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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 25, 2018

Deadline for hall nominees nearing

News
Staff

If you know someone who is worthy to be entered into the Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame, make sure you fill out a nomination form right away.

The deadline for nominations to the 2019 class is coming up on Nov. 1, with forms available on the local hall's Facebook page.

Support kid entrepreneurs

News
Staff

The public is welcome to come out and support aspiring young entrepreneurs this Saturday (Oct. 27).

As part of a two-day “Youth Enterprise Camp,” local youths will be selling their own products from noon-2 p.m. in the Masonic Lodge meeting room located upstairs at NCDS (304 Scott St.)

Pair face firearms charges

District
From the OPP

On Oct. 20 around 5:50 p.m., a conservation officer with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry called the OPP to request assistance with a vehicle stop on the Turtle River Road in an unorganized township.

Two members of the Rainy River District OPP attended the location, where they began an investigation into the unlawful possession of firearms.

Legion ladies preparing for tea, Remembrance Day

District
Submitted by
Barb Everett

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Br. #29 met on Oct. 10, with 38 members in attendance.

A delicious potluck supper was enjoyed by all at 6 p.m., followed by our regular monthly meeting.

The charter was draped in memory of Cheri Stanley.

The October birthday winner was Barb Ogden, with cards to Clara Stainke and Maureen Ricard.

Fort man busted in Kenora

District
From the OPP

On Oct. 19 around 5:30 a.m., members of the Kenora OPP responded to a break-and-enter in progress in the south side of Kenora.

Police attended and were advised that the home owner had located the suspect inside the detached garage.

Entry was not gained into the main residence.

The male was arrested at the scene and transported to the detachment.

Play rehearsal

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Fort High students Tristan Councillor, Yasmeen Elkneir, and Katelyn Bruyere acted out a scene from “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” last Thursday in the Townshend Theatre to prepare for the upcoming show. The 25-person cast will deliver two-hour performances from tommorow through Sunday (Oct. 26-28) starting at 7 p.m.

Customer appreciation

Photos
Sam Odrowski

The new Husky retailer/owner Waqas Altaf, left, and district manager Jeff Ross shared a big smile as they celebrated Customer Appreciation Day there last Thursday. Those who entered the store that day were welcome to enjoy a free piece of cake and a beverage.

Pay to park

Photos
Submitted

Want to park behind the Rainy Lake Square? It's now going to cost you. Six parking meters were installed Friday at the south end of the square along the laneway. The fee to park there is $1.25/hour. Users are able to pay for parking by coin, credit card, or payment through an app which can be downloaded onto any smartphone.

NDP MP jumps to provincial politics

National
The Canadian Press

NANAIMO, B.C.—Federal New Democrat MP Sheila Malcolmson said she's been pondering her jump to provincial politics in British Columbia since the summer when she was approached by officials in Premier John Horgan's office.

Bank of Canada hikes interest rate

National
Andy Blatchford
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada raised its trend-setting interest rate yesterday and sent signals that future hikes could be upon Canadians sooner than previously expected.

With a big source of trade uncertainty finally out of the way, the central bank delivered a quarter-point rate increase for the fifth time since the summer of 2017.

Manitoba got youth advice on pot ads

National
Steve Lambert
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Before going public with its cannabis awareness ad campaign, the Manitoba government turned to experts for advice: teens and young adults.

Three different focus groups with participants from 16-24 years old were held in September.

Colourful pot products are raising questions

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Scroll through Ontario's online cannabis shop and you'll see strains of marijuana called Banana Split and Tangerine Dream.

There are others with the far-out monikers Dreamweaver, Super Sonic, and Pink Kush.

The names appear on packages even though the federal Cannabis Act is meant to discourage kids from using pot by prohibiting products that appeal to youth.

Labour bill prompts death threats, vandalism

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The premier of Ontario received death threats and his labour minister had her constituency office vandalized hours after a sweeping labour reform bill was introduced in the legislature, the Progressive Conservative government said yesterday.

Government House leader Todd Smith said the incidents were an attempt to bully and intimidate the government and would not be tolerated.

Winnipeg mayor wins second term

National
Steve Lambert
The Canadian Press

Winnipeg residents have voted to retain their mayor and keep the city's landmark intersection closed to pedestrians.

Brian Bowman was elected to a second term last night, handily beating second-place Jenny Motkaluk, a business consultant who made her first attempt at the mayor's chair.

