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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - November 19, 2019

School boards seeking input on proposed calendars

News
Staff

School boards from across Northwestern Ontario are looking for the public's input regarding the 2020-2021 school year.

The boards have released the 2020-2021 School Year Calendar Survey on their websites that are asking students, parents, staff and members of the public who are interested to weigh in on the calendar for students' next school year.

Senior Teammates

Photos
Jamie Mountain

The graduating class all posed for a photo during the Muskie football team’s annual awards banquet last night at the Copper River Inn. Back row, from left to right, are Adam George, Aaron Scheibler, Wyatt Richards, Carson Noga, Sean Huziak, Ayden Gushulak-Kelly, Brady Bodnarchuk, Kaleb Woods, and Dale Berg.

St. Francis awards

Photos
Ken Kellar

St. Francis students Kodi-Jo Galbraith, Kali Tessier, Cameron and Matt Rousseau and Declan McCart, along with Liam Dent (not in photo), were the recipients of the Catholic values medallions for the month of October during the school's monthly assembly yesterday.

Packing shoeboxes

Photos
Ken Kellar

The senior girls of the Border Skating Club posed with the supplies they donated to put into Christmas shoeboxes for Samaritan's Purse Canada's “Operation Christmas Child” campaign on Sunday evening. The girls donated various school supplies and other small, useful items to go into the shoeboxes and be sent to children in need in developing countries around the world.

Less restrictive assisted-dying law urged

National
Joan Bryden
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Even before he swears in his new cabinet, Justin Trudeau is being urged to ask his new justice minister to move swiftly to make Canada's assisted-dying law less restrictive.

The prime minister has said he'll comply with a September court ruling that struck down as unconstitutional the requirement that only those near death can qualify for medical help to end their suffering.

Patients have right to pay for care: lawyer

National
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—A lawyer arguing in favour of a two-tier health-care system in British Columbia says the government can't legally justify preventing patients from paying private doctors to alleviate their suffering sooner than the public system could provide treatment.

Ontario considers changing how judges are appointed

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Upcoming changes to the way judges and justices of the peace are selected in Ontario have sparked concerns among opposition politicians who say the move could be an attempt by the Doug Ford government to politicize the process.

High school teachers vote for strike

National
Allison Jones
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Education Minister Stephen Lecce called on Ontario's major teachers' unions to enter into mediation yesterday, as one took another step toward a potential strike and another voted overwhelmingly in favour of one.

Province eyes extending water bottling moratorium

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario is proposing to extend a moratorium on water bottling permits for nine months.

A spokesman for Environment Minister Jeff Yurek said this would give the government more time to review the science and consult with the public, stakeholders and Indigenous communities.

Trans Mountain got $320M in subsidies this year

National
Laura Kane
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—The Trans Mountain pipeline received $320 million in subsidies from the Canadian and Alberta governments in the first half of 2019, said a new report by an economic institute that analyzes environmental issues.

Anunoby lead Raptors to rout of Charlotte

Sports
Lori Ewing
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—OG Anunoby was having an excellent night when Nicolas Batum swung a hard elbow that caught the Raptors forward square in the face.

Anunoby went down clutching his right eye. Again.

The Raptors forward scored 16 of his 24 points in Toronto's big third quarter yesterday, and the Raptors went on to rout the Charlotte Hornets 132-96.

Mahomes, Chiefs hold off Chargers 24-17

Sports
Greg Beacham
The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY—Nearly everything about this Monday night game felt foreign to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, from the gasp-inducing altitude of raucous Azteca Stadium to the struggles of their powerhouse offence.

Mahomes loved the experience, but didn't love how his offence played.

Snow on tap tomorrow

Weather

Tonight will be mainly cloudy with a chance of rain showers or flurries and a low of minus-three C (27 F).

Tomorrow will bring snow which will start to taper off overnight with a high of zero (32) and a low of minus-nine (16).

Thursday will see continued chances of snow during the day before clearing overnight, bringing a high of minus-six (21) and a low of minus-10 (14).