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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - May 7, 2018

'Birders' solid at OFSAA


The Muskies and Rainy River Owls represented their schools well at the OFSAA badminton championships held Thursday through Saturday in Windsor.

Muskie Aaron Bujold was able to advance to the 'A'-side quarter-finals.

He won three-straight matches in men's singles on Thursday to advance to the final eight.

Ice Dogs beaten in final


Mitchell Mendonca's power-play goal with 7:15 left in regulation time proved to be the game-winner as the Wellington Dukes beat the Dryden GM Ice Dogs 7-4 in the final of the Dudley-Hewitt Cup Central Canadian Jr. 'A' Championship on Saturday night before a capacity crowd at the Memorial Arena in Dryden.

Gun show (2018)

Jamie Mountain

Local residents checked out the 11th-annual “Gun and Hobby Show” held Saturday at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The day-long event was well-attended and with more than 90 vendors on hand, it shaped up to be the largest one to date here.

Aquanauts meet

Jamie Mountain

Connor Sandelovich of the local Fort Frances Aquanauts gave his best effort in the pool Saturday afternoon during the club's annual “0-100” swim meet at the Memorial Sports Centre pool. Sandelovich earned medals in each of his eight events, including two golds and six silvers.

Teal galore

Stephanie Hagenaars

Local artists Shiela Shaw, left, Jean Richards, and Emily Hyatt showcased their and others' work Saturday afternoon to kick off the annual spring show at the Fine Line Art Gallery here. Every year, a theme or colour is chosen as a design feature for artists' creations.

Markham pushing to lure Amazon

Tara Deschamps
The Canadian Press

MARKHAM, Ont.—A city just north of Toronto is making a play to try to position itself as the home for Amazon's second North American headquarters.

Markham, Ont.—one of 10 Canadian cities that joined with Toronto to bid for the hub—installed 23 bright orange signs today throughout the city, dubbing it the “possible home of Amazon HQ2.”

Party leaders set for first debate

Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The leaders of Ontario's three main political parties will square off on the same stage for the first time today—just days before the official start of the province's spring election campaign.

Liberals want probe of Ford videos

Maija Kappler
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario's Liberals have asked Elections Ontario to investigate Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford's use of campaign videos that the governing party says might flout election finance rules.

In a statement released yesterday, the Liberals say they've asked the chief electoral officer to look into Ford Nation Live, which produces TV-news style videos.

Wild pitch in ninth helps Jays nab win

Dick Scanlon
The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Toronto's record against Tampa Bay since 2008 is its poorest against any AL team.

The Blue Jays last year won the season series for only the second time in a decade.

After losses in the first two games of their weekend series, the Jays felt pressure to produce a turnaround.

Golden Knights keep up magic ride

Josh Dubow
The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif.—The crew of cast-offs that carried the expansion Vegas Golden Knights to a division title and two rounds of playoffs wins in a reality-defying season are more than just a feel-good story.

They've proven themselves to be legitimate Stanley Cup contenders.

Day earns second win of season

Steve Reed
The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Jason Day channelLed his inner LeBron James and captured his second PGA Tour event of the season.

Day said he drew inspiration from James' Game 3 buzzer-beater against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night before he pulled off his own clutch shot yesterday.

Raptors promise to come out fighting

Neil Davidson
The Canadian Press

CLEVELAND—As the Raptors' practice wound down yesterday, star guard DeMar DeRozan sat alone with his back to the wall and headphones clamped on his hoodie-clad head.

One could only imagine the torrent of emotions whirling inside.

Volcano destroys dozens of homes

The Associated Press

PAHOA, Hawaii—Hawaii's Kilauea volcano destroyed 26 homes and spewed lava hundreds of feet into the air, leaving evacuated residents unsure how long they might be displaced.

In revised figures released yesterday, Hawaii County officials said another four unspecified structures were covered by lava.

Hawaii volcano destroys dozens of homes, forces evacuations

By Caleb Jones
Jennifer Peltz And Sophia Yan The Associated Press

PAHOA, Hawaii — Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano destroyed 26 homes and spewed lava hundreds of feet into the air, leaving evacuated residents unsure how long they might be displaced.

In revised figures Sunday, Hawaii County officials said another four unspecified structures were covered by lava.

Swiss Guards: World’s oldest standing army gets new headgear

By Nicole Winfield The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — The world’s oldest standing army is getting some new headgear.

The Swiss Guards plan to replace their metal helmets with plastic PVC ones made with a 3-D printer, giving the pope’s army cooler and more comfortable headgear when standing guard for hours at a time.

The royal wedding coronation of Jessica Mulroney

By Cassandra Szklarski The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Amid the flurry of pre-wedding excitement for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials, an unexpected coronation has taken place that of Toronto tastemaker Jessica Mulroney.

The Montreal-bred socialite and brand strategist has been a frequent mention in a swath of international gossip stories musing on every breathless detail of the royal union.

Broccolini Strascinati

By Katie Workman The Associated Press

One of the amazing things about Italian food (besides it being, you know, Italian food) is that the best dishes are often so completely, refreshingly simple. Like, four-ingredients simple. (No, we don’t count olive oil and salt. Or water. Or air.)