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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - January 16, 2017

Card game

Nicholas Donaldson

Trevor Mader, right, faced off against Ryan Flamand in a game of “Magic the Gathering” between rounds at the pre-release event Saturday at the Fort Frances Public Library Tecnology Centre. It was a chance for players to try out cards from the newest “Magic the Gathering” set, as well as win some prizes.

Annual event goes Saturday


Tickets are going fast for the local Alzheimer Society’s annual “Forget Me Not” charitable dinner, which is slated for this Saturday (Jan. 21) at La Place Rendez-Vous.

“It was pretty quiet up until last week, and then it seemed people were calling and buying tables,” said Mack Hall, marketing and events co-ordinator for the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River District.

Big save

Joey Payeur

Emerson Evans of the Fort Frances PeeWee ‘AA’ Canadians was denied on this penalty shot by Lord Selkirk Rebels’ goalie Evan Bandera in the third period of the championship game of the Canadians’ home tournament yesterday at the Ice For Kids Arena. Evans and his teammates weren’t crying the blues about the miss, though, as they cruised to a 5-1 triumph over the Winnipeg squad.

Driver charged

From the OPP

On Saturday around 1:50 a.m., the Rainy River District OPP, while on patrol, observed an erratic driver in Fort Frances.

Officers then conducted a traffic stop on the 800 block of Williams Avenue.

The driver, a 24-year-old Fort Frances man, failed the roadside test.

He was arrested and taken to OPP detachment for breath tests.

Lakers’ extend winning streak

Joey Payeur

Maybe the passing of the CJHL trade deadline has everyone in the Fort Frances Lakers’ dressing room in a more peaceful frame of mind.

Whatever it is, the Lakers haven’t lost since the nation-wide junior hockey roster freeze—claiming both of their SIJHL home games over the weekend to match their season-high winning streak at three games.

Outta my way

Joey Payeur

Laker Jack Bernie, left, and Mitchell Soderberg of the Thief River Falls Norskies were like two trains trying to make their way down the same track during the host squad’s 5-0 victory here Friday night.

Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world

By Pan Pylas The Associated Press

DAVOS, Switzerland — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday.

Retirement advice from retired financial experts

By Liz Weston The Associated Press

Most retirement advice has a flaw: It’s being given by people who haven’t yet retired.

So I asked money experts who have quit the 9-to-5 for their best advice on how to prepare for retirement.

They still faced curveballs when it was their turn. Making the right financial moves is important, they said, but so is getting ready mentally, emotionally and socially.

Obamas donate daughters’ swing set to Washington shelter

By Darlene Superville The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The swing set that President Barack Obama installed on the South Lawn for his young daughters eight years ago has a new home.

Try meatballs bursting with the flavours of Southeast Asia

By The Culinary Institute Of America The Associated Press

Though students at The Culinary Institute of America face a seemingly endless to-do list, central to their course work is recipe and menu development. At the CIA, food is life, and even the best-managed restaurant is nothing without flavourful, exciting, and innovative recipes.