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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - September 6, 2018

OPP seek tips to find sexual assault suspect

District
From the OPP

On Sunday, the OPP were dispatched to a report of an unknown male who had sexually assaulted a female around 1 a.m. between Park Street and Second Street South in Kenora.

The OPP were unable to locate the male suspect and are requesting the public's assistance to help locate him.

Teen charged with arson

District
From the OPP

On Aug. 14 around 7:40 p.m., Sioux Lookout OPP officers were dispatched to a house fire in the area of Cornerstone Lane in Sioux Lookout.

While attending the scene, officers observed the home to be filled with smoke.

The Sioux Lookout Fire Department entered the home and advised that there was clothing on fire and the fire had been put out.

Fire crews heading west

District
From the MNRF

Three new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.

Kenora Fire #145 was located south of Greenwater Lake, near the CP Rail line about 27 km west of Kenora.

The 0.2-hectare blaze was listed as “not under control” at last report.

The other two fires were located in Thunder Bay District.

Sidewalk replacement

Photos
Duane Hicks

A crew from Makkinga Contracting was removing the sidewalk at the corner of the 300 block of Scott Street and Portage Avenue on Tuesday. The job will be exactly the same as that done on the 200 block last summer, replacing the interlocking bricks currently in place with grey and black paving stones. Trees on that block already have been cut down although the stumps haven't yet been removed.

Directing pass

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Muskie junior girls' basketball coach Gord McCabe pointed to where he was going to throw a pass before sending the ball to one of the tryout participants yesterday afternoon in the FFHS gym. All four court teams, along with the Muskie football squad, will be getting their seasons underway later this month.

Elk euthanized after attacking woman

National
The Canadian Press

JASPER, Alta.—Parks Canada says it has euthanized an elk in Jasper National Park after it injured a woman in a parking lot.

In an e-mailed statement, the federal agency said the woman was in a lot at the Pyramid Beach trail site last week when the female elk knocked her down and kicked her.

Trump, Trudeau posture on NAFTA's future

National
Mike Blanchfield
The Canadian Press

WASHINGTON—Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau raised their trade brinkmanship to a new level yesterday with each saying they were willing to walk away from the North American Free Trade Agreement if they don't get what they want.

Bernier sets launch date for new party

National
Janice Dickson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Maxime Bernier yesterday claimed he has raised more than $90,000 for his new political venture and says the party he intends to lead will be in place by the time his political rivals return to Ottawa.

HMS Erebus exploration starting later this month

National
Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A Parks Canada archaeology team is boating towards the graves of the Franklin expedition ships, more than 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, hoping to uncover more secrets from the ill-fated mission.

Groups file suit to protect endangered killer whales

National
Hina Alam
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—A collection of conservation groups has teamed up to launch legal action aimed at protecting endangered southern resident killer whales.

The groups said yesterday that the federal government failed to recommend an emergency order to protect the whales under the Species at Risk Act and they want a Federal Court to review that decision.

Feds offer province overdose research

National
Paola Loriggio
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Canada's health minister is offering to share the federal government's research on overdose prevention and supervised consumption sites with Ontario as the province weighs whether to allow such facilities to continue operating.

Canada’s strong-willed foreign minister leads trade talks

National
By Rob Gillies THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

TORONTO — She is many things that would seem to irritate President Donald Trump: a liberal Canadian former journalist.

That makes Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland an unusual choice to lead Canada’s negotiations over a new free trade deal with a surprisingly hostile U.S. administration.

Bombers stick with Nichols

Sports
Judy Owen
The Canadian Press

Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols could do almost nothing wrong during the Blue Bombers' three-game winning streak earlier this season.

But now that the team is riding a three-game losing skid, many fans think the starting quarterback barely can do anything right.

Djokovic keeps up streak at U.S. Open

Sports
Howard Fendrich
The Associated Press

NEW YORK—Novak Djokovic put aside all of it: from his opponent's unheard-of, middle-of-a-set chance to change out of sweat-soaked clothes and shoes to consecutive time violations because he let the serve clock expire to the 16 break points he wasted.

