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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 11 2018

Pair nabbed

News
From the OPP

On Oct. 7 around 5:10 p.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP were dispatched to a call of a possible impaired driver at a local restaurant drive-thru.

An officer attended the scene and located the suspect vehicle in the parking lot.

The member spoke with the driver, whom he suspected had alcohol in his body.

Clarification

News

The editorial in yesterday's Times, headlined “Have your say,” referred to a travelling Voter Help Centre being set up on Thursday (Oct. 18) from 1-3 p.m. at Columbus Place on Nelson Street.

Voting begins here Monday

News
Staff

While election day is not until Oct. 22, Fort Frances electors can start voting as early as this Monday (Oct. 15).

Town clerk Lisa Slomke said voter information letters have been mailed and they should arrive in your mailbox by Monday if they haven't already.

In their letters, voters will have received a Personal Identification Number (P.I.N.) specific to them.

Muskie runners conquer Hial Pike meet

Sports
Staff

It was another job well done for the Muskie cross-country team on Tuesday at the annual Hial Pike meet in International Falls.

The 24-runner contingent once again showed excellent running skills and wound up with some impressive race times in their final meet before the NWOSSAA championships next week in Thunder Bay.

First snowstorm

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Town employee Larry Bragg shovelled last night's nine cm (three-and-a-half inch) snowfall from the entrance to the Fort Frances Museum. Employees at businesses along Scott Street also were out shovelling their storefronts this morning. The first snowfall of the season has come earlier than usual and hopefully is not here to stay.

Citizenship presentation

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Fifyan Canoon, who recently immigrated to Canada from Iraq, showed Grade 5 students at St. Francis School what Arabic writing looks like and how it is read during a presentation for Citizenship Week (Oct. 8-14). Two other town residents who immigrated to Canada also spoke about their experience and answered questions.

Province to grant helmet exemption to Sikh bikers

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario soon will allow turban-wearing Sikhs to ride motorcycles without helmets, joining three other provinces in providing the exemption.

The Progressive Conservative government said yesterday that the exemption, which goes into effect Oct. 18, will recognize Sikh motorcycle riders' civil rights and religious expression.

Commission joins sex-ed legal challenge

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—An interim sexual-education curriculum introduced by Ontario's Progressive Conservative government discriminates against some students and puts them at greater risk of sexual violence, the province's human rights commission said Tuesday as it joined a legal challenge of the document.

Province set to launch pot campaign

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario is launching a public awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of using recreational cannabis and promote social responsibility ahead of the legalization of marijuana next week.

Attorney General Caroline Mulroney said the ads will emphasize the province's rules around the sale and consumption of pot, as well as measures to protect children and the community.

Refuge areas crucial for birds' future: study

National
Bob Weber
The Canadian Press

With more depressing results that suggest climate change threatens half of Canada's songbirds with significant habitat loss, you might expect one of the new study's authors to be downcast.

But Jeff Wells isn't.

Pot workers not barred from U.S. automatically

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The United States says Canadians who work in the marijuana industry will not be barred outright from entering the country.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said in an updated statement that someone working in the legal pot industry in Canada will “generally be admissible” as long as their travel is not related to the industry.

Cora now has sights set on knocking Astros out

Sports
Jimmy Golen
The Associated Press

BOSTON—Alex Cora led Boston to a victory over the hated N.Y. Yankees.

Next up for the first-year Red Sox manager: the team he left after winning a World Series as a bench coach last season.

Tkachuk scores twice in loss to Flyers

Sports
Lisa Wallace
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Brady Tkachuk hasn't had a chance to pick up a present for his mother Chantal's upcoming birthday, but figures his performance last night might be a start.

The rookie forward scored his first NHL goal, finishing with two goals and an assist, as the Ottawa Senators fell 7-4 to the Philadelphia Flyers.

'Moose' brings pivotal playoff experience

Sports
Genaro C. Armas
The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE—It sounds, at first, like a long, drawn out “Booooo!”

But look at the name on the scoreboard and it becomes apparent what fans at Miller Park are really chanting.

“Mooooose!”

Mike Moustakas has been a hit with fans and teammates with the Milwaukee Brewers since being acquired from the Kansas City Royals two-plus months ago.

Astronauts safe after emergency landing

International
The Associated Press

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan—Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe today after an emergency landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station.

Police: Trump’s UK visit used 10,000 officers, cost $24M

International
The Associated Press

LONDON — British police chiefs say security for U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit in July involved almost 10,000 officers and cost nearly 18 million pounds ($24 million), making it the biggest police operation since riots swept England in 2011.

Obama Foundation aims to boost education of girls worldwide

International
The Associated Press

CHICAGO — The Obama Foundation is launching an initiative aimed at boosting educational opportunities for girls around the world.

Former first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday announced the launch of the Global Girls Alliance that will work with organizations worldwide to increase public awareness and action.

US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing

People
By Dmitry Lovetsky The Associated Press

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe Thursday after an emergency landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station.

'Unimaginable destruction' from Hurricane Michael

Lifestyles
The Associated Press

PANAMA CITY, Fla.—Search-and-rescue teams fanned out across the Florida Panhandle to reach trapped people in Michael's wake today as daylight yielded scenes of rows upon rows of houses smashed to pieces by the third-most powerful hurricane on record to hit the continental U.S.

At least two deaths were blamed on Michael—and it wasn't done yet.

Living in a 17th century house has its tradeoffs

Lifestyles
By Tracee M. Herbaugh The Associated Press

BOSTON — What does it take to make a 17th century house livable today?

Ask Barbara Kurze, who lives at the James Blake House, which the Boston Landmarks Commission says is the oldest house in Boston.

Living in a 17th century house has its tradeoffs

Lifestyles
By Tracee M. Herbaugh The Associated Press

BOSTON — What does it take to make a 17th century house livable today?

Ask Barbara Kurze, who lives at the James Blake House, which the Boston Landmarks Commission says is the oldest house in Boston.

Chance of weekend snow

Weather

It will be cloudy tonight, with an overnight low of minus-four C (24 F) and west winds gusting up to 17 km/h.

Tomorrow will be cloudy and cold, with a high of four (39) and low around minus-five (23).

Look for west-southwest winds again gusting up to 17 km/h.

Atown

Around Town

The Rainy River District Best Start Network will host a one-day gathering and interactive workshop, entitled “Creating Community Change,” on Friday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Copper River Inn. Lunch will be provided.