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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - April 18, 2016

Teen’s body found

District
From the OPP

The search for a missing Kenora teen ended yesterday after she was found deceased close to where she was last seen.

The Kenora OPP began searching for 14-year-old Azraya Kokopenace on Friday after she left the Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora around 11:20 p.m.

She was seen entering a wooded area on Lakeview Drive.

Clothing items sought

District
Staff

It’s that time of year once again.

The United Native Friendship Centre’s CAP-C program will be holding its “Spring Clothing Give Away.”

It will take place Friday, April 29 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and again Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Circle of Life Centre (616 Mowat Ave.)

Lakers even series

Sports
Joey Payeur

Head coach Wayne Strachan called Game 1 of the SIJHL final the Fort Frances Lakers’ worst outing of the season.

In just three days, the two-time defending champs came quite a long way in his eyes.

Line dance

Photos
Joey Payeur

The skating contingent of Samantha Halliday, left, Mya Scott-Thompson, Marie-Mai Langevin, Jaida Norris, Tatum Ronmark, Jenna Bailey, and Erica Lemelin did their tribute to life on “The Strip” during their routine Saturday night at the Border Skating Club’s annual ice show, entitled “Viva Las Vegas,” at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Trappers’ workshop

Photos
Heather Latter

Dale Ossachuk, foreground, and Jim Rogenrud demonstrated how to skin a beaver during the Rainy River District Trappers Council’s annual workshop Saturday at the Devlin Hall. The day included presentations, fur handling, a silent auction, and kids’ games.

Face-off battle

Photos
Joey Payeur

Braeden Allkins of the Dryden GM Ice Dogs (left) and Fort Frances Lakers’ captain Dylan Robertson clashed for puck possession during the third period of last night’s 2-1 win for the hosts in Game 2 of the best-of-seven SIJHL final at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Quebec mom, son killed in earthquake

National
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Two members of a Quebec family were among those killed during a massive earthquake in Ecuador on the weekend, a relative confirmed today.

Guy Laflamme told Montreal radio station 98.5 FM his nephew’s wife, Jennifer Mawn, and their son, Arthur Laflamme, were among the 350 reported dead after the roof of a residence collapsed on them.

Genocide education needed: group

National
Sidhartha Banerjee
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—There’s a very personal driving force behind Heidi Berger’s quest to get provinces to introduce compulsory genocide education for high-school students.

Her late mother, Ann Kazimirski, was a Holocaust survivor who championed the cause until her death 10 years ago.

Parental leave for dads eyed

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The federal government is signalling that when it finally unveils changes to parental leave rules, there will be provisions dedicated exclusively to new fathers.

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mused about the idea last month at the United Nations, it was in the context of more gender equality and increasing opportunities for women in the workforce.

Rural town soothes rough start

National
The Canadian Press

QUEENSLAND, N.S.—Just a few months ago, Syrian refugee Ziad Zeina was contemplating returning to the Middle East rather than continuing to live in a Halifax apartment he described as dirty, small, and cold.

Then a small Nova Scotia community 50 km outside the city swung into action to provide a cedar-shingled home with a yard and a view of a beach for the six-member family.

Change on way in Manitoba?

National
Steve Lambert
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—One of Canada’s two remaining NDP governments finds itself on the ropes as it heads into an election tomorrow with polls suggesting Manitoba voters are ready to turn to the Progressive Conservatives.

Premier Greg Selinger’s New Democrats have been in power for 16 years, but have faced voter anger since they raised the provincial sales tax in 2013.

Border agency audit finds rail security gaps

National
Jim Bronskill
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—An internal audit has uncovered numerous gaps in the federal border agency’s efforts to prevent dangerous cargo and people from entering Canada aboard freight trains.

The Canada Border Services Agency review found inadequate managerial oversight, a lack of timely information on which to base decisions, and shoddy targeting of incoming rail shipments for scrutiny.

As clinic access tightens, group touts pregnancy-ending drug

Health & Wellness
By David Crary The Associated Press

NEW YORK — The tightening of restrictions on abortion clinics in many states has emboldened some abortion rights advocates to launch an outreach effort, reminding women they have relatively safe and effective means of ending a pregnancy on their own through use of a miscarriage-inducing drug.

Edwards wins at Bristol

Sports
The Associated Press

BRISTOL, Tenn.—Carl Edwards took his first celebratory back flip of the season and easily stuck the landing.

“I considered not doing it,” he admitted.

“I haven’t done one for a while.”

He earned that acrobatic moment because his No. 19 Toyota gripped Bristol Motor Speedway much better than his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates yesterday.

Grace captures first PGA title

Sports
The Associated Press

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.—Branden Grace has had his share of big moments.

He believes winning the RBC Heritage is his biggest, by far.

The 27-year-old South African had won 10 times overseas, finished in the top five last year in the U.S. Open and PGA Championship, and went 5-0 for the International team at the Presidents Cup.

Jays back in win column

Sports
Matt Kalman
The Associated Press

BOSTON—For the second time in eight days, Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright held the Toronto Blue Jays’ offence at bay but got little run support and took the loss.

Wright allowed two runs on six hits, struck out six, and walked none in six innings as the Red Sox lost 5-3 to the Blue Jays at Fenway Park yesterday afternoon.

Cavaliers win opener

Sports
The Associated Press

CLEVELAND—LeBron James isn’t all alone.

One year after he carried the Cavaliers as far as he could in the post-season, James once again has Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love by his side.

Cleveland’s “Big 3” is playoff-healthy again.

South Korea says North is preparing for 5th nuclear test

International
By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea’s president said Monday that there are signs that North Korea is preparing for a fifth nuclear bomb test amid reports of increased activity at the country’s main nuclear test site.

Angry Chinese construction workers duel with bulldozers

International
The Associated Press

BEIJING — Police in northern China say an argument between construction workers escalated into a demolition derby-style clash of heavy machinery that left at least two bulldozers flipped over in a street.

In online video taken Saturday, several bulldozers are seen ramming each other while passenger cars scurry away from the cloud of dust.

Indonesia takes step toward reckoning with ‘65-66 atrocities

International
By Niniek Karmini And Stephen Wright The Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia on Monday convened an unprecedented discussion of anti-communist massacres in 1965-66 that brought together survivors and representatives of the military that orchestrated the atrocities.

California student says airline removed him for Arabic

International
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A University of California, Berkeley student who came to the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee says he was unfairly removed from a flight at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month because a fellow passenger was alarmed by an innocent conversation he was having in Arabic.

Easier, Better breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day

Recipes
By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press

Breakfast in bed is a love language in our home. Anytime there is a special occasion to celebrate ‚Äî a birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, whatever ‚Äî the rest of the family follows an unspoken agreement to meet early in the kitchen to craft a breakfast-in-bed tray.

Kohlrabi, miso and soy sauce lend an Asian flavour to slaw

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

I love all kinds of coleslaw, or just “slaw” as many people call it. I even like the sometimes mediocre, very creamy slaw served in those little paper cups alongside a sandwich at the deli or diner.