Spieth looking to avoid having extra week off

Sports
Doug Ferguson
The Associated Press

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—Easily overlooked in golf this week is that other “cup,” the one more about finances than flags.

Jordan Spieth sure hasn't forgotten about the FedEx Cup.

One year after he was in the mix for the $10-million bonus until the final hour at East Lake in Atlanta, Spieth simply is trying to make sure he has a tee time at the Tour Championship.

Sanchez fans eight as Jays thump Rays

Sports
Joshua Clipperton
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Slowly but surely, Aaron Sanchez is beginning to feel like his old self.

The Blue Jays' right-hander tied a season high with eight strikeouts, and Aledmys Diaz hit his 17th home run as part of an early offensive explosion, as Toronto avoided the sweep with a 10-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays last night.

NFL season gets underway tonight

Sports
Rob Maaddi
The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA—Before the Philadelphia Eagles begin their quest for a repeat, they'll have one more celebration.

The first Super Bowl banner in franchise history will be unveiled tonight in front of a sell-out crowd that waited seemingly forever to witness the moment.

Then it's on to defending their crown.

Passionate collector donates rare Olympic treasure trove

Sports
By Eddie Pells The Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The collector of the world’s most thorough cache of Olympic torches, medals and other valuable keepsakes insists he does not play favourites. They are all his babies.

Walmart Canada orders 30 more Tesla semi-trucks as it aims to shed diesel

Technology
By Ross Marowits The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Walmart Canada is buying more Tesla semi trucks as it aims to reduce its carbon footprint by having its entire fleet powered by alternative energy by 2028.

The Canadian subsidiary of the U.S.-based retail giant says it will acquire 30 of the 18-wheeler semi-trucks on top of the 10 ordered last November.

Climate shifts linked to Neanderthal disappearance

International
Malcolm Ritter
The Associated Press

NEW YORK—Ancient periods of cold and dry climate helped our species replace Neanderthals in Europe, a study suggests.

Researchers found such cold periods coincided with an apparent disappearance of our evolutionary cousins in different parts of the continent, followed by the appearance of our species, Homo sapiens.

North Korea’s Kim has faith in Trump, frustrated at skeptics

International
By Hyung-Jin Kim
Kim Tong-Hyung And Foster Klug The Associated Press

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un still has faith in President Donald Trump’s commitment to ending their nations’ hostile relations, but he’s frustrated by questions about his willingness to denuclearize and wants his “goodwill measures” to be met in kind, South Korean officials said Thursday.

Trump fumes over NYT op-ed; top officials swiftly deny role

International
By Zeke Miller
Catherine Lucey And Jonathan Lemire The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Pushing back against explosive reports his own administration is conspiring against him, President Donald Trump lashed out against the anonymous senior official who wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times claiming to be part of a “resistance” working “from within” to thwart the commander-in-chief’s most dangerous impulses.

Trump rips searing Times op-ed from unnamed senior official

People
By Zeke Miller And Catherine Lucey The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — In a striking anonymous broadside, a senior Trump administration official wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times on Wednesday claiming to be part of a group of people “working diligently from within” to impede President Donald Trump’s “worst inclinations” and ill-conceived parts of his agenda.

Sun, cloud mix in forecast

Weather

It will be mostly cloudy tonight, with an overnight low of eight C (46 F) and light north-northwest winds.

Tomorrow will see a mix of sun and clouds, with a high of 20 (68) and low again around eight (46).

Look for south-southeast winds gusting up to 13 km/h.

A sun-cloud mix also is forecast for Saturday, along with a high of 20 (68) and low dipping to nine (48).

Atown

Around Town

“1-Stop Registration,” an open house hosted by KidSport and featuring almost 30 local clubs and groups, will be held today (Sept. 6) from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. Admission is free and two door prizes are up for grabs. For more info, call 274-9827 or visit fortfrances@kidsportcanada.ca