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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - April 23, 2016

‘Sunny’ singers

Photos
Heather Latter

Members of the Riverside Foundation’s special events committee sang a unique version of “You Are My Sunshine” during the Foundation’s annual spring luncheon in the Robert Moore School gym yesterday afternoon.

Emergency preparedness to be in spotlight

News
Staff

Town council is being asked to declare May 8-14 as “Emergency Preparedness Week” in Fort Frances.

Council will receive a letter from Fort Frances Fire Chief Frank Sheppard, requesting that mayor and council make the proclamation, at its regular meeting tonight.

Festival results

District
Press Release

The Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts wrapped up its Piano division Friday, adjudicated by Jane Petroni, who teaches piano privately in Winnipeg and through the Preparatory Department of the University of Manitoba.

Piano

(April 22)

Knowledge is ‘power’

Photos
Duane Hicks

Fort Frances Power Corp. director Larry Cousineau, left, and FFPC technical customer service representative Jeremy Nussbaumer shared information on energy conservation, rebate programs, and more Saturday during the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Community Expo 2016 at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Driver charged

District
From the OPP

The Rainy River District OPP charged an adult male driver with impaired driving offences.

Yesterday at 4:49 a.m., officers were notified of a motor vehicle in the ditch along Highway 11 on Couchiching.

Officers located the driver at a residence in Fort Frances.

The 24-year-old Fort Frances man was arrested and taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

Larson notches decisive goal

Sports
Staff

It was a good weekend for both Fort Frances teams and individual players.

While the Fort Frances Lakers were winning their third-straight SIJHL crown, Jordan Larson was putting his own stamp on the junior ‘A’ hockey post-season.

Birthday tea

Photos
Duane Hicks

June Cunningham, left, and Sharon Payne enjoyed afternoon tea Saturday during a celebration marking the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II held at St. John’s Anglican Church here. People got dressed up in their finest attire to enjoy tea, coffee, specialty sandwiches, scones, and cakes.

Lakers crowned champs yet again

Sports
Joey Payeur

The scrawled message in coloured marker on the entrance doors of the Dryden Memorial Arena was clear: “Bring Bill Home.”

It wasn’t meant for them but the Fort Frances Lakers did exactly that.

Happy Laker

Photos
Joey Payeur

A.J. Rupert let his feelings be known about the Fort Frances Lakers winning their third-straight Bill Salonen Cup after a 4-2 victory over the host Dryden GM Ice Dogs in Game 6 of the best-of-seven SIJHL final Saturday night. The Lakers won the series 4-2 to advance to the Dudley Hewitt Cup on May 3-7 in Kirkland Lake.

Seat size battle in court

National
The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—A Halifax man who advocates on behalf of airline passengers argued in Federal Court today that even though he is not overweight himself, he should have the right to file a complaint about a carrier’s “discriminatory” practice of bumping obese travellers.

Trudeau, ministers holed up at retreat

National
Joan Bryden
The Canadian Press

KANANASKIS, Alta.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his 30 ministers holed up at a luxury mountain resort in Alberta yesterday to discuss the devastation wrought by plunging oil prices on the province’s economy.

Growing antibiotic resistance opens market for alternative solutions

Business
By Aleksandra Sagan The Canadian Press

TORONTO — A hundred years ago, a small wound could result in death if an infection spread. That could become reality again as the world threatens to return to a pre-antibiotic era due to antibiotic resistance.

Some have pointed to the widespread use of antibiotics in livestock feed as a culprit, resulting in urgent calls to quell their use and find alternatives.

Last-lap pass fuels Edwards

Sports
The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va.—Carl Edwards had been grinding for 30 laps yesterday—doing everything he could to catch Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in a two-way breakaway from the pack at Richmond International Raceway.

When he finally caught him on the last lap, and in the final turn, he had no time to think about what would be the prudent thing to do.

Warriors still win despite losing Curry

Sports
The Associated Press

HOUSTON—Stephen Curry sat on the bench with his head in his hands—facing another injury that could derail Golden State’s playoff run.

Jays’ bats wake up against A’s

Sports
Neil Davidson
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Manager John Gibbons says it’s too early to say the Blue Jays are on fire.

But Toronto definitely is heating up.

Ezequiel Carrera and Jose Bautista homered yesterday as the Jays continued to swing a hot bat in a 6-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics that brought them back to .500 at 10-10.

Solar-plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance

Technology
By Olga R. Rodriguez The Associated Press

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavour is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure.

Australian teen charged with plotting alleged terror attack

International
By Kristen Gelineau The Associated Press

SYDNEY, Australia — A teenager was charged with plotting a terrorist attack on an Australian Veteran’s Day ceremony, police said Monday, the second year in a row authorities say they have thwarted an attack linked to the national holiday.

Pot operations found in homes where 8 died

International
By Ann Sanner The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Marijuana growing operations were discovered at some of the crime scenes where officials said eight family members were killed in a “pre-planned execution,” raising more questions as authorities scrambled to find a suspect or suspects in the slayings in a rural southern Ohio community.

Solar plane lands after Pacific leg

Science
The Associated Press

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said yesterday the endeavour is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure.

Cambodian Royal Turtle nearly extinct - less than 10 in wild

Science
The Associated Press

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia’s Royal Turtle is nearly extinct, with fewer than 10 left in the wild, because increased sand dredging and illegal clearance of flooded forest have shrunk its habitat, a conservationist group warned Monday.

Cambodian Royal Turtle nearly extinct - less than 10 in wild

Science
The Associated Press

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia’s Royal Turtle is nearly extinct, with fewer than 10 left in the wild, because increased sand dredging and illegal clearance of flooded forest have shrunk its habitat, a conservationist group warned Monday.

Hint! Hint! This is the treat moms want on Mother’s Day

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

I’m always at a bit of a loss about what to say about Mother’s Day, not to mention similar holidays that feel slightly (more than slightly?) manufactured.