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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - December 8, 2016

Band concert

Heather Latter

Members of the FFHS senior band played a selection of tunes under the direction of music teacher Lisa Loney and student Connor Tibbs before a full house at the Townshend Theatre last night.

Christmas dinner a go


The Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau will hold its annual community Christmas dinner once again this year.

The 29th-annual event is set to go Sunday, Dec. 25 from noon-2 p.m. at Knox United Church.

The dinner, which is free and open to everyone, usually draws 200 or so people.

Express yourself

Duane Hicks

Emma Williamson, left, and Kadynce Chabot expressed their creativity last Thursday during Community Living Fort Frances and District’s open studio with Lindsay Hamilton at 335 Scott St. Every Thursday from 3-7 p.m., service users and their families, as well as any other children, teens, and adults, are welcome to drop in and create.

Lakers bitten by ’Dogs


Wayne Strachan officially has had it up to here with his hockey team.

The Fort Frances Lakers’ head coach and general manager had steam coming out of his ears after last night’s 7-2 loss to the host Dryden GM Ice Dogs.

Day of Remembrance

Duane Hicks

Anne-Marie Armstrong of the Sunset Country Métis lit a candle during the annual service marking the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Tuesday evening at Knox United Church here.

Recent girls’ hockey scores


The Fort Frances Midget Screaming Eagles got a hat trick from Bryanna Dustin and two goals by Maddy Morrison to forge a 6-6 tie with a Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association Bantam boys’ team Nov. 28.

Hailey Tucker netted the Eagles’ other goal.

Muskie games nixed


The Muskies wanted to go to court but Mother Nature tossed out their plans.

Today’s scheduled NorWOSSA girls’ volleyball and boys’ basketball action between the Muskies and host Kenora Broncos were postponed yesterday.

Severe weather conditions in and around Kenora prompted school officials and NorWOSSA administrators to postpone the games to a later date.

Michael Jordan wins China court ruling after years-long case

By Louise Watt The Associated Press

BEIJING — China’s highest court on Thursday ruled in favour of basketball legend Michael Jordan at the culmination of a years-long case over use of the Chinese rendering of his globally-known name and trademark.

Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

Health & Wellness
By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation’s youth.

In a report being released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research into the health effects of “vaping,” but said e-cigarettes aren’t harmless and too many teens are using them.

Pakistan opens probe into deadly plane crash that killed 47

By Asif Shahzad And Munir Ahmed The Associated Press

GUG, Pakistan - Pakistani military helicopters on Thursday ferried remains of plane crash victims to the capital, Islamabad, as aviation authorities said they opened a probe into the crash that killed 47 passengers and crew the day before in the country’s northwest.

France allows Holocaust museums to digitize WWII archives

The Associated Press

PARIS — France has signed an accord to allow Holocaust museums in Paris and in Washington, D.C., to digitize the vast French World War II archives so that the museums can more easily display information on the Vichy regime to the public.

Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102

By Binsar Bakkara And Stephen Wright The Associated Press

MEUREUDU, Indonesia — Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia’s Aceh province Thursday as the local disaster agency called for urgent food supplies and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people.

Pantone Color Institute’s colour of the year is ‘greenery’


NEW YORK — Amid social, political and environmental tumult around the world, the Pantone Color Institute on Thursday plucked fresh and zesty “greenery” as the colour of the year for 2017.

RIGHT AT HOME: Saddle up in style on new rocking horses

By Kim Cook The Associated Press

The rocking horse, offspring of the hobby horse, seems to have appeared first in the early 17th century. Not much more than a log with board sides, it may have been inspired by the cradle, according to Alec Kinane of Legends Rocking Horses in Buckinghamshire, England.

Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list

By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say.

Michelle Obama on election night: ‘I went to bed’

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — While many Americans stayed up late on election night to find out who would win the White House, first lady Michelle Obama says she went to bed.

Mrs. Obama tells People magazine , “I don’t like to watch the political discourse; I never have.”

Wintertime comfort-in-bowl is savory, meaty braised beef

By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press

Ask my daughter Octavia what her favourite food is and she will shoot back, without hesitation, “braised ribs.” Who doesn’t love the comforting meaty aroma that fills the house from ribs cooking slowly in Dutch-oven full of savory, gently-bubbling liquid? That’s wintertime comfort-in-bowl if you ask me.