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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 22, 2019

Powlowski elected MP


The Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding again voted red in yesterday's federal election, with Liberal candidate Marcus Powlowski securing 14,336 votes—or 35.3 percent of the popular vote—to become the new MP here.

Watch out for wildlife: OPP

From the OPP

The Rainy River District detachment on the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is seeing an increase in collisions involving wildlife across the district.

In the Atikokan area alone, six moose were killed in a seven-day period.

Motorists are reminded of the danger posed by animals moving in the area.

Human trafficking talk


Jessica Wilson of Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services (FFTAHS) spoke about the issue of human trafficking locally and the important role parents have in educating their kids about the issue, along with preventative strategies yesterday afternoon at the Sunset Country Métis Hall. FFTAHS-Behavioural Health Services hosted the forum which was geared towards local service providers.

Remains found under B.C. street


By Jessica Wallace

and Michael Potestio,

Kamloops This Week


KAMLOOPS, B.C.—Human remains discovered during the reconstruction of a street in Kamloops, B.C., were those of a mother in her 50s and date back more than 500 years.

Ontario mulls expanding nurses' powers

Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The Ontario government is looking for public feedback on a proposal that would give registered nurses the power to prescribe certain medications including contraceptives, immunizations and smoking cessation drugs.

Liberals return with minority

Joan Bryden
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau has emerged from a bruising 40-day election campaign with his image tarnished and his grip on power weakened, needing the support of at least one party to maintain a minority Liberal government in a country bitterly divided.

Trudeau has won the most seats--what's next?

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The Liberals have once more won the most seats in the House of Commons, but this time they do not have an outright majority. So what happens next?

Alberta, Saskatchewan go Tory Blue

Dean Bennett
The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—Alberta and Saskatchewan were painted a solid Conservative blue yesterday, but leaders must now wrap their heads around getting resources to market with a Liberal minority government in Ottawa that will need the help of other parties to remain in power.

Ford switches up some cabinet ministers' duties

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Premier Doug Ford has changed the responsibilities of three of his cabinet ministers ahead of the resumption of the legislature next week.

Ford has announced in a statement that he is re-organizing three portfolios to focus on job creation and small business supports.

Greta Thunberg mural in Edmonton defaced

The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—An Edmonton man says he defaced a mural of teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg because he wanted to take a stand peacefully.

James Bagnall says he wrote “stop the lies" and "this is oil country” on the portrait of the 16-year-old girl against a bright-blue background.

Trudeau greets, thanks morning commuters

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau showed up at a Metro station in his Montreal riding of Papineau today to thank his constituents after the Liberals secured a minority-government victory.

Ford congratulates Trudeau on his win

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he's ready to work with the newly re-elected Liberal government in Ottawa.

Ford issued a statement this morning congratulating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his victory and applauding all federal leaders for a “hard fought campaign.”

Hot Cole to face Scherzer in opener

Ben Walker
The Associated Press

HOUSTON—Gerrit Cole rattles off the names of the pitching greats with ease, featuring the same command he shows with his vaunted four-seam fastball.

Bob Gibson. Tom Seaver. Don Drysdale.

Plus the guys he saw in person as a kid—Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling—when they dominated in October.

Scherzer embraces different eye colours

Ronald Blum
The Associated Press

HOUSTON—Max Scherzer was taunted over his eyes as a kid. Now he treasures them.

Washington's Game 1 starter in the World Series against Houston has baseball's most unusual orbs: blue on the right, brown on the left, a condition known as Heterochromia iridis.

Company will seek approval of Alzheimer's drug

Marilynn Marchione
The Associated Press

The drug company Biogen Inc. said today it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer's disease, a landmark step toward finding a treatment that can alter the course of the most common form of dementia.

Rain to continue


Tonight will be cloudy with periods of rain mixed with snow with a low of one C (34 F).

Tomorrow will continue the chance of rain and snow flurries throughout the day turning to a chance of flurries overnight. Expect to see a high of three (37) and a low of minus-three (27).