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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 26, 2015

‘Luncheon of Hope’

Photos
Heather Latter

Linda Blanc, left, Jan Gustafson, Sharon Bell, and Janice Cousineau were just a few of the ladies who attended the “Luncheon of Hope” at La Place Rendez-Vous on Saturday.

User fees set to increase again

News
Staff

Town user fees will be going up by 1.2 percent in 2016.

Town council will vote tonight on a report to direct division managers to affect the user fee increase in the 2016 user fee schedule.

The 1.2 percent hike is reflective of the Ontario Consumer Price Index.

Event needs more ‘trunks’

News
Heather Latter

More “trunks” are needed to make this year’s “Trunk or Treat” another success.

“We only have six right now,” Alicia Subnaik Kilgour, CEO of the Fort Frances Public Library, noted Friday afternoon.

She stressed the “Project Safe Hallowe’en” committee wants to pack the library parking lot with decorated vehicles so children can go trick-or-treating in a fun and safe environment.

Muskies defend tourney crown

Sports
Staff

Changing some of their roster didn’t change the outcome for the Muskie girls’ hockey team

Third-period goals by Emma Noga and Taylor Croswell were the difference as the Muskies successfully defended their title at the Sturgeon Heights Huskies tournament with a 4-2 win over the Kelvin Clippers yesterday in Winnipeg.

Lakers sit back atop standings

Sports
Staff

The early-season race for first place in the SIJHL continues to flip-flop.

The Fort Frances Lakers regained top spot Saturday night with a 3-0 win over the visiting Thunder Bay North Stars.

By improving to 9-2-0-0, the Lakers have 18 points—one better than the second-place Dryden GM Ice Dogs.

Muskies lose playoff preview

Sports
Joey Payeur

The dress rehearsal wasn’t pretty and the real show will get even uglier if the bugs are not ironed out in a week’s time.

In what ended up being a playoff preview, the St. Norbert Celtics used first-half offence and second-half defence to dump the visiting Muskies 27-6 on Friday in the regular-season finale for both squads.

Junior spikers shake adversity

Sports
Staff

Losing their first two matches of the year was like a slap in the face to the Muskie junior boys’ volleyball team.

Then they went and saved face—and a whole lot more.

Fort High captured its second tournament title of the year with a 2-1 triumph over the Hammarskjold Vikings (Thunder Bay) in the final of the Dryden Eagles Invitational on Saturday.

Driver facing murder charges

National
The Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla.—A 25-year-old woman accused of driving her car into a crowd of spectators at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade was scheduled to appear in court today, two days after she allegedly struck the victims with such force that their bodies went flying into the air.

Five die in boat sinking

National
Jeremy Hainsworth
The Associated Press

VANCOUVER—Five people died after a whale-watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island yesterday and one person remained missing, Canadian authorities said.

Harper fuelled turnout of aboriginal voters

National
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Aboriginal activists who spent months mobilizing First Nations’ communities say Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s attempt to disenfranchise aboriginal voters backfired and fuelled turnout so high that some reserves ran out of ballots.

O’Toole eyes Tory interim leadership

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The race to become the Conservative party’s caretaker for the next few months is becoming more competitive, with MP and former cabinet minister Erin O’Toole announcing his candidacy for interim leadership.

But uncertainty still hovers over the process to replace Stephen Harper and there are tensions over perceived meddling by the outgoing leader’s aides.

Canadian authorities: 5 dead, 21 rescued after whale watching boat sinks off British Columbia

National
By Jeremy Hainsworth The Associated Press

VANCOUVER Five people died after a whale watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island on Sunday and one person remained missing, Canadian authorities said.

Processed meat linked to cancer

Health & Wellness
Angela Charlton
The Associated Press

PARIS—Hotdogs, bacon, cold cuts, and other processed meats raise the risk of colon, stomach, and other cancers, and red meat probably contributes to the disease, too, the World Health Organization said today, throwing its considerable authority behind what many doctors have been warning for years.

Controversial finish at ’Dega

Sports
Jenna Fryer
The Associated Press

TALLADEGA, Ala.—As Joey Logano made his third-straight trip to Victory Lane yesterday, questions swirled about reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick’s late-race tactics.

Several competitors accused Harvick of intentionally causing a race-ending caution at Talladega Superspeedway, where Logano completed a sweep of the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs.

Jets able to hold off Wild

Sports
Adam Wazny
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Drew Stafford’s starting to become one of his coach’s most relied upon players.

Stafford’s second goal of the second period turned out to be the difference as the Winnipeg Jets held off a late Minnesota comeback to top the Wild 5-4 yesterday.

Vikings snap division road skid

Sports
Larry Lage
The Associated Press

DETROIT—Teddy Bridgewater dropped back, lofted a long pass, and Stefon Diggs did the rest.

Diggs leaped from just inside the five and landed in the end zone with a 36-yard, go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter—helping the Minnesota Vikings rally for a 28-19 win over the Detroit Lions yesterday afternoon.

Makeshift memorial grows after car crashes into Oklahoma homecoming parade crowd, killing 4

Sports
By Justin Juozapavicius The Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. Anthea Lewis had tears in her eyes on Sunday as she placed a child’s hat with an Oklahoma State University logo at the base of a makeshift memorial where a car crashed into a homecoming parade crowd a day earlier, killing four people including a 2-year-old boy and injuring dozens more.

One of the injured had been a baby sitter for Lewis, she said.

Conservationists are thrilled: 6th new baby born to Puget Sound orca pods

Science
The Associated Press

SEATTLE Puget Sound’s endangered resident orcas have welcomed yet another new addition.

The Center for Whale Research in Friday Harbor confirmed on its Facebook page this weekend that a newborn orca designated as J53 was seen travelling Saturday in Haro Strait with a 38-year-old orca known as Princess Angeline.

If you think you’re unhappy in Dubai, local police may call to ask why as part of new survey

International
By Jon Gambrell The Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates If you say you’re unhappy in Dubai, the police may call to ask you why as part of a new survey.

The online poll, unveiled in recent days, comes as Dubai tries to break into the top 10 rankings of world’s happiest cities by 2021, an effort in league with other lofty aspirations in this emirate, home to the world’s tallest building.

If you think you’re unhappy in Dubai, local police may call to ask why as part of new survey

International
By Jon Gambrell The Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates If you say you’re unhappy in Dubai, the police may call to ask you why as part of a new survey.

The online poll, unveiled in recent days, comes as Dubai tries to break into the top 10 rankings of world’s happiest cities by 2021, an effort in league with other lofty aspirations in this emirate, home to the world’s tallest building.

Heavy storms leave Texas wet but not destroyed as remnants of Hurricane Patricia dissolve

International
By Paul J. Weber The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas Drenching storms that the remnants of Hurricane Patricia dragged into Texas finally cleared Sunday without leaving behind the death or devastation of torrential rain and floods that hit the state earlier in the year.

Compelled to serve green beans? At least make them delicious

Recipes
By Alison Ladman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

We apologize if you are a huge fan of green beans. We apologize if you are the sort of person who longs for the green beans at Thanksgiving. We think it’s a little strange, but we still apologize.

THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for veggie oven hash

Recipes
By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press

Heading into crisper weather, I start to crave the holiday classics that beg to be made this time of year. One of my favourites is stuffing (technically “dressing” since I haven’t stuffed it in the turkey ever since Alton Brown talked me out of it over a decade ago when I read his recipe for roasted turkey).