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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 29, 2018

Annual coat drive needs more support

News
Sam Odrowski

The annual “Coats 4 Kids” campaign that kicked off back in September is in dire need of more donations before it wraps up this Wednesday (Oct. 31).

“It's been a great experience, and we are excited about the donations we have already received, but it's not as much as we have done in the past,” organizer Nathan Cousineau admitted last week.

Three drivers face charges

District
From the OPP

The Rainy River District OPP was busy arresting and charging individuals in the district for impaired driving earlier this month.

On Oct. 20 around 10:15 a.m., officers were advised of a possible impaired driver and motor-vehicle collision on Highway 11 east of Emo.

An officer attended the scene and commenced an investigation, determining the driver had alcohol in her body.

Lakers fall short in pair of weekend games

Sports
Staff

It was a tough weekend for the Fort Frances Lakers as they lost a pair of games.

The Thief River Falls Norskies used a three-goal third period to pull out a 4-1 win Saturday night while the Thunder Bay North Stars rallied for a 6-4 victory here the previous night.

Muskies romp in playoff opener

Sports
Staff

Leaving points off of the board wasn't an issue for the Muskie football team this time around.

The fourth-ranked Muskies scored six touchdowns as they routed the fifth-ranked Maples Marauders 39-0 in their WHSFL quarter-final showdown Thursday afternoon at Fort High.

Muskies lose three to Eagles

Sports
Staff

It was a tough outing for three of the four Muskie court teams in NorWOSSA action Thursday afternoon in Dryden.

Only the junior girls' basketball squad managed to come home victorious after dumping the Eagles 46-26 to improve their league record to 6-1.

Tatum Glowasky and Keisha DeBungie each scored 11 points to lead the black-and-gold while Justine Linklater added seven.

Rapunzel's story

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Fort High student Kylie Stafford, left, played Rapunzel while Maya Davis played Rapunzel's prince during “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” that was performed Friday to Sunday night at the Townshend Theatre.

Breaking the barrel

Photos
Sam Odrowski

“Woody” Woods did the honour of busting open a barrel of whisky during the Cantilever Distillery's launch celebration in Rainer on Friday afternoon. Those who attended the celebration heard speeches from the distillery's founders and also enjoyed a glass of whisky straight from the freshly-opened keg.

Resolute invests in regional mills

National
The Canadian Press

THUNDER BAY, Ont.—Resolute Forest Products Inc. says it's investing $40 million in its Northwestern Ontario operations to reduce emissions, increase capacity, and modernize equipment.

The company made the announcement on Thursday as Premier Doug Ford and Natural Resources minister Jeff Yurek were on site at the company's pulp and paper mill in Thunder Bay.

Ford announces border signs

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Travellers driving across the border into Ontario soon will see signs put up by the government that say the province is open for business.

Premier Doug Ford, who repeatedly promised such signs during the spring election campaign, said they will be set up in the coming weeks.

Red Sox top Dodgers for 4th World Series title in 15 seasons

Sports
By Ronald Blum The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Chris Sale’s final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California ‚Äî and even outside Fenway Park back home.

The quest is complete. Yes, these 2018 Red Sox really are that great.

A team to remember from top to bottom. A season to savour from start to finish.

Saints avenge 'miracle' win by Vikings

International
Dave Campbell
The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS—No miraculous play was needed for New Orleans to win this game in Minnesota, no where-were-you moment that instantly went viral.

Red Sox win another World Series crown

International
Ronald Blum
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES—Chris Sale's final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California—and even outside Fenway Park back home.

The quest is complete. Yes, these 2018 Red Sox really are that great.

A team to remember from top to bottom. A season to savour from start to finish.

’In one day’ safety of longtime Jewish enclave shattered

Life
By Matt Sedensky And Maryclaire Dale The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — In a city known for its Jewish population, the neighbourhood was the faith’s spiritual heart and the synagogue a cornerstone of the community.

Kelly’s ‘blackface’ remarks amplify Halloween costume debate

Life
By Terry Tang The Associated Press

PHOENIX — NBC talk show host Megyn Kelly’s comments about blackface on Halloween have reinvigorated a debate over costumes that cross racial lines and what’s appropriate at a time when diverse movie and TV characters like “Black Panther” have become hugely popular.

Japanese Princess Ayako marries commoner at shrine ceremony

People
By Yuri Kageyama The Associated Press

TOKYO — Japan’s Princess Ayako married a commoner in a ritual-filled ceremony Monday at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine.

Ayako and groom Kei Moriya were shown on national news walking slowly before guests at the shrine. The wedding took place in one of the pagoda-like buildings in the shrine complex and included an exchange of rings and a sharing of a cup of sake, according to Japanese media.

Russian held as agent studied US groups’ cyberdefenses

People
By Desmond Butler The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A year before federal prosecutors accused Maria Butina of operating as a secret agent for the Russian government, she was a graduate student at American University working on a sensitive project involving cybersecurity.

Jimmy Carter wades into Georgia governor’s race

People
By Bill Barrow The Associated Press

ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter is wading into the contentious Georgia governor’s race with a personal appeal to Republican candidate Brian Kemp: Resign as secretary of state to avoid damaging public confidence in the outcome of his hotly contested matchup with Democrat Stacey Abrams.

Gloomy week in forecast

Weather

It will be mostly cloudy tonight, with an overnight low of zero C (32 F) and south-southeast winds gusting up to 13 km/h.

Tomorrow will see spotty afternoon showers, with a high of seven (44) and low around minus-one (30).

Look for west-southwest winds gusting up to 18 km/h.