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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - July 4, 2019

Hospital workers rally against cuts


Local health care workers recently took a stand against the Progressive Conservative government's restructuring, centralization, and reduced funding of health care services.

Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) rallied outside of La Verendrye Hospital yesterday in defence of public health.

Supervise your children near water

From the Fort Frances
Fire & Rescue Service

If you're not within arms' reach, you've gone too far.

When a child is near the water, you need to be near them . . . within arms' reach.

The absence of effective adult supervision is a factor in 75 percent of deaths by drowning for children under the age of 10.

OPP busy over weekend

From the OPP

Over the Canada Day long weekend of June 28 to July 1, members of the Ontario Provincial Police in the Rainy River District area investigated multiple incidents which resulted in impaired driving charges.

Quest for the Best


“Quest For The Best” is back for another year on Friday, July 19 starting at 7:30 p.m. under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina.

The evening will feature 20 solo and duet performances accompanied by talented musicians, The Faculty.

Raiders roll to 10th win of season


The Couchiching Raiders are proving to be a problem for a lot of teams in the Rainy River District Women' Fastball League.

Grace Bragg and Darcy Jones homered to pace the Raiders to their league-leading 10th win of the season in a 19-12 decision over the Fort Frances Angels last night at Couchiching.

Raelle Redford hit a homer in a losing cause for the Angels.

FITS colour run

Ken Kellar

Participants in the Fun in the Sun Colour Run were dusted with pink chalk by volunteers at the Gillons' Insurance station near Seven Oaks on Monday morning. The colour run followed the pancake breakfast at the Fort Frances Legion as the official starts to the Canada Day celebrations in Fort Frances.

CUPE rally

Sam Odrowski

Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) president Michael Hurley pointed to a chart held by Ontario Nurses Association president Corinne Webb to illustrate what the health care system will look like by 2024 under the current PC government during a rally outside of La Verendrye Hospital yesterday.

Soccer action

Jamie Mountain

Jennie Dyck of La Place Rendez-Vous looked to get control of the ball during the first half of her squad's 4-0 win over Al's Racquet Stringing in Borderland Soccer League women's division action on Tuesday night. The Vous improved to 4-1 with the win and will square off against Al's (1-4) again next Tuesday night at 7 p.m. (weather permitting).

Legion float

Marc Stuempfle

The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 truly lived up to the theme, “True North Strong and Free,” with their patriotic float in the Canada Day parade here Monday. The Legion won first place for having the best float, followed by Fun in the Sun Mini-Queen 2018 Hope McCormick (second place) and the Fun in the Sun Committee—including a procession of colour run participants (third place).

Franklin exhibit

Ken Kellar

Fort Frances Museum summer students Naomi McManaman, left, and Alyssa Armstrong posed with a replica of the headstone of able seaman John Hartnell for the grand opening of “Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin's Ship" yesterday. Hartnell was one of three crew members of the Franklin Expedition who died early on and were buried on Beechey Island before the expedition and its crew was lost.

New careers curriculum to include budgeting

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario's new career studies curriculum for Grade 10 will include learning about financial literacy, including having students make a plan to fund their first year after high school.

The province's new education minister, Stephen Lecce, unveiled the updated curriculum Tuesday at Toronto's York University.

Ontario concussion rates higher than thought

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A new study examining concussion rates in Ontario suggests the condition is more prevalent than previously reported.

The study published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation found that an average of 150,000 Ontario residents were diagnosed with a concussion each year between 2008 and 2016.

Whale meat fetches ‘celebration prices’ after Japanese hunt

By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press

TOKYO — Chunks of meat from the first whales caught since Japan resumed commercial whaling this week fetched “celebration prices” at auction Thursday.

Ash Barty nets another win at Wimbledon

Chris Lehourites
The Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England—If the pressure is getting to Ash Barty at Wimbledon, she's doing a great job of hiding it.

The top-ranked Australian came into the grass-court Grand Slam tournament after winning the French Open and a Wimbledon warm-up event in Birmingham.

Drury lifts Blue Jays over Red Sox

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Jacob Waguespack didn't have time to rethink his game plan after the Blue Jays decided to shake things up an hour before first pitch.

Arctic mission will trap scientists in ice to study climate

By Frank Jordans The Associated Press

BREMERHAVEN, Germany — Cranes hoist cargo onto the deck, power tools scream out and workers bustle through the maze of passageways inside the German icebreaker RV Polarstern, preparations for a yearlong voyage that organizers say is unprecedented in scale and ambition.

Clickety clack, let's look back: Typewriters return

Katherine Roth
The Associated Press

For most of us, the clickety clack of a manual typewriter—or the gentler tapping of the IBM Selectric—are but memories, or something seen only in movies.

But at the few remaining typewriter repair shops in the country, business is booming as a younger generation discovers the joy of the feel and sound of the typewriter and older generations admit they never fell out of love with it.

Clickety clack, let’s look back: Typewriters return

By Katherine Roth The Associated Press

For most of us, the clickety clack of a manual typewriter — or the gentler tapping of the IBM Selectric — are but memories, or something seen only in movies.

Sunny weekend ahead


Tonight will be partly cloudy with showers in places and a low of 14 C (57 F).

Tomorrow will be sunny and nice, with a high of 25 (77) and a low of 10 (50).

Saturday will be sunny and pleasant. Expect a high of 24 (75) and a low of 12 (54).


Around Town

Melody McKiver, an Indigenous Music Award nominated artist, will play at the Rainy Lake Square this evening (July 4) from 6-8 p.m. Free concert. Bring a chair. Food sold by Flint House.