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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 7, 2015

Triumphant finish

Photos
Heather Latter

Muskie boys’ hockey players Jake Clendenning, left, Cam Gushulak, and Kendyn Faragher were triumphant in their finish of the “Steps Against Stigma” 5K run here Saturday.

Rug display

Photos
Duane Hicks

Terry Chambers got a closer look Tuesday evening at just a few of the more than 60 pieces of hooked art on display as part of the new exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum. A grand-opening and reception for “The Artistry of Hooked Rugs” was held that evening, with Chambers having contributed a few of her own pieces to the exhibit.

OFSAA berth for Morrisseau

Sports
Joey Payeur

The stormy mixture of emotions was plain on the face of Tyson Morrisseau.

A loss on the second playoff hole to Cameron Baird of the Westgate Tigers (Thunder Bay) meant Morrisseau had to settle for the silver medal for both himself, and as part of the Muskie boys’ team, at the NWOSSAA golf championship last Thursday at Heron Landing on Couchiching.

Decommissioned planes

Photos
Duane Hicks

Rusty Myers Flying Service recently sold the floats off their four Beechcraft Model 18 airplanes to a company in B.C. The “Twin Beeches” haven’t been flown for the last two years as the company has been using its more reliable Cessna Caravans. The Beeches’ wings have been removed for easier storage and the engines have been removed.

Going airborne

Photos
Joey Payeur

Sekina Scheibler (25) changed from a running back into a guided missile as he slammed ahead on this second-quarter carry against the Daniel McIntyre Maroons on Friday. Scheibler’s ground game was part of the reason the Muskies snapped their six-game losing streak in their annual Homecoming game with a 27-25 comeback victory.

New owner growing ‘Smashing Tea’ business

News
Heather Latter

Sue Korosec has two beverages of choice—wine and tea—but she’s been focusing more on tea for the past year since taking over the local business, “Smashing Tea.”

McCaig opts to retire as CAO

News
Duane Hicks

After 39 years of working for the town in various capacities, Mark McCaig is retiring as its Chief Administrative Officer, effective Nov. 15.

McCaig, who turns 55 on Oct. 20, has served as CAO since September, 2003.

‘Big Top’ raises big bucks

News
Duane Hicks

The Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s 17th-annual fundraiser dinner, once again organized by its special events committee, was a high-flying success—raking in big bucks for district health care.

Wasaw providing lunch for mine workers

News
Duane Hicks

Lunch is served.

Wasaw Enterprises of Couchiching First Nation has partnered with Big Grassy First Nation to provide lunch services at New Gold’s mine construction sites.

Starting this past Monday, Wasaw Food Services began serving up hot lunch to workers at the “Mars” site out of a new, start-of-the-art food truck.

Chiasson chosen for international pageant

District
Heather Latter

She attended the Miss North Ontario regional pageant in May, then she competed nationally at the Miss Teenage Canada pageant in August—with top 10 finishes in both.

Now Alyssa Chiasson is heading off to the beautiful Caribbean island of Curaçao, where she’ll be representing Canada in the H2O Miss Teen Bikini International pageant.

Taking ‘steps’ to reduce stigma

District
Heather Latter

With its largest turnout to date, the third-annual “Steps Against Stigma” here did what it set out to do—help to break down barriers and reduce the stigma around mental illness.

Season’s best saluted by district fastball leagues

Sports
Joey Payeur

Diamond stars of both local fastball galaxies were shining bright in Stratton on Saturday.

The Rainy River District Fastball League and Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League held their joint year-end awards banquet to pay tribute to their top performers of this past season.

For representatives of the two league champs, it proved to be an unforgettable evening.

Lakers take a plunge

Sports
Joey Payeur

Chewing on a loss for three days left the Fort Frances Lakers hungry for redemption.

Nick Minerva ended his early-season points drought with a critical third-period goal, along with two earlier assists, as the Lakers beat the visiting Minnesota Iron Rangers 5-2 on Saturday night.

A happy Homecoming finally for Muskies

Sports
Joey Payeur

Mike Cuzzolino berated his team for trying to give him a Gatorade bucket shower on the sidelines and also told them to ease up on their extended post-game photo sessions.

Transplanting ovarian tissue helps some women have babies

Health & Wellness
By Maria Cheng The Associated Press

LONDON The biggest study ever of women who had ovarian tissue removed, frozen and transplanted suggests the experimental technique is safe and can help about one third of them to have babies.

Nuclear smugglers shopped radioactive material to IS and other terrorists

International
By Desmond Butler And Vadim Ghirda The Associated Press

CHISINAU, Moldova Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks.

It was earlier this year, and the two men were plotting their deal at an unlikely spot: the terrace of Cocos Prive, a dance club and sushi bar in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova.

Prosecutor says ex-UN General Assembly president sold himself, institution he led

International
The Associated Press

NEW YORK The latest on allegations that former United Nations General Assembly President Josh Ashe accepted bribes to help a Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople gain investments and government contracts (all times local):11:55 a.m.

Scientists win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repair

People
By Karl Ritter And Malin Rising The Associated Press

STOCKHOLM ‚Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA, work that can be used to develop new cancer treatments.

Swedish scientist Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish national Aziz Sancar shared the 8 million Swedish kronor (about $1.3 million) award.

Son of a gun lover: Killer and mom shared a fascination with firearms, shot targets together

People
By Gosia Wozniacka And Brian Melley The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012.

Like Adam Lanza, the gunman in the Connecticut massacre, Christopher Harper-Mercer was living a mostly solitary life with a mom who shared his fascination with firearms.

Recipes for burdock miso soup, celeriac bacon, cheesecake with carrot-parsnip mince

Recipes
The Canadian Press

In her new cookbook “True to Your Roots: Vegan Recipes to Comfort and Nourish You,” Carla Kelly uses some tricks to reinvent vegetables in creative ways.