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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 15, 2015

Front of hotel next to topple

Duane Hicks

Not much of the Rainy Lake Hotel will be left standing after this weekend.

The 200 block of Scott Street will be closed to traffic tomorrow through Monday (Oct. 16-19) to ensure safety as JMX Contracting begins tearing down the front part of the old building.

Pedestrian traffic won’t be affected, nor will traffic through the intersections at Mowat and Portage Avenues.

‘Kids & Co.’ set to open season


This year’s “Kids & Company” entertainment series is set to open this Monday, with an exciting lineup in store.

“I’m really excited about this season,” enthused committee chair Tara Tolley, noting she feels they’ve secured a good variety of acts for this season—from circus arts and a puppet show to dancing and artistic story-telling.

Stylist certified in hair restoration

Press Release

Shear Serenity here now offers women who suffer from hair loss or thinning hair a practical and beautiful solution.

Paula Jensen has been certified as an Evolve Hair Restoration Specialist.

Jensen attended a three-day training program to instruct qualified stylists in the art and science of the Evolve system.

Submerged vehicle nets two charges

From the OPP

The Kenora OPP has charged a Winnipeg man following the discovery of a submerged vehicle.

Just before 10 a.m. yesterday, police, the fire department, and an ambulance were dispatched to a report of a vehicle underwater at the public boat launch in Keewatin.

Authorities determined no one was in the vehicle and it was pulled from the lake.

Visitor curbs lifted

Press Release

In conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit, Riverside Health Care has lifted the respiratory outbreak restrictions at Rainycrest Long-Term Care here.

Rainycrest staff took several steps to help residents and staff, and keep the illness from spreading.

These included:

Muskie runners strong in Falls


John Dutton’s focus wasn’t on the numbers to the left of his team members’ names on the results sheet, but the ones further to the right.

“I don’t know where they placed for sure, and I don’t even care,” the Muskie cross-country running coach said Tuesday shortly after the annual Hial Pike Invitational at the Falls Golf Course.

Muskie solid to start


For not having played the course before, Tyson Morrisseau found his way around it without too much difficulty.

The Muskies’ lone representative at the OFSAA boys’ golf championship in Windsor carded a two-over 74 in the first round of the 36-hole event yesterday.

That put the NWOSSAA silver-medalist in a seven-way tie for 15th place out of the 121 participants.

Muskie teams clip Eagles


At the halfway point of the NorWOSSA season, all four Muskie court teams sport perfect 4-0 records.

It was an all-Muskie sweep again yesterday as the squads finally held their regular-season home-openers after winning their first three matches on the road.

Lakers blank ’Dogs


Welcome back, Jack.

Newly-reacquired Jack Bernie scored in his season debut, and Pierce Dushenko stopped all 25 shots he faced, as the Fort Frances Lakers blanked the host Dryden GM Ice Dogs 4-0 last night.

The victory moved the two-time defending SIJHL champs three points ahead of the Ice Dogs atop the standings.

Mass start

Joey Payeur

The girls’ five-km run got off to a mass start Tuesday as the Muskie contingent participated in the annual Hial Pike Invitational on Tuesday afternoon across the river at the Falls Golf Course. Captain Jenny Hammond led the black-and-gold with an eighth-place finish (21:07).

On attack


Senior Muskie Maggie Jean, dribbling against Lindsay Piche of the Dryden Eagles, and the rest of her teammates put together another winning effort en route to a 33-20 victory in their NorWOSSA regular-season home-opener yesterday. It was the squad’s 24-straight league triumph.

Sewer dump on hold

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—The federal government is “irresponsible and negligent” to have ordered a halt to the City of Montreal’s plans to begin construction work that would see eight billion litres of raw sewage dumped into the St. Lawrence River, Mayor Denis Coderre said yesterday.

Coderre said Ottawa’s decision “makes no sense” and puts the city’s water-treatment infrastructure in jeopardy.

