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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - November 4, 2019

Plenty of great men's hoops action

Sports
Staff

The second week of Fort Frances Men's Basketball League action featured plenty of great matchups on Thursday night at Fort High.

In the early game, the BDO Ballerz squared off against the Muskies.

Muskie runners fare well at OFSAA

Sports
Staff

Fort High was represented well by the 17 athletes who made the trip to Sudbury for the OFSAA cross-country championships on Saturday.

After winning every NorWOSSA race this season, Trent Wilson again was a star for the Muskies at the all-Ontarios as he ran to a fifth-place finish in the Novice boys' 4K race.

Muskie boys nab win versus Kings

Sports
Staff

The Muskie boys' hockey team proved its mettle against some tough competition here over the weekend.

Fort High got its first taste of game action as it hosted the Thunder Bay Midget 'AAA' Kings in a three-game exhibition series, coming away from it with a 1-2 record.

Football Muskies advance to semis

Sports
Staff

The Muskie football team will get another crack at the Maples Marauders.

The third-ranked Muskies routed the last-place Neelin Spartans 47-9 in WHSFL Currie Division ('A') quarterfinal playoff action on Thursday afternoon at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg.

Muskie girls bow out in semis

Sports
Staff

The Muskie girls' hockey team played well in its first tournament game action of the season over the weekend.

After finishing round robin play with a 3-1 record, a title just wasn't to be for the Muskies as they dropped a 4-0 decision to the Lakehead University Thunderwolves in the semifinals on Sunday morning of the Confederation College Tournament.

Lakers lose pair to North Stars

Sports
Staff

The Fort Frances Lakers were taken to school over the weekend by the defending SIJHL champs.

After dropping a 5-1 decision to the league-leading Thunder Bay North Stars on Friday at the Ice For Kids Arena, the Lakers didn't fare much better the following night as they fell 4-1 at the Fort William Gardens.

Squash action

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Jamie Mountain

Craig Mahoney of Sioux Lookout lunged to get a forehand on the ball during his match against Josh Councillor of Fort Frances at the second-annual Northern Cup Squash Challenge on Saturday morning here. This year instead of total points scored, total games won decided the eventual winner. Sioux Lookout went on to claim the title by a slim 29-28 margin over the Sunset Country Squash Club.

Trunk or Treat

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Ken Kellar

Lauryn Marchant, left, Sam Hammond, Katrina Slomke, Morgan Vanderaa and Tayah Badiuk manned the trunk for Fort Frances High School during “Trunk or Treat" at the Fort Frances Public Library on Halloween.

Lakers in pink

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Jamie Mountain

Fort Frances Lakers' centre Nick Swain, donning a “Pink The Rink” jersey for breast cancer awareness, lined up for a faceoff against Evan Nicholas of the Thunder Bay North Stars during the third period of the hosts' 5-1 loss on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Lakers also fell by a 4-1 score in Thunder Bay the following night and have now lost four straight.

Muskie check

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Jamie Mountain

Nolan Mann sent his Thunder Bay Midget 'AAA' Kings' opponent flying as he delivered a thunderous body check during the Muskie boys' hockey team's 4-2 loss yesterday morning at the '52 Canadians Arena. The Kings claimed the three-game exhibition series by a 2-1 margin.

'THINK Hub'

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Emily Kerton from Science North spoke about the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre's new “Northern THINK Hub” on Friday which provides visitors with the THINK experience that recently opened at Science north. Local MPP Greg Rickford shared a speech at the announcement as well and said the government is contributing $1 million to the project.

Condolences continue for stabbed 3-year-old

National
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—A memorial has grown outside the Winnipeg home where a three-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed as he slept last week, while political leaders add their voices to those offering condolences to the child's grieving family.

Cellphone ban in classrooms goes into effect

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—New restrictions on the use of cellphones in classrooms across Ontario went into effect today.

The directive says students can only use personal mobile devices during instructional time if it's for educational purposes, for health or medical purposes, or for special needs.

Some schools already have similar policies, but the directive sets a provincial standard.

Asylum agreement under court scrutiny

National
Stephanie Levitz
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A long-awaited legal look into whether the U.S. remains a safe country for refugees began today at a Federal Court in Toronto.

At issue is the Safe Third Country Agreement that prohibits people from entering Canada from the U.S.—and vice versa—at official border crossings and asking for asylum.

Kane scores in overtime, Blackhawks beat Ducks 3-2

Sports
Doug Padilla
The Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif.—There was symmetry in the way the Chicago Blackhawks picked up their first road victory of the season yesterday, with a near-perfect balance of youth and veterans.

Llate FGs help Chiefs rally past Vikings

Sports
The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Harrison Butker watched his 44-yard field goal split the uprights, the clocks inside Arrowhead Stadium reading zero, and the Chiefs kicker turned and sprinted the other way in celebration.

The first person to join him? Patrick Mahomes.

Flurries on tap all week long

Weather

Tonight will see a few flurries with a low of minus-11 C (12 F).

Tomorrow will continue the chance of flurries through the day and overnight, with a high of minus-five (23) and a low of minus-ten (14).

Wednesday will see more chance of flurries through the day and overnight, bringing a high of minus-six (21) and a low of -14 (7).