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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - November 5, 2018

Muskies come up just short to Giants

Sports
Staff

They had a great season but a championship just wasn't to be in the end.

The Muskie football team battled hard but ultimately fell just short in a 31-30 semi-final loss to the Elmwood Giants in WHSFL playoff action Thursday in Winnipeg.

Muskies fare well at OFSAA

Sports
Staff

The Muskie cross-country team capped a banner season with a good showing at the OFSAA championships in Hamilton on Saturday.

As a team, the junior girls' squad finished 25th out of 38 schools with a combined time of 1:36:34—good enough for a score of 655.

Lakers split pair here

Sports
Staff

The Fort Frances Lakers were able to snap a three-game losing skid last week but couldn't turn that into an extended winning streak over the weekend.

Pad down

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Jersey Masson looked to get her skate and pad against the left post as quick as she could to thwart a wraparound attempt by a Fort Frances Bantam 'AA' Canadians' forward during her squad's 5-0 loss Saturday morning at the annual Scott Clendenning Memorial Showcase at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Photobooth fun

Photos
Duane Hicks

Kimmy and Malcolm Daley posed for a pic at this festive photobooth on Thursday evening during Friends of the Fort Frances Museum's “Novemberfest” fundraiser there. The seventh-annual wine, cheese, and beer fundraiser, which drew a packed house, also featured hors d'oeuvres, live music, games, and a live auction.

Remembrance Day tea

Photos
Duane Hicks

Julie Lowry, left, and Priscilla Wright were among the few hundred people who came out to the annual Remembrance Day tea, hosted by the local Legion Ladies' Auxiliary, yesterday afternoon at the Legion here. The always-popular event featured baking and candy tables, meat pies, cabbage rolls, and perogies, as well as a cookie walk, “Pick-a-Poppy,” penny table, door prize, and a 50/50 draw.

Trade deal anger puts Liberal in bind

National
Andy Blatchford
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The newly-struck North American trade agreement will let more American dairy products into Canada and, while it has yet to be ratified, it's already putting at least one MP from the governing Liberals in an awkward spot.

Planes crash in mid-air

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Paramedics say one person is dead after two small planes crashed mid-air in Ottawa yesterday morning.

Ottawa police said the collision occurred over the west end of the city just after 10 a.m.

Staff Sgt. Jamie Harper said one plane then crashed into a field while the other managed to land at the Ottawa International Airport.

Ford unveils quick shuffle cabinet

National
Paola Loriggio
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario Premier Doug Ford is shuffling his cabinet just months after taking the reins of the province—a move that follows the abrupt resignation of one of his ministers last week.

Life expectancy in Canada could follow that in U.S.

Health & Wellness
The Canadian Press

TORONTO — A paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests life expectancy in Canada could be threatened by the same factors that are causing it to fall in the United States.

Harvick earns his shot at Cup title

Sports
Stephen Hawkins
The Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Tex.—Kevin Harvick gave the checkered flag to a young fan he brought onto the track to take a selfie—one with the winning driver and car that will have a shot at another NASCAR Cup championship.

Senators lose in overtime

Sports
Lisa Wallace
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The Ottawa Senators held a closed-door, players-only meeting after dropping a 4-3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Canadian Tire Centre last night.

The Senators (5-6-3) now have lost six of their last seven games and the players know they need to right the ship.

Stamps clinch top spot in West

Sports
Gemma Karstens-Smith
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—The Calgary Stampeders have cemented their spot atop the CFL's West Division but the club's head coach feels like his squad doesn't have what it takes to win heading into the playoffs.

“We need to be a better team,” Dave Dickenson said Saturday night after the Stamps beat the B.C. Lions 26-9.

Raptors use fast start to beat Lakers

Sports
Greg Beacham
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES—Serge Ibaka outscored the Lakers by himself in the first quarter and he didn't miss a shot until the third.

He beat L.A. inside and outside on the way to the biggest offensive game of his career.

Thanks to Ibaka's brilliance for the Toronto Raptors, Kawhi Leonard wasn't missed by anyone except the Lakers' fans who might have been hoping to entice him home.

Vikings' defence smothers Lions

Sports
Dave Campbell
The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS—Danielle Hunter had three-and-a-half of Minnesota's franchise-record 10 sacks and a fourth-quarter fumble return for a touchdown, making for a miserable afternoon for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions in a 24-9 victory by the Vikings yesterday afternoon.

In Georgia, online voting system problems alleged

Technology
By Bill Barrow And Frank Bajak The Associated Press

ATLANTA — Georgia’s online voter database morphed into a last-minute curveball in one of the nation’s hottest governor’s races, with Republican nominee Brian Kemp making a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reports emerged of a gaping vulnerability in a system that Kemp controls as secretary of state.

Ozone layer is healing: UN

International
Seth Borenstein
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—Earth's protective ozone layer finally is healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said.

The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s.

Scientist raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals were phased out worldwide.

More protection: UN says Earth’s ozone layer is healing

Science
By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said.

The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientist raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals were phased out worldwide.

Chance of snow in forecast

Weather

It will be overcast tonight, with an overnight low of minus-one C (30 F) and light south-east winds.

Tomorrow will see the chance of snow, with a possible accumulation of one-three cm (about an inch).

Look for a high of three (37) and low around minus-six (21), along with west-northwest winds gusting up to 18 km/h.