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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 4 2018

Mayoral candidates outline their platforms

Duane Hicks

Mayoral candidates June Caul and Ken Perry weighed in on a host of issues facing Fort Frances on Tuesday evening during a forum hosted by the local Chamber of Commerce at the Townshend Theatre.

OPP warning of e-mail extortion scam here

From the OPP

The Rainy River District OPP would like to warn the public of a new extortion scam that is threatening consumers.

This scam, which already has taken place in the Northwest Region, is as follows:

Muskies split with Eagles


It was a successful day for two of the four Muskie court sports teams Tuesday in Dryden.

Both the senior and junior girls' basketball teams came away victorious while both boys' volleyball squads stumbled.

The senior hoopsters led the host Eagles 32-27 at halftime before cruising to a 63-51 win to improve to 2-1 in NorWOSSA play.

Muskies fall short of OFSAA


The season officially has come to a close for the Muskie golf team.

Neither Aiden Wielinga nor Mikel Ward were able to qualify for OFSAA at the NWOSSAA championships held Tuesday at Kitchen Creek.

Ward carded a 93 while Wielinga shot a 107 to finish 20th and 36th, respectively, in the individual boys' competition at NWOSSAA.

Inspirational songs

Duane Hicks

The Mine Centre Singers held a special Gospel performance Saturday morning at the Rainy Lake Square. Despite the cool temperature, the young singers hit the high notes and delighted the small number of listeners in attendance. This was the second time the singers have performed at the Rainy Lake Square this year.

Safe and sound

Duane Hicks

Shelly Mallet, a Healthy Babies/Healthy Children worker at the United Native Friendship Centre here, properly installed a child car seat Friday morning during a free clinic at the Rainy River District EMS ambulance garage.

Vaping ads panned

Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Allowing the display and advertising of vaping products in thousands of convenience stores across Ontario will lead to increased nicotine addiction among teenagers, a coalition of health groups warned the provincial government on Tuesday.

Tories defend focus on prison transfer for killer

Janice Dickson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Anyone who has been paying attention to the Conservative opposition knows what issue is at the fore—the controversial transfer of convicted murderer Terri-Lynne McClintic from a medium-security prison to an indigenous healing lodge.

First Nations wary of new pipeline talks

Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Indigenous communities are open to a new consultation on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but many are greeting its launch with some caution.

The Liberal government said yesterday it won't appeal the August decision from the Federal Court of Appeal that tore up cabinet approval for the pipeline's expansion.

Hospital beds funded ahead of 'flu season

Paola Loriggio
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario will spend $90 million this year to fund hundreds of hospital beds ahead of flu season, a measure the province's health minister said will help address the issue of so-called hallway medicine.

Christine Elliott said the funding will help Ontario's hospital system deal with overcrowding that has resulted in patients being treated in unsuitable spaces.

Canada relieved trade deal done, won’t forget Trump attacks


TORONTO — U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to make Canada pay after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he wouldn’t be bullied in trade talks. Trump called Trudeau “weak” and “dishonest.” He threatened tariffs on cars and slapped them on steel.

Male sports fans have big interest in women’s sports

By Pan Pylas The Associated Press

LONDON — Male sports fans make up more than half of the group of people with an interest in women’s sports, according to a report published Thursday by analysts Nielsen Sports.

1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day

Health & Wellness
By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press

NEW YORK — A government study has found that 1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food on any given day. That’s about 85 million people.

It’s the first federal study to look at how often adults eat fast food. An earlier study found a similar proportion of children and adolescents ate it on any given day.

Luck gunning for first win over Pats

Kyle Hightower
The Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.—Beginning in the early 2000s and lasting for more than a decade, the match-ups between Peyton Manning's Colts and Tom Brady's Patriots were must-watch ones.

From their three AFC championship games to the six regular-season MVP awards Brady and Manning captured during that span, quarterback play was the centerpiece of the rivalry.

Brewers to open NLDS with reliever

Genaro C. Armas
The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE—The bullpen day has come to October.

The Milwaukee Brewers plan to open their first post-season series in seven years with a reliever.

Manager Craig Counsell hadn't decided who would go first when the Brewers host the Colorado Rockies in Game 1 of the NL Division Series this afternoon.

Leafs open with OT win over Habs

Joshua Clipperton
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—John Tavares let out a big sigh of relief during last night's player introductions.

The Toronto Maple Leafs did the same thing after an ugly win.

Auston Matthews scored his second goal of the night at 1:01 of overtime as the Leafs eked out a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in their regular-season opener.

Meet the farmers of the future: Robots

By Michael Liedtke The Associated Press

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Brandon Alexander would like to introduce you to Angus, the farmer of the future. He’s heavyset, weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds, not to mention a bit slow. But he’s strong enough to hoist 800-pound pallets of maturing vegetables and can move them from place to place on his own.

Red Sox, Yankees set to rumble again

Ronald Blum
The Associated Press

NEW YORK—Fans have been waiting for another one of these rumbles: baseball's most-bitter rivals set to tangle again—this time as 100-win heavyweights in the playoffs.

Munson vs. Fisk, Pedro vs. Popeye , 'A-Rod' vs. Varitek, and earlier this year, Brock Holt vs. Tyler Austin.

Better late than never? Library book 84 years overdue

The Associated Press

SHREVEPORT, La. — A Louisiana library says a book borrowed 84 years ago has been returned by the son of the woman who checked it out as an 11-year-old girl.

A librarian’s note on the Shreve Memorial Library’s Facebook page says the son found the “Spoon River Anthology” while cleaning house.

NASA’s Pluto explorer adjusts course as next icy world looms

By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The NASA spacecraft that explored Pluto has adjusted course as its next target looms.

Another rare fish pulled back from extinction

By Dan Elliott The Associated Press

DENVER — Another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwestern U.S.

Snow likely


Snow is expected to develop later tonight, with a possible accumulation of one-three cm (about an inch).

Look for an overnight low of zero C (32 F) and east winds gusting up to 13 km/h.

Tomorrow will see a rain-snow mix, with a high of seven (44) and low around one (34).

Expect east-southeast winds gusting up to 15 km/h.


Around Town

The Fort Frances Badminton Club's recreational program goes Fridays from 7-9:30 p.m. at FFHS starting on Oct. 5. Open to all ages, there is a $20 yearly fee or $2 per night (drop-ins welcome) and no pre-registration is required.