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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - May 6, 2019

Train derails in Barwick

District
Sam Odrowski

A Canadian National train traveling west derailed at the Barwick crossing on Saturday evening where several rail cars tipped off the tracks.

A total of five freight cars derailed. No one was injured during the incident.

The cause of the derailment is still under investigation.

Two men charged with impaired driving

District
From the OPP

At approximately 2:54 p.m. on Thursday, members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received two complaints of possible impaired driver in on Highway 11-71 in La Vallee Township.

A member of the detachment immediately attended the area, and located the vehicle parked in the middle of Vandrunen Road.

Arpin comes up short at OFSAA

Sports
Staff

A medal just wasn't to be this time around for Jackson Arpin at the OFSAA badminton championships held Thursday through Saturday in North Bay.

The Rainy River Owl standout compiled a 3-3 record at the all-Ontarios and fell short of making the podium.

Arpin had claimed a silver medal in the boys' 'C' Flight last year at OFSAA in Windsor.

Math night

Photos
Ken Kellar

Ethan Brown, left, squared off with dad, Ken, as they play “Race to 100” at the math night held by the Northwest Catholic District School Board and Couchiching First Nation at the Couchiching Multi-use Facility on Thursday evening.

Train derailment

Photos
Ken Kellar

A worker inspected derailed CN train cars in Barwick on Saturday evening. The cars of the eastbound train went off the rails at approximately 5:15 p.m., according to officials. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the incident is still under investigation.

Dog walk

Photos
Ken Kellar

Emily Jerry, right, and her dad, Dale, took Hazel for a walk along the riverfront as part of the Pet-Valu Walk for Dog Guides put on by the Voyageur Lions Club yesterday. Organizer Gaby Hanzuk said that the annual walk had tentatively raised more than $1,200 for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.

Boeing didn’t tell airlines that safety alert wasn’t on

Business
By David Koenig The Associated Press

Boeing said Sunday that it discovered after airlines had been flying its 737 Max plane for several months that a safety alert in the cockpit was not working as intended, yet it didn’t disclose that fact to airlines or federal regulators until after one of the planes crashed.

Blues force Game 7

Sports
The Associated Press

DALLAS—Colton Parayko was shooting to score for the St. Louis Blues, and delivered a stunning blow to the Dallas Stars even without getting the puck in the net.

SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch

Technology
By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Monday following a weekend launch.

The Dragon capsule delivered 5,500 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of equipment and experiments.

SpaceX shipment reaches space station

International
The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station earlier today following a weekend launch.

The Dragon capsule delivered 5,500 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of equipment and experiments.

UN report says nature is in worst shape in human history

Science
By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press

Nature is in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday in the United Nations’ first comprehensive report on biodiversity.

It’s all because of humans, but it’s not too late to fix the problem, the report said.

Intimate proposal: New Zealand leader, partner, police, dog

People
By Nick Perry The Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday joked that her partner’s marriage proposal was an intimate moment with just the two of them, a police protection officer, a couple of locals and a dog that tried to eat chocolate her partner had brought with him.

A rich almond cake makes a sophisticated and sweet dessert

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Simple, rich almond cake makes a sophisticated and delicately sweet dessert, but traditional European versions tend to be heavy and dense. For a slightly cakier version with plenty of nutty flavour, we swapped out the usual almond paste for toasted blanched sliced almonds (we disliked the slight bitterness imparted by skin-on almonds) and added a bit of almond extract for extra depth.

Cloudy, mild all week long

Weather

Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of minus-three C (27 F).

Tomorrow will see some sun, then turn cloudy. Expect a high of 11 (52) and a low of minus-one (30).

Wednesday will be mainly cloudy with a high of 15 (59) and a low of one (34).