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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - July 11, 2019

Internet down at library


An internet outage at the Fort Frances Public Library has continued into its third day.

The library has been without an internet connection since Tuesday, when a truck doing work in the area pulled down their service cable.

The outage has affected all computers at the library, meaning anyone looking to access any of the library's internet services will be unable to connect.

Police continue to receive complaints for AMBER Alerts

From the OPP

The Ontario AMBER Alert program continues to be an instrumental tool in assisting both the public and police with locating an abducted child who may be in danger.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public that calling 911 or any emergency service communication centre is not an appropriate venue to complain about AMBER Alerts.

OPP investigate man's death in Grassy Narrows

From the OPP

The Treaty 3 Police Service (T3PS) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are conducting an investigation into a death that occurred in the Grassy Narrows First Nation community.

On Tuesday, at approximately 12:55 a.m., Treaty 3 Police Service officers responded to assist a male who had been seriously assaulted on a roadway in the community.

Raiders nab their third-straight win


Another solid night at the ball field let to yet another win for the Couchiching Raiders.

Grace Bragg pitched well to pace the Raiders (12-1) to a 14-8 decision over the Red Gut Babes for their third win in a row.

Tracy Morningstar was tagged with the loss for the Babes, who saw their record fall to 1-7-3.

Summer celebration

Sam Odrowski

Lysandra Hector, left, Jessica Smith, and Casey Marchant of Green's BrandSource Home Furnishings stood outside the store this morning to tell passersby about their sales and hand out free balloons during the Scott Street Summer Celebration. The 200 block of Scott Street was closed to traffic from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Staff appreciation lunch


Rainycrest Activation staff members Elizabeth Logue, left, and Levi Morris were served up lunch at the annual staff appreciation BBQ at Rainycrest last month. Throughout the month of June, Riverside Health Care celebrated over 550 employees across the district with their annual staff appreciation BBQs.

'Gleek Week'

Ken Kellar

Kids got into the groove and danced to the Glee version of a Van Halen classic as they prepared for the “Gleek Week” end-of-week show this morning at the Townshend Theatre. Participants have spent the week learning singing, dancing and acting, with all of their work leading towards a production on the final day of the camp. The end-of-week show will run tomorrow afternoon at the theatre.

Sushi making

Ken Kellar

Maggie LeMesurier, right, demonstrated her sushi-rolling technique for the group who attended the teen sushi making class offered at the Fort Frances Public Library yesterday. LeMesurier walked through the process of making sushi rice, cutting up ingredients and rolling up custom sushi rolls. Teens also got to sample the demonstration roll once it was finished.

Legion bans hate groups

The Canadian Press

The Royal Canadian Legion says its leaders have approved a new policy that prohibits its branches from affiliating with groups that promote hatred.

Last month, the legion's Dominion Command said it would take action to prevent a repeat of an incident where the anti-immigration group Soldiers of Odin held an Easter dinner at a legion in Grande Prairie, Alta.

Falls are leading cause for seniors hospitalized due to injury: report

Nicole Thompson
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Falls appear to be the leading cause of injuries that land seniors in hospital, according to newly released data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information that has experts calling for more preventative education on the issue.

Premiers call for exemption from Buy American policies

Stephanie Taylor
Bill Graveland
The Canadian Press

SASKATOON—Canada's premiers want the federal government to seek an exemption from the United States' Buy American measures.

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said trade was a big topic yesterday on the first day of the annual premiers' conference.

Beer used as booster seat

The Canadian Press

PERTH COUNTY, Ont.—Provincial police say a man has been charged after he used a case of beer as a substitute for a booster seat for a two-year-old.

OPP say they stopped a sedan on a road in the town of Atwood, Ont., around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

They say officers observed the toddler seated on a 30-can case of beer.

Fatal sub fire study to be released

The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—Sailors who survived a devastating fire aboard the submarine HMCS Chicoutimi almost 15 years ago were expected to learn details today of a study into the long-term impact on their health.

New measures aim to protect right whales

Teresa Wright
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The federal government has announced new measures to protect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence that have been dying from ship strikes and getting caught in fishing gear.

