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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - January 11, 2017

Flag-raising

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Submitted

Marlene McNally, left, Mary O’Connor, Client Services co-ordinator for the Alzheimer Society Kenora-Rainy River Districts, and Rainy River Mayor Debbie Ewald got ready to raise the Alzheimer Society flag Friday afternoon. January is “Alzheimer Awareness Month” and the local Alzheimer Society has several events planned.

Workshop to focus on how to recruit, retain employees

News
Duane Hicks

Employers who have had trouble finding—and keeping—employees at their businesses need not fret: help is on the way.

The Rainy River Future Development Corp. and NCDS are hosting a workshop featuring renowned customer service expert Roy Prevost on Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Copper River Inn here.

Tree pick-up slated

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Staff

Town residents can put their Christmas trees out this Saturday (Jan. 14) when the Fort Frances Fire Brigade makes the rounds for its annual pick-up.

As in the past, the tree pick-up is being held on the first Saturday following Ukrainian Christmas, which fell this past weekend.

The crews of firefighters will begin making their rounds sometime around 2 p.m.

Crossing numbers

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Heather Latter

Marina Jarvis participated in a B-I-N-G-O event at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre last Wednesday afternoon as part of kids’ activities over the holiday break. The library also offered up a Pokémon session last Tuesday and then a “Let go my LEGO” event on Thursday.

Museum seeking new volunteers

News
Duane Hicks

Made a New Year’s Eve resolution to give back to your community?

Have an interest in local history?

The Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre is welcoming more volunteers to come aboard this winter.

Helping out at the museum has been rewarding for volunteers Maxine Hayes and Nell Laur, who have spent many hours there in recent years.

Address railway tax issue: town

News
Duane Hicks

All aboard!

The Town of Fort Frances is demanding the province address the inequity in property taxation on railway right-of-ways collected by municipalities in Ontario.

And now it’s looking for every other community in the province to get on the train and ask the Ministry of Finance to get on the right track.

Legion ladies gearing up for first ‘Pre-Grammy’ gala

District
Duane Hicks

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary Br. #29 want you to feel like a celebrity next month.

The group is gearing up for its inaugural “Pre-Grammy Awards Gala” fundraiser dinner set for Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Legion here.

“It’s the very first gala event that we’ve done,” organizing committee member Giselle Calder told the Times.

Going around

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Joey Payeur

Dylan Kooner was a magic man with the puck—pulling off a neat stick-handling trick to elude Thunder Bay goalie Nathaniel Dupuis to score the Fort Frances Lakers’ first goal in the first period of Friday night’s 5-2 loss to the visiting North Stars at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Festival talent show is back

District
Heather Latter

In order to kick off its 77th season, the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts once again will host a talent show fundraiser, with performers of all ages encouraged to take part.

Alzheimer’s disease in spotlight

District
Staff

January is “Alzheimer’s Awareness Month” and Mary O’Connor, local Client Services co-ordinator for the Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts, will be busy all month.

Having already attended Alzheimer Society flag-raisings in Rainy River and Fort Frances in the past week, O’Connor will have a booth set up at the Emo Public Library tomorrow (Jan. 12) from 2-6 p.m.

Team Fleury able to reach quarter-finals

Sports
Joey Payeur

In Jenna Walsh’s own words, it was a collection of both moments of brilliance and frustration.

Lakers’ skid hits three games

Sports
Joey Payeur

It was back-to-back litmus tests for the Fort Frances Lakers over the weekend.

The first one netted them an ‘F’ and a fast-paced post-game jaunt around the ’52 Canadians Arena.

The second yielded better effort but no better final result.

Silver rink wins regional crown

Sports
Staff

Chris Silver and his rink has reached so many provincials, it must feel like old hat by now.

Now they want a new feeling: that of standing on top of the mountain.

Focus on Freemasonry

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Duane Hicks

Programming and events co-ordinator Lauren Hyatt got a closer look at an information panel outlining the depictions of Freemasonry in popular culture Friday morning at the Fort Frances Museum.

Lawsuits over Trump business threaten to tie up presidency

Business
By Chad Day And Bernard Condon The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — As a businessman, Donald Trump has kept the courts busy. That’s hardly likely to change when he enters the Oval Office, creating an unusual and potentially serious problem for a sitting president.

Trump briefed on potentially compromising report

International
By Eileen Sullivan And Deb Riechmann The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Top intelligence officials last week told President-elect Donald Trump about an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him, a U.S. official says.

Wait, don’t toss those poinsettias to the curb!

Science
By Dean Fosdick The Associated Press

Poinsettias have become the bestselling potted plants in the United States, and are second in popularity only to Christmas trees during the holiday season. Unfortunately, they also are among the least understood.

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Asian Bok Choy

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

If you tend to fall into cooking ruts, one easy way to snap out of it is to check out the holiday calendars of different cultures. Next up on my list of inspirations is the Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year.