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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - January 25, 2017

Entering raffle

Photos
Duane Hicks

Lynette Smith put tickets in at one of the penny tables at the “Forget Me Not” dinner Saturday night at La Place Rendez-Vous. The event also featured a silent auction.

School merger completion delayed

District
Nicholas Donaldson

The completion date for the merger of St. Michael's and St. Francis schools here is being delayed for one year.

The merger into a single JK-Grade 8 school—to be located at the current site of St. Francis—originally was planned to open for the 2018-19 school.

Proposed changes on transporting livestock outlined to beef farmers

District
Nicholas Donaldson

New transportation regulations for animal handling could be coming along soon.

Jason Reid, a Beef Farmers of Ontario board member, outlined the major points of these proposed changes during the annual meeting of the Rainy River Cattlemen's Association last Thursday evening at Our Lady of the Way School in Stratton.

Skating away

Photos
Joey Payeur

Layton Hanson of the Armstrong Crushers was in fourth gear—and climbing—as he charged up ice against the Fine Foods Fury during his team's 5-4 in Sunday's gold-medal game of the Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association's Novice tournament at the Emo-La Vallee Arena.

Crushers capture Novice title

Sports
Staff

Parting the Red Sea worked so well once for the Armstrong Crushers, they decided to play Moses twice.

Parker Sisco and Landen Hanson scored almost carbon-copy goals 1:40 apart late in the third period to carry the Crushers past the red-clad Fine Foods Fury 5-4 in the final of the Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association's Novice tournament Sunday at the Emo-La Vallee Arena.

'Mighty Mustangs' set to rumble

Sports
Submitted by
Jeremy Mann

“Mighty Mustangs” wrestling is back at it for a new season in International Falls.

Our youth wrestling has been around for about eight years. After a few years of losing kids, due to the Boise/Cascade paper mill cutting 300 jobs, our program is back on track.

We have about 25 wrestlers this season, picking up three more from Fort Frances.

TransCanada to reapply for Keystone XL pipeline permit after Trump order

Business
By Dan Healing The Canadian Press

CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) says it will reapply to build its Keystone XL project following U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to help advance construction of the pipeline.

Textron is buying vehicle maker Arctic Cat in $247M deal

Business
The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — The defence contractor Textron is buying the snowmobile maker Arctic Cat in a deal valued at about $247 million.

Textron said Wednesday that it will pay $18.50 per Arctic Cat share, a 41 per cent premium to its Tuesday closing price. The transaction also includes debt, though no exact figure was provided.

Trump announces ‘major’ voter fraud investigation

International
By Julie Pace And Jonathan Lemire The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a “major investigation” into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated claims he’s made repeatedly about a rigged voting system.

Russia to decriminalize some forms of domestic violence

International
By Nataliya Vasilyeva The Associated Press

MOSCOW — The Russian parliament on Wednesday passed the second reading of a controversial bill to decriminalize some forms of domestic violence.

Cambodia’s “perfect pepper” conquering world’s taste buds

International
By Denis D. Gray The Associated Press

KAMPOT, Cambodia — A nearby sea, flanking mountains, a quartz-rich soil: It’s the perfect spot on earth, devotees say, to yield a product they describe in that rapturous vocabulary usually reserved for fine wines: “aristocratic, virile, almost aphrodisiacal,” with subtle notes of caramel, gingerbread and mild tobacco.

UK government loses Brexit case, must consult Parliament

International
By Danica Kirka The Associated Press

LONDON — Britain’s government warned lawmakers not to try to “thwart the will of the people” after the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Theresa May must seek the approval of Parliament before starting the formal process of leaving the European Union.

Trump admin orders EPA contract freeze and media blackout

International
By Michael Biesecker And John Flesher The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants, part of a broader communications clampdown within the executive branch.

Filet Mignon with Pistou, Green Salad

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

Wow, does this dish look classy, right? But look at the ingredient list — not too long. And look at the steps — pretty darn simple.

Filet Mignon with Pistou, Green Salad

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

Wow, does this dish look classy, right? But look at the ingredient list — not too long. And look at the steps — pretty darn simple.