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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - January 12, 2017

Signing in

Nicholas Donaldson

Vince Gouin wrote a message in the sign-in book during Confederation College’s 50th anniversary launch party that took place yesterday at its Rainy River District campus here. Gouin, a shop teacher at Fort Frances High School, also teaches a woodworking course at the college during the summer months.

Nominate volunteers for Ontario honours


It’s no secret volunteers make the world go round.

Each year, Ontario recognizes outstanding volunteers in communities around the province. And while you might know an exceptional volunteer, the reality is they won’t be recognized unless they’re nominated.

New Year’s baby hails from Devlin

Robin McCormick

The 2017 New Year’s baby proudly hails from Devlin.

Weston Bradley Veldhuisen entered the world on Jan. 1 at 10:47 a.m., weighing in at six pounds.

Proud first-time parents are Dan and Kayle Veldhuisen, with the proud grandparents being Gerald and Diane Veldhuisen and Doug Koval and the late Noreen Koval.

Raising awareness

Duane Hicks

Mayor Roy Avis and Mary O’Connor, local Client Services co-ordinator for the Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts, posed with the flag outside the Civic Centre on Tuesday to mark “Alzheimer Awareness Month.” Among the events the month is the “Forget Me Not” annual charitable dinner set for Saturday, Jan. 21 at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Driver facing charges

From the OPP

The Rainy River District OPP was notified of a traffic complainant in the east end of Fort Frances on Tuesday around 3:30 p.m.

Officers located the driver on the 800 block of Minnie Avenue.

A Lake of the Woods Township man, aged 61, was arrested at the scene and taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

Muskies host inaugural meet


No matter in what place or at what time they crossed the finish line, the most important first of the day already belonged to the host contingent.

The Muskie Nordic ski team welcomed four other schools to the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club trails on Rocky Inlet yesterday for the program’s first-ever home meet in the sport.

Dustin boots three


A new scoring threat in the Borderland Women’s Indoor Soccer League announced her presence not with a booming voice but a trio of booming kicks last night.

Bryanna Dustin netted a hat trick to guide D-Feeters to a 4-0 shutout of Tough Enough in the second game of the opening night of the regular season at Fort High.

Lakers back in win column


Wayne Strachan picked up two new players, then his team went out and picked up much-needed two points with everyone sharing the load.

Eight different players tallied as the Fort Frances Lakers tied their season-high in goals with an 8-2 shellacking of the Minnesota Iron Rangers last night down in Hoyt Lakes.

Frigid conditions

Joey Payeur

Emma Toriseva—frost coating her eyelashes—gritted her teeth through freezing winds to capture third place in the Grade 7-8 girls’ division as the Muskies Nordic ski team hosted its inaugural meet yesterday at the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club trails at Rocky Inlet. The Atikokan Voyageurs, Dryden Eagles, Kenora Broncos, and St. Thomas Aquinas Saints also took part.

British Columbia approves oil pipeline to coast from Alberta

The Associated Press

VICTORIA — Canada’s Pacific Coast province of British Columbia on Wednesday approved the expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline from the Alberta oil sands that would allow oil exports to Asia.

Jane Fonda says people should not be fooled by Trudeau


TORONTO — Actress Jane Fonda said Wednesday that people should not be fooled by “good-looking liberals” like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who “disappointed” her by approving pipelines from the Alberta oil sands.

Fonda said after touring the oil sands area that environmentalists everywhere were impressed by Trudeau at the Paris climate conference in late 2015.

Hokulea back in Pacific after Panama Canal crossing

The Associated Press AP Member

HONOLULU — A Hawaiian sailing canoe on an around-the-world journey has passed through the Panama Canal and is back in Pacific waters for the first time in nearly two years.

Bills require presidential candidates to release tax returns

By Cathy Bussewitz The Associated Press

HONOLULU — Lawmakers in Hawaii and several other states want to prevent presidential candidates from appearing on their states’ ballots unless the candidates release their tax returns.

They’re responding to President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to not release his tax returns during the presidential campaign, breaking decades of precedent.

Trump’s pick to be top diplomat breaks with him in key ways


WASHINGTON — Rex Tillerson’s foreign policy doesn’t sound a lot like Donald Trump’s.

Combative Trump concedes Russia’s role in election hacking

By Julie Pace The Associated Press

NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump’s first news conference since winning the election was a combative and freewheeling affair, and the famously unconventional politician demonstrated he had not been changed by the weight of his victory.

Scientists: Moon over the hill at 4.51 billion years old

By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old.

That’s the newest estimate, thanks to rocks and soil collected by the Apollo 14 moonwalkers in 1971.

Scientists hear voice of ancient humans in baboon calls

The Associated Press

PARIS — Baboon grunts and mating calls may hold secrets about human speech, according to a new study suggesting that the origins of human language could reach back as much as 25 million years.

Try the flavour of buffalo chicken wings without the chicken

By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press

I’ve loved chicken wings since long before they were ever a cute little bar menu item, looking more like tiny drumsticks than an actual Z-shaped wing.

Recipes for sous vide pork belly adobo, creme brulee

The Canadian Press

Don’t discount vegetables when it comes to sous vide cooking, says chef Chris McDonald.

People tend to use the device for meat and fish, but it’s also useful for vegetables, eggs, egg-based desserts and sauces that can be tricky to make at home. And even oatmeal.