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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - December 16 2016

Reindeer song

Heather Latter

Chloe Dolyny, left, Payton Dolyny, and Healey Jansen sang “We’re Not Reindeer” in “Santa’s Holiday Hoedown”—a musical performed by the J.W. Walker Grade 4-6 students at the Townshend Theatre last night. The hour-long production told the story of the toy shop crew who heads to Branson, Miss. to raise much-needed funds with a down-home country music jamboree.

Housing project interest still high

By Duane Hicks

As work on the Edgewood townhomes continues, interest in the new development remains high.

Three of the first five have been spoken for, Len Smart of Syncor Contracting Inc. said during a tour of the easternmost unit last Thursday.

“I’ve actually got about 27 people that have contacted me over this, and I know people want to get in and take a look,” he noted.

Muskie girls rip Broncos

Joey Payeur

Head coach Todd Hamilton was pushing his team to raise the tempo of its game right from the get-go last night.

His players apparently were open to the suggestion.

The Muskies poured it on from the opening face-off en route to a 12-0 romp over the host Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA girls’ hockey action.

Faragher hurt in win


It’s not like things haven’t been going rough enough for Utah Grizzlies’ goalie Ryan Faragher lately.

The Fort Frances native was injured in last Friday’s 6-5 overtime win against the Rapid City Rush in ECHL action.

Faragher was hurt after a collision with an unidentified Rush player on a second-period breakaway.

Big night for Gillons’


It was Christmas come early for Gillons’ last night.

A season-high six-point haul vaulted the squad into seventh place in the Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League in the final set of matches before the holiday break.

Gift of song

Duane Hicks

The “Hallett Hall Choraliers” sang a selection of Christmas carols for a large group of residents and visitors at Rainycrest yesterday afternoon. The group of residents have been practising under the tutelage of Diane Maxey, who also directs the popular Fort Frances Choraliers.

Obama vows retaliation for suspected Russian hacking

By Bradley Klapper And Josh Lederman The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in America’s election process, an accusation the Kremlin has vehemently denied.

Vintage plane rally along Africa’s length swoops to an end

By Stuart Graham The Associated Press

PLETTENBERG BAY, South Africa — They survived detention in Ethiopia, an emergency landing in Kenya and two searches for a British retiree who flew off radar in remote locations.

Feds deny leases for Minnesota mine; company to press ahead

By Steve Karnowski The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — Two longstanding mineral rights leases that are critical for a proposed large underground copper-nickel mine upstream from the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota will not be renewed, two federal agencies announced Thursday, but the company said it will press forward.

Venezuelans scramble as most-used banknote becomes void

By Hannah Dreier The Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela became a country without cash Friday.

As the country’s most widely used banknote went out of circulation, the higher-denomination bills that were supposed to replace the 100-bolivar note had not yet arrived at banks or ATMs. In the capital, people were relying on credit cards and bank transfers, or avoiding making purchases altogether.

Putting a cork in fallacies about wine


TORONTO — Everyone who really enjoys wine seems to have an opinion about what distinguishes good from bad, whether it should be aged or decanted, and how much price matters in picking up a nice bottle.

Crashing at grandma’s? NYU students to bunk with seniors

By Karen Matthews The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Ah, college. Halls of ivy. Stimulating class discussions. All-night cram sessions. ... Sleeping in an old woman’s apartment?

New York University is introducing a scheme next fall to help students save money by putting them up in elderly people’s spare bedrooms.