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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - November 25, 2019

Single-use plastics ban to be considered

News
Staff

Coun. Douglas Judson is proposing a draft bylaw that places a ban on single use plastics by Jan. 2021 at tonight's regular council meeting.

The draft bylaw prohibits businesses from distributing plastic checkout bags, single-use plastic cups, food containers made of foam, plastic straws, and stir sticks.

CBP officers seize counterfeit smart watches

District
Press Release

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier, Mn.

Muskies draw first blood against Broncos

Sports
Staff

The Muskie girls' hockey team took their border rivals to school on Saturday afternoon.

Issy Taylor scored twice and assisted on two others to pace the Muskies to a 5-1 win over the International Falls Broncos in the opener of their annual two-game “Border Battle” exhibition series at Bronco Arena.

Lakers earn their third straight win

Sports
Staff

The Fort Frances Lakers have been putting in a more committed effort lately are reaping the rewards of it.

Ben Hoefler's goal just over eight minutes into the third period proved to be the game-winner as the Lakers skated to their third win in a row with a 5-3 victory over the suddenly slumping Thunder Bay North Stars on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Shot on net

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Captain Jill Calder looked to fire a rebound past International Falls Broncos' goalie Macey Marcotte during the third period of the Muskie girls' hockey team's 5-1 win in the opener of their annual two-game “Border Battle” exhibition series on Saturday afternoon at Bronco Arena.

Packaging treats

Photos

Marg Bogacki bagged a dozen cookies while Rita Bogacki looked on during Knox United Church's Christmas luncheon and bake sale on Saturday. Those who attended enjoyed homemade soup, sandwiches, and dainties, and also stocked up on Christmas baking.

-Sam Odrowski photo

Cookie walk

Photos
Ken Kellar

Peg Keffer, left, Sarah Langtry, Tirzah Baird, June Caul and Ruth Caldwell put in their hours working the front of house and cookie run during the Zion Lutheran Church's tea on Saturday. The tea ran from 2-4 p.m. and featured much more baking than just delicious cookies, as well as the tea that was served downstairs.

Familiar characters

Photos

Rhyan McLean, left and Joelle Bruyere dressed up as Elsa and Anna from the popular Disney film franchise, “Frozen," so they could provide entertainment to children and their families during St. John Anglican Church's "Frozen Tea" on Saturday afternoon.

U.S., NATO diverge on weaponizing space

National
Lee Berthiaume
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The NATO military alliance looked to space, the final frontier, earlier this week as members formally recognized the cosmos as integral to their mutual security, agreeing to bolster ways to defend their satellites and other space-based infrastructure from enemy attacks.

Mayor seeks Quebec Liberal leadership

National
Jocelyne Richer
The Canadian Press

SHERBROOKE, Que.—Drummondville Mayor Alexandre Cusson is throwing his hat in the ring for the Quebec Liberal leadership.

Cusson, who stepped down as head of the province's municipalities union and became a card-carrying Liberal last week, becomes the second contender to the top spot since Philippe Couillard resigned in October 2018 following the Liberal's election loss.

Ottawa appeals First Nations children ruling

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Federal lawyers will be in court later this morning to argue the government's appeal of a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling that ordered Ottawa to pay billions of dollars in compensation to First Nations children and their families.

Leadership deadline today

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—It's the last day for Liberals hoping to lead Ontario's provincial party to throw their hats in the ring.

The deadline for candidates to enter the leadership race is set for 5 p.m.

Former cabinet ministers Steven Del Duca, Michael Coteau and Mitzie Hunter are in the leadership contest, as are former party candidates Kate Graham and Alvin Tedjo.

Blue Bombers win first Grey Cup since 1990

Sports
Dan Ralph
The Canadian Press

CALGARY—Andrew Harris and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers earned some long-awaited Grey Cup redemption last night.

Harris scored rushing and receiving TDs as Winnipeg stunned the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12 before 35,439 spectators at McMahon Stadium for its first Grey Cup victory since 1990.

Florida dog bumps car into motion, gets solo trip

International
The Associated Press

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—Florida authorities say they responded to a rogue vehicle spinning in reverse around a suburban cul-de-sac with a lone occupant inside: a black Labrador.

News outlets report residents called police after seeing the dog trapped and clambering around in the car as it spun in circles in a Port St. Lucie neighbourhood.

Periods of snow expected tonight

Weather

Tonight will be cloudy with periods of snow and a low of minus-six C (21 F).

Tomorrow will be cloudy with a chance of flurries overnight, with a high of minus-two (28) and a low of minus-six (21).

Wednesday will see a chance of flurries throughout the day and changing to cloudy periods overnight with a high of minus-five (23) and a low of minus-12 (ten).