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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - September 6, 2016

Going wide

Joey Payeur

Veteran Fort Frances Lakers’ forward Dylan Kooner (12) turned on the jets to try and get around new defenceman Maverick Lynes during one of the intrasquad scrimmages held as part of the team’s three-day training camp last week.

Virtual learning program lauded


Mine Centre School will receive the Rainy River District School Board’s Recognition of Excellence at tonight’s regular meeting for its “Connected North” program.

Having officially launched in May, “Connected North” is an innovative, interactive virtual learning program that provides technology, collaboration, and opportunity for the students.

Fire scene cooling off


Two new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region over the Labour Day long weekend.

Sioux Lookout Fire #35, a human-caused blaze reported Sunday, is now “out” at 0.3 hectares in size.

Red Lake Fire #23, meanwhile, was reported Friday in the community of Deer Lake, about 175 km north of Red Lake.

Ticats rally to beat Argos

Dan Ralph
The Canadian Press

HAMILTON—Once again, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats practised what head coach Kent Austin continually has preached.

Zach Collaros threw four TD passes and for a two-point convert as Hamilton overcame a 20-point deficit for a wild 49-36 win over the Toronto Argonauts last night.

Nursery school song


Teacher Angela Gibson sang songs with Beckett Wagner, left, Garrett Ellis, and Laken Cumming this morning as the Fort Frances Nursery School kicked off its 2016-17 year. Located upstairs at Knox United Church, the pre-school program for children aged 18 months to five years provides an enriching environment for youngsters to learn through play.

Taking shape

Duane Hicks

Construction of the Edgewood Townhomes on Front Street continues to move forward. The project has been off to a slower start than developer Syncor Contracting Ltd. hoped for, partially due to an unexpected volume of work it had to do in Thunder Bay, but the pace is picking up again.

Canada pushing for border bill in U.S.

Alexander Panetta
The Canadian Press

WASHINGTON—Canadian diplomats will be pushing for the adoption of border legislation as the current U.S. Congress convenes for its final few months of business.

The embassy in Washington wants U.S. lawmakers to deal with border reforms before a new president and Congress are sworn in next January.

Suffering Canadians eager to join battle

Health & Wellness
Joan Bryden
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Scores of suffering Canadians who have been excluded from the federal government’s restrictive eligibility criteria for medical assistance in dying are lining up to join a constitutional challenge to the new law.

Blue Jays open series with loss to Yankees

Ronald Blum
The Associated Press

NEW YORK—Sensing the season’s dwindling days, the N.Y. Yankees opened their penultimate homestand by falling behind on Masahiro Tanaka’s seventh pitch of a sunny Labor Day afternoon.

But Jacoby Ellsbury turned the deficit into a lead on R.A. Dickey’s third offering of the day, and New York remained on the periphery of contention for a post-season berth with four weeks to go.

‘Skinny-basic’ TV roll-out being probed

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The national broadcast regulator and the country’s four biggest television service providers are in for an earful this week over the roll-out earlier this year of so-called “skinny-basic” TV.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission will kick off public hearings tomorrow to discuss how the new, trimmed-down $25 packages have been offered to consumers.