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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - May 22, 2018

More fires over long weekend

District
From the MNRF

Two new fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Red Lake Fire #28, located near Pikangikum First Nation, was listed as “not under control” at 0.1 hectares.

Thunder Bay Fire #18, near Sparks Lake, also was listed as “not under control” at 1.0 ha.

Muskie athletes 'golden' at Dryden meet

Sports
Staff

The Muskie track-and-field contingent let their talent shine at the Harry McMaster Classic meet on Thursday in Dryden.

Both Jill Calder and Sekina Scheibler were triple-gold winners in the girls' and boys' shot put, discus, and javelin.

Aaron Scheibler nabbed gold in both the junior boys' shot put and discus while Brady Meeks was tops in the junior boys' javelin.

Grand opening

Photos
Duane Hicks

International Falls Mayor Bob Anderson, left, joined Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak, Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis, BIA president Doug Cuthbertson, and Natasha Gaudio, economic development co-ordinator with the Rainy River Future Development Corp., for the ribbon-cutting to commemorate the grand opening of the Rainy Lake Square last Thursday afternoon.

Ottawa to weaken ties with Venezuela

National
Andy Blatchford
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The Canadian government yesterday took steps to apply further pressure on Venezuela by announcing it won't seek to replace its ambassador in Caracas following a presidential election that has attracted widespread international condemnation.

Arrest made in double shooting

National
Amy Smart
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—A witness to the double-shooting in Vancouver that caused one woman to lose her unborn child says she's relieved police have made an arrest in the case.

Dollie Middleton said she punched the man she alleges shot a pregnant woman and her friend as he fled the scene of the shooting Friday morning.

Willows can decontaminate brownfields

National
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—In an east-end Montreal neighbourhood, a polluted piece of former industrial land has become a garden.

Willows sway in the breeze, creating a pleasant green space as the plants slowly reverse decades of industrial activity that has left the chemical-soaked soil of the Pointe-aux-Trembles site too contaminated to use.

Group hopes to save fire-damaged building

National
The Canadian Press

BRANDON, Man.—One of the community organizations that manages apartments in a building that was damaged by a massive fire that spread through downtown Brandon, Man. over the weekend said it looks like the building can be fixed.

Stephanie Lockerby, with the local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association, said she walked through the four-floor Massey Manor yesterday afternoon.

Gould back in cabinet

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau adopted a new junior cabinet minister of sorts today as he welcomed the return of Karina Gould to his inner circle.

Gould brought her new baby, Oliver, to work with her as she resumed her duties as democratic institutions minister for the first time since giving birth in March.

Liberals target NDP as campaign heats up

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—NDP leader Andrea Horwath yesterday responded to calls from the Liberals to adjust their platform, saying the party will stick with its platform even though it will cost $1.4 billion more per year than originally expected.

Cavaliers even up series with Celtics

Sports
The Associated Press

CLEVELAND—LeBron James knows the path to the NBA Finals better than anyone in today's game.

And unless the Boston Celtics do something soon, he'll get there again.

Team Canada falls short of medal

Sports
Carol Schram
The Canadian Press

COPENHAGEN—Canada came home without a medal for the first time in four years after falling 4-1 to the U.S. in Sunday's bronze-medal game at the world hockey championship.

“Coming here, we expect gold and expect to compete for gold and when you don't, it's disappointing,” said alternate captain Ryan O'Reilly, who was playing in his sixth world championship.

Surging Twins win again

Sports
Dave Campbell
The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS—While Jose Berrios struggled through a four-start stretch that began in mid-April, the Minnesota Twins were reeling for most of that time.

His last two turns have been masterpieces—and maybe the injury-affected Twins have found a groove again.

Capitals force Game 7 against Lightning

Sports
Stephen Whyno
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—Facing elimination at home, the Washington Capitals looked determined to hit everything that moved in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final.

The goal was to finish checks on Tampa Bay Lightning players as much as possible, though at one point Devante Smith-Pelly decked Dan Girardi and took teammate Jay Beagle down with him.