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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - May 3, 2018

Tbaytel's 'Fibre' campaign wins award


Tbaytel recently won an industry award for its marketing of the Fibre initiative here in Fort Frances last year.

The regional company received the 2018 Best in Class Provider Marketing Award from the Broadband Multimedia Marketing Association (BMMA), which each year recognizes teams and companies that demonstrate innovation and excellence in marketing broadband services.

Unifor members accept deal with Resolute

Press Release

Unifor members on Tuesday voted 74 percent in favour of the tentative agreement with Resolute Forest Products that will set the pattern agreement for the pulp and paper industry in eastern Canada.

“Forestry is Canada's third-most valuable export sector and represents 10 percent of all of our exports” said Unifor national president Jerry Dias.

Speed sign moved

Duane Hicks

One of the town's two electronic speed signs has been moved from Fifth Street West to Colonization Road West to remind motorists just how fast they're going.

The mobile sign was set up at the new site on Tuesday, Operations and Facilities manager Travis Rob told the Times.

Marine patrol lays charges

From the OPP

On April 25 and 26, members of the Rainy River District OPP, along with a conservation officer from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, conducted a marine patrol on the Rainy River.

Officers made about 80 contacts along the border.

North Stars earn split to open D-H Cup play


The Wellington Dukes (OJHL) used three first-period goals to earn a 4-1 victory over the Thunder Bay North Stars yesterday afternoon in Day 2 action at the Dudley-Hewitt Cup Central Canadian Jr. 'A' Championship at the Memorial Arena in Dryden.

Both teams sit with a 1-1 record in the four-team event going into the final day of round-robin play today.

First vendor


Annie van Rozen, from A.G.'s Produce, was bundled up earlier today as she set up for the first day of the market at the new Rainy Lake Square here. She will be selling various produce items from her Emo farm, such as basil, parsley, spinach, radishes, and pickled beets, every Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (or while supplies last).

—Photo by Stephanie Hagenaars

Community Living Month

Sam Odrowski

Mayor Roy Avis and Community Living Fort Frances CEO Alanna Barr held the Community Living flag with other staff and service users just before it was raised in front of the Civic Centre late Tuesday morning to kick of Community Living Month.

Speed sign

Duane Hicks

Motorists on Colonization Road West will be made more aware of their speed as the town earlier this week moved its mobile electronic speed sign there from Fifth Street West.

Man had died accidentally

Lauren Krugel
The Canadian Press

CALGARY—Police say a man whose body was found inside a wall in a women's washroom in a downtown Calgary mall died accidentally after he crawled into a vent behind a toilet and got stuck.

“The victim's motivation for crawling inside the wall is unknown at this time,” police said yesterday.

Weir ousted from caucus

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has expelled Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir from the caucus over sexual harassment claims and what he says is Weir's refusal to take responsibility for his actions.

Ford promises to share revenue on resource projects

The Canadian Press

Ontario's Progressive Conservatives say they'll set up a formal resource revenue-sharing system if elected to power this spring to ensure northern communities benefit from projects in the region.

Tory MP dies suddenly in Hill office

Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Ashen-faced MPs of all political stripes commiserated with their stricken Conservative colleagues after hearing the news yesterday that longtime Ontario Tory MP Gord Brown had died suddenly in his Parliament Hill office.

Brown, 57, was a veteran MP representing the eastern Ontario riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.

Highway closed by flooding

The Canadian Press

MATTAWA, Ont.—Provincial police have shut down a lengthy stretch of road in Northern Ontario due to severe flooding.

The closure runs about 50 km along Highway 533 in the Mattawa area, between Highway 656 and Highway 63 north of North Bay.

Police said the water is “very deep in some areas” and drivers are urged to respect the barricades.

Sharks knot up series

Josh Dubow
The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Marcus Sorensen and Joonas Donskoi delivered the fast start San Jose coach Peter DeBoer wanted, and Martin Jones did the rest, to help the Sharks tie their second-round playoff series with Vegas at two games apiece.

Raptors eager for another shot at Cavs

Lori Ewing
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The morning after the Toronto Raptors' ugly overtime loss to Cleveland on Tuesday night, Kyle Lowry was decidedly upbeat as he strode to the press conference podium with a jaunty, “What's up people?”

Jays unable to complete sweep of Twins

Dave Campbell
The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS—Fernando Romero's major-league debut for Minnesota carried the extra weight of a Twins' team that won only once in its previous 12 games.

No pressure, kid.

Well, he sure didn't appear to feel any.

Romero kept Toronto scoreless while pitching into the sixth inning, giving the Twins a badly-needed boost in a 4-0 victory over the Blue Jays yesterday afternoon.

Historians name 2 Indian Ocean 19th century shipwrecks


CANBERRA, Australia — A four-year search of the depths of the Indian Ocean has failed to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But the unprecedented sonar seabed hunt for the missing airliner might be close to solving two 19th century mysteries the locations of two sailing ships that vanished with cargos of coal.

Erosion unearthing bones on New York’s island of the dead

By Colleen Long The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Storms and the tides are unearthing the long-hidden bones of Hart Island, creating eerie scenes of skulls, femurs and collarbones on this sliver of land where New York City’s destitute dead have for 150 years been sent off to be unceremoniously buried and forgotten.

Afraid of heights in space: NASA astronaut details flight

By Stacey Plaisance The Associated Press

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. — When NASA astronaut Joseph Acaba was out doing a spacewalk during a recent trip to the International Space Station, he held on tight. That’s because Acaba is afraid of heights.

Trump says ‘retainer’ to lawyer covered porn star payment

By Catherine Lucey And Jill Colvin The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that reimbursement to his personal lawyer for hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels was done through a monthly retainer and “had nothing to do with the campaign.” Trump previously claimed he didn’t know about the payments or the source of them.

How to make asparagus sing? Mustard, soy sauce and honey

By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press

Asparagus is by far the favourite vegetable of the d’Arabian family. All four of my school-aged daughters truly love it. I can serve nearly three pounds of asparagus at the table a couple of times of week to my family of six, and the girls will still argue over who gets the last stalk.


Around Town

A session on the future of health care, hosted by the North West LHIN, will be held today (May 3) from 5:30-8 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. For more info or to confirm your participation, contact Nuala McKee at 1-807-684-9425 ext. 2024 or via e-mail at