Members of ENGAGE, the local young professionals network, tried their hand at skeet shooting yesterday at the Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club. The group, which aims to engage young people to explore recreation and civic opportunities in the local area, has planned several outings for individuals aged 20-35 in the past year and will be looking to host more activities.
Bay City Contractors has begun the second phase of the King’s Highway upgrade between Webster and Wright Avenues, starting with the replacement of the watermain and three services. As reported earlier this week, the work is a month behind schedule, meaning motorists will be using the Fourth Street West detour until mid-October.
The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, in collaboration with the FASD Community Partners of the Rainy River District, is hosting an event to mark FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) International Awareness Day.
The Canada Border Services Agency would like to remind travellers to plan their border crossing to avoid delays at ports of entry in eastern and Northern Ontario during the Labour Day long weekend.
The CBSA recommends travellers plan their border crossing outside of peak traffic periods when possible, and to check border wait times on the CBSA’s website or on Twitter.
The fire scene has been very quiet in Northwest Region, with no new fires reported yesterday and only one active blaze.
Kenora Fire #44 is a 0.2-hectare, lightning-caused blaze which first was confirmed on July 30.
It continues to be “observed.”
Around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the Kenora OPP received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle leaving Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation (Rat Portage).
The vehicle was located travelling on the north side of the city and police activated their emergency lights.
The suspect vehicle proceeded to Highway 17A and a Suspect Apprehension Pursuit (SAP) ensued.
On Aug. 30 around 7:30 p.m., Kenora OPP received a report that a male had jumped off the Keewatin bridge into Lake of the Woods.
The male immediately was located in the water with life-threatening injuries.
He was taken to the hospital, where he died shortly afterwards as a result of injuries sustained in the fall.
Foul play is not suspected.
CALGARY—Moments after messing up the NDP’s momentum with a provincial byelection win in Calgary last night, the opposition Wildrose encouraged its members to readjust their sights to the federal vote and a victory for Conservative leader Stephen Harper.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska—North America’s tallest mountain doesn’t just have a new name.
It also has a new elevation.
Denali, the Alaska mountain formerly known Mount McKinley, now is officially 10 feet shorter—measuring 20,310 feet at its highest point, the U.S. Geological Survey announced Wednesday.
WASHINGTON The slogans are familiar: “The Incredible Edible Egg,” ‘’Pork: The Other White Meat,” and “Got Milk?”
MACKINAW CITY, Mich. A company that ships oil through the Great Lakes pledged Thursday to keep heavy crude out of a pipeline in northern Michigan.
Enbridge Energy already doesn’t transport heavy crude in the Straits of Mackinac. The deal signed with state officials preserves the status quo and requires a 180-day notice if changes are proposed.
NEW YORK Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought.
NEW YORK—Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open’s second round.
Murray, after all, is seeded No. 3, owns two major championships including at Flushing Meadows in 2012, and had reached at least the quarterfinals at the last 18 Grand Slam tournaments he’d entered.
MONTREAL—Quarterback John Beck came on in relief and got the B.C. Lions a victory.
But now he may have try his hand at being the starter.
Beck replaced the injured Travis Lulay midway through the first quarter, and threw touchdown passes to Lavelle Hawkins and Austin Collie, as the Lions downed the punchless Montreal Alouettes 25-16 last night.
WASHINGTON—With a series loss in St. Louis behind them and a showdown with the N.Y. Mets beginning Monday, the Washington Nationals enjoyed a breather last night.
Ryan Zimmerman continued his torrid stretch with three hits and four RBIs, and Jordan Zimmermann pitched six solid innings, as the Nationals opened a seven-game homestand with a 15-1 rout of the Atlanta Braves.
NASHVILLE—Marcus Mariota finally showed he could start a game in style, and now the warm-up act is over for the rookie quarterback.
Mariota threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Harry Douglas to cap his only series as the Tennessee Titans wrapped up the pre-season by beating the Minnesota Vikings 24-17 last night.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. GPS helped the Australian Rugby Union team get to Notre Dame‚ and it has nothing to do with the Wallabies having difficulty finding the Golden Dome.
OTTAWA Canada’s record on innovation is improving, but experts say governments can do more to support new and emerging businesses.
The Conference Board of Canada, an Ottawa-based think-tank, has given the country a C on its latest innovation report card.
COLUMBUS, Ky. Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated and cleaned up an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.
MOSCOW—A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three new crew docked at the International Space Station today after a safe but unusually long two-day flight.
The arrival of Russia’s Sergei Volkov, Denmark’s Andreas Mogensen, and Kazakhstan’s Aidyn Aimbetov brings the number of astronauts on the orbiting space outpost to nine for the first time since November, 2013.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Stephanie Leco hit a paleontology jackpot this summer with the discovery of a jaw bone from a long-snouted fish at Petrified Forest known to exist more than 220 million years ago.