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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - September 13, 2016

Tim’s getting facelift

Duane Hicks

Tim Hortons’ customers will experience some disruption to their daily routine for the next two weeks.

For the first time since it first opened on Sept. 1, 2003, the King’s Highway business is undergoing renovations.

“It’s an inside/outside reno,” noted owner Gord McQuarrie

“They’re refinishing the outside of the building and refurbishing the lobby part of the store.”

Victory day

Joey Payeur

Nick Wepruk proudly held the championship trophy aloft after the Sight & Sound Wolves captured their first Rainy River District Fastball League title since 2011 by edging the defending champion Barwick Blue Knights 4-3 in the third-and-deciding game last night at the Rodrick and Telford Bruyere Ball Field (Couchiching).

Road work to take a bit longer


Work on Colonization Road East will take about 10 days longer than expected, with the whole project now expected to be done the first week of October.

Contractor Makkinga Contracting & Equipment Rentals currently is installing the storm sewer at the end of Fifth Street East and putting in new curbs, Operations and Facilities manager Travis Rob reported to council last night.

Windfall for family

The Canadian Press

KAMLOOPS, B.C.—A British Columbia family’s difficult summer has been relieved by an unexpected lottery windfall.

Sarah Ross of Lumby, B.C. won $1 million in Saturday’s Lotto 6/49 draw—a few months after her family lost their home to a fire in June.

The 33-year-old mother of two said her family has had a challenging few months, but was supported by great friends and relatives.

Land-based food won’t save polar bears

The Canadian Press

CHURCHILL, Man.—A study suggests food from the land is not going to save polar bears.

The study, published in the journal “Physiological and Biochemical Zoology,” was undertaken by the University of Alberta and the Manitoba and federal governments.

MacKay not vying for Tory leadership

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Peter MacKay has decided against joining the Conservative leadership race.

“After much soul-searching, advice from trusted friends, and weighing of the impact on my young family, I have decided not to seek the leadership of the party,” the former cabinet minister from Nova Scotia said in a statement yesterday.

Royal visit to include the children

The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—The youngest royal will arrive in British Columbia later this month for her first international appearance alongside her brother and parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Princess Charlotte will be 16 months old when she and three-year-old Prince George begin a week-long trip starting Sept. 24 in Victoria, where they will be based.

Second Franklin ship located by searchers

Bob Weber
The Canadian Press

The second ship from Sir John Franklin’s doomed 19th-century search for the Northwest Passage has been located—right where an Inuit hunter said it would be.

“The ship is in remarkable condition,” Adrian Schimnowski of the Arctic Research Foundation, one of the groups involved in the search, said yesterday from the research ship that located the HMS Terror.

Study reveals sugar industry’s attempt to shape science

Health & Wellness

NEW YORK — An analysis of newly uncovered documents shows the sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar’s role in heart disease in part by pointing the finger at fat as early as the 1960s.

Jays eke out win over Rays

Melissa Couto
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Roberto Osuna and Russell Martin both thought Steven Souza Jr.’s deep fly ball in the ninth inning was hit out of the park.

Ezequiel Carrera thought his own an inning earlier would hook foul.

Luckily for the Blue Jays, all three were wrong.

Love adds trio to Ryder Cup team

Jon Krawczynski
The Associated Press

CHASKA, Mn.—When Davis Love III and the U.S. Ryder Cup team come to Hazeltine at the end of the month, they’ll be looking to avoid an unprecedented fourth-straight defeat to the Europeans.

The U.S. has spent two years planning and strategizing in hopes of turning the tide, and Love’s first three captain’s picks lean heavily on experience as they try to end the skid.

GM’s electric Chevy Bolt to go 238 miles per charge

The Associated Press

DETROIT — The Chevrolet Bolt, General Motors’ Tesla-fighting electric hatchback for the masses, will be able to go 238 miles (383 kilometres) on a single charge.

The car beats the base rear-wheel-drive Tesla Model S, which can go 210 miles (336 kilometres) per charge but costs about $28,500 more.

Somalia hosts heads of state summit for 1st time in 30 years

By Abdi Guled The Associated Press

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia on Tuesday was hosting its first regional summit of African heads of state in 30 years, a source of pride in this Horn of Africa country after years of chaos and deadly attacks by al-Shabab extremists.

Young chocolate entrepreneurs emerge in world’s cocoa leader

By Christin Roby The Associated Press

ABIDJAN, Cote d’Ivoire — The smell of chocolate wafts from the door of an artisanal shop that would not be out of place in Brooklyn. Founder Dana Mroueh takes in the sun while riding her stationary bicycle-turned-cocoa grinder on an ambitious journey that began just four months ago.

A famous name and 3D printing combine to aid Caribbean coral


KRALENDIJK, Bonaire — Vast coral reefs surrounding this island are considered by many experts to be the healthiest and best-protected in the Caribbean, and that makes Bonaire an ideal spot to test whether 3D printing technology can help preserve these vital marine habitats around the world.

Cambodia takes step to save nearly extinct Royal Turtle

The Associated Press

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Conservationists say they have transferred more than 200 of the nearly extinct Royal Turtles to a new purpose-built breeding and conservation centre, easing fears the rare species will disappear in Cambodia.

Ginsburg: Both parties to blame for nomination fights

By Tom Coyne The Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Democrats and Republicans are both to blame for the fighting that occurs when a president nominates someone to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Monday.