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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - November 8, 2018

Walk-in clinics starting up

News
Press Release

The Fort Frances Family Health Team (FHT) is pleased to announce it will be providing two walk-in clinics per week starting Nov. 13.

With new administration and the addition of a third nurse practitioner, the local FHT has looked at new opportunities to improve patient access to primary care services.

'Bells of Peace' set to ring

News
Press Release

On Nov. 11, 1918, when news of the armistice broke, churches across Canada responded by spontaneously ringing their bells.

With this news came joy and a sense of hope that eased a nation's fears and sorrow.

Christmas dinner in need of new cook

News
Duane Hicks

The Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau needs a new cook to head up this year's community Christmas dinner at Knox United Church—or the perennially-popular event simply won't happen.

“We'd like to get somebody in place by Nov. 15,” Judy Koski of the Volunteer Bureau told the Times.

Singing siblings returning

District
Press Release

The Backus Community Center in International Falls is pleased to announce the return of seven siblings, “The Hunts,” this Friday (Nov. 9) at 7 p.m.

The Hunts are an indie-alternative-folk band comprised of seven brothers and sisters. Born and raised in Chesapeake, Va., they grew up in a musical home and fell in love with composing their own music.

Trio charged in drug bust

District
From the OPP

On Tuesday around 9 p.m., officers from the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Community Street Crime Unit, and the Dryden Police Service executed a search warrant on a Dryden residence.

Police seized 284 grams of methamphetamine, with a street value of about $56,800, as well as drug trafficking materials and Canadian currency.

Golden day for three Muskie teams

Sports
Staff

Talk about a banner day for the Muskie court sports teams.

The junior and senior girls' basketball teams, as well as the junior boys' volleyball squad, all came away with NorWOSSA gold on Tuesday at Fort High.

The top-ranked junior hoopsters rolled to a 39-25 win over the second-seeded Kenora Broncos to claim their second-straight league title.

Talking water

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Craig Miller, environmental superintendent for the Town of Fort Frances, yesterday gave a presentation on the process of treating raw lake water at the town's treatment plant for a Grade 8 class at St. Francis School. The class then toured the plant this morning, led by Miller and the senior water treatment plant operator Randy White.

Almost complete

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Crews managed to finish laying the first layer of asphalt for the overpass construction on Tuesday and Wednesday but line painting for the roadway likely will be delayed until next year due to the recent cold and wet conditions. Temporary reflective stickers will be put on the asphalt instead.

Ford breaks silence on allegation facing Wilson

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

ASTRA, Ont.—A senior Ontario cabinet minister was forced to step down last week after facing an allegation of sexual misconduct, Premier Doug Ford said yesterday, breaking his government's days-long silence on the controversial matter.

Canada Post admits pot privacy breach

National
Colin Perkel
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Canada Post publicly admitted to a privacy breach involving thousands of Ontario's online cannabis customers yestersday after the province's only outlet for legal recreational marijuana notified clients of the problem.

Clement booted from caucus

National
Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Longtime Conservative MP Tony Clement was forced out of his party caucus yesterday, the day after he admitted to sending someone sexually-explicit images and a video.

Familiar music from past may give Alzheimer’s patients a cognitive boost: study

Health & Wellness
By Sheryl Ubelacker THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO — It’s long been known that Alzheimer’s patients often retain musical memories, even when recall of names, faces and places has been lost as the disease relentlessly destroys key areas of the brain.

Now Canadian researchers believe they know why, thanks to the power of MRI brain scanning.

Raptors finish off unbeaten road trip

Sports
Michael Wagaman
The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Kawhi Leonard isn't making a big deal out of Toronto's NBA-best 11-1 start.

He's trying to stay focused on the nuances of coach Nick Nurse's offence.

Once that happens, Leonard says, the Raptors really will get rolling.

Leonard had 25 points and 11 rebounds in his return from an ankle injury as Toronto beat the Sacramento Kings 114-105 last night.

Collaros may face Bombers

Sports
Ryan McKenna
The Canadian Press

REGINA—Roughriders' quarterback Zach Collaros says he believes the CFL is trying to remove hits like the one that left him questionable for the West Division semi-final.

Collaros left Saskatchewan's Oct. 27 regular-season finale against the B.C. Lions following a late first-quarter hit from Odell Willis.

Harvick stripped of berth in finale

Sports
Jenna Fryer
The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Kevin Harvick's bid for a second NASCAR title suffered a massive setback when he was stripped of his berth in the championship race after series inspectors found his winning car from Texas Motor Speedway had been deliberately altered to give him a performance advantage.

Scientists find ancient cave drawing

International
Christina Larson
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—Scientists have found the oldest-known example of an animal drawing: a red silhouette of a bull-like beast on the wall of an Indonesian cave.

The sketch is at least 40,000 years old, slightly older than similar animal paintings found in famous caves in France and Spain.

Man kept gator in a hot tub

International
The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—A Missouri landlord stumbled upon an unwanted house guest while evicting a tenant: a large alligator in a hot tub.

The tenant described the 150-pound reptile as “gentle as a puppy” after animal control workers were called to the Kansas City home yesterday.

The workers also found two boa constrictors and a rabbit.

13 dead in mass shooting at California bar

International
Krysta Fauria
The Associated Press

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.—Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded gunman dressed all in black opened fire during “college night” at a country music bar in southern California last night, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in terror, authorities said today.

The gunman then apparently killed himself.

Authorities said the motive for the attack was under investigation.

13 dead including gunman in shooting at California bar

International
By Krysta Fauria The Associated Press

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — A hooded gunman dressed entirely in black opened fire on a crowd at a country dance bar holding a weekly “college night” in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing including some who used barstools to break windows and escape, authorities said Thursday. The gunman was later found dead at the scene.

Surprise: Large alligator found in Kansas City hot tub

Life
The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri landlord stumbled upon an unwanted house guest while evicting a tenant: a large alligator in a hot tub.

The tenant described the 150-pound reptile as “gentle as a puppy” after animal control workers were called to the Kansas City home on Wednesday. The workers also found two boa constrictors and a rabbit.

Red bull drawn in Indonesian cave dated to 40,000 years ago

Life
By Christina Larson The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Scientists have found the oldest known example of an animal drawing: a red silhouette of a bull-like beast on the wall of an Indonesian cave.

Live-streaming a marshland for fun - and science

Science
By Matt O’Brien The Associated Press

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — If a tree falls in the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, it doesn’t matter if there’s no one around. You can hear it anyway.

Australia details investment in Pacific as China clout grows

International
By Rod McGuirk THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CANBERRA., Australia — Australia’s prime minister on Thursday outlined plans to increase investments in infrastructure in the South Pacific as China’s influence in those nations grows.

Chance of snow for tomorrow

Weather

It will be cloudy tonight, with an overnight low of minus-nine C (16 F) and west-northwest winds gusting up to 17 km/h.

Tomorrow will see a chance of snow, with a possible accumulation of two-four cm (an inch or so).

Look for a high of minus-four (24) and low around minus-12 (10), along with north winds gusting up to 26 km/h.

Atown

Around Town

“Indigenous Veterans of Treaty No. 3,” a new exhibit running through December at the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre, will open today (Nov. 8) from 5-7 p.m., with opening remarks at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to attend.