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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 29, 2015

Library Hallowe’en

Photos
Heather Latter

Dressed like an owl, little Mya Pelowski and her mom, Melanie Herr, took part in some Hallowe’en stories and songs during “Babytime” at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre this morning.

Mining grad

Photos
Heather Latter

Orville Smith shook hands with Roger Pomerleau, training specialist at New Gold, after receiving his diploma for completing the Surface Miner Aboriginal training program.

Zamboni ad allowed

News
Staff

Town council permitted the five-year pre-payment by New Gold to advertise on the arena zamboni for a total amount of $5,722.25, plus applicable taxes, at its regular meeting Monday night.

Also at Monday’s meeting, council:

Christmas parade needs organizers

District
Press Release

As we are entering into the holiday season soon, the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce office has been receiving numerous calls inquiring about the Christmas parade.

To clarify any confusion, we would like to let the community know that we, the Chamber, have not been the organizers of the Christmas parade.

Court teams all clinch top spot

Sports
Joey Payeur

By Joey Payeur Staff writer jpayeur@fortfrances.com

All four Muskie court teams now know they can take the morning off when it comes to the NorWOSSA playoffs.

The squads ran their records to 6-0—and each clinched first place in the league standings—after sweeping the host Dryden Eagles on Tuesday.

Girls’ hockey season opens

Sports
Staff

The on-ice action is in full gear for another season for the Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association.

A cross-divisional clash kicked things off as the PeeWee BDO Stars topped the Atom ‘AA’ Calder Legal Eagles 5-1 back on Oct. 18.

Marti Woods scored twice to lead the Stars while Makenna Hill, Abby McClam, and Shaylynn Marchuk added singles.

Lakers rally to pull out OT win

Sports
Staff

Dylan Kooner decided he had had enough drama for one night.

Kooner took only 37 seconds to net the game-winner in overtime as the Fort Frances Lakers edged the Minnesota Iron Rangers 3-2 here Tuesday night.

The Lakers (10-2) won their third-straight game in comeback style, with Dylan Robertson deflecting Robbie Bonthron’s shot with 5:24 left in the third to knot the score.

Boat deaths cut deeply for twins

National
The Canadian Press

TOFINO, B.C.—Twin sisters with British roots say the deaths of five people in a whale-watching boat that capsized off the west coast of Vancouver Island cut even deeper knowing the deceased were from the United Kingdom.

Trudi and Astrid Castle said yesterday they feel connected to the disaster, which is under investigation.

Brazeau granted unconditional discharge

National
The Canadian Press

GATINEAU, Que.—Sen. Patrick Brazeau said yesterday he’s focused on getting back to the upper chamber “as quickly as possible” after a Quebec judge agreed to grant him an unconditional discharge on assault and drug charges.

The decision means Brazeau avoids the prospect of jail time and even a criminal record—despite having pleaded guilty to the charges in September.

Ontario looking to ban arbitrary stops by police

National
Keith Leslie
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario is proposing new regulations that would ban the random stopping of citizens by police—known as “carding”—and require officers to provide a written record of any such exchanges.

Wynne wants receipts from unions

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The three Ontario teachers’ unions promised $2.5 million by the Ontario government to help them cover the cost of contract negotiations will have to provide receipts.

Mammograms haven’t cut rate of advanced breast cancer

Health & Wellness
By Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press

BOSTON A new report raises fresh questions about the value of mammograms. The rate of cancers that have already spread far beyond the breast when they are discovered has stayed stable for decades, suggesting that screening and early detection are not preventing the most dangerous forms of the disease.

Lions find running game at right time

Sports
Joshua Clipperton
The Canadian Press

SURREY, B.C.—After an especially poor rushing performance earlier this month, B.C. Lions’ centre Jason Foster personally apologized to running back Andrew Harris.

As the leader of the offensive line, Foster took full responsibility and promised to do everything in his power to get things right.

Harvick shrugs off critics

Sports
The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Reigning NASCAR champ Kevin Harvick shrugged off his critics Tuesday and insisted he did not intentionally cause a wreck at Talladega Superspeedway to preserve his spot in the playoffs and keep his bid for a repeat alive.

Royals looking to clinch on road

Sports
Ronald Blum
The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Following the final out, after Johnny Cueto completed his two-hitter, several hundred fans remained in Kauffman Stadium—wanting one more look at the Kansas City Royals.

The next time they see Eric Hosmer and his teammates may be in a parade.

Cueto pitches 2-hitter, Hosmer delivers again, Royals beat Mets 7-1 for 2-0 World Series lead

Sports
By Ronald Blum The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Following the final out, after Johnny Cueto completed his two-hitter, several hundred fans remained in Kauffman Stadium, wanting one more look at the Kansas City Royals.

The next time they see Eric Hosmer and his teammates may be in a parade.

UN investigator: North Koreans doing forced labour abroad to earn foreign currency for country

International
By Edith M. Lederer The Associated Press

Tens of thousands of North Koreans are being sent to work abroad in conditions that amount to forced labour to circumvent U.N. sanctions and earn foreign currency for the country, amounting to between $1.2 billion and $2.3 billion annually by one estimate, a U.N. investigator said Wednesday.

Unmanned Army blimp breaks loose and floats over Pennsylvania before coming back down

International
The Associated Press

MUNCY, Pa. An unmanned Army surveillance blimp broke loose from its mooring in Maryland and floated over Pennsylvania for hours Wednesday with two fighter jets on its tail, triggering blackouts across the countryside as it dragged its tether across power lines.

Already home to a mall ski hill, United Arab Emirates also may become the home of a snow park

International
The Associated Press

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Already home to a ski hill inside a mall, the sunbaked deserts of the United Arab Emirates soon may be home to a snow park too.

Officials with Abu Dhabi’s Reem Mall, scheduled to open in 2018, say they plan to build a 125,000-square-foot (11,600-square-meter) snow park inside the mall.

Dino feather fossils found

Science
Bob Weber
The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—A University of Alberta dinosaur researcher was just looking for a project when he chose one fossil specimen out of others still lying around unexamined from a six-year-old dig.

But when Aaron van der Reest cracked the plaster shell protecting the 75-million-year-old specimen from southern Alberta, he got a lot more than that.

Reese Witherspoon, Misty Copeland and Caitlyn Jenner among Glamour’s Women of the Year

People
By Leanne Italie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK Caitlyn Jenner, Reese Witherspoon, Misty Copeland and five women touched by the South Carolina church massacre and lauded in the aftermath as “The Peacemakers of Charleston” are among this year’s honorees as Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year.

Don’t mess with the turkey, but anything goes with the sides

Recipes
By Meera Sodha The Associated Press

The only time I have celebrated Thanksgiving where I live in London, it was with a couple of incredibly homesick American friends. Hoping to comfort them, I cooked what I felt was a spirit-lifting roasted tandoori turkey, only to receive steely glances, awkward silences and, “No thanks.”

Lidia Bastianich: From refugee to matriarch of a food empire

Recipes
By Michele Kayal The Associated Press

Lidia Bastianich is America’s Italian grandmother. In a dozen books and on her public television program, Bastianich has schooled American cooks in homemade pasta, the proper use of escarole, and the need to slow down and come to the table.