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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - November 15 2016

Kettle kickoff

Photos
Heather Latter

Nick Wreggitt, left, and Jim Fowler of the Fort Frances Lakers, along with Salvation Army communities ministries manager Jill Pernsky, Jodi Forbes of Walmart, Mayor Roy Avis, Lt. Ryan MacDonald, and volunteer Donna Haney, kicked off the local Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign yesterday morning at Walmart.

Perusse to be saluted

News
Staff

Allene Perusse will be recognized by the Northwest Catholic District School Board tonight for her involvement with its Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC).

Superintendent of Education Joanne Querel said Perusse has been a long-standing member of the committee, serving in the position of chair for more than 10 years.

Zajicek earns award

Sports
Staff

Brandon Zajicek’s penchant for play-making cast him in a good light this past week—once he finally got credit for his work.

The Fort Frances Lakers’ defenceman had five assists in two games to earn the Play It Again Sports player-of-the-week award in the SIJHL, the first Laker to do so this season.

Caldwell named citizen of year

News
Staff

Ruth Caldwell has been named as the 2016 Citizen of the Year for the Town of Fort Frances.

Mayor Roy Avis made the announcement during last night’s council meeting.

Poster winners

Photos
Heather Latter

Flora Danylchuk, left, and Donna Lowey, right, of the Fort Frances Lions Club honoured the winners of the club’s annual peace poster contest yesterday evening during an appreciation dinner at the Sister Kennedy Centre. Pictured here are Kassy Michl (Robert Moore), Ashton Cousineau (Crossroads), Terra Carlson (J.W. Walker/Fort Frances High School), and Tessah Labbe (St. Francis).

Trio charged in meth trafficking

District
From the OPP

Three people face drug-related charges following an ongoing joint investigation into drug trafficking in Kenora.

Shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 10, as a result of an ongoing investigation, police conducted a vehicle stop on a mini-van on Highway 17 near Dogtooth Lake, east of Kenora.

Bonot rink advancing

Sports
Staff

They didn’t like the feeling of trailing and decided to do something about it in short order.

Northern Ontario, featuring the Stratton-raised brother-sister tandem of Trevor Bonot and Jackie McCormick at skip and third, fell behind for the first time this week earlier today against the Northwest Territories at the 2017 Canadian mixed curling championship in Yarmouth, N.S.

Trump set to roll back Obama policies on energy, environment

Business
By Matthew Daly And Julie Pace The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump is considering an oil billionaire and a North Dakota lawmaker for top posts as he moves to roll back President Barack Obama’s environmental and energy policies and allow unfettered production of oil, coal and natural gas.

A look at unique perks some companies offer their staff in Canada

Business
By Dan Healing The Canadian Press

It’s last call for retirees at Labatt Breweries of Canada. For decades, they’ve been offered a weekly case of beer for free, but that comes to an end as of Jan. 1, 2019.

Trump victory could imperil Roe v. Wade abortion ruling

Health & Wellness
By David Crary The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide, could be in jeopardy under Donald Trump’s presidency. If a reconfigured high court did overturn it, the likely outcome would be a patchwork map: some states protecting abortion access, others enacting tough bans, and many struggling over what new limits they might impose.

US forces may have committed war crimes

International

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — U.S. armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said in a report, raising the possibility that American citizens could be indicted even though Washington has not joined the global court.

A cheesy, spicy cracker that’s good enough to give as gifts

Recipes
By Sara Moulton The Associated Press

When I was a kid, my parents sometimes brought home tins of deliriously delicious cheese crackers. I can’t remember the brand I think it was a British import but I do remember that my sister and brother and I would inhale them as soon the tin was opened. All these years later the flavour of those crackers, richly cheesy and spicy, remains burned into my memory.