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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - December 28, 2016

Crash!

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Cameron Penney

Izzy Price still was able to sport a big smile despite taking a spill at the bottom of the overpass hill yesterday afternoon. Following a combined 15 cm of snow from late Christmas Day through Boxing Day, youngsters were able to easily cruise down the hills on top of the fresh powder.

Fresh faces expected at ‘Polar Plunge’ this year

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Staff

Fresh faces are lining up to take the plunge.

The local Voyageur Lions Club is getting ready for its annual “Polar Plunge” here New Year’s Day, and is expecting some new brave souls to jump into the frigid waters of Sand Bay through a hole in the ice.

“We seem to have a lot of new groups this year,” enthused club member Bill Michl. “We’re getting a lot of different groups out.

Christmas dinner

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Cameron Penney

Wilma Yerxa-Bird and Percy Bird enjoyed the annual community Christmas dinner held Sunday at Knox United Church here. An estimated 175 meals were prepared, and either served at the church or delivered to local residents.

Christmas campaign makes history

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Heather Latter

Local Salvation Army workers are beaming after wrapping up a busy and successful Christmas campaign that made history with the amount of money, food, and toys donated.

“It was our best Christmas campaign ever,” enthused Lt. Ryan MacDonald.

“We had more people, we had more toys, more food,” echoed community ministries manager Jill Pernsky.

Bonspiel champs

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Joey Payeur

Lead Garrett Bowman, left, second Travis Derkson, third Kyle Advent, and skip Rick Bonot were the cream of the crop at the 16-team Stratton Boxing Day Bonspiel on Monday.

Sledders injured

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Staff

Two people were hurt in an accident that occurred here during the early-morning hours of Tuesday.

A snowmachine carrying two people collided with a pickup truck parked on the 1000 block of Second Street East around 1:50 a.m., Fort Frances OPP reported late this morning.

Both the driver and passenger were ejected as a result, police said.

Cutting across

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Joey Payeur

Chase McGuire’s first offensive zone rush led to the game’s only goal while this one ended with International Falls defenceman Tyler Coffelin (16) hauling down the Muskies’ scoring ace before he reached Broncos’ goalie Jake Klow in the first period of Fort High’s 1-0 win Friday night at Bronco Arena.

NWOTA opts to disband for now

District
Joey Payeur

The most recent picture posted on the Facebook page for the North Western Ontario Tourism Association was two months ago, which showcased a spectacular sunset over one of the region’s innumerable lakes.

Now the sun has set on the organization itself.

In a letter sent out to its members last Thursday, NWOTA’s board of directors said the group will shut down immediately.

Boileau rules squash court again

Sports

By Joey Payeur Staff writer jpayeur@fortfrances.com

The road to the Sunset Country Squash Club’s Boxing Day tournament has gone through Steve Boileau the past two years—a roadblock Jason Kabel has seen more than enough.

Muskie ski team back from hiatus

Sports
Joey Payeur

With the addition to her family at home taken care of, Rebecca Himanen now is back with her outdoor family.

After taking last year off due to her maternity leave, Himanen and co-coach Ilka Milne have resurrected the Muskie Nordic ski team, which had its inaugural season two years ago.

Muskie boys nip Falls in thriller

Sports
Joey Payeur

Spencer Murphy didn’t have too much to do for the first two periods Friday night.

But when he was needed most, he did his team—and country—proud.

Baking whole fish in foil easier, tastier than steaming it

Recipes
By Sara Moulton The Associated Press

The Chinese like to feature whole steamed fish on the menu of their New Year’s feasts. Said to signify togetherness, abundance and long life, it’s a dish with symbolism that is as important as taste. Indeed, you’re supposed to leave the bones, head and tail intact, a way to help ensure that the new year will be a winner from beginning to end.

Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

After the holidays, our appetites can go in a couple of different directions. On the one hand, after a steady diet of stuffed birds and figgy puddings, we seek something lighter, something that feels clean and simple. On the other hand, it’s cold out there, and we want food that’s satisfying to curl up with.

What to do, what to do..