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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 30, 2015

Up for bid

Duane Hicks

“Friends of the Museum” member Sarah Marusyk eyed up a painting done by the late Lydia Leatherdale which has been donated to the silent auction for the group’s annual wine-and-cheese fundraiser gala next Thursday (Nov. 5) from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum.

Shelter opening

Duane Hicks

Bylaw enforcement officer Arlen Byrnes, left, Mayor Roy Avis, Deputy Mayor June Caul, Wayne Kaun of Ed Kaun and Sons, Chief Building Official Travis Rob, and bylaw enforcement officer Patrick Briere did the honours during a ribbon-cutting yesterday to official open the new Fort Frances Animal Shelter. The $85,000 shelter is safer and more comfortable for the stray dogs and cats it houses.

Have a safe Hallowe’en

From the OPP

As Hallowe’en approaches, communities throughout the region are preparing for a night when our streets will be filled with thousands of young ghosts and goblins.

Parents and children are reminded of some simple safety tips for trick-or-treaters:

Fire scene still quiet

From the MNRF

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region from Oct. 27-29.

Three active fires—located in the districts of Dryden, Kenora, and Thunder Bay—still are “being observed” in the region.

A prescribed burn in the Sioux Lookout/Dryden districts also is being monitored by fire management headquarters staff.

The forest fire hazard is “low” across the region.

Missing man sought

From the OPP

The Rainy River District OPP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing Winnipeg man.

Reid Bricker, 33, was last seen in the downtown area of Winnipeg in the early-morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 24.

It is believed he may have been in the Fort Frances area on Oct. 28.

Leaders drop first point


They’re not perfect anymore but still virtually unstoppable—at least so far.

How I Set Your Mother had its six-week run of six-point nights snapped last night, but still managed earned five out of six to remain comfortably in first place in the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League standings with 41 points.

Muskies batter Broncos

Joey Payeur

When it comes to a list of enjoyable destination getaways, Fort Frances probably is not making it onto the Kenora Broncos’ top 10 anytime soon.

Four more confrontations yesterday at Fort High turned into four more wins for the Muskie court teams, who all improved to 7-0 in NorWOSSA play.

Liberal MP stresses aboriginal policies

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A former Assembly of First Nations regional chief-turned-federal MP says she’s confident the Liberal government can reshape Ottawa’s strained relationship with Canada’s aboriginal peoples.

Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was elected last week in the riding of Vancouver Granville, says aboriginal affairs remain among the biggest public policy issues that must be addressed.

Pennies turn into windfall

The Associated Press

RUSTON, La.—After more than 45 years of saving pennies, a Louisiana man decided it was time to cash them in.

The News-Star reports 73-year-old Otha Anders, of Ruston, took 15 five-gallon plastic water jugs full of the coins to the bank on Tuesday.

His grand total: a deposit of $5,136.14 into his account.

He says it will go toward a recent dental bill.

Racial gap in breast cancer diagnoses has closed

Health & Wellness
By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press

NEW YORK For decades, breast cancer has been less common in black women than white women, yet killed black women at a higher rate.

One of those gaps has finally closed. Unfortunately for black women, it’s the first one.

Jets snap Blackhawks’ streak

Judy Owen
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Michael Hutchinson has no problem rising to the challenge of playing the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Winnipeg Jets back-up goalie made a career-high 45 saves last night in a 3-1 victory over the reigning Stanley Cup champions, improving his career record against the Blackhawks to 4-0-1.

Australian coroner warns people aren’t safe in boats after leaping crocodile kills fisherman


CANBERRA, Australia The extraordinary death of a fisherman snatched from his boat by a leaping crocodile prompted a coroner on Friday to urge authorities to warn boat users of the growing crocodile danger in northern Australia.

Ozone hole swells

The Associated Press

GENEVA—The Antarctic ozone hole has swelled this month to one of its biggest sizes on record, U.N. and U.S. scientists say.

They insist the Earth-shielding ozone layer remains on track to long-term recovery but residents of the southern hemisphere should be on watch for high UV levels in the weeks ahead.

Can’t decide between spoonbread and corn pudding? Do both!

By Katie Workman The Associated Press

During fall and particularly at Thanksgiving — we often find ourselves searching for just the perfect side dish. We want recipes that will be at home next to a roasted chicken or turkey, or maybe a beef roast or ham. We want recipes that are crowd-pleasers, recipes that shimmer with the glow of comfort food. We want side dishes that people inch toward while contemplating second helpings.