outside the box to sell homes

National
Daniela Germano
The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—Albertans struggling to enter the real-estate market have at least two chances to win a home this year.

A house south of Calgary and a historic bed and breakfast near the United States border, both valued at about $1.7 million, are up for grabs.

All one needs to do is pay an entry fee and submit an essay.

Onex signs agreement to buy WestJet in deal valued at $5B, including debt

Business
The Canadian Press

CALGARY — Onex Corp. has signed a friendly deal to buy WestJet Airlines Ltd. in an all-cash transaction it valued at $5 billion, including assumed debt.

Under the agreement announced Monday, Onex will pay $31 per share for WestJet, which will operate as a privately held company.

Amazon to employees: We’ll pay you to quit and haul packages

Business
By Joseph Pisani The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon package.

Raptors headed to conference finals

Sports
Lori Ewing
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Kawhi Leonard's jump shot from the corner at the buzzer lifted the Toronto Raptors to a thrilling 92-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers—and into the Eastern Conference Finals for just the second time in franchise history.

Leonard had 15 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter, and corralled the ball with four seconds left before the launching the winning basket.

Bruins thump Hurricanes

Sports
Jimmy Golen
The Associated Press

BOSTON—With a five-goal, third-period lead and the Bruins still not done scoring, the crowd in the new Boston Garden began a throaty chant of “We want the Cup!”

The next time they see their team, the NHL's championship trophy might be on the line for real.

Pig bringing Hurricanes playoff luck

International
The Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C.—The Carolina Hurricanes have been rolling at home ever since their newly acquired grunter named Hamilton started hogging the corner.

Not defenceman Dougie Hamilton—Hamilton the pig.

Indian prime minister mocked for his Pakistan airstrike gaffe

International
Ashok Sharma
The Associated Press

NEW DELHI—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been skewered by the opposition for going ahead with an airstrike in Pakistan on the mistaken belief that cloudy skies would help India's air force avoid radar detection.

In a television interview broadcast Saturday, Modi said he used his “raw wisdom” in the operation, believing Indian aircraft would benefit from the cloud cover.

Amazon wants employees to quit and haul packages

International
Joseph Pisani
The Associated Press

NEW YORK—Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we'll help you start a business delivering Amazon package.

The offer, announced today, comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for its Prime members.

Doris Day dead at 97

International
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES—Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home.

Indian prime minister mocked for Pakistan airstrike gaffe

International
By Ashok Sharma The Associated Press

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been skewered by the opposition for going ahead with an airstrike in Pakistan on the mistaken belief that cloudy skies would help India’s air force avoid radar detection.

In a television interview broadcast Saturday, Modi said he used his “raw wisdom” in the operation, believing Indian aircraft would benefit from the cloud cover.

Plant-based burgers vs. beef

Lifestyles
Candice Choi
The Associated Press

NEW YORK—If you want to skip meat, a new era of options is here.

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are among the companies racing to tap into the massive U.S. market of meat eaters by more closely mimicking the taste of beef than vegetarian patties of the past.

Others are working to grow meat in labs.

So are the plant-based patties better for you or for the planet?

Mild weather all week

Weather

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a shower a in spots and low of eight C (46 F).

Tomorrow will see a couple of showers. Expect a high of 17 (63) and a low of eight (46).

Wednesday will be increasingly cloudy with a high of 18 (64) and a low of eight (46).