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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 2 2018

Drivers charged

News
From the OPP

On Sunday around 6:10 p.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP were dispatched to a report of an impaired driver on Scott Street who almost had caused a collision and then pulled into the Safeway parking lot.

The vehicle was located and upon speaking to the driver, the officer suspected he was under the influence of a controlled substance.

Fire scene staying quiet

News
From the MNRF

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.

There currently is just one active fire in the region.

Fort Frances Fire #24 was listed as “being observed” at 2,810 hectares in size at last report.

The forest fire hazard remains “low” across the region.

Session to help businesses

News
From the OPP

The Rainy River District OPP will host a Safeguard/Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) presentation tomorrow aimed at protecting businesses from crime.

And the winner is . . .

Photos
Staff

Kiwanian Dr. Bob Lidkea and Carmen Ou, an optometry intern working at Lidkea Optometry here, drew the October winner of the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” at International Travel Services yesterday. Pia and Brian Beers from Fort Frances won a trip to New York City valued at $3,600. Next month's draw is a trip is a Bahamas cruise ($4,000).

'Project Runway'

Photos
Duane Hicks

Brooke Lelonde, left, and Cadance Sinclair, right, made sure Emma Wilson's newspaper wedding apparel, complete with bouquet, was ready to be modelled on the runway during “Tween Club" yesterday afternoon at the Fort Frances Public Library. Tweens used their imagination to put on the library's first "Project Runway” newspaper fashion show.

'Orange Shirt Day'

Photos
Sam Odrowski

St. Michael's School students, educational assistant Mrs. Hamilton, and teacher Mrs. Vamdanbrand showed their support for “Orange Shirt Day” by wearing orange yesterday.

Province has hiked mercury payments

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The Ontario government says it is moving to ensure people who receive mercury disability payments are properly compensated by retroactively indexing payments to the rate of inflation.

The government said more than 200 people in the First Nations communities of Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong receive the payments, which have been frozen since 1985.

Singh not rattled by NDP's challenges

National
Kristy Kirkup
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—One year ago, Jagmeet Singh was being hoisted into the air at a packed Toronto hotel as NDP leadership results rolled in.

The Queen's Park politician was billed as a charismatic, dynamic injection of energy desperately needed for the federal wing of his party following two years of political losses.

Singh not rattled by NDP's challenges

National
Kristy Kirkup
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—One year ago, Jagmeet Singh was being hoisted into the air at a packed Toronto hotel as NDP leadership results rolled in.

The Queen's Park politician was billed as a charismatic, dynamic injection of energy desperately needed for the federal wing of his party following two years of political losses.

Canada's save-the-whales work found to be lacking

National
Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Canada's environmental watchdog says the federal government waited to take specific action to protect some of its most at-risk whales until the majestic creatures already were in great peril.

Crosses outside legislature mark overdose deaths

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—More than 1,000 wooden crosses representing lives lost to drug overdoses were placed outside Ontario's legislature yesterday as advocates called on the province to maintain and expand overdose prevention sites currently under review.

But the government said it needed more time to decide on the fate of the facilities.

Shelters, beds wait for homeless B.C. campers

National
Dirk Meissner
The Canadian Press

VICTORIA—A group of homeless people who pitched tents in a B.C. provincial park near Victoria are expected to move into approved shelters and living spaces before a government-imposed deadline, Housing minister Selina Robinson said yesterday.

Coalition party wins majority in Quebec

National
Andy Blatchford
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Quebecers charted a new course for their province yesterday by giving the seven-year-old Coalition Avenir Quebec a majority mandate in an election result that could create waves beyond its borders.

Quebec, Canada's second most-populous province, has joined the even bigger province of Ontario in voting for change following about 15 years of Liberal governments.

USMCA may be boon for online shoppers, trouble for some retailers: experts

Business
By Tara Deschamps The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Canadian shoppers who like to buy products from the U.S. online have reason to rejoice about the revised NAFTA deal, but some homegrown retailers could be in for a struggle, say experts.

New NAFTA deal unlikely to push dairy aisle prices lower, experts say

Business
By Aleksandra Sagan The Canadian Press

Canadians hoping their weekly grocery staples like milk and eggs may soon cost less thanks to a new trade deal that opens up Canada’s dairy industry may be out of luck. Experts say the trilateral agreement between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico is unlikely to bring prices down, but could leave shoppers with more choices in the dairy aisle.

Cubs, Rockies to battle for wild card

Sports
Andrew Seligman
The Associated Press

CHICAGO—Manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs insist they still have plenty left to make another deep run in the post-season.

What they don't have is room for error.

The Cubs will host the Colorado Rockies in the wild-card game today after both teams lost tie-breaker games for their respective division championships.

“We're not dead in the water,” Maddon stressed.

Leafs set to meet expectations head on

Sports
Joshua Clipperton
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Auston Matthews was asked at the start of training camp what John Tavares can expect in his first season with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

“This," he replied, motioning to the throng of television cameras and microphones in his face. "All day.”

Mahomes rallies Chiefs

Sports
The Associated Press

DENVER—Patrick Mahomes is athletic, agile—and ambidextrous, apparently.

Thanks in part to a nifty left-handed throw as he was about to get sacked by Von Miller at midfield on the game-winning drive, the right-handed Mahomes rallied the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs past the Denver Broncos 27-23 last night.

Trio win Nobel Prize for work with lasers

International
The Associated Press

STOCKHOLM—Three scientists from the United States, Canada, and France won the Nobel Prize in Physics today for work with lasers described as revolutionary and bringing science fiction into reality.

One of them, Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, entered the Nobel record books by becoming the oldest laureate at age 96.

American, Frenchman, Canadian win Nobel for work with lasers

International
By David Keyton And Jim Heintz The Associated Press

STOCKHOLM — Three scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for work with lasers described as revolutionary and bringing science fiction into reality.

Roasted Cauliflower and Chick Pea Salad

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

There is a salad on our table almost every single night. Usually it’s lettuce. More often than not, just a bowl of slivered romaine with a tart vinaigrette. Super simple.

The star of our beef barley soup is a rich, intense stock

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

The star of our beef barley soup is a rich, intensely flavoured beef stock. We were able to make a from-scratch stock in about 2 1/2 hours thanks to a lot of browned beef (we preferred shank) and a few small bones.

The key to making a flavourful, tender butternut squash soup

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

This simple butternut squash soup is little more than squash, cooking liquid, and a few aromatic ingredients; it comes together easily yet is creamy and deeply flavourful.

Robust grilled cheese sandwiches for adults, not just kids

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Grilled cheese has a kids’ menu reputation, but just a few tweaks make it a sophisticated dinner option.

Start a classic brunch with a stack of airy, tangy pancakes

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

A stack of fluffy, golden pancakes is the perfect starting place for a standout brunch, delivering piping hot cakes with distinct sweet tang and an open, airy texture.

Rainy day on tap tomorrow

Weather

Look for occasional rain and drizzle late tonight, with an overnight low of nine C (48 F) and south-southeast winds gusting up to 13 km/h.

Tomorrow will be rainy, with a high of 14 (57) and low around minus-two (28).

Expect south winds gusting up to 22 km/h.