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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 8, 2019

Glow run aims to fight mental health stigma

Ken Kellar

Ready, set, glow!

The Fort Frances branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) will be holding their “Steps Against Stigma” glow run at the Sorting Gap Marina tomorrow evening as part of their recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week.

'Three Knights with a Tenor' to take stage

Press Release

Canadian Tenor Ken Lavigne has hit the road with a new show.

“Three Knights with a Tenor,” an admittedly cheeky title, features the music of Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lavigne has returned to northern Ontario with six shows.

Muskies split with Warriors


It was a day of mixed results for the Muskie court sport teams against the host Sioux Lookout Warriors yesterday in NorWOSSA action.

Both girls' basketball teams came away victorious while the boys' volleyball squads both suffered losses.

The junior hoopsters improved to a league-best 5-0 with a 47-37 win over the Warriors (0-5).

Cbc at library

Ken Kellar

CBC Thunder Bay's Jeff Walters, right, spoke with new Fort Frances Public Library CEO Joan MacLean this morning at the library during the public broadcaster's on-location segment of “Superior Morning.” Walters and fellow CBC journalist Matt Vis were in Fort Frances this morning as part of a trip around the district, with a broadcast yesterday in Atikokan, and one tomorrow morning at the Dryden

Gov't responds to report on Manitoba teen who died

Kelly Geraldine Malone
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Manitoba's advocate for youth said a lot more needs to be done if the government is to save children in care from the grim reality of an Indigenous teenage girl whose body was found in a river.

“Awareness is the first step,” said Daphne Penrose of her report released in March into Tina Fontaine's death.

SIU won't charge cop who shot, killed woman

Nicole Thompson
The Canadian Press

Ontario's police watchdog will not charge an officer who shot and killed a knife-wielding woman in a Hamilton apartment last October, the arm's-length agency said yesterday as it wrapped up its investigation.

Wage cap in deal with CUPE a 'success': Lecce

Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Reaching a deal with education workers that put a cap on wage increases was a “significant success” for the Ontario government, the province's education minister said yesterday.

Canadian wins Nobel physics prize

The Canadian Press

STOCKHOLM—Canadian-born scientist James Peebles is one of three researchers who have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics for their contributions to the understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth's place within it.

Trudeau targeted in English leaders' debate

Joan Bryden
Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The only English-language debate to feature all six federal party leaders devolved yesterday into crosstalk and mudslinging as the leaders tried to break the impasse in voting intentions that has persisted through three weeks of campaigning.

Gender wage gap narrows to 13.3%

Armina Ligaya
The Canadian Press

Women in their core working years earned on average 13.3 percent less per hour than men in 2018, marking a 5.5 percentage point improvement over the past 20 years, according to a new report by Statistics Canada.

Blues top Leafs

Joshua Clipperton
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The Toronto Maple Leafs gave the defending Stanley Cup champions all they could handle for long stretches yesterday.

And the St. Louis Blues responded with what won them their rings last June—in the end, they found a way.

Alex Pietrangelo scored the winner in the third period and Jordan Binnington was stellar in making 32 saves as St. Louis downed Toronto 3-2.

49ers stay perfect, dominate Browns

Michael Wagaman
The Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Richard Sherman has a strong message for anyone still doubting the unbeaten San Francisco 49ers.

“Don't flip-flop,” Sherman said after the 49ers thumped the Cleveland Browns 31-3 last night.

Rain expected tomorrow night


Tonight will be clear to partly cloudy and mild with a low of nine C (48 F).

Tomorrow will have sunshine with areas of high clouds and then a bit of rain rolling through at night. Expect a high of 18 (64) and a low of 10 (50).

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with occasional rainfall during the day and periods of rain at night, as well as a high of 15 (59) and low of eight (46).