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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 15, 2019

Town to apply to tree planting program for park


More foliage could be coming to a park near you.

At tonight's meeting, council will receive a recommendation to endorse the application of CN EcoConnexions or New Gold Community Investment Program for a large-scale tree planting program at the Phair Avenue and Lillie Avenue Park in 2020.

Lakers fall to Lumberjacks


The Fort Frances Lakers played a pair of close games over the weekend but came out on the wrong side of the scoresheet in both.

Ryan Green's goal just under five minutes into the second period proved to be the winner as the expansion Wisconsin Lumberjacks blanked the Lakers 1-0 on Saturday night at the Spooner Civic Center to sweep the home-and-home series.

Muskies fare well at 'Turkey Trot'


Another race led to another excellent showing by the Muskie cross-country team.

The black-and-gold represented Fort High well at the annual “Turkey Trot” races in Dryden on Thursday.

Trent Wilson wound up first for the fourth race in a row in topping the 49-runner field with a time of 17:51 in the mixed 5K race.

Lavigne singing

Ken Kellar

Singer Ken Lavigne graced the stage at the Townshend Theatre on Thursday evening as part of the 2019-2020 Tour de Fort season. Lavigne is touring his “Three Knights with a Tenor” show, featuring the music of Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, and wowed the Townshend audience with a blend of fan-favourite songs as well as a few to highlight his technical prowess.

Curling advice

Jamie Mountain

Charlotte Bazylewski lent some of her expertise as she taught a youngster how to curl last Thursday evening at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Former Muskie standout Hailey Beaudry also was on hand to give sweeping tips and lessons to anyone who was interested in improving their game.


Jamie Mountain

Reece Hopfner (14) and Michael Chapman teamed up to take the puck away from Wisconsin Lumberjacks' forward Nicholas Solema during the second period of the Fort Frances Lakers' 6-5 overtime loss on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. It was the first SIJHL win in franchise history for the expansion Lumberjacks.

How to make ice roads last longer in warming climate

Bob Weber
The Canadian Press

The road should have been frozen solid, but it was anything but.

When drivers tried to travel the Mackenzie Valley winter road in the Northwest Territories last March, it was an unpassable highway of muck well before its usual closure date. Four communities were left without vehicle access.

First Nations frustrated over snowstorm evacuation

The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Families forced to flee the Lake Manitoba First Nation are expressing frustration around evacuation efforts following a recent snowstorm that's left thousands of people in the province without electricity for days.

Conservatives stoke fear of coalition

Joan Bryden
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Andrew Scheer is raising the spectre of a reckless, tax-and-spend Liberal-NDP coalition government to urge Canadians to hand the Conservatives a majority on Oct. 21.

Broncos crash a 'life-altering experience'

Bill Graveland
The Canadian Press

Vivian York recalls that the debris was still flying when she drove up to an intersection where the Humboldt Broncos hockey bus and a semi-truck carrying peat moss had just collided.

The nurse was coming home from a haircut and was the first person at the chaotic scene on a highway north of Tisdale, Sask., on April 6, 2018.

Sixteen people died and 13 others were injured.

California to ban sale, manufacture of new fur products

The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California will ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products starting in 2023.

Legislation signed Saturday by Gov. Gavin Newsom makes California the first state to enact such a ban.

It doesn't apply to used fur products or fur used for religious or tribal purposes.

Rain or snow tonight


Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a rain or snow shower in spots and a low of one C (34 F).

Tomorrow will have low clouds with a high of six (43) and low of zero (32).

Thursday will be partly sunny in the day with partial cloud coverage at night, a high of nine (48) and low of four (39).