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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - February 11, 2020

Mayor excited for Shevlin Wood Yard future


The future of the town's Shelvin Wood Yard property along the waterfront is being decided and Mayor June Caul said she's looking forward to exploring opportunities.

“This is an exciting and important week for council and administration as we plan the future of the Shevlin Wood Yard,” she remarked at last night's council meeting.

Bridge match


Gary J. Barney, front left, Fred Laverdure, Louis Tabak, and Jan Gustafson played a game of cards during the Fort Frances Senior Centre's special “Introduction to Bridge” learning session on Friday morning. The learning sessions are recurring each Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. To get involved pre-register by calling Cindy at 274-7656.

-Sam Odrowski photo

Premier builds trade with Texas

Press Release

DALLAS, TEXAS — Today, Premier Doug Ford and Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, concluded a mission to Dallas, Texas where they reinforced the benefits of investing in Ontario to business leaders and officials, including Toyota Motor North America, the Canadian Consul General in Dallas and the Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce.

Ontario teachers strike closes elementary schools for today

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Elementary teachers are hitting the picket lines en masse in Ontario today in their second provincewide strike to put pressure on the government in contract talks.

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario is also using the other four days of the week to stage rotating strikes, ensuring each board is hit twice a week.

Second plane carrying outbreak evacuees arrives in Trenton, Ont.

Laura Osman
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A second Canadian plane carrying evacuees from the quarantined region of Hubei, China, has landed at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in southern Ontario.

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said in a release Tuesday that the plane landed with 130 Canadians and 58 accompanying family members.

B.C. Pipeline protest keeps train in Montreal offline

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Commuter trains have been shut down for a second day on a train line near Montreal as supporters of a pipeline protest in northwestern British Columbia maintain their presence on the tracks.

Officials at Exo, which runs the commuter trains in the Montreal area, announced early Tuesday that morning trains were cancelled.

Markstrom sharp as Canucks top Preds

Carol Schram
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—The final score made the win look easy, but Jacob Markstrom was the difference as the Vancouver Canucks snapped their four-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Monday.

Raptors break record

Lori Ewing
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Through 15 consecutive victories, the Toronto Raptors have proven fearless in the face of adversity, unfazed by countless injuries.

And they've made Canadian pro sports history in the process.

The Raptors roared to their 15th win in a row last night, beating the revamped Minnesota Timberwolves 137-126.

Heavy rainfall impacting Deep South


BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Roads were flooded and rivers were rising across the Deep South on Tuesday after a day of heavy rains that once again filled a Mississippi lake where a dam previously was in danger of failing.

Intel, Vivo latest to drop out of tech show over virus fears

The Associated Press

LONDON—U.S. chip maker Intel and Chinese smartphone maker Vivo are among the latest companies to pull out of a major European technology fair over virus worries.

The two companies said Tuesday they would not participate in the Mobile World Congress to be held in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27.

Egypt's booming population officially hits 100 million

Isabel Debre
The Associated Press

CAIRO—Egypt's fast-growing population hit 100 million people on Tuesday, the official statistics agency announced, presenting a pressing problem for an already overburdened country with limited resources.

Clear, cold weather on the way tomorow


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

Tomorrow will see continuing flurries before clearing overnight with a high of -14 (seven) and a low of -29 (-20).

Thursday will be sunny and clear with a high of -16 (three) and a low of -28 (-18).