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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - January 17, 2017

New business

Duane Hicks

Angela Olson showed off some of the wares available at the Rainy River Cannabis Collective (RRCC), which opened its doors yesterday at 520 Scott St. Word of the medical marijuana wellness centre, owned by Olson and her husband, Brad, has spread quickly, with three days’ worth of appointments booked by the end of the day yesterday. The RRCC is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Water, sewer hike mulled

Duane Hicks

Town council is eyeing a 2.5 percent increase to water and sewer rates for this year.

Over and above the money needed to operate and maintain the water and sanitary sewer systems, an additional $126,038 in revenue is forecast to be collected in 2017, Operations and Facilities manager Travis Rob reported at yesterday’s pre-budget meeting.

Muskie girls win thriller


Annalise Hayes scored the equalizer with 23.1 seconds left in regulation time, then Abby Plourde and Janelle Kaemingh cashed in during the shootout, to give the Muskie girls’ hockey team a 2-1 win over the host Dryden Eagles last night.

Muskies nab three wins


If any warnings were issued about hunting “eagles” out of season, the Muskie court teams weren’t paying attention.

The black-and-gold took three of four matches from the visiting Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA action here yesterday.

It was a toss-up between which Muskie team was more impressive.

Ready to serve

Joey Payeur

Junior Muskie Mackenzie Carlson showed focus in preparing to serve during Fort High’s 3-2 win over the Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA play here yesterday.

US, Cuban Interior Ministry sign law-enforcement deal

By Michael Weissenstein The Associated Press

HAVANA — The Obama administration and Cuba’s Interior Ministry have agreed to share information on international criminal activity such as terrorism, human trafficking and money laundering despite Republican objections to U.S. law-enforcement co-operation with President Raul Castro’s government.

GOP targets landmark Endangered Species Act for big changes

By Matthew Brown And Matthew Daly The Associated Press

BILLINGS, Mont. — In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government’s most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities.

Parties, protests to take over DC for Trump’s inauguration

By Jessica Gresko The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation’s capital for Donald Trump’s inauguration and a major demonstration the day after. How many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open question.

AF447 searcher recalls pain of failure as MH370 hunt ends

By Kristen Gelineau The Associated Press

SYDNEY, Australia — Searchers’ frustration over Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is difficult to overstate, from the monstrous waves that battered search crews in one of the world’s most desolate stretches of ocean to the dearth of information on the plane’s flight path that stymied investigators. And now, perhaps most brutal of all, comes the admission of defeat.

Istanbul gunman captured after more than 2 weeks on run

By Mehmet Guzel The Associated Press

ISTANBUL — Turkish police captured the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year’s nightclub attack in Istanbul, with officials saying Tuesday that he’s an Uzbekistan national who trained in Afghanistan and confessed to the massacre.

Cauliflower is surprisingly versatile

By Sara Moulton The Associated Press

Until pretty recently, there was nothing sexy about cauliflower. Boiled or steamed, it’s bland at best. And if you overcook it, you’d better duck or suffer the smell of dirty diapers. But roasting or sauteing cauliflower is a different story. The veggie’s natural sugars caramelize and its tasty inner cauliflower suddenly blossoms. Think popcorn with an attitude.