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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - May 28, 2019

Mayor voices safety concerns

News
Staff

Mayor June Caul voiced her concerns around residents, business owners, and visitors not feeling comfortable or safe in Fort Frances during yesterday evening's council meeting.

Over the last year she said the town has been plagued with a higher volume of transients and people suffering addictions which has greatly impacted the safety of the downtown area.

One new fire reported

District
From the MNRF

There was one new forest fire confirmed in the region by yesterday afternoon.

Red Lake fire #8 is being held at 0.5 hectares and is located in Pikangikum First Nation.

The forest fire hazard is moderate to high in the far north of Red Lake, Sioux Lookout and Nipigon districts. The forest fire hazard is low across the remainder of the Northwest Region.

Muskie music

Photos
Sam Odrowski

The Grade 11 and 12s from Lee Anne Hines music class at Fort High performed for St. Francis School students at the Townshend Theatre yesterday afternoon. The band played classic numbers from blockbuster films such as the Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, and Lion King.

Young vendors

Photos
Ken Kellar

Eliza Kawulia, left, Ashlee Homer and Whitney Williamson ran the Robert Moore School Animal Club booth outside the Fort Frances Curling Club as part of the third-annual Spring Market on Saturday. The club was selling cat toys, dog treats and iced tea to raise money to support ringed seals through the Earth Rangers conservation organization.

Stretcher ride

Photos
Marc Stuempfle

Four-year-old Alex Matichuk enjoyed a stretcher ride during a barbecue for the public at the ambulance base in Atikokan on Saturday—an event to kick off “Paramedic Service Week." This year's theme is "Celebrating Successes” wth the aim being to promote careers in paramedicine and educate the public on the day-to-day life of a paramedic.

Ontario to get central mental health agency

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario is establishing an agency to oversee mental health and addictions care across the province in a bid to improve access to treatment.

Canada wants North Pole but so do Russia, Denmark

National
The Canadian Press

Canada has finally made its case that the top of the world flies the Maple Leaf.

After years of delay and political debate, Canada has submitted its scientific argument for control of a vast portion of the Arctic seabed, including the North Pole, to the UN body that will evaluate it.

Ontario eliminates Indigenous Culture Fund

National
Allison Jones
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario has eliminated a fund supporting Indigenous culture as the government cuts tens of millions of dollars in arts funding ‚Äî a decision that is being slammed as short-sighted.

Man fined for attempting to smuggle leeches

National
The Canadian Press

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont.—An Ontario man who tried to smuggle a bag full of medicinal leeches into Canada has been fined $15,000.

The federal government says Ippolit Bodounov, of Niagara Falls, Ont., pleaded guilty last week to violating the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act.

Lack of discipline catches up with Blues in 4-2 Game 1 loss

Sports
Kyle Hightower
The Associated Press

BOSTON—The Blues spent most of the past week saying how they couldn't afford to allow the Bruins to pile up power-play opportunities in the Stanley Cup Final.

That plan—and St. Louis' defensive discipline—slowly fell apart in their 4-2 loss in Game 1 last night.

Holzhauer nears Jennings' Joepardy record

International
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES—James Holzhauer's “Jeopardy” winning streak is still going and he may be on track to surpass Ken Jennings' record earnings in the next month.

Normandy tries to keep alive 'infinite gratitude' for D-Day

International
Catherine Gaschka
Sylvie Corbet
The Associated Press

SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE, France—At 10 years old, Henri-Jean Renaud watched U.S. paratroopers landing through the window of his Normandy home in the early hours of D-Day.

Like other French who lived through the war, he's trying to pass on to younger generations the gratitude he feels.

Malaysia to send back plastic waste

International
The Associated Press

PORT KLANG, Malaysia—Malaysia will send back some 3,000 metric tons (3,300 tons) of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries such as the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a dumping ground for rich nations, Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said today.

All-white panda caught on camera in nature reserve

International
The Associated Press

BEIJING—A rare all-white giant panda has been photographed for the first time, according to a nature reserve in southwestern China.

Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan province released a photo this past weekend showing the panda crossing through a verdant forest in the reserve.

Deaths rise as Nepal issues more permits for Mt. Everest

International
The Associated Press

NAMCHE, Nepal—Nepal's reluctance to limit the number of permits it issues to scale Mount Everest has contributed to dangerous overcrowding, with inexperienced climbers impeding others and causing deadly delays, seasoned mountaineers said.

Normandy tries to keep alive ‘infinite gratitude’ for D-Day

International
By Catherine Gaschka And Sylvie Corbet The Associated Press

SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE, France — At 10 years old, Henri-Jean Renaud watched U.S. paratroopers landing through the window of his Normandy home in the early hours of D-Day. Like other French who lived through the war, he’s trying to pass on to younger generations the gratitude he feels.

All-white panda caught on camera in Chinese nature reserve

Science
The Associated Press

BEIJING — A rare all-white giant panda has been photographed for the first time, according to a nature reserve in southwestern China.

Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan province released a photo this past weekend showing the panda crossing through a verdant forest in the reserve.

Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations

International
The Associated Press

PORT KLANG, Malaysia — Malaysia will send back some 3,000 metric tons (3,300 tons) of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries such as the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a dumping ground for rich nations, Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said Tuesday.

Deaths rise as Nepal issues more permits for Mount Everest

International
By Upendra Man Singh
Binaj Gurubacharya And Emily Schmall The Associated Press

NAMCHE, Nepal — Nepal’s reluctance to limit the number of permits it issues to scale Mount Everest has contributed to dangerous overcrowding, with inexperienced climbers impeding others and causing deadly delays, seasoned mountaineers said.

’Jeopardy’ champ James Holzhauer nears Ken Jennings’ record

People
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — James Holzhauer’s “Jeopardy” winning streak is still going and he may be on track to surpass Ken Jennings’ record earnings in the next month.

Americans getting more inactive

Lifestyles
Lindsey Tanner
The Associated Press

Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary, spending almost a third of their waking hours sitting down, and computer use is partly to blame, a new study found.

Over almost a decade, average daily sitting time increased by roughly an hour, to about eight hours for U.S. teens and almost six-and-a-half hours for adults, according to the researchers.

Stampede to serve up octopus lollies, pickle pops

Lifestyles
The Canadian Press

CALGARY—This year's midway menu at the Calgary Stampede includes ice pops made from pickle juice, deep-fried chicken skin and octopus deep-fried or in a lollipop.

The 10-day festival celebrating the cowboy life tries to outdo itself each year in its culinary offerings.

Sunny, warm tomorrow

Weather

Tonight will be clear to partly cloudy with a low of seven C (45 F).

Tomorrow will be sunny and warm. Expect a high of 24 (75) and a low of eight (46).

Thursday will be sunny and pleasant with a high of 22 (72) and a low of 10 (50).