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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - September, 11 2018

Nominees for top citizen to open soon


It's that time of the year for local residents to put on their thinking caps and start brainstorming as to who they would like to see recognized for their years of community service.

Town council received a timeline for the nomination, approval, and recognition of the 2018 “Citizen of the Year” during its regular meeting last night.

Clay creation

Duane Hicks

D.J. McKay made a polymer clay creation as Marcy Loveday looked on yesterday at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. The workshop, where participants made shapes out of clay and then baked and shellacked them, marked the last of Community Living Fort Frances and District's “Open Air Studio” sessions for the summer.

Passing it off

Jamie Mountain

Grace Petsnick looked to dish a pass to a teammate during a Muskie senior girls' basketball practice yesterday afternoon at Fort High. The black-and-gold are slated to play in an exhibition tournament in Thunder Bay this weekend, then will open the NorWOSSA regular season at home next Thursday (Sept. 20) when they welcome the Dryden Eagles.

Bernier backers joining his new party

Janice Dickson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A dragon, a marijuana activist, and a former Tory MP who backed maverick MP Maxime Bernier's leadership campaign now are throwing their weight behind his fledgling new political party.

Rare corpse flower ready to bloom at zoo

Liam Casey
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A plant that can take about a decade to produce a flower that emits a scent akin to rotting flesh is set to bloom this week at the Toronto Zoo—years ahead of schedule.

Ford fights back against court ruling

Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario Premier Doug Ford yesterday took the unprecedented step of invoking a rarely-used charter provision known as the notwithstanding clause to push ahead with his plan to slash the size of Toronto's city council in the middle of an election—despite a court deeming the move unconstitutional.

Toking may spell trouble at border: PM

The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sounding a cautionary note about the recreational use of marijuana, saying that consuming it could have consequences for Canadians crossing the border into the United States.

Trudeau made the comment during an interview on CBC Manitoba hours before a visit to Winnipeg.

Man wins second lottery windfall

The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—A Winnipeg man has won a $2-million lottery prize—five months after he won $1.5 million.

Melhig Melhig, a double winner with a double name, said he's amazed and happy by his good fortune.

His first win came in April with a scratch ticket bought at a Winnipeg convenience store.

He then moved his family out of their small apartment and into a new home.

Sanchez homer sparks Yankees over Twins

The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS—Gary Sanchez was struggling since coming off the disabled list—and the N.Y. Yankees were off to a so-so September start.

Facing the Minnesota Twins seems to be a cure-all.

Sanchez had three hits, including a mammoth home run, while J.A. Happ tossed six shutout innings as the Yankees continued their mastery of the Twins with a 7-2 win last night.

Keselowski makes it a Penske sweep

The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS—First, Brad Keselowski figured out the secret to restarting at the Brickyard 400.

Then he safely and strategically bumped his way into the lead and sped to the finish line.

Bradley holds off Rose in playoff

Dan Gelston
The Associated Press

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—Keegan Bradley had bottomed out—crashing from the high of winning the PGA Championship to tumbling out of the 100 in the world.

His chances to represent U.S. teams in international play had dried up, his preferred putting method was banned, and the confidence that once put him on the cusp of greatness was shot.

Jets put rout on Lions

Larry Lage
The Associated Press

DETROIT—Sam Darnold rolled right and made a rookie move—lobbing a football across the field that was picked off and returned for a touchdown.

It might have been his only mistake all night.

Feds lift 'boundary waters' mining roadblock

Steve Karnowski
The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS—The Trump administration on Thursday lifted a roadblock to copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northeastern Minnesota, reversing a decision made in the final days of the Obama administration.

Trump hails 'brave patriots' aboard doomed 9-11 flight

Darlene Superville
The Associated Press

SHANKSVILLE, Pa.—U.S. President Donald Trump today remembered the “band of brave patriots" aboard a Sept. 11 flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, praising passengers and crew members who resisted hijackers and sent a message that the nation would "never, ever submit to tyranny.”

Rights groups warn against US flouting international court

By Kathy Gannon The Associated Press

ISLAMABAD — Afghan rights workers warned Tuesday that the U.S. national security adviser’s blistering attack on the International Criminal Court investigating war crimes allegations will strengthen a climate of impunity in Afghanistan, prolong the war and embolden those carrying out acts of violence.

Louisiana mayor bans Nike products from parks and rec

The Associated Press

KENNER, La. — The mayor of a New Orleans suburb banned the city’s parks and recreation department from purchasing Nike products, days after the athletic apparel maker released a controversial ad supporting former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

With automation, Korean dumplings go global in business bet

By Youkyung Lee The Associated Press

INCHEON, Korea, Republic Of — Move over pot stickers, here comes another Asian dumpling.

South Korea’s largest food company is making a multimillion-dollar bet on “mandu,” developing its own machines to automate the normally labour-intensive production of the Korean dumpling and building factories around the world.

Chinese building projects narrowing economic gaps


BEIJING — A wave of Chinese-financed railways and other trade links in Africa and Asia that have prompted worries about debt and Beijing’s ambitions is reducing politically dangerous inequality between regions within countries, a multinational group of researchers said Tuesday.

Trump vents over leaks as Woodward pushes back on criticism

By Catherine Lucey And Jonathan Lemire The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump vented over White House leaks Monday as a new tell-all book commands attention, an anonymous writer detailing “resistance” in the administration remains at large and a former staffer reveals more private recordings of the commander in chief.

Poll: Teens say social media makes them feel better


NEW YORK — Today’s teens are always on their smartphones, many check social media “constantly” and prefer texting over face-to-face communication.

But a new poll finds that these same teens also say that social media has a positive effect on their lives, helping them feel more confident, less lonely and less depressed.

A chicken that’s tender and juicy, thanks to a beer can

By Elizabeth Karmel The Associated Press

A few weeks ago, a new friend of mine asked me to make beer-can chicken. He had never had it before and had always wanted to try it. At first, I was surprised because—to me—beer-can chicken is as common as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But then, I posed the question to the other people invited to dinner, and none of them had ever made beer-can chicken.

Chance of storms in store for tonight


It will be cloudy tonight, with the chance of an evening thunderstorm.

Look for an overnight low of 14 C (57 F) and west winds gusting up to 17 km/h.

Tomorrow will see cloudy skies and a chance of showers, with a high of 22 (72) and low around 16 (61).

Expect east-northeast winds gusting up to 13 km/h.