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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - December 13, 2016

‘Dial-a-Ride’ agreement questioned

News
Staff

Town council is holding off on renewing an agreement to provide “Dial-a-Ride” services within the Town of Fort Frances.

Council last night was poised to sanction a revised agreement renewal with 539989 Ont. Ltd. (North Air Services) to provide “Dial-a-Ride” services for seniors, the physically or developmentally challenged, or low-income residents for the next three years.

New crosswalk

Photos
Heather Latter

Tom Marinis of the Ministry of Transportation, left, and elder Richard Bird tried out the new crosswalk at Couchiching during an official launch there yesterday. The crosswalk—the first in Northwestern Ontario that’s on the Trans-Canada Highway—will allow pedestrians to cross Highway 11 safely.

Surge in drug-affected newborns driven by rural opioid use

Health & Wellness
By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press

CHICAGO — A surge in U.S infants born with symptoms of withdrawal from heroin or strong prescription painkillers is driven largely by rising drug use among women in rural areas, a new study found.

US, S. Korea, Japan vow co-operation over N. Korea sanctions

International
The Associated Press

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan pledged Tuesday to implement new sanctions against North Korea, including capping the country’s coal exports to choke off cash flowing into its nuclear weapons program.

Chinese treated to clear views of another ‘supermoon’

International
The Associated Press

BEIJING — Another “supermoon” has landed in the skies over China.

The moon shone brightly Tuesday night in Beijing, as the smog that often blankets China’s capital and most of the industrial north in winter subsided for the evening.

Christmas delivery at space station, courtesy of Japan

International
By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Christmas gifts arrived at the International Space Station on Tuesday, courtesy of Japan.

Italy judge convicts 2 in sinking that claimed 700 migrants

International
The Associated Press

ROME — A judge in Sicily has convicted a ship captain and crew member in the April 2015 sinking that left 700 people dead in one of the Mediterranean’s worst migrant disasters.

Venezuela shuts Colombia border to fight currency smuggling

International
By Jorge Rueda The Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered the closure of Venezuela’s border with Colombia for 72 hours in a crackdown on what he says are “mafias” smuggling hard-to-find cash that is destabilizing the socialist economy.

Ready for breaded cutlets of a different kind? Cauliflower!

Recipes
By Sara Moulton The Associated Press

Let’s say that one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthier and lose some weight. Join the crowd, right?