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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - November 1, 2018

FFHS musical revue set for next week

News
Sam Odrowski

Fort Frances High School students will be bringing some rays of sunshine into the Townshend Theatre on Nov. 8-10 for their “Shades of Yellow and Sunshine”-themed fall musical revue.

Starting at 7 p.m. each night, the students will be singing and dancing to a variety of music that will keep the audience in suspense all night long.

Dozens of charges laid against hunters

District
From the MNRF

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry laid 132 charges and issued 329 warnings over a 10-day period in northeastern and northwestern Ontario.

From Oct. 13-22, conservation officers checked 4,768 hunters from Ontario and the United States for compliance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, the Off-Road Vehicles Act, and the Liquor Licence Act.

Mischiefs probed

District
From the OPP

On Tuesday, members of the Rainy River District OPP were called to investigate a mischief to property in Fort Frances.

Around 10:35 p.m., officers were called to a report of a dumpster fire behind Robert Moore School near Armit Avenue.

Fortunately, the fire did not cause further damage and was extinguished quickly by the Fort Frances Fire Department.

Three Muskie teams cap season with wins

Sports
Staff

The Muskie court teams did a pretty good job of defending home court Tuesday afternoon as they closed out their NorWOSSA regular-season action against the Kenora Broncos.

The junior girls' basketball squad cruised to a 29-19 win over the Broncos (3-4) to finish the season in first place with a 7-1 record and earn a bye to the NorWOSSA final here this coming Tuesday (Nov. 6).

Lakers win in shootout

Sports
Staff

The Fort Frances Lakers blew a three-goal lead before hanging on to edge the Thief River Falls Norskies 4-3 in a shootout last night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

The victory avenged a 4-1 loss to the Norskies there Saturday night as the fourth-place Lakers improved their SIJHL record to 6-7-0-0 (12 points).

Thief River Falls (4-6-2-1) sits a point back in fifth place.

Trip draw

Photos
Staff

Mayor-elect June Caul and fellow Kiwanian Robin Wright read out the winner of the “Trip of the Month” draw for November this morning at International Travel Services here. Tracy Hudson of Fort Frances won a Bahamas-Havana cruise valued at $4,000. Next month's trip is to Dublin, Ireland ($4,500). Tickets for next year's draw are on sale for $120 each at ITS.

Costume parade

Photos
Sam Odrowski

St. Michael's students, staff, and parents gathered in the school gym for a Hallowe'en parade yesterday afternoon. Each class of youngsters walked along the stage and showed off their costumes to all who attended.

'Trunk or Treat'

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Rebecca Ascott, Brandon Soyatt, and Chelsea Hill held up their 3-D printed “Best in Show" pumpkin they received for their spooky and unique-themed trunk at the annual "Trunk or Treat” event held yesterday from 5-7 p.m. in the parking lot at the Fort Frances Public Library. Gloria Calder, the fourth team member, also helped to decorate the award-winning display.

Silver Cross mom named

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A woman, who lost her son to suicide that later was linked to his service with the Canadian military in Afghanistan, has been named this year's Silver Cross Mother.

The Royal Canadian Legion said Anita Cenerini of Winnipeg will represent the country with the title until the end of October, 2019.

Trudeau heads to Churchill

National
The Canadian Press

CHURCHILL, Man.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was to visit the northern Manitoba community of Churchill today as residents celebrate the arrival of the first train to roll into town in more than a year.

The train pulled in yesterday evening, surprising residents who expected it to arrive today.

Flood of complaints about new pot store

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario's ombudsman said yesterday his office has received more than 1,000 complaints about the province's online cannabis store since it launched earlier this month.

Paul Dube said he's set up a triage team to deal specifically with the flood of concerns over the government-run Ontario Cannabis Store.

Astronaut gets new launch date

National
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—The Canadian Space Agency is confirming that astronaut David Saint-Jacques will launch Dec. 3 for a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

The fate of the Canadian's voyage had been in question after a Soyuz rocket failure last month, but now he will blast off more than two weeks earlier than originally planned.

New protected areas announced for killer whales

National
Hina Alam
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—The federal government wants to create new ocean sanctuaries in British Columbia as part of an additional $61.5 million it is spending to protect endangered killer whales.

Calgary 2026 Olympics bid survives on council motion

National
The Associated Press

Calgary’s potential bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games survived a city council vote Wednesday when a motion leading to the cancellation of an upcoming plebiscite failed to pass.

Ten votes out of 15 from the council were required to abandon the Nov. 13 plebiscite asking Calgarians if they want to host the games or not. Eight voted in favour of reconsidering the plebiscite.

Old coaching colleagues to square off

Sports
Josh Dubow
The Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—When Kyle Shanahan was looking to get into the NFL as an assistant coach more than a decade ago, his father, Mike, called Jon Gruden and asked him to hire his son for an entry-level job in Tampa.

Rose scores 50 points to spark Timberwolves

Sports
Tyler Mason
The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS—As the final buzzer sounded and his teammates swarmed him on the court, Derrick Rose couldn't help but fight back tears.

Rose's emotions were on full display moments after he scored a career-high 50 points in a vintage performance that lifted the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Utah Jazz 128-125 last night.

Canucks spread scoring to beat Chicago

Sports
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Before the Vancouver Canucks kicked off their season, head coach Travis Green said he wanted his team to “score by committee.”

They did just that last night when they beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2.

Jake Virtanen, Brendan Gaunce, and Antoine Roussel all found the net for the Canucks (8-6-0).

Lost migrant, unidentified body: Missing in the Americas

International
By Maria Verza The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY — The brothers-in-law knew all too well that crossing the desert leading to the United States could be lethal. One had lost a father on the journey in 1995 and an uncle in 2004. And the two young men had already tried to make the trek just a few months before but surrendered to border patrol agents in exhaustion.

The global lost: 56,800 migrants dead and missing in 4 years

International
By Lori Hinnant And Bram Janssen The Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG — One by one, five to a grave, the coffins are buried in the red earth of this ill-kept corner of a South African cemetery. The scrawl on the cheap wood attests to their anonymity: “Unknown B/Male.”

No end to cloudy skies

Weather

It will be mostly cloudy tonight, with an overnight low of minus-two C (28 F) and light east winds.

Tomorrow will be cloudy and cold, with a high of two (35) and low around minus-two (28).

Look for east winds gusting up to 11 km/h.

Cloudy skies also are forecast for Saturday, along with a high of three (37) and low again dipping to minus-two (28).

Atown

Around Town

The Friends of the Fort Frances Museum will hold its seventh-annual wine-and-cheese fundraiser, this year entitled “Novemberfest,” today (Nov. 1) from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the museum. It also will feature beer, hors d'oeuvres, live music, games, and an auction. Tickets cost $30 in advance (available at the museum) and $35 at the door.