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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - May 14, 2018

Annual waste day to be held Sept. 15

News
Staff

Be sure to mark Sept. 15 on your calendar as that's the date for this year's Household Hazardous Waste Day.

Town council will vote tonight to award a tender to The Miller Group of Winnipeg to be the household hazardous waste service provider for the town this year at an estimated cost of $22,483.

Rash of new fires

District
From the MNRF

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

These were located in the Kenora, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, Red Lake, and Nipigon districts.

Of note, Red Lake Fire #20, located near Pikangikum First Nation, was listed as “not under control” at five hectares.

The remaining ones either were “out," "under control," or being "held.”

DU banquet

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Rob Watson, Ducks Unlimited senior manager of events and volunteer relations for Northern Ontario, gave the opening address to those who attended the 34th-annual DU banquet and auction held Friday night at the Fort Frances Curling Club. This year's event raised more than $30,000 for the local chapter.

Chem

Photos
Stephanie Hagenaars

Fort Frances High School students Lillie MacKinnon (left) and Danielle Cridland stood outside of Canadian Tire on Saturday to raise funds for the annual “chem-free” grad party next month. Groups of students each took two-hour shifts at Canadian Tire, Walmart, and Tim Hortons to raise money for activities and refreshments for the festivities following the formal graduation ceremony.

Default garden prep

Photos
Stephanie Hagenaars

Justin Taylor, a volunteer for the Fort Frances Community Garden, helped to get its raised beds ready for the new growing season. Each one was filled with a few buckets of gravel before being topped up with fresh soil.

Garden prep

Photos
Stephanie Hagenaars

Justin Taylor, a volunteer for the Fort Frances Community Garden, helped to get its raised beds ready for the new growing season. Each one was filled with a few buckets of gravel before being topped up with fresh soil.

Garden prep

Photos
Stephanie Hagenaars

Justin Taylor, a volunteer for the Fort Frances Community Garden, helped to get its raised beds ready for the new growing season. Each one was filled with a few buckets of gravel before being topped up with fresh soil.

Orphaned grizzly killed

National
The Canadian Press

GRANDE CACHE, Alta.—Concerns are being raised about Alberta's new policy on rehabilitating orphaned bears after a grizzly cub was killed by wildlife officers this week.

The province lifted a ban on private rehabilitation of cubs last month but it only applies to black bears.

Ford refuses to explain remarks on immigration

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Facing criticism for suggesting Ontario has to “take care of our own” before pushing for immigrants to move to Northern Ontario, Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford repeatedly refused to explain his comments, instead saying he is supportive of new Canadians and immigration.

Search continues for missing boy

National
The Canadian Press

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask.—Police, firefighters, and other searchers combed riverbanks in northern Saskatchewan over the weekend as the hunt continued for a four-year-old boy who went missing last week.

Too early to decide on coalition: Liberals, NDP

National
Maija Kappler
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—At campaign events yesterday, both Ontario's Liberal premier and the leader of the New Democratic Party refused to commit to the possibility of joining forces to form a coalition government should the Progressive Conservatives win a minority in the upcoming election.

Byelection call follows funding pledge

National
Lee Berthiaume
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called a byelection for the Quebec riding of Chicoutimi-Le Fjord, only days after pledging $60 million in federal funding for an aluminum-smelting project in the area.

More ex-Bloc members will join Tories: Scheer

National
Melanie Marquis
The Canadian Press

SAINT-HYACINTHE, Que.—Conservative leader Andrew Scheer rallied his troops in Quebec yesterday, promising them there would be more former Bloc Quebecois members joining their ranks.

UN health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide

Health & Wellness
By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press

NEW YORK — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years.

The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it’s aiming to erase a hazard linked to chronic illness.

Stumbling Jays lose series to Red Sox

Sports
Dhiren Mahiban
THE CANADIAN

TORONTO—Life as a starter continues to be a struggle for Joe Biagini.

The right-hander went just 4 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs on four hits while striking out three and walking three, as the Toronto Blue Jays fell 5-3 to the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre yesterday afternoon.

Jets D Dustin Byfuglien poses big problem for Golden Knights

Sports
By Larry Lage The Associated Press

WINNIPEG — Dustin Byfuglien is a big problem for Vegas.

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Winnipeg defenceman can do it all, as the Golden Knights saw up close when he helped the Jets win Game 1 of the Western Conference finals with a goal and an assist.

“We got moving our feet right away,” Byfuglien said. “And the ice opened up.”

Byfuglien posing 'big' problem for Vegas

International
Larry Lage
The Associated Press

WINNIPEG—Dustin Byfuglien is a big problem for Vegas.

The 6'5", 260-pound Winnipeg defenceman can do it all, as the Golden Knights saw up close when he helped the Jets win Game 1 of the Western Conference final on Saturday night with a goal and an assist.

“We got moving our feet right away," Byfuglien noted. "And the ice opened up.”

Vatican’s Inquisition, Index of Banned Books open for study

International
The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s doctrine office, once responsible for the Inquisition, the Index of Prohibited Books and famous for its centuries of secrecy, is reminding scholars that it’s actually a fairly accessible and transparent place.

Liam, Emma lead top baby names in US for 2017

Lifestyles
By Terry Tang The Associated Press

Emma and Liam were the most frequently chosen baby names for 2017.

For the fourth year in a row, Emma was the top girl’s name according to the annual list of the most popular baby names released by the Social Security Administration on Friday. Liam pushed last year’s champ, Noah, to second to claim the top spot.