Family reeling over sisters’ deaths

Bill Graveland
The Canadian Press

WITHROW, Alta.—Three young sisters were playing in their family’s loaded grain truck when they became trapped and suffocated in a dense pile of tiny canola seeds that experts say would have swallowed them like quicksand.

Trudeau musing about majority

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau mused yesterday about a majority government as his Liberals ride high atop polls that suggest they have the all-important momentum heading into next week’s election—a surge that has them squarely in the Conservative cross-hairs.

Sergeant-at-arms vows to stop ‘leak’

The Canadian Press

REGINA—There’s a leak at the seat of government in Saskatchewan—and the sergeant-at-arms wants it to stop.

Patrick Shaw, who also is head of security at the Saskatchewan legislature, said three party bus companies have been pulling up in front of the building late at night and allowing people to pee on it.

Missing bell costly

The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—What started as a stop for not having a bell on a bike turned into almost 20 charges for an Edmonton man.

Police stopped the 25-year-old for riding on the sidewalk and not having the bell.

Police said he gave them a false name, so he was arrested for obstruction of justice.

While officers were trying to arrest the man, a knife fell out of his pants.

Suspect dead, 10 injured in hammer attack at aboriginal government office in Canada

The Associated Press

LILLOOET, B.C. — Police say a man has walked into an aboriginal government office in British Columbia and attacked the people there, leaving 10 injured, some critically.

Police say the suspect was restrained when they arrived and died some time after the Wednesday attack.

Finance Canada closely monitoring shadow mortgage lenders, documents show

By Alexandra Posadzki The Canadian Press

TORONTO Government documents suggest the federal Department of Finance is keeping close tabs on shadow mortgage lenders, a fast-growing segment of the market that could threaten the country’s financial stability if left unregulated.

Ebola in male survivors can survive up to 9 months

Health & Wellness
By Maria Cheng The Associated Press

LONDON Doctors have found that Ebola can linger in some male survivors for up to nine months but aren’t sure if that means they might still be infectious, according to new research.

Jays advance to face Royals

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—It was an inning that had a little bit of everything—controversy, chaos, drama, and plenty of tension.

The benches cleared twice, one player was ejected, fans repeatedly threw debris on the field, and Toronto played under protest after a botched throw back to the mound led to a go-ahead run.

Back-to-back shutouts for Neuvirth

Dan Gelston
The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA—Claude Giroux summed up what all of Philadelphia loves the most about Michal Neuvirth.

“That he doesn’t let any goals in,” Giroux said.

Just ask Florida and Chicago.

Neuvirth stopped 30 shots in his second-straight shutout, leading the Flyers to a 3-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks last night.

Poorer, smaller nations investing in cyberespionage tools despite leaks, lawsuits

By Raphael Satter The Associated Press

LONDON Researchers say some smaller, poorer nations are now using spy software, suggesting that recent data leaks and lawsuits have not deterred governments from investing in off-the-shelf cyberespionage products.

’Cabin Porn’: Book offers photos of simple but intriguing homes in rustic settings

By Beth J. Harpaz The Associated Press

A luscious new book of photos called “Cabin Porn” isn’t inviting readers to hole up in the woods to look at naked bodies.

It is inviting them to look at photos about holing up in the woods.

Vegan chef Tal Ronnen sacrifices animal products, not taste

By Kelli Kennedy The Associated Press

MIAMI Tal Ronnen’s food philosophy isn’t unusual for a chef of his calibre. It also isn’t complicated. Simply put: taste above all.

Sweet and savoury recipes using popcorn: chicken entree and snack

The Canadian Press Editor’s Note:With FOOD-Popcorn.

Sisters Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat love entertaining and have compiled more than 700 recipes on their website, They think popcorn can bring a lot of fun to the table.

Here are two of their recipes, one for chicken that uses popcorn as a crunchy topping and one for a creative combination of popcorn and pretzels with caramel and chocolate.

Recipe for bratwurst pasta bake with caramelized onions, peppers and apples


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