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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - May 28, 2018

Town develops policy on concussions


The town has developed a concussion policy for the Memorial Sports Centre as a requirement for making applications for certain provincial grants.

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport prompted the town to do so in order to receive a grant for $27,152 for a “Spinning into the Future” waterfit program initiative.

Weekend quiet on fire scene

From the MNRF

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon and only one new fire was confirmed on Saturday.

Dryden Fire #8, located near Seseganaga Lake, was listed as “being held” at 0.8 hectares in size at last report.

However, eight fires were confirmed in the region by the end of the day on Friday.

Atikokan driver charged

From the OPP

On Saturday around 2:40 a.m., a member of the Atikokan OPP was conducting patrol on Goodwin Street in the Town of Atikokan when he conducted a vehicle stop.

The officer determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

He was arrested and transported to the Atikokan OPP detachment where further tests were conducted.

Friends book sale

Stephanie Hagenaars

The “Friends of the Library” held its annual book sale at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Saturday. People dropped by throughout the day to browse the numerous titles and genres and pick up a book—with some carrying a stack of newfound goodies to take home. The sale will continue until this Thursday (May 31).

Bagging fish

Jamie Mountain

Oliver Gibbins put one of the walleye he and partner Les Morrison, left, had caught into the bag during the top-10 boat parade Saturday at the 17th-annual Emo Walleye Classic. The duo went on to claim the EWC title for the second-straight year with a two-day total of 19.53 pounds—more than eight pounds better than the runner-up team of Dan and Josh Pollard (11.22).

'Walk for Dog Guides'

Duane Hicks

A small but dedicated group of dog owners came out for the Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club's 13th-annual “Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides" along the La Verendrye Parkway yesterday. The fundraiser for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides training school in Oakville, Ont. raised $703—although the club has topped up the amount to $800.

Ford's lack of platform attacked at debate

Shawn Jeffords
Allison Jones
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Doug Ford came under repeated attack from both the NDP and Liberal leaders during yesterday's provincial election debate for not yet presenting a full platform when Ontarians already are casting their ballots in advanced polls.

New minor planet named for First Nation in B.C.

Amy Smart
The Canadian Press

CENTRAL SAANICH, B.C.—When Tsawout First Nation Chief Harvey Underwood looks up at the stars, he knows his community has a place among them.

That's because floating in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is a newly-discovered minor planet that bears his community's name.

Cheers, hugs end emotional trek

The Canadian Press

HUMBOLDT, Sask.—A former junior hockey player's journey of healing has come to an end after he walked 1,200 km from Northern Ontario to Saskatchewan to honour the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Rance Cardinal, who is 24, walked and sometimes ran into Humboldt yesterday to the cheers and numerous hugs from hundreds of people after a trek that began April 11.

Jays snap lengthy drought of series wins

Rob Maaddi
The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA—J.A. Happ always is at his best against his former team.

Devon Travis and Dwight Smith Jr. each hit two-run doubles, and Happ pitched neatly into the seventh inning, as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 yesterday afternoon.

Curtis Granderson added a solo homer to help the Jays take two-of-three in the interleague series.

Improbable Cup final set to go

Joshua Clipperton
The Canadian Press

LAS VEGAS—An expansion team on a jaw-dropping run, an opponent that started the season with perhaps its lowest expectations in years, a superstar finally getting his first chance at glory, a head coach left at curb 18 months ago, and a city that connected with its new club after an unspeakable tragedy.

Cavs back in NBA Finals

Jimmy Golen
The Associated Press

BOSTON—With another Game 7 victory at stake, LeBron James would not sit out.

He would not say goodbye to Cleveland again—not yet, anyway.

And he would not be denied an eighth-straight trip to the NBA Finals.

Busch blows past field

The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C.—It's official: Kyle Busch can win everywhere.

Busch marked off the only track where a points-race victory had eluded him last night, leading 377 of 400 laps in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Busch is the only driver in NASCAR's modern era to win a points race on every NASCAR track on the schedule.

Power wins first Indy 500 title

Jenna Fryer
The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS—Will Power can win anything now, even the Indianapolis 500, an intimidating race on an oval he hated because it marginalized his talent.

He drives for Roger Penske and nothing matters more to the boss than winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

So Power worked to change his attitude, improve his performance on ovals, and respect the track.

U.S. still prepping for Trump-Kim summit

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—A White House team is heading to Singapore this weekend as previously planned to prepare for a possible summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader—a further sign that the meeting Trump called off might get back on track.