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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 3, 2019

Correction

News

In Tuesday's Bulletin and yesterday's Times, Deb Emes was incorrectly referred to as the United Native Friendship Centre's homelessness outreach worker.

Emes is actually the UNFC's aboriginal healing and wellness worker.

The Times apologizes for any inconvenience this caused.

OSPCA makes stop here

News
Press Release

After travelling more than 1,700 kilometres, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society arrived Tuesday in Naicatchewenin First Nation, located north of Fort Frances, where it worked with the community to deliver spay/neuter and wellness services to area pets.

Team still working on doctor shortage

News
Staff

A shortage of medical doctors continues to be an issue for communities across Northwestern Ontario.

Fort Frances is no exception and the local physician recruitment team, which includes Coun. Rick Wiedenhoeft and Coun. Wendy Brunetta, continues to advocate to get more doctors locally.

BDO holding food drive in Emo tomorrow

District
Staff

Farm Credit Canada is hosting its annual “Drive Away Hunger” campaign in the district tomorrow (Oct. 4) to assist the one million Canadians who rely on food banks each month.

Those looking to donate are asked to bring food or cash to Cloverleaf in Emo where BDO Fort Frances staff will be located.

The donations will be sent to the Emo Food Bank.

Dates set for Choraliers' Xmas concerts

District
Staff

The dates have been set for the performances of this year's Christmas choraliers.

Choir director Diane Maxey announced last week that the choir, which traditionally has sung a Christmas cantata, would instead be performing a collection of Christmas anthems this year.

Now, Maxey has nailed down when each of the performances will take place.

CUPE workers in schools could go on strike

District
From the RRDSB

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced yesterday that they would begin a full withdrawal of service—strike action—across the province on Monday (Oct. 7), unless progress is made at the central bargaining table.

At this time, the Rainy River District School Board (RRDSB) is confirming details of the strike action and its impact on school operations.

Muskies win three versus Broncos

Sports
Staff

It was nearly another sweep for the Muskie court sport teams yesterday against the visiting Kenora Broncos.

In girls' basketball action, the Muskie juniors improved to 4-0 with a 33-16 win over the Broncos (1-3).

Grace Smith led all scores with 10 points while Ayiana Gagne chipped in with eight.

Bugeja shines in Lakers' win over Lumberjacks

Sports
Staff

The Fort Frances Lakers rode a spectacular 62-save performance from goalie Alex Bugeja to a 3-1 win over the expansion Wisconsin Lumberjacks last night at the Spooner Civic Center.

Sports briefs

Sports
Staff

The Rainy River Community College Voyageurs women's volleyball team was on the wrong end of the scoresheet once again in their lone match last week.

RRCC (3-14 overall, 1-7 in the conference) lost its second match in a row with a 3-0 sweep at the hands of the visiting Central Lakes Raiders last Wednesday evening.

The set scores were 25-2, 25-17, and 25-22.

Arpin places third at Austin race

Sports
Staff

Tanner Foust became the new Americas Rallycross (ARX) Championship leader after a thrilling victory in the ARX of Austin at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas on Saturday afternoon.

Loenbro Motorsports' Steve Arpin, who is from Fort Frances, started on the third row of the final after a difficult day.

Town, mill owner strike deal

Local
Press Release

As a result of extensive negotiations over the past three weeks, the Town of Fort Frances and the current pulp and paper mill owner—2670568 Ontario Limited—have entered into a legal agreement that settles the 2019 taxes and guarantees that any future taxes will be negotiated in good faith going forward.

Muskie BBQ

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Ty Stafford, left, Kaleb Richards, Sebastian Anderson, and Wyatt Richards were grilling and serving up hotdogs for all their hungry patrons during the Muskie football team's annual fundraising barbecue on Saturday afternoon in front of Safeway here. All proceeds went to helping support the program as it moves forward this Winnipeg High School Football League season.

Taking aim

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Jamie Spencer had her eyes on the prize as she got ready to elevate for a jump shot over a Kenora Broncos' defender during the fourth quarter of the Muskie senior girls' basketball team's 39-15 win in NorWOSSA action yesterday at Fort High. Spencer scored six points to help pace the Muskies' (3-1) to their third win of the season.

Orange shirt class

Photos
Ken Kellar

Mrs. Harris, Mr. Brown and Mrs. Beck's classes joined together for a photo for St. Michael's School's “Orange Shirt Day" on Tuesday.

FFHS Terry Fox

Photos
Ken Kellar

Students at Fort Frances High School hit the track outside the school for their Terry Fox Run on Friday. The high school students walked the track in memory of Terry Fox even as the football field was being set up for that afternoon's Muskie game.

Gussy pic (Oct. 3)

Photos
Submitted

Jeff Gustafson with a nearly six-pound smallmouth from Lake St. Clair.

Matthews scores twice as Leafs down Sens in opener

Sports
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—John Tavares started the night by stepping in front of an adoring crowd with a white 'C'—possibly the most talked about piece of fabric in hockey— stitched to his blue sweater.

Then like the three previous season openers of his young career, Auston Matthews took over.

Doctor says blowback to meat study 'hysterical'

Lifestyles
Cassandra Szklarski
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A renowned Canadian doctor and researcher whose work challenges well-worn advice to limit meat consumption is dismissing mounting criticism as “over the top" and "hysterical.”

Gordon Guyatt said he knew the series of papers he and his colleagues published in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week would elicit blowback.

Way to a dog's heart is through its stomach

Lifestyles
Linda Lombardi
The Associated Press

Why train your dog with food rewards?

A growing body of research says it's the easiest and most effective way to train.

“Using treats during training is the best way to guarantee that your dog will repeat the behaviour you want,” said the American Kennel Club.

Other methods don't work as well, experts say, and can even harm your dog and the pet-owner relationship.

Cloudy skies forecasted all weekend

Weather

Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of two C (28 F).

Tomorrow will be cloudy and sunny through the day with increased cloud coverage at night, while the high will be eight (46) and low will be three (27).

Saturday will have rain all day long, with a high of nine (48) and low of three (27).

Atown

Around Town

An all-candidates' forum for the upcoming federal election will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 7-9 p.m. at the Millennium Hall in Stratton. All five candidates are expected to attend.

The Muskie football squad will play their annual Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 4 when they welcome the Tec Voc Hornets (1-2) to Fort High at 3 p.m.