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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - November 10, 2015

Fundraising goal

Heather Latter

A large thermometer has been erected in front of the Fort Frances Museum to help keep track of the “Families for Families” refugee family fundraiser. Committee chair Kathy Mueller noted as of yesterday morning, the total amount raised was $15,930. They hope the goal of $35,000—to bring a refugee family of five to Rainy River District—will be raised by Christmas.

RCMP stymied in gun probe

Jim Bronskill
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The RCMP believes it has “come to a dead end” in its probe of where Parliament Hill shooter Michael Zehaf Bibeau got his gun—one of the most vexing questions about the events of Oct. 22, 2014.

Town to help fight for fair dam payment

Duane Hicks

Fort Frances is taking part in a comprehensive background and position paper development to make sure municipalities with dams get their fair share under the provincial Power Dam Special Payment Program.

Catholic board receives funds for school consolidation

Press Release

The Northwest Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that it will receive an estimated $11.9 million dollars for the construction of a new school in Fort Frances.

The new school will be built on the current St. Francis School site and will consolidate St. Michael’s and St. Francis Schools.

Stop for school buses

From the OPP

The OPP has been receiving an increased number of complaints from local bus drivers and concerned citizens regarding vehicles not stopping for school buses that are stopped with their overhead red signal lights flashing.

It is important for drivers to remember the Ontario Highway Traffic Act section 175(11) states:

Two teens nabbed

From the OPP

The Rainy River District OPP officers responded to a mischief on the 1200 block of Second Street East around 9:30 p.m. yesterday.

Several residences and motor vehicles in the area were “egged.”

Police obtained descriptions of those involved and located two youths in the area.

T’wolves hang on

The Associated Press

ATLANTA—Andrew Wiggins was hoping he wouldn’t lose his shooting touch as the Atlanta Hawks kept pushing to wipe out a huge deficit.

“I was feeling it,” he said. “My shot was falling.

“My teammates kept encouraging me, giving me the ball.”

Lakers vault up to No. 5


The Fort Frances Lakers keep winning and their star in the national sky keeps rising.

Riding a seven-game streak of victories, the Lakers jumped from No. 10 to No. 5 in the latest CJHL weekly top 20 rankings.

The Lakers, sitting in first place in the SIJHL with a 14-2 record, are moving in on its previous best spot in the rankings when it hit No. 2 last season.

Senate Tories extend olive branch

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Conservative senators don’t plan to be an ideological roadblock to the Liberal government’s legislative agenda.

Missing, murdered inquiry to take shape

Kristy Kirkup
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The Liberal government will begin the process within the next “couple of weeks” of consulting Canadians on how best to proceed with an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, the country’s new indigenous affairs minister says.

Passengers able to stop runaway bus

Liam Casey
The Canadian Press

A 24-year-old Ontario woman who has “never driven a day” in her life is being hailed a hero for taking control of a public transit bus after the driver became unconscious.

Jessica Lower said she was on her way to her three-year-old son’s birthday party in Woodstock, Ont. around 1:40 p.m. on Saturday when she heard a beep.

Syrian refugees to be processed in Canada

Stephanie Levitz
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Syrian refugees being brought to Canada by the Liberal government only will be given temporary residency permits until their cases have been fully processed in Canada, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee says.

Sewage dump set to begin next week

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—The City of Montreal says it will begin dumping eight billion litres of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River on Wednesday.

Mayor Denis Coderre said the dump will begin at 12:01 a.m.

New Environment minister Catherine McKenna said yesterday she would permit the dump as long as certain conditions were met by the city.

Modigliani nude painting fetches record $170.4M in NY


NEW YORK A painting by Amedeo Modigliani fetched $170.4 million at an auction Monday, setting a world record for the artist and achieving the second highest price ever garnered for a work of art at auction.

Disease-carrying mosquito has now shown up in B.C.

Health & Wellness
Terri Theodore
The Canadian Press

BURNABY, B.C.—A species of invasive, disease-carrying mosquito has been found in B.C.—the first such discovery in Western Canada.

A team from Simon Fraser University, along with workers at a mosquito control company, discovered larvae of the aedes japonicus in standing water in Maple Ridge, a suburb east of Vancouver.

Belt getting tighter? Study finds a pot belly risky even if you’re not considered overweight

Health & Wellness
By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press

WASHINGTON A pot belly can be a bad thing ‚Äî even if you’re not considered overweight.

New research suggests normal-weight people who carry their fat at their waistlines may be at higher risk of death over the years than overweight or obese people whose fat is more concentrated on the hips and thighs.

How low should you go? Details revealed from big study that challenges blood pressure targets

Health & Wellness
By Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. Details were revealed Monday from a landmark federal study that challenges decades of thinking on blood pressure, giving a clearer picture of plusses and minuses of more aggressive treatment.

OT turnover costly for Ducks

The Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif.—After Ryan Getzlaf inexplicably left the puck sitting at the Arizona blueline in overtime, Mikkel Boedker gratefully accepted the gift and exchanged it for a big road win for his Coyotes.

Boedker scored on a breakaway 1:18 into OT after an atrocious turnover by the Ducks’ captain as the Coyotes snapped Anaheim’s four-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory last night.

Crews work to clear tracks after 2 train derailments, oil and chemical spills in Wisconsin

The Associated Press

WATERTOWN, Wis.Crews worked Monday to clear freight cars from rail tracks and contain spilled crude oil and chemicals after two trains derailed in Wisconsin about 200 miles apart over the weekend.

Recipes for roasted sweet potato salad, apple berry crisp from Sarah Richardson

The Canadian Press

TORONTO Sarah Richardson says there’s more to bringing a home to life than just beautiful decor, and enjoying a hearty, home-cooked meal with loved ones is a key part of the equation.

“Food to me is inextricably linked to how I enjoy home,” said the designer and HGTV personality.

THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for peanut butter-chocolate chip cookies

By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press

My four daughters all inherited the love for sugary treats that my husband and I share. So to try to keep things in balance, I gravitate to treat recipes that are lower in sugar and add a bit of protein and fiber to level out all those sugar rushes.