The well-being of the endangered species is of great concern to Canadians, Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Tuesday.

Oil producers call for oil curtailment easing in return for rail commitments

Dan Healing
The Canadian Press

CALGARY—Canada's largest oil producers are calling on the Alberta government to reward companies that commit to adding crude-by-rail capacity by easing their oil curtailment levels.

Henderson wins ESPY

The Canadian Press

LOS ANGELES—Canada's Brooke Henderson can add an ESPY to her trophy case.

Henderson, from Smiths Falls, Ont., was named best female golfer at the annual celebration of athletes yesterday.

The Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards are presented by the ABC television network and were previously put on by American sports network ESPN.

Federer, Nadal renew great rivalry

Howard Fendrich
The Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England—After going more than 1 1/2 years without playing each other anywhere, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will be meeting at a second consecutive Grand Slam tournament when they face off in Wimbledon's semifinals.

Last month, Nadal got his shot at Federer on red clay, winning their wind-whipped French Open semifinal in straight sets on the way to a 12th title there.

If experience matters, Williams has big edge

Chris Lehourites
The Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England—One of the Wimbledon semifinalists has won 23 major titles. The other three women playing today have combined to win one.

If experience and accomplishments count for anything, Serena Williams has the clear advantage.

Woman who swims topless vows to return to beach

The Associated Press

DULUTH, Minn.—A Minnesota woman who swims topless in Lake Superior says she won't be dissuaded by someone who called the police on her.

Michelle Bennett was sunbathing topless on the beach in Duluth last month when a woman asked her to cover up, saying she was making the woman's children uncomfortable.

Bennett refused, so the woman called the police.

AL strikes out 16 for 4-3 win in All-Star Game

Ben Walker
The Associated Press

CLEVELAND—For one night, the pitchers took back the power.

Hours after an awesome Home Run Derby got everyone buzzing even louder about monster shots and juiced balls, only a couple flew out of Progressive Field in the All-Star Game.

America's forgotten dinosaurs show signs of life


By Ben Finley, Patrick Whittle and John Flesher THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHARLES CITY, Va.—Sturgeon were America's vanishing dinosaurs, armour-plated beasts that crowded the nation's rivers until mankind's craving for caviar pushed them to the edge of extinction.

Diplomats shaken by resignation of Britain’s US ambassador

By Matthew Lee The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The abrupt resignation of Britain’s ambassador to the United States over leaked cables critical of the Trump administration may have jolted official Washington, but it’s unlikely to have a lasting impact on the U.S.-British relationship or diplomatic practice.

Japan says space probe landed on asteroid to get soil sample

By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press

TOKYO — A Japanese spacecraft landed on a distant asteroid on Thursday and collected underground samples that scientists hope will provide clues to the origin of the solar system billions of years ago, Japan’s space agency said.

US lawmakers on northern border want grain rules addressed

The Associated Press

BILLINGS, Mont. — Republican senators along the northern U.S. border are asking officials to address grain in the trade deal with Canada and Mexico.

Shortening trainee doctor hours hasn’t harmed patients

By Carla K. Johnson The Associated Press

When reforms shortened working hours for U.S. doctors-in-training, some worried: Was that enough time to learn the art of medicine? Would future patients suffer?

Now a study has answers, finding no difference in hospital deaths, readmissions or costs when comparing results from doctors trained before and after caps limiting duties to 80 hours per week took effect.

Warm, sometimes stormy days ahead


Tonight will be partly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm late and a low of 16 C (61 F).

Tomorrow will be sunny to partly cloudy. Expect a high of 25 (77) and a low of 11 (52).

Saturday will be mostly sunny with a chance of shower or thunderstorms as the day goes on, a high of 27 (81) and a low of 15 (59).


Around Town

A Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship volunteer drive/info session will be held on Thursday, July 11 from 4-7 p.m. at NCDS (304 Scott St., across from the post office). Volunteers are needed for various jobs from July 14-21. Register anytime at NCDS or Questions? Call Jeannette at (807) 275-9229.