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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - August 15, 2016

Geology speaker

Cameron Penney

Chris B. Hemstad, a local geologist and teacher at Falls High School in International Falls, spoke to members of the Rainy Lake Conservancy, as well as the general public, during the RLC’s annual general meeting yesterday afternoon at La Place Rendez-Vous here.

Henry earns finale berth


Local resident Joshua Henry has earned a spot in the final of “Canada’s Greatest Explorer,” where he’ll have the chance to compete for the title along with the $25,000 prize.

In the penultimate episode, which is available to view online on the Woods Canada Facebook page, the three remaining competitors were tasked with a photography challenge in the Canadian Rockies.

Fire chief sought


The Town of Fort Frances has begun its search for a new fire chief/community emergency management co-ordinator.

Frank Sheppard has been fire chief here since 2011, first serving as acting chief on an interim basis after former chief Gerry Armstrong retired in late 2010.

Attention getter

Joey Payeur

Those on hand for last week’s Northwestern Hockey Canada Camp at the Ice For Kids Arena here were focused on the instruction for their next drill being given as part of the week-long event that served as the unofficial kick-off to the new local hockey season. The camp was held in Fort Frances for a third-straight year.

Quiet on fire scene

From the MNRF

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

The forest fire hazard is predominantly “low” to “moderate” across the region, with a few pockets of “high” hazard in the southwest portion.

For more information about the current fire situation, and to view the active fires map, visit

Organ network mapping a path to fairer liver transplants

Health & Wellness
By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The nation’s transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely liver transplant or die waiting.

Neck and neck

Joey Payeur

Kyle Dennis of Mine Centre, left, and Slate River’s Tyson Orr fought for the same racing line coming off the first turn during the Northern Ontario Superior Dirt Riders’ latest tour stop at Emo Motocross on Saturday. A total of six riders from the district took part in what was the second-last event of the season, which wraps up Sept. 17 in Atikokan.

How birds compete for Cheetos tested

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—It’s the early bird that gets the Cheetos.

But it’s the bigger bird that steals it away.

Behavioural ecologist Rhea Esposito used the snack food to see how two types of smart birds—smaller magpies and bigger crows—interact and compete for food.

Birds, like many of us when we’re forced to admit it, apparently like Cheetos.

Feds mapping out election outcomes

Alexander Panetta
The Canadian Press

WASHINGTON—The Canadian government has begun a wide-ranging exercise to plan for the potential effects of the U.S. election, including the possibility of a President Donald Trump threatening to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Premier decries racist comments

The Canadian Press

REGINA—Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is condemning what he calls “racist and hate-filled” comments on social media and other online forums that stem from last week’s fatal shooting of an aboriginal man on a farm.

Wall said in a Facebook post yesterday afternoon that the comments betray the values and character of Saskatchewan.

De Grasse races to bronze in 100m

The Canadian Press

RIO DE JANEIRO—Andre De Grasse proved once again that he can run with the best sprinters in the world.

The Canadian flew to a personal best time of 9.91 seconds to take the bronze medal in the men’s 100-metre sprint last night at the Rio Olympics.

Nichols leads Bombers to third-straight win

Dan Ralph
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Matt Nichols and a tenacious defence have the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on a nice roll.

Nichols threw two touchdown strikes while the defence forced six turnovers as Winnipeg dumped the Toronto Argonauts 34-17 for its third-straight win on a muggy Friday night at BMO Field.

Moore earns title

The Associated Press

SILVIS, Ill.—For all the late pars and the closing run of 46 holes without a bogey, Ryan Moore thought the key to his victory yesterday in the John Deere Classic was a 24-foot birdie putt on the fourth hole.

It moved him to 20-under and kept him two strokes ahead of Morgan Hoffmann, who was about to birdie the fifth hole.

Clammer is injured dredging up old bomb; chowder gets tossed

By Randall Chase And Josh Cornfield The Associated Press

DOVER, Del. — A fishing crew apparently pulled up unexploded ordnance while clamming, leading to a fisherman being hospitalized with second-degree burns and the destruction of more than 700 cases of chowder, officials said.

Test of time: 2 almanacs celebrate milestone anniversaries

By David Sharp The Associated Press

LEWISTON, Maine — Hundreds of almanacs served a nation of farmers over two centuries ago. These days, only a handful of them remain.

Islamic State gets know-nothing recruits and rejoices

By Aya Batrawy
Paisley Dodds And Lori Hinnant The Associated Press

PARIS — The jihadi employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of 1 to 3, to rate their knowledge of Islam. And the Islamic State applicants, herded into a hangar somewhere at the Syria-Turkey border, turned out to be overwhelmingly ignorant.

The extremist group could hardly have hoped for better.