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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - September 4, 2018

'Pride' to push for modern sex-ed

Press Release

Representatives of Borderland Pride will appear before the Rainy River District School Board at its regular meeting tonight to encourage trustees to stand up for a modern, inclusive sex-ed curriculum.

The presentation follows an Aug. 22 directive from the minister of education to scrap the 2015 Health and Physical Education curriculum.

Man charged in death

From the OPP

Members of the OPP's North West Region Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services, along with the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service, are assisting the Treaty #3 Police Service with a suspicious death investigation.

Tennis tourney

Sam Odrowski

Al Cesuinas of Dryden unloaded a serve at the multi-use courts here Saturday during the first tennis tournament held in Fort Frances in about a dozen years. Cesuinas and his partner, Al Christiansen, landed in third place during the doubles portion of the tournament. Singles play scheduled for Sunday had to be cancelled due to the rain.

IsKwé concert

Sam Odrowski

Aboriginal artist IsKwé joined her band at a packed Rainy Lake Square last Thursday evening where they performed electronic, pop, and dance-themed music with indigenous influences. Those who attended the town's second-last free concert of the summer also enjoyed Fort Frances' own Distant Legacy, featuring Brittany Strachan, as the warm-up act.

Drum roll, please . . .


Catilin Hartlen, morning show host for 93.1 The Border, drew the winning ticket for the Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” draw for September this morning at International Travel Services as Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on. Pam and Terry Munn of Fort Frances won a trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica valued at $4,200. Next month's trip is to New York City ($3,600).

Training camp

Sam Odrowski

The “White" and "Black” teams at the Fort Frances Lakers' training camp gave it their all during a second period face-off Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena in hopes of impressing the coaches and making the team. Those who played were part of the fifth and final training camp game.

Teachers taking legal action

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—As most students returned to class today, a major teachers' union says it is taking legal action to fight the Ontario government's decision to repeal a modernized version of the province's sexual-education curriculum.

Norman trial set to run into election

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The politically-charged breach of trust trial of one of the military's most senior leaders is set to run through most of the next federal election.

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman and his high-profile lawyer, Marie Henein, were allowed to schedule the seven- to eight-week criminal trial to start next August—even though a judge told them an earlier date was possible.

Special session set on pipeline

Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Federal MPs on the natural resources committee were to meet this afternoon for an emergency session to discuss last week's game-changing court decision to tear up federal approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

The meeting comes at the request of the three Conservatives and one New Democrat MP who sit on the committee.

Parade breaks tradition

Alanna Rizza
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Marchers in Toronto's annual Labour Day parade broke tradition yesterday, opting not to end the procession at Exhibition Place to show solidarity with stagehands who have been locked out of the venue since July.

“We're not going to cross that picket line,” stressed Naureen Rizvi, Unifor's regional director for Ontario.

Feds ramp up pot education efforts

Janice Dickson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—In the past, public health campaigns warning of the harmful effects of drugs delivered one resounding message: don't do it.

But now that the federal government has decided to legalize marijuana, Health Canada has undertaken new strategies to try and land on teens' screens and in the places they hang out.

With industry in decline, wild blueberries sing the blues

By Patrick Whittle The Associated Press

DEBLOIS, Maine — In the era of superfoods, Maine blueberries aren’t so super.

Ailing Stroman struggles in return from DL

David Alter
The Canadian Press

Toronto Blue Jays' starter Marcus Stroman and his ailing finger pointed the blame at himself for his most recent outing.

“I just had no feel today," he said. ”I didn't make the pitches I needed to and I kind of paid the price.

“I didn't execute.”

DeChambeau tops again

The Associated Press

NORTON, Mass.—Bryson DeChambeau plays golf differently from everyone else and is getting the results everyone wants.

It doesn't take a scientist to figure that out.

Roughriders rally to defeat Bombers

The Canadian Press

REGINA—Zach Collaros was due.

Defence and special teams had been carrying the Saskatchewan Roughriders through much of the season.

But on Sunday in the Labour Day Classic, Collaros came through—engineering two fourth-quarter touchdown drives to lift the 'Riders to a 31-23 comeback victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and a third-straight win for the green-and-white.

Robot boat sails into history by finishing Atlantic crossing

By Kelvin Chan The Associated Press

SOUTHAMPTON, England — All summer, the small boat drifted steadily eastward across the churning North Atlantic until it neared the Irish coast, where it made history by becoming the first unmanned sailboat to cross the Atlantic.

Turkey’s crisis could slow its push for influence in Balkans

By Jovana Gec And Dusan Stojanovic The Associated Press

VLADICIN HAN, Serbia — In the south of Serbia, a Turkish car parts company has been hailed as a saviour: its new plant created hundreds of jobs and breathed new life into a region that has long been underdeveloped and was devastated in the 1990s’ wars.

From penny press to Snapchat: Parents fret through the ages


NEW YORK — When Stephen Dennis was raising his two sons in the 1980s, he never heard the phrase “screen time,” nor did he worry much about the hours his kids spent with technology. When he bought an Apple II Plus computer, he considered it an investment in their future and encouraged them to use it as much as possible.

Cooler weather in forecast


It will be partly cloudy tonight, with an overnight low of eight C (46 F) and north-northwest winds gusting up to 15 km/h.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny but cool, with a high of just 17 (62) and low around three (37).

Look for northwest winds gusting up to 18 km/h.

Partly sunny skies are forecast for Thursday, along with a high of 20 (68) and low dipping to six (42).