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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - November 16 2016

In remembrance

Photos
Joey Payeur

Silver Cross Mother Kerry Harper showed her respect as she laid a wreath, assisted by Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 member Ed Haglund, during the annual Remembrance Day service at the Fort Frances cenotaph on Friday. A crowd numbering in the hundreds jammed the area surrounding the cenotaph to pay tribute to those who fell fighting for our freedom.

All ages urged to fill out survey

News
Duane Hicks

Residents of all ages, including members of town council, are being urged to fill out the ongoing “Age-Friendly Community” survey before the end of November.

The survey is part of the “Age-Friendly Community” project being conducted by a committee consisting of 12 community partners along with co-ordinator Ian Simpson.

New fire chief settling into job

News
Duane Hicks

Optimizing the delivery of public education and prevention programs will be the most effective means to further reduce the impacts of fire, and fire-related injuries, here in Fort Frances and across Rainy River District.

Such is the philosophy of Tyler Moffitt, the new fire chief and Community Emergency Management Co-ordinator for the Town of Fort Frances.

First donations

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Heather Latter

Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis and Donna Haney, who often works for the local Salvation Army, were the first to make a donation to the Christmas kettle campaign that kicked off Monday morning at Walmart. Getting an earlier start than normal, a kettle also is now up at Safeway while the ones at Canadian Tire and the LCBO will start Dec. 1.

Town hits milestone in organ donor registrants

News
Heather Latter

Fort Frances recently reached a milestone when it comes to organ donation.

It is among 13 other communities in Ontario that have reached a 50 percent registration rate.

New registration data released yesterday by the Trillium Gift of Life Network confirmed organ and tissue donor registration rates continue to rise across Ontario.

Caldwell honoured to be top citizen

News
Duane Hicks

Ruth Caldwell had suspected her daughter was up to something.

Karen (Spritt) Magill had come from Port Alberni, B.C. to pay a surprise visit to her mom for her 85th birthday just prior to Hallowe’en and Caldwell had noticed her going through some of her things.

At the time, she simply thought her daughter was copying some of her mother’s poetry to take back home with her.

Auditions for ‘Calendar Girls’ play set to go

District
Staff

Based on the 2003 British comedy film, Fort Frances Little Theatre is holding auditions next Wednesday (Nov. 23) for its upcoming stage production of “Calendar Girls.”

Hailing from a true story, the play focuses on a group from the local Women’s Institute who produce a nude calendar to raise money for leukemia research.

Silent vigil

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Dave Ogilvie

Sgt. Courtney Sinclair, of the 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, stood in silent vigil during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Emo cenotaph on Friday. Ceremonies also took place in Devlin, Barwick, Stratton, and Rainy River First Nations, with a Remembrance Day lunch and dinner held at the Emo Legion.

‘Adopt an Angel’ trees now up

District
Staff

The Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services’ annual “Adopt an Angel” campaign is now underway, with trees up at Walmart, The Bargain Shop, and Taggs Source for Sports here as well as Tompkins Hardware in Emo.

Gustafson breaks out in Lakers’ win

Sports
Joey Payeur

It was a night of long-awaited firsts for Jaden Gustafson and his teammates.

The second-year forward netted his first two goals of the season to help the Fort Frances Lakers to a 6-3 win over the expansion Thief River Falls Norskies on Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

It also was the squad’s first three-game winning streak of the campaign.

Silver showings

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Joey Payeur

The path to the hoop was clear for Muskie Janissa Judson on this lay-up try during Fort High’s 40-36 loss to the Dryden Eagles in the NorWOSSA junior girls’ basketball final there last Tuesday. Below, Muskies Aaron Bujold and Hunter Brown slammed the gate shut on Matthew Waites in Dryden’s 3-0 sweep in the senior boys’ volleyball final. See stories inside.

‘Keith Krunch’ a hit for charity

Sports
Joey Payeur

When he was making a name for himself as a minor hockey player at the ’52 Canadians Arena here, Duncan Keith never thought about things like seeing his face on a cereal box.

“It wasn’t really something on my to-do list,” laughed the Chicago Blackhawks’ defenceman and three-time Stanley Cup champion.

Davis switches coaching roles

Sports
Joey Payeur

The Muskie boys’ hockey team bench this season is the site of the world’s smallest coaching carousel.

Jordan Sinclair has moved up from assistant coach to the head coaching position while filling his role is none other than former bench boss Jamie Davis.

’Post-truth’ chosen as Oxford Dictionaries word of year

International
The Associated Press

LONDON — Oxford dictionary editors have chosen their word of the year: “post-truth,” a term sometimes used to describe the current political climate.

Oxford Dictionaries said Wednesday that use of the term rose 2,000 per cent between 2015 and 2016, often in discussions of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and the campaign of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

Furry, fuzzy, fluffy: holiday decor with a soft touch

Lifestyles
By Kim Cook The Associated Press

This season, faux furs, wools and other softly textured materials are giving holiday decor a cozy, festive feel.

Today’s crafted ornaments can become tomorrow’s keepsakes

Lifestyles
By Jennifer Forker The Associated Press

Making your own ornaments and decorations for the holidays has its own rewards — the need to create is strong in many of us — but it feels particularly good to dig out your art supplies at this time of year.

Salted Caramel Sauce

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

“Salted” and “caramel” are two words that make many people get misty in the eyes and weak in the knees.

You can buy lovely salted caramel in the stores to drizzle over ice cream, cake, pie or just your tongue, but you can also make it easily at home, and for a lot less money. Do share the wealth — what a great holiday gift this makes.