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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - November 26, 2019

Lockman named 'Citizen of the Year 2020'


A local women was recognized for her generous contributions to the Fort Frances community at last night's regular council meeting.

Joy Lockman, who was nominated by Jennifer Wood, was chosen by the town's “Citizen of the Year” committee for her continued volunteerism around town.

Swearing-in ceremony


Dr. Marcus Powlowski was officially sworn-in during a ceremony in West Block yesterday as the Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River in the 43rd Parliament of Canada.

Senate dinged for unilingual water fountains

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The Senate of Canada will not appeal a court ruling that found the upper house violated a francophone man's language rights by utilizing English-only push-buttons on Parliament Hill drinking fountains.

The Federal Court last week ordered the Senate to pay former public servant Michel Thibodeau $1,500 in damages and to cover his $700 in court costs.

Child-welfare award doesn't cover enough, say lawyers

Teresa Wright
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—While the federal Liberals insist they are appealing a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling on First Nations children because it limits the families that could receive compensation, multiple parties arguing on behalf of Indigenous children and families say the government simply doesn't want to pay.

End assault-style gun sales now, group says

Jim Bronskill
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A leading voice for stricter gun control is calling on the Liberal government to place an immediate moratorium on new sales of assault-style firearms as well as a permanent ban on the importation and manufacture of handguns.

Feces-throwing incidents being investigated

The Canadian Press

Toronto police say they are investigating two incidents of feces being thrown at students in university libraries in recent days.

Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook said officers are investigating a link between similar incidents at the University of Toronto and York University.

Profit at heart of medicare trial: lawyer

Camille Bains
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Profit for doctors providing surgery in private clinics is at the heart of a trial that threatens to undermine Canada's universal health-care system and its principles of equity and fairness for everyone, regardless of whether some patients' bank accounts allow them to jump the public queue, a federal lawyer says.

Teachers start work-to-rule campaigns

Allison Jones
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario's public elementary and high school teachers started work-to-rule campaigns today, as they say months of contract talks have produced little progress.

Teamsters, CN reach tentative agreement

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Teamsters Canada said it has reached a tentative agreement with Canadian National Railway Co. to renew the collective agreement for over 3,000 conductors, trainpersons and yard workers.

The union says normal operations at CN will resume tomorrow at 6 a.m. local time across Canada.

Rangers edge Wild in OT

Allan Kreda
The Associated Press

NEW YORK—Mats Zuccarello's emotional return to Madison Square Garden ended up being a memorable night for good buddy Henrik Lundqvist, too.

Tony DeAngelo scored 32 seconds into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild that moved Lundqvist into sole possession of fifth place on the NHL's career wins list last night.

Jackson throws 5 TD passes

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES—Lamar Jackson strengthened his Most Valuable Player case in his “Monday Night Football” debut, leading the fearsome Baltimore Ravens to another blowout win.

Snowfall to continue


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

The snow will continue into tomorrow before clearing slightly to cloudy periods overnight, bringing a high of minus-four (25) and a low of minus-12 (10).

Thursday will see a mix of sun and clouds during the day and a chance of flurries overnight with a high of minus-six (21) and a low of minus-eight (18).