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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 1 2018

Gala tickets snapped up


Those wanting to attend the Riverside Foundation for Health Care's annual fall gala on Oct. 20 had better “ándale” if they want to get a ticket.

Foundation director Allison Cox said this morning that tickets are going fast for the ever-popular fundraiser in support of district health care, which this year is entitled “Fiesta Like There's No Manana.”



A story in Thursday's Daily Bulletin incorrectly stated the Muskie golf team would not have any representatives at the NWOSSAA championships tomorrow (Oct. 2) at Kitchen Creek.

Lakers split home games


Saturday night's outcome may not have turned out in their favour but taking three of four games to start the season still is commendable.

After claiming their home-opener 6-5 against the Minnesota Iron Rangers on a late goal by Noah Loveday on Friday night, the Lakers fell 5-3 to the Thunder Bay North Stars here the following night for their first loss of the season (3-1-0-0).

Muskie runners shine


The Muskie cross-country team blew away their NorWOSSA counterparts in the second meet of the season at the Evergreen Classic in Kenora on Thursday.

Each Muskie runner posted a season-best pace time in their various races and the squad achieved multiple top-three finishes.

Muskies win third-straight


The Muskie football team is looking like the one to beat this season in the WHSFL's seven-team Currie Division ('A').

A 41-0 crushing of the host Lorette Scorpions on Friday afternoon gave the black-and-gold (3-1) their third-straight win.

Boardwalk expansion

Sam Odrowski

Bob Saunders hauled some cedar planks over fellow Rainy River Valley Field Naturalist Club member Mike Hammond, who drilled nails into the boards to keep them in place on Saturday. A handful of club members and volunteers worked on their project of adding just over 300 feet of cedar to the boardwalk at the Cranberry Peatlands Interpretive Trail in Alberton.

Dairy farmers pan new trade agreement

The Canadian Press

WASHINGTON—Canadian dairy farmers have panned the renegotiated trade pact between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, saying the new deal will undercut the industry by limiting exports and opening up the market to more American products.

Province to scrap 'Drive Clean' program

Paola Loriggio
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario's emissions testing program for older passenger vehicles will be dismantled next year and replaced with a new system that will focus on heavy-duty vehicles such as transport trucks, the government said Friday.

Canada-US reach deal to stay in trade pact with Mexico

By Rob Gillies And Paul Wiseman The Associated Press

TORONTO — Canada was back in a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico late Sunday after weeks of bitter, high-pressure negotiations that brushed up against a midnight deadline.

Jays end season on losing note

Mark Didtler
The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays found success with a new pitching formula.

Ryan Yarbrough got his rookie-leading 16th win as the Rays turned another bullpen game into their 90th victory, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 9-4 yesterday afternoon.

Packers roll over Bills

The Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis.—This is more like it for the Green Bay Packers.

The offence built a big lead as quarterback Aaron Rodgers gutted through another game with a brace on his injured left knee.

The defence, meanwhile, had seven sacks and pitched a shutout for the first time in eight seasons.

Johnson crashes out of playoffs

Jenna Fryer
The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C.—Jimmie Johnson saw an opportunity to snap a 58-race losing streak and went for it.

It cost him a shot at an eighth NASCAR championship and allowed Ryan Blaney to steal a surprise victory in the debut race of the “roval” at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Had Johnson just settled for second, he'd still be in the playoffs.

Bombers back at .500

Shane Jones
The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—The Winnipeg Blue Bombers made a case for the defence and dramatically improved their playoff prospects in the process.

The Bombers (7-7) forced seven turnovers in a convincing 30-3 win over the Edmonton Eskimos (7-7) on Saturday night.

“It felt good but it is a team effort,” said Winnipeg defensive back Kevin Fogg, who was responsible for two turnovers.

Europe wins back Ryder Cup

Doug Ferguson
The Associated Press

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France—Europe waited two long years for that one moment when the Ryder Cup was back in its hands.

Exactly when it happened yesterday was unclear, making it all the better.

South Korea begins removing mines, expects North to do same

By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korean troops entered the heavily fortified border with North Korea on Monday to remove mines under tension-reducing agreements reached last month. Seoul says North Korea is expected to begin its own demining as well.

American, Japanese win Nobel for cancer research

By David Keyton And Jim Heintz The Associated Press

STOCKHOLM — The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to two researchers from the United States and Japan for advances in discovering how the body’s immune system can fight off the scourge of cancer.

The 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize will be shared by James Allison of the University of Texas and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University.

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds can be plain or spicy

By Sara Moulton The Associated Press

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? In the same vein, I propose that when fall gives us pumpkins, we should make toasted pumpkin seeds. We have to scoop them out anyway when we cook the squash, so why not turn them into something delicious instead of tossing them into the garbage?

Cloudy skies in forecast


It will be partly to mostly cloudy tonight, with an overnight low of two C (35 F) and south winds gusting up to 11 km/h.

Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy, with a high of 13 (55) and low around eight (46).

Look for south winds gusting up to 15 km/h.

Rain is forecast for Wednesday, along with a high again of 13 (55) and low dropping to minus-two (28).