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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - December 7, 2016

Christmas cutie

Photos
Heather Latter

Six-month-old Claire Bisson was more interested in Santa Claus than the book he was reading to her as she posed for photos with the jolly old elf upstairs in the arena during “Holly Daze” festivities Saturday in Emo. Children also were able to make some crafts and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while their parents shopped at local vendors.

From one ‘kettle’ to another

News
Heather Latter

Pop’s Kettle Corn of Thunder Bay is helping out the local community with its “From Our Kettle of the Salvation Army Kettle” initiative.

Co-owner Michael Lemesani stopped by Canadian Tire here Friday to offer customers a taste of the “Wickedly Delicious” popcorn—as well as to present a cheque to the local Salvation Army.

Huffman lots snatched up

News
Duane Hicks

More and more of the lots at the new Huffman Court subdivision here are being snatched up, with only six of the 16 still available.

Lot sales really picked up this year after only two lots had been sold as of last January.

Building construction

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Duane Hicks

The construction of a second home on the Huffman Court lots is going ahead full steam as the number of available ones there dwindles. Foundations also have been poured on two other lots.

Girls’ retreat wins top prize again

News
Heather Latter

The “I Am Awesome! (And I Know It!)” self-esteem and empowerment retreat for young women can add another win to its books.

After being declared a grand prize winner and earning $45,000 from the Aviva Community Fund competition back in 2013, the annual girls’ retreat has claimed a top prize once again—earning $38,000 to fund its 2017 program.

Atikokan author creates colouring book

District
Heather Latter

Atikokan author and artist Sophie (Hajdu Hnatiuk) Fogg is sharing her sketches in an adult colouring book she created this fall.

It is the second book she’s published as her novel, “One Our Father: Protected the rest of my family from more gunshots,” was completed last year.

Yawning cage

Photos
Joey Payeur

Muskie forward Brent Jourdain narrowly missed on this scoring chance against the St. Paul’s Crusaders during the first period of Fort High’s 2-1 exhibition win over the Winnipeg-based squad Saturday at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Muskies then rallied for a 4-3 overtime victory Sunday at “The Duke.”

College boasts of successful year

District
Heather Latter

Confederation College president Jim Madder shared the “Report to the Community” during a luncheon for stakeholders Monday at the Copper River Inn here, indicating 2016 was a successful year for the regional post-secondary institute.

Emo native pens book

District
Duane Hicks

Reconciliation isn’t going to happen just by talking about residential schools—it also has to include the re-emergence of local economies where indigenous peoples can participate.

This mindset change lies at the crux of “An Army of Problem Solvers: Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy,” a new book written by Emo native Shaun Loney.

Carlson cracks top 10 at junior worlds

Sports
Joey Payeur

Molly Carlson still is flying high even after finally getting her feet back on solid ground.

Canada Cup a letdown for curler

Sports
Joey Payeur

A miss here and a few inches there were all it took to delay the Olympic ambitions of Jenna Walsh and her curling mates until another day.

Blueliners boost Lakers to road win

Sports
Joey Payeur

With the Christmas season having arrived and the guys up front experiencing a power outage, the Fort Frances Lakers’ collection of blueliners picked a perfect time to finally light it up.

Volleyballers vs. bulldozers: A Chinatown’s history at stake

Sports
By Philip Marcelo The Associated Press

BOSTON — On the streets, alleyways and parking lots of Boston’s Chinatown, immigrants developed a unique style of volleyball now played in Chinatowns across the country. Now, an asphalt court where the game still thrives stands in the way of development.

Car company offering red light-reading vehicles in Las Vegas

Technology
By Ken Ritter The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — Maybe getting stuck at a traffic signal might not be so bad, if you know how long the wait will be.

That’s what vehicle manufacturer Audi is hoping, with the debut this week in Las Vegas of a first-in-the-nation commercial system that lets moving vehicles “read” traffic signals ahead and tell the driver how long it’ll take for a red light to turn green.

Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America’s forests

Science
By Michael Casey And Patrick Whittle The Associated Press

PETERSHAM, Mass. — The scourge of insect pests is expected to put almost two-thirds of America’s forests at risk over the next decade.

The problem is projected to cost several billion dollars every year for dead tree removal and jeopardize longstanding U.S. industries that rely on timber.

Fresh linguine with shrimp and peas

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

This is a dazzler of a pasta dish. When you combine fresh pasta with big shrimp you are quickly telling your guests that they are in for a treat.

But it’s not just the guests who will be happy. The whole dish comes together in about 20 minutes. Really! Truly!

Recipes for croquembouche tower, shortbread

Recipes
The Canadian Press

Whether making melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies or creating a show-stopper croquembouche tower, the December holiday period is one of the busiest for home bakers.

Here are recipes for Anna Olson’s croquembouche, a grand tower of cream puffs glued together with caramelized sugar, and Karlynn Johnston’s whipped shortbread cookies.