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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - August 22, 2016

Midway ride

Cameron Penney

Young and old alike went for a spin on the “Yoyo” ride Saturday afternoon as the annual fall fair wrapped up in Emo. A light drizzle did little to dampen spirits, with plenty of people heading to the fair to enjoy the rides and games, as well as check out the various animal shows, exhibits, and displays.

PC leader visits here


Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown is touring Northwestern Ontario as part of the official opposition’s northern caucus retreat.

His tour began this morning with a meeting with the owner of Odena Foods in Kakabeka Falls to discuss the impact of skyrocketing hydro rates.

Two new fires locally


Two new fires were reported yesterday in the Northwest Region—both in Fort Frances District.

Fort Frances Fire #17, located at Little Turtle Lake, was listed as “being held” at 0.5 hectares in size.

Fort Frances Fire #16, located near Sturgeon Lake, has since been declared “out” at 0.1 ha.

Selects take 5th


A bleary-eyed team of Northern Ontario Selects went down to defeat knowing they couldn’t have performed much better.

Laying brick

Cameron Penney

Norma Danku laid a brick in memory of her late husband, Joe, during the Fort Frances Lions Club’s annual “Dandy Lion Festival” held Sunday afternoon at the Lions Millennium Park on Second Street East. A total of 31 bricks were laid this year.

More details on royal visit

The Canadian Press

More details have been released about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s upcoming visit to Canada.

Kensington Palace tweeted this morning that Prince William and his wife, Kate, will visit Vancouver, Victoria, Bella Bella, Haida Gwaii, and Kelowna in British Columbia, as well as Whitehorse and Carcross in Yukon.

It noted the trip will take place Sept. 24-Oct. 1.

Downie alight on Hip’s final concert of tour

David Friend
The Canadian Press

KINGSTON, Ont.—Like a shooting star streaking across the Canadian sky, Gord Downie gave the country one exuberant burst of energy before bowing out.

May opts to stay as Green leader

Jim Bronskill
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Elizabeth May will remain Green Party leader despite a controversy over the Middle East that divided members and prompted her to consider stepping down.

The party will revisit a convention resolution to support a movement to boycott Israel, along with any other recent policy decisions that lacked genuine consensus, May told a news conference this morning.

Doctors call for seniors’ funding

Health & Wellness
Gemma Karstens-Smith
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Canadian doctors want the federal government to make sure health-care professionals have the resources they need to care for the country’s aging population, says the president of the Canadian Medical Association.

Harvick wins rain-delayed race

The Associated Press

BRISTOL, Tenn.—Kevin Harvick wasn’t worried about his poor qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway.

In fact, starting 24th gave him exactly what he wanted to win at Bristol Motor Speedway.

“It kind of motivates me,” Harvick said yesterday. “I think it’s exciting.

“I like to pass cars.”

Speedo USA becomes the first major sponsor to drop Lochte

By Paul Newberry The Associated Press

Ryan Lochte lost his first major sponsor when Speedo USA announced Monday it was dumping the swimmer over a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics that he initially described as an armed robbery.

In a brief statement, Speedo USA said it would donate $50,000 of Lochte’s fee to Save The Children to benefit needy youngsters in Brazil.

Kim nabs first title

The Associated Press

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Si Woo Kim had a productive week at the Wyndham Championship.

He claimed one tournament record, a share of another, and, most importantly, his first PGA Tour trophy.

The 21-year-old South Korean closed with a three-under 67 yesterday for a five-stroke victory.

Jays lose series to Indians

Brian Dulik
The Associated Press

CLEVELAND—Marcus Stroman wanted to stay in the game after throwing his 100th pitch.

Blue Jays’ manager John Gibbons didn’t agree—and paid dearly for it.

Brett Cecil gave up a two-run homer to Jose Ramirez with two out in the eighth inning, allowing the Cleveland Indians to beat Toronto 3-2 in their series finale yesterday afternoon.

New Smithsonian offers a view of rich black history

By Jesse J. Holland The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Lonnie Bunch leans forward to peer inside a slave cabin from Edisto Island, South Carolina. The dark and cramped interior defies his attempts to showcase the small living space its occupants subsisted on.

Malian extremist to go on trial for Timbuktu rampage

The Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — An Islamic radical accused of destroying historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu is going on trial at the International Criminal Court.

Turkey vows to fight IS after attack kills 54, many children

By Suzan Fraser The Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday that his country is determined to fight Islamic State group extremists both inside Turkey and in Syria, after a youth blew himself up at a Kurdish wedding party, killing at least 54 people, many of them children.

Cheers! 1st drink in 81 years sold in formerly dry town

The Associated Press

BRIDGEWATER, Conn. — A simple plastic cup of beer has made history by being the first alcoholic drink sold in a small Connecticut town in 81 years.

The affluent bedroom community of Bridgewater had been the last dry town in the state until residents approved alcohol sales in 2014.

Use orange juice to tame the heat in spicy shrimp dish

By Sara Moulton The Associated Press

Have you ever whipped up a spicy dish chili, for example and realized when it’s too late that you somehow overdid it and added way too much of the hot stuff? Happily, there are two very simple ways to restore some equilibrium: adding dairy and/or sugar. It’s a balancing act performed all over the world. The Indians serve their vindaloo with yogurt.