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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - November 3, 2015

Revue rehearsal

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Heather Latter

Cast members from this year’s annual fall music revue—entitled “Magic!”—rehearsed the opening number—The Wanted’s “Glad You Came”—at the Townshend Theatre yesterday. Presented by Fort High’s music department, the show hits the stage Thursday through Saturday beginning at 7 p.m.

Trip draw

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Staff

Chad Patterson, left, who is seeing patients at Lidkea Optometry until Dec. 11 as part of his final optometry externship, drew the name of the winner of the Kiwanis Trip of the Month for November yesterday morning at International Travel Services as Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on. Cheryl and Nick Kawulia will be heading to sunny Punta Cana, Dominican Republic—a trip valued at $4,200.

Art auction

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Duane Hicks

Gail Beyak put a bid down on a silent auction item at the Fine Line Art Gallery yesterday afternoon. Bidding on the silent auction will end during the gallery’s “20 Years of Great Art” Christmas Extravaganza open house this Thursday (Nov. 5) from 3-8 p.m.

Top citizen nods coming in

News
Duane Hicks

There’s still time left to nominate a deserving individual for “Citizen of the Year.”

The deadline to submit a nomination form to the town is 4 p.m. this Thursday (Nov. 5).

Aaron Petrin, the town’s human resources manager, said four separate nominations have been received as of late yesterday afternoon.

FFHS music program lauded

News
Staff

The music program at Fort Frances High School will receive the Rainy River District School Board’s “Recognition of Excellence” at tonight’s regular meeting for engaging and supporting student achievement in the musical arts.

The secondary school music program “has a longstanding tradition of performance excellence as part of its arts program.”

Liberals urged to slow infrastructure spending

National
Jordan Press
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A noted economist says the incoming Liberal government should slow its grand plan for billions in new infrastructure spending to make sure the money provides the most economic bang.

Some Quebec schools closed over threat

National
Sidhartha Banerjee
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Quebec’s acting public security minister says there was an e-mailed threat to schools in many parts of the province and that it led to closures and increased police presence as a security precaution.

Elementary teachers reach deal

National
Allison Jones
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario reached tentative contract deals yesterday with public elementary teachers as well as support staff in most schools, ending their work-to-rule campaigns.

Autism wait lists growing

Health & Wellness
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Thousands more Ontario children with autism are on waiting lists for treatment than they were 10 years ago.

And government figures suggest the number of kids receiving treatment actually is dropping.

Leafs nab first home win

Sports
Stephen Whyno
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—When a lead evaporated in 58 seconds and a goal was taken off the board on a coach’s challenge, it looked like it just wasn’t the Toronto Maple Leafs’ night.

Again.

Then Joffrey Lupul scored twice, and James Reimer found his groove, as the Leafs earned their first home victory of the season by beating the Dallas Stars 4-1 last night at Air Canada Centre.

Panthers pull out overtime win

Sports
The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Cam Newton tries to distract Graham Gano in practice sometimes—walking over to the veteran kicker and whispering in his ear, “Just a little bit of pressure.”

Gano answered that pressure on a rainy Monday night.

Nats hire Baker as manager

Sports
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—Dusty Baker is the new manager of the Washington Nationals—meaning Major League Baseball avoids what would have been its first start to a season since 1988 with zero black skippers.

The Nationals announced Baker’s hiring today, nearly a month after firing Matt Williams, whose lack of prior experience turned out to be a problem as the club missed the playoffs.

Whisenhunt given boot by Titans

Sports
The Associated Press

NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Titans have fired Ken Whisenhunt after a 3-20 start, with Mike Mularkey being named interim head coach for the rest of the season.

The Titans announced the move this morning.

“We have expected more progress on the field, and I felt it was time to move in a different direction,” Titans’ controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement.