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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - February 10, 2020

Town's public consultation rescheduled

News
Staff

A public input session to help determine the future of the Shevlin Wood Yard and Nursing Station has been rescheduled for this Wednesday (Feb. 12) 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The event was originally scheduled for this Thursday (Feb. 13) but was rescheduled due to it conflicting with the Chamber Business Awards which take place this Thursday.

Presentation on MMWIG slated at council

News
Staff

Council is scheduled to hear a presentation from the Binesiwag Centre for Wellness at tonight's meeting, regarding their request for the town in respect to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG),

On behalf of the families of MMIWG in Canada, the Binesiwag Centre for Wellness respectfully requests the following from the town:

New outbreak declared at Rainycrest

News
Press Release

Riverside Health Care in conjunction with the Northwestern Public Health Unit has declared a Gastroenteritis Outbreak at Rainycrest Long Term Care.

Busy week for Muskie girls

Sports
Staff

The Muskie girls' hockey team played a fair bit of hockey over the last week as they get prepared for the NorWOSSA playoffs ahead.

Fort High was in Thunder Bay over the weekend to play some exhibition games against Thunder Bay teams, where the black-and-gold away with a 1-3 record.

The Muskies opened play on Friday with a narrow 4-3 loss to the Bantam 'AA' Queens.

Lakers win one against Thief River Falls Norskies

Sports
Staff

It was a great weekend for the Fort Frances Lakers as the squad picked up three of a possible four points in a home-and-home split with the Thief River Falls Norksies.

Tyler Johnson scored the lone goal of the shootout as the Norskies pulled out a narrow 5-4 decision over the Lakers in the opener on Friday at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Four Muskies qualify for OFSAA

Sports
Staff

It was another great day for the Muskie Nordic skiing team at the NWOSSAA championships on Thursday in Atikokan.

Four members of the black-and-gold were able to book their tickets to the all-Ontarios, which are slated for Feb. 19-21 in Huntsville.

In the junior girls' 3.7-K race, Emma Toriseva nabbed NWOSSAA gold with a time of 12:12 to advance to OFSAA.

Laker approaches

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Fort Frances Lakers' captain Noah Loveday tried to navigate his way through the Thief River Falls Norskies' defence as he entered the offensive zone during the third period of the Lakers' 2-1 win on Saturday night in SIJHL action at the Ice For Kids Arena. Loveday dished out a pair of assists in that one to help his squad earn a home-and-home split against Thief River Falls.

Coldest day walk

Photos

Supporters of the local out of the Cold Warming Centre took to the streets for the Coldest Day of the Year awareness walk in Fort Frances on Thursday afternoon. Participants started at the Northwest Community Legal Clinic on Scott St. and proceeded towards the river before ending up at the warming centre for a hot lunch and screening of a documentary on homelessness.

Emma Toriseva

Photos
of Mike McKinnon/Atikokan Progress

Emma Toriseva's hard work paid off on Thursday at the NWOSSAA championships in Atikokan as she cruised to the gold medal in the junior girls' 3.7-K race to advance to OFSAA in Huntsville later this month.

Guinea pig bday

Photos

It was all fun and games as Edie Lundon, centre, perfectly placed the birthday hat on the guinea pig -with assistance from mom Heather, right, and Sarah Marusyk- during the Fort Frances Public Library's birthday party for resident guinea pigs Milo and Otis that was held on Wednesday morning.

Ready to learn

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Aidan Smith, left, and dad Joe of International Falls got a lesson on skinning a weasel from local trapper Trevor Mills during the trappers workshop put on by the Rainy River District Trappers Council at the Metis Hall on Saturday. Visitors to the event were able to learn more about trapping, purchase tools and equipment and watch demonstrations put on by experienced trappers.

Several rounds of strikes set for Ontario schools

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Schools across Ontario will see several rounds of strikes this week, in the elementary, secondary and French systems, as teachers try to put pressure on the government during contract talks.

Princess Cruises confirms new Canadian coronavirus case

National
The Canadian Press

YOKOHAMA, Japan—Princess Cruises says a Canadian is among an additional 66 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in the Japanese port city of Yokohama, just outside Tokyo.

Arrests made as Vancouver protesters defy injunction

National
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Police have begun enforcing a court injunction preventing protesters from blocking several entrances to the Port of Vancouver and at DeltaPort, south of the city.

Officers arrived at around 5 a.m. after the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority obtained the injunction following protests affected port operations through the weekend.

After signing sponsor, Mercedes awaits Hamilton to commit

Sports
Rob Harris
The Associated Press

LONDON—Now that Mercedes has signed a sponsorship with one of Britain's richest people, the Formula One team has to secure a long-term commitment from world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Jim Ratcliffe's chemical giant INEOS has a five-year deal with Mercedes, but Hamilton is entering the last season of his contract.

Jets use four-goal third period to win against the Blackhawks

Sports
Jim Brender
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Andrew Copp may have found his calling playing centre.

Moving from the wing to the middle due to injuries, the Winnipeg forward has been a force for the Winnipeg Jets lately.

Copp scored the go-ahead goal as part of a four-goal third period, and the Jets came from behind to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 last night.

Flurries on the way

Weather

Tonight will see a chance of flurries and a low of -11 C (12 F).

Tomorrow will see a chance of flurries during the day with more flurries overnight and a high of minus-five (23) with a low of -10 (14).

Wednesday will see a continuing chance of flurries before clearing overnight with a high of -11 (12) and a low of -29 (-20).