Online election snafus raise questions

National
Colin Perkel
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A major online voting issue that forced more than 50 communities in Ontario to extend municipal election voting hours prompted questions on Tuesday about the integrity of the balloting process.

CBSA and Montreal port dip toe into blockchain to tug shipping into digital age

Business
By Christopher Reynolds The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — The Canada Border Services Agency and the Port of Montreal have signed on for a trial run of a technology that aims to streamline freight shipping using the power of blockchain.

Osweiler facing team that let him go

Sports
Kristie Rieken
The Associated Press

HOUSTON—When the Texans host the Miami Dolphins tonight, it will be a matchup of Houston's quarterback of the future in Deshaun Watson and one of the many failed quarterbacks of the team's past in Brock Osweiler.

It will be Osweiler's third-straight start in place of Ryan Tannehill, who is out with a shoulder injury.

Leafs double up Jets

Sports
Scott Edmonds
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Nazem Kadri finally broke his scoring drought with what turned out to be an important goal.

Kadri's first of the season stood up as the winner as the Toronto Maple Leafs doubled the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 last night.

“We need him to score and he knows that. So it's good he stuck with it and kept working, and now it will start going in,” said Leafs' coach Mike Babcock.

Raptors match best-ever start

Sports
Neil Davidson
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Timberwolves' centre Gorgui Dieng was thinking assist in the first half last night when he sent a bounce pass to Jimmy Butler slashing to the basket.

But the Minnesota big man hadn't factored in Kawhi Leonard.

Tornadoes spinning up farther east

International
Seth Borenstein
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—Over the past few decades, tornadoes have been decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows.

Scientists aren't certain why.

Pipe bombs target Democrats, CNN

International
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—A wave of glass-filled pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former president Barack Obama, other prominent Democrats, and CNN was thwarted without physical harm but an anxiety-filled day yesterday deepened political tensions and fears two weeks before national mid-term elections.

None of the bombs detonated as law enforcement took them away for examination and disposal.

Red Sox grab 2-0 lead on Dodgers

International
Jimmy Golen
The Associated Press

BOSTON—From playoff flop to October ace in two legacy-shifting starts, David Price earned his second post-season victory in a row and moved the Boston Red Sox halfway to another World Series title.

Pipe bombs target Democrats, CNN as political tensions mount

International
By Michael Balsamo
Eric Tucker And Colleen Long The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A wave of glass-filled pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, other prominent Democrats and CNN was thwarted without physical harm, but an anxiety-filled day on Wednesday deepened political tensions and fears two weeks before national midterm elections.

China building boom uncovers buried dinosaurs, makes a star

International
By Christina Larson The Associated Press

YANJI, China — At the end of a street of newly built high-rises in the northern Chinese city of Yanji stands an exposed cliff face, where paleontologists scrape away 100 million-year-old rock in search of prehistoric bones.

Like many fossil excavation sites in China, this one was discovered by accident.

Targeted by pipe bomb, CNN denounces White House’s rhetoric

International
By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — CNN’s president on Wednesday denounced the White House for its “total and complete lack of understanding” of the consequences of attacks against the media after the cable news network’s New York office and several prominent Democrats were sent pipe bombs.

Making water from air wins couple $1.5 million XPrize

Science
By John Rogers The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — It started out modestly enough: David Hertz, having learned that under the right conditions you really can make your own water out of thin air, put a little contraption on the roof of his office and began cranking out free bottles of H2O for anyone who wanted one.

For Honduran migrants in caravan, the journey is personal

People
By Mark Stevenson And Sofia Ortega The Associated Press

HUIXTLA, Mexico — A deportee from the United States trying to get back to the life he spent more than a decade building. A woman whose soldier husband already is in the U.S. with their 4-year-old son. A teenager desperate to earn money to support his diabetic mother back home.

Most Americans see a sharply divided nation

Lifestyles
By Juana Summers The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — With just two weeks to go until the critical midterm elections, an overwhelming majority of Americans say the United States is greatly divided, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. Few Americans believe those stark divisions will get better anytime soon.

Rainy conditions to persist

Weather

It will be cloudy tonight, with an overnight low of four C (39 F) and east winds gusting up to 15 km/h.

Tomorrow will see cloudy skies and some rain, with a high of eight (46) and low around three (37).

Look for east-southeast winds gusting up to 17 km/h.

Atown

Around Town

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting today (Oct. 25) at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at the Emo Health Centre.