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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - November 22, 2016

R.I.D.E. check

Duane Hicks

Sgt. Mark Chwastyk stopped a motorist on Second Street East yesterday afternoon during the first day of the OPP’s annual Festive R.I.D.E. campaign. Until Jan. 7, officers will be holding R.I.D.E. checks at all times of day across Rainy River District to make sure people aren’t driving impaired, as well as to raise awareness of the dangers of impaired driving.

Last call issued for Chamber nominees


The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce is putting out a last call for nominations for its 2017-18 board of directors and executive.

The Chamber will hold its general meeting next Tuesday (Nov. 29) from 5:30-7 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous, at which time nominations will close, with the voting period to begin Nov. 30.

Federal judges block Wisconsin GOP’s redistricting maps

By Todd Richmond The Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. — Federal judges struck down Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn legislative districts as unconstitutional on Monday, marking a victory for minority Democrats that could force the Legislature to redraw the maps.

Crucial Cyprus peace talks at Swiss resort ‘inconclusive’

By Menelaos Hadjicostis The Associated Press

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Crucial talks being held at a Swiss resort aiming to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus have hit an impasse, officials said Monday, in a serious setback that casts doubt over whether 18 months of negotiations can successfully resolve the decades-old dispute.

School bus driver charged in deadly Chattanooga crash

The Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Police arrested a Chattanooga school bus driver on charges including vehicular homicide after a bus crash killed five students.

Turkey issues arrest warrants for Syrian Kurdish leader

The Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish authorities on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for the leader of a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish group while President Recep Tayyip Erdogan renewed a threat to oust Syrian Kurds from a town in northern Syria.

Deficit complicates marriage between Trump, GOP lawmakers

By Andrew Taylor The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump promises big tax cuts, a border wall and massive spending on infrastructure. That’s a recipe for bigger deficits that conservative fiscally-minded Republicans have railed against during President Barack Obama’s tenure.

Trump’s agenda runs counter to years of promises by congressional Republicans to try to balance the federal budget.

Defectors: N. Korea would fall without capitalistic markets

By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Hundreds of capitalistic markets, each with thousands of stalls, form the glue that holds North Korea’s socialist planned economy together, say defectors who sold medicinal herbs, skinny jeans, TV sets, foreign drama CDs and other goods there to make a living.

Holocaust jacket, and prisoner’s story, found at tag sale

By Frank Eltman The Associated Press

NEW YORK — The blue and grey stripes struck Jillian Eisman like a lightning bolt.

She was rummaging through a packed closet during a Long Island tag sale when she immediately recognized the symbol of horror and hate: A jacket worn by a prisoner at the Nazi Dachau concentration camp during World War II.

Get used to heat records; study predicts far more in future

By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The United States is already setting twice as many daily heat records as cold records, but a new study predicts that will get a lot more lopsided as man-made climate change worsens.