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December 12, 2016 Fort Frances Times Daily Bulletin

Cold week on tap


There is a 20 percent chance of snowshowers tonight.

Look for an overnight low of minus-23 C (10 below zero) and west winds at five-10 m.p.h.

Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy and cold, with a high of minus-18 (zero) and low around minus-23 (nine below).

Winds will be westerly at 10-15 m.p.h., gusting up to 25 m.p.h.

Tbaytel to unveil news


“Something big is moving to the neighbourhood.”

Tbaytel is expected to make an announcement tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Civic Centre here.

What that news will be remains to be seen, but Tbaytel has piqued people’s interest with advertising in the Times and cards mailed out to local residents.

Chime in on electoral reform


The federal government is inviting the public to have their say about electoral reform.

All Canadians are being urged to visit or call 1-844-690-8363 before Dec. 30 and take part in the national conversation.

Town offered tug boat


The town could get another tug boat.

Council will vote tonight whether to accept the donation of a Russel Bros. logging tug boat which currently is dry-docked in International Falls.

Lakers split series


Third-period magic only will get a team so far if it doesn’t play up to par during the first two periods.

Five unanswered goals in the final frame powered the Fort Frances Lakers to a 6-1 win over the Thief River Falls Norskies here Friday night in the opener of a home-and-home series.

Muskie boys capture silver


The last step turned out to be the toughest.

Eric Pitkanen had the lone goal for the Muskie boys’ hockey team yesterday in a 2-1 loss in the final of the championship bracket at the Crocus Plains Victoria Inn tournament in Brandon, Man.

In the net

Joey Payeur

Laker Jack Bernie redirected a shot past Thief River Falls Norskies’ goalie Sam Novak for his second goal of the game to give Fort Frances a 3-1 lead in the third period en route to a 6-1 victory Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Racing away

Joey Payeur

Liam Maitland of the Fort Frances Green’s Brand Source Hawks was in full stride bringing the puck up ice during the second period of yesterday’s gold-medal game against the Fort Frances Lions at the Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association’s PeeWee ‘A’ tournament at the Emo-La Vallee Arena.

‘Stuff-a-Cruiser’ donation

Heather Latter

Karen Haney, second from left, and Brenda Haney, right, handed over a donation of non-perishable food items to paramedics Chad Buist and Kyley Engstrom outside of Safeway during the annual “Stuff-a-Cruiser” campaign Saturday.

Connecticut case challenges use of cellphone tower evidence

By Dave Collins The Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. — An appeal before the Connecticut Supreme Court is adding to the divided legal landscape nationwide surrounding the validity of cellphone tower evidence used in criminal trials.

Overfished halibut under scrutiny as Maine’s catch increases

By Patrick Whittle The Associated Press

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Federal fishing regulators say they are looking to change the way they manage Atlantic halibut in the wake of a surge in catch of the fish.

The government lists Atlantic halibut as “overfished” and conservationists want to protect it. But many fishermen say the catch is up because the stock has been rebuilt over recent years.

Chocolate bar made in Serbia triggers trouble in Croatia

By Dusan Stojanovic The Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia — Even a small bar of chocolate can trigger a big row in the Balkans.

The president of Croatia has issued a public apology for handing out packages of sweets that included Serbia-made chocolate to children in Dubrovnik, the ancient Adriatic Sea resort attacked and damaged by the Serb-led Yugoslav army in 1991.

Charcuterie boards make an easy and impressive appetizer

By Elizabeth Karmel The Associated Press

Who says you can only enjoy a charcuterie board when you go out to eat? Restaurants have made them a diner’s favourite and many restaurants become destinations based on their ability to source great meats and cheeses.

Make room for the dense, sweet holiday bread called stollen

By The Culinary Institute Of America The Associated Press

Jeweled breads, studded with candied fruits and nuts, are hallmarks of the Christmas holiday, traditions brought by European immigrants as they settled across the United States. Fruitcake, panettone, and julekake are favourites, but for many, the Christmas stollen is king.