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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - November 22, 2018

Students lauded for enviromental effort

News
Staff

A group of kindergarten students at St. Michael's School recently were recognized by the principal for their environmental efforts.

During the class's nature walk, Logan Dallas, Aela Drombolis, Ainsley Johnson, and Jasper Dennis noticed the school's bike rack was chained to a tree.

We goofed

News

The wrong headline was used for a front-page story that jumped to page A6 in yesterday's Times.

The “Spirit of Christmas" jump ended up under a headline that instead referred to the story on "Louis Riel Day.”

The Times regrets any confusion or disappointment this error may have caused.

R.I.D.E. campaign to begin

News
From the OPP

Members of the Rainy River District OPP would like to advise the public of the Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign that is taking place from Nov. 23-Jan. 2.

Officers will be conducting R.I.D.E. programs throughout the district during this time period and beyond to combat impaired driving.

Pair facing numerous charges over break-ins

District
From the OPP

Members of the Rainy River District OPP had requested the public's assistance in solving five break-and-enters that occurred on the Red Wing Road in the Morson area over the past week.

Unknown culprit(s) entered the residences and stole numerous items, including alcohol, a generator, a television, and a number of firearms.

Drug bust nabs pair

District
From the OPP

On Nov. 19, members of the Rainy River District OPP and the Community Street Crime Unit started an investigation into the trafficking of crystal methamphetamine in Rainy River District.

At 6:55 p.m., members of the Atikokan OPP conducted a vehicle stop. Two male occupants were located in the vehicle and subsequently arrested.

High-energy dance to hit Backus stage

District
Press Release

This season, “Rhythmic Circus” comes to the Backus stage in International Falls with its trademark blend of live music and tap dance as you've never seen before.

Don't miss out on this wildly-imaginative, “not-so-silent night” the whole family can celebrate together.

Legion ladies' auxiliary elects officers for 2019

District
Submitted by
Barb Everett

The local Legion Ladies' Auxiliary met on Nov. 14, with 32 members in attendance.

The charter was draped in memory of Gloria Bergner.

An election of officers for 2019 was held, with Alfreda Easton to be president, Leslie as first vice, Christina McDougall as second vice, and Josie Miller as treasurer.

Lakers doubled by Stars

Sports
Staff

The surging Thunder Bay North Stars used a hat trick from Keighan Gerrie to skate to their seventh-straight win in a 6-3 decision over the Fort Frances Lakers in SIJHL action last night at the Fort William Gardens.

Tense games a theme in men's hoops action

Sports
Staff

Games in the Fort Frances Men's Basketball League continued the early trend of being low-scoring on Tuesday night at Fort High.

The first game of the night featured the Muskies battling the BDO Ballerz, which was an exciting match between what seemed to be two evenly-matched teams.

Muskie hockey teams beaten by host Saints

Sports
Staff

It was the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints who went marching in to victory on Tuesday in Kenora.

Jill Calder tallied a second-period goal but it wasn't enough as the Muskie girls' hockey team lost 3-1 to the host Saints to see their NorWOSSA record drop to 1-1.

Free the Tree

Photos
Sam Odrowski

St. Michael's kindergarten students Jasper Dennis, Ainsley Johnson, Logan Dallas, and Aela Drombolis did a science project entitled “Free the Tree” that looked at their experience trying to better the health of a tree at their school. The four young environmentalists noticed the tree had a chain wrapped around it to hold a bike rack in place and did what they could to help it grow.

Three bear species found in same spot

National
The Canadian Press

SASKATOON—A Saskatchewan scientist is telling a three bears' story that has a very different ending than the familiar fairy tale.

Doug Clark of the University of Saskatchewan said he's got the first recorded proof of grizzly, black, and polar bears all using the same land.

Feds unveil $16-billion competitiveness plan

National
Andy Blatchford
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The federal Liberals have come up with a $16-billion answer to Canada's competitiveness concerns.

Ottawa's long-awaited plan to help Canada compete with the United States for investment dollars is the centrepiece of its latest fall economic statement, which forecasts slightly deeper annual deficits over the coming years.

Feds gives media $600-million boost

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The federal government is stepping in to help the struggling Canadian media industry with new tax credits and incentives valued at nearly $600 million over the next five years.

NEB reports crude-by-rail exports rose to a record 269,829 bpd in September

Business
The Canadian Press

CALGARY — The National Energy Board says crude-by-rail exports from Canada rose to a record 269,829 barrels per day in September.

That’s up more than 17 per cent from 229,544 in August and just over double the 134,132 barrels per day recorded in September 2017.

Total crude exports reached 3.47 million bpd in September, up from 3.31 million a year earlier.

Lowry leads Raptors to win

Sports
Charles Odum
The Associated Press

ATLANTA—Vince Carter grabbed his career milestone with a last-second dunk—long after his first NBA team had the victory secured.

Kyle Lowry scored 21 points during his first triple-double of the season and the Toronto Raptors never trailed while beating the reeling Atlanta Hawks 124-108 last night.

Rogers expecting to be good to go in Grey Cup

Sports
Dean Bennett
The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—The Calgary Stampeders' beleaguered receiving corps got a bit of good news yesterday as receiver Eric Rogers suggested he'll be good to go against Ottawa on Grey Cup Sunday.

“Everyone's a little banged up at this time of year, some more than others,” Rogers told reporters prior to team practice on the southern campus of the University of Alberta.

Saints seek to snare sagging Falcons

Sports
Brett Martel
The Canadian Press

NEW ORLEANS—The latest chance for Saints' fans to show Drew Brees their gratitude for the many memorable, triumphant moments he's brought them comes on Thanksgiving night.

The Saints (9-1) are riding an NFL-high, nine-game winning streak as the rival Atlanta Falcons (4-6) land in New Orleans, so don't expect a sleepy crowd in the Superdome no matter how well-fed.

Early outburst sparks Flames over Jets

Sports
Darren Haynes
The Canadian Press

CALGARY—Sam Bennett continues to make the most of increased playing time.

Bennett scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist as the Calgary Flames erupted for five first-period goals, then hung on for a 6-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets last night.

Big test coming up for tiny satellites trailing Mars lander

Technology
By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A pair of tiny experimental satellites trailing NASA’s InSight spacecraft all the way to Mars face their biggest test yet.

Their mission is to broadcast immediate news of InSight’s plunge through the Martian atmosphere on Monday.

It’s a Twitter war: Doctors clash with NRA over gun deaths

Life
By Lisa Marie Pane The Associated Press

The photos from doctors came quickly and in succession: blood-stained operating rooms, blood-covered scrubs and shoes, bullets piercing body parts and organs.

Overcast skies to persist

Weather

Look for areas of freezing drizzle late tonight, with an overnight low of minus-five C (23 F) and south winds gusting up to 18 km/h.

Tomorrow will be cloudy but mild, with a high of four (39) and low around minus-four (24)

Expect south winds gusting up to 13 km/h.

Atown

Around Town

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting today (Nov. 22) at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at Rainycrest Long-Term Care.

The Church of the Holy Spirit will host a “Coffee House” on Friday, Nov. 23, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Enjoy live music, beverages, and dessert, with a penny table and baked goods for sale.