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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - November 19, 2015

Play ‘dough’

Heather Latter

Paisley Riches rolled out some “dough” during the Northwestern Health Unit’s “Play Date” yesterday at St. Michael’s School. The event, for children of all ages, offered families a night to slow down and spend some time playing. There were fun, interactive, and messy activities for parents and children to enjoy together, as well as a free pasta dinner.

Market square architect sought

Duane Hicks

The town has put out a request for proposals to develop a market square on Scott Street.

Chief Building Official Travis Rob said the town is looking for a reputable architecture firm to design an open-air market square at the site of the former Rainy Lake Hotel.

SIU probing injury

From the OPP

Yesterday around 12:30 p.m., Rainy River District OPP officers located a male, who was arrested on an outstanding warrant within the Town of Fort Frances.

The male was taken to Fort Frances detachment.

A short time after arriving there, he sustained an injury and was transported to hospital.

Jumping drills

Joey Payeur

Members of the local Fire ’N Ice volleyball club bounded their way through various jumping drills during a practice session yesterday evening at Fort High. The first-year club mixes technical training with dryland conditioning for players in the U14, U16, and U18 age groups.

Drivers facing charges

From the OPP

On Tuesday at 4:50 p.m., Rainy River District OPP officers responded to the report of a motor-vehicle collision near the intersection of Shortreed Road and King’s Highway 11 in Watten Township.

After speaking with the driver, it was determined she had been drinking.

The 51-year-old Fort Frances woman subsequently was arrested.

Girls’ hockey scores


In a cross-divisional match-up, the Fort Frances Midget Chargers (FFGWHA) nipped the Fort Frances Bantam ‘AA’ Leafs (FFMHA) 4-3 back on Nov. 5.

Myla Angus and Maddy Morrison had two goals apiece for the Chargers.

The Leafs’ goal scorers were not available at press time.

Last Thursday (Nov. 12), the Chargers blanked the Emo Express 5-0.

‘Curling Week’ kicks off tomorrow


It’s time to salute a different type of rock-and-roll.

The Northern Ontario Curling Association kicks off its annual “Curling Week” festivities tomorrow across the region—and the Fort Frances Curling Club will be taking part.

The club will hold its annual “Breakfast Bonspiel” starting tomorrow, with action continuing through Saturday.

Muskies open season with rout

Joey Payeur

If a month-and-a-half of practice wasn’t enough for the Muskie boys’ hockey team to be ready to play Tuesday night, the unexpected reappearance of their head coach and his partner definitely was.

‘Co-op Day’

Joey Payeur

Fort High co-op student Kevin Metke mixed together chemicals to create a colour wall while demonstrating some of the skills he learned while assigned to help out in the school’s science department. Metke was one of about 40 students showcasing their work placements this semester during “Co-op Display Day” there yesterday.

Go slow legalizing pot: centre

Giuseppe Valiante
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—The new federal government should proceed slowly with changing the country’s drug laws, says the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, which has released a report on the U.S. experience legalizing cannabis.

Canada lauded by Obama on climate efforts

Mike Blanchfield
The Canadian Press

MANILA, Philippines—Justin Trudeau has left the building.

Canada’s new prime minister departed today from the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Manila, closing his first act on the international stage—trailed by a squealing mob of young Filipino journalists and volunteers and questions about whether any of it might be good for his broader foreign policy goals.

Attack mastermind dies in raid

The Associated Press

PARIS—The Belgian extremist suspected of masterminding the deadly attacks in Paris died a day ago, along with his female cousin, in a police raid on a suburban apartment building, French officials said today, adding it still was not clear exactly how he died.

Resolute grows tissue business

Ross Marowits
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Resolute Forest Products is stepping up efforts to counter dwindling demand for paper by accelerating its entry into the North American tissue business.

Sask. to set up refugee centre

The Canadian Press

REGINA—Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says the province will establish a refugee settlement centre to co-ordinate the arrival of Syrian refugees there.

The announcement comes just days after Wall said the federal government should suspend its plan to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees by year’s end because of safety concerns.

Man sues police over beating

Colin Perkel
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A man beaten by police in an incident caught on videotape earlier this month filed a lawsuit yesterday alleging two officers attacked him without provocation and used excessive force during an illegal arrest.

Police then added insult to injury by scorning family members who complained about the alleged beating, relatives of Santokh Bola said.

By Erik Schelzig The Associated Press

Germany’s largest trade union IG Metall opening joint US office with United Auto Workers

NASHVILLE Germany’s largest trade union is opening a joint office with the United Auto Workers in Tennessee to promote labour issues at German automakers and suppliers in the southern United States.

Norwood likely to miss final

Dan Ralph
The Canadian Press

HAMILTON—Once again, Orlondo Steinauer has some shuffling to do.

Defensive end Eric Norwood is doubtful for Sunday when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats visit the Ottawa Redblacks in the East Division final.

Norwood reportedly suffered a season-ending knee injury in last weekend’s 25-22 home win over the Toronto Argonauts in the division semi-final.

Eskies not worried about long layoff

John Korobanik
The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—The Edmonton Eskimos are confident a three-week layoff will work in their favour as they prepare to host the Calgary Stampeders in Sunday’s CFL West final.

Teams finishing first in the West, and being off the semi-final week, have just a 5-5 record over the past 10 division finals.

Fighting Hawks selected as new University of North Dakota nickname, replacing Fighting Sioux

By Dave Kolpack The Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. Wednesday’s news that the University of North Dakota’s new nickname would be Fighting Hawks was greeted matter-of-factly by some UND players and coaches.

NIH retiring its last research chimps, says no need for studies with humans’ closest relative

By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press

WASHINGTON The National Institutes of Health is sending its last remaining research chimpanzees into retirement — as soon as a federal sanctuary has room for them.

Israeli artist remembers Polish educator who followed his orphans to a Nazi death camp

By Aron Heller The Associated Press

TEL AVIV, Israel With World War II underway and the Nazis closing in, 16-year-old Itzchak Belfer decided to flee his native Poland and head east to Soviet Russia. The man who had raised the Jewish boy like a son tearfully gave him his blessing, slipped the teen some money and said, “the chicks are leaving the nest.”

THE AMERICAN TABLE: Recipe for homemade boozy hot sauce

By Elizabeth Karmel The Associated Press

The weekend before Thanksgiving usually is my holiday gift-making weekend. Most years, my mother and I make wild persimmon fruitcakes, which we wrap in bourbon-soaked cheesecloth. They are so delicious.