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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - April 29, 2019

Instrumental Division results


Instrumental Division

(April 25)

Trade show

Sam Odrowski

The 908 Rainy Lake Air Cadets were selling for their meat and BBQ draw at their booth during the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's Business & Community Expo on Saturday at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The funds raised from the draw will be used to offset the cost of sending five of the air cadets on a trip to Europe later this year to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

'Red Dress Day'

Sam Odrowski

Kathy Foy, left, and Pam Rittau of the United Native Friendship Centre invite members of the public to come to their main building located on 516 Portage Ave.

Classic rivalry

Jamie Mountain

It was all a matter of who was going to retrieve the ball first as the Muskie and Rainy River Owl girls' soccer teams renewed their rivalry on Thursday afternoon in exhibition action at Fort High. The black-and-gold prevailed in both games, with the girls' squad winning 2-0 and the boys eking out a 3-2 decision over the visiting Owls.

'Country Chic'


Chantal Derendorf, left, Jaana Georgeson and Sheri Georgeson chose where to put their tickets at the penny table during “Mama's Gone Country Chic,” this year's spring fundraiser luncheon for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care, which was held Saturday upstairs at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre.

Ontario cancels same-day marijuana delivery tender

Armina Ligaya
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario's government-run cannabis distributor has cancelled its tender for couriers to make same-day pot deliveries.

The provincial corporation tasked with the online sale and distribution of recreational cannabis posted a cancellation notice on Friday via the Ontario government's tender portal.

Leaders call for help with flooding

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—First Nations leaders are calling on the provincial government to help press Ottawa to relocate the community of Kashechewan as it deals with annual flooding.

Kashechewan First Nation has been evacuated, as its more than 2,500 members have been flown to other locations across the province.

Panel to review OPP

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario is spending up to $500,000 to review workplace culture at the provincial police, prompted by recent suicides.

Solicitor General Sylvia Jones announced today that the government will create an independent review panel.

Jones has said the Ontario Provincial Police are facing a mental health crisis, with 13 officers having taken their own lives since 2012.

Ontario decreases per-student funding

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario is cutting the amount of money school boards receive per student, which advocates say will mean fewer services and supports for kids.

The Progressive Conservative government announced the 2019-20 school board funding on Friday, details that came as some boards have been issuing surplus notices to teachers, prompting worries about layoffs due to increasing class sizes.

Average farmland value rises nearly seven per cent in 2018: Farm Credit Canada

By Aleksandra Sagan The Canadian Press

The average value of Canadian farmland rose nearly seven per cent last year, according to a new report, but that growth rate is likely to be cut in half over 2019 amid ongoing canola trade issues with China.

Liz Weston: Income can peak before you’re ready

By Liz Weston Of Nerdwallet The Associated Press

Most retirement calculators are optimistic to a fault. They assume our incomes will rise throughout our working lives, or at least stay roughly the same.

Avalanche down Sharks to even series

Josh Dubow
The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Trailing in the second period and in danger of going down 2-0 in the series, Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar put his three top scorers back on a line together and got the results he sought.

Smoak lifts Blue Jays to extra-innings win

John Chidley-Hill
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The thrill of a walkoff win still hasn't gotten old for Justin Smoak, even after a decade in Major League Baseball.

Smoak drove in the winning run in the 11th inning as the Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 5-4 victory yesterday afternoon.

$30K spills onto road, police ask for it back



GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—Police in Michigan are appealing to people to surrender their instant riches after a box with $30,000 fell off the back of a truck.

Authorities in Grand Haven say drivers stopped last Thursday to pick up cash for themselves.

Girl recalls attack: 'I was scared, really, really scared'

Amy Taxin and
Christopher Weber
The Associated Press

POWAY, Calif.—Eight-year-old Noya Dahan had finished praying and gone to play with other children at her Southern California synagogue when gunshots rang out. Her uncle grabbed her and the other children, leading them outside to safety as her leg bled from a shrapnel wound.

Gray Whales washing up dead on Northwest Beaches

By Tom Banse The Associated Press

An unusually large number of grey whales are washing up dead on their northbound migration past the Oregon and Washington coasts this year. The peak stranding time for grey whales in the Pacific Northwest is normally April, May and June. But the federal agency NOAA Fisheries has already logged nine dead whales washed ashore in Washington and one in Oregon.

Girl recalls attack: “I was scared, really, really scared”

By Amy Taxin And Christopher Weber The Associated Press

POWAY, Calif. — Eight-year-old Noya Dahan had finished praying and gone to play with other children at her Southern California synagogue when gunshots rang out. Her uncle grabbed her and the other children, leading them outside to safety as her leg bled from a shrapnel wound.

Cloudy, cooler weather on tap


Tonight will be rather cloudy with a couple of flurries and a low of minus-one C (30 F).

Tomorrow will see low clouds. Expect a high of seven (45) and a low of minus-one (30).

Wednesday will be cloudy, with a couple of showers, a high of seven (45) and a low of minus-one (30).