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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - November 24 2016

Baby contest planned

News
Staff

The local Xi Tau chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is hosting a “Holiday Baby” photo contest.

It is looking for photos featuring babies aged 24 months or younger (as of Dec. 1).

Entries must be dropped off at either Curvy Chick or Sun Life Financial by tomorrow at 8 p.m.

Rusnak office moving

News
Staff

Local MP Don Rusnak’s constituency office here will be moving.

The office will be relocating from its current location at 608 Scott St. to its new one at 271 Scott St.

The office will be closed Nov. 28-Dec. 9 to make the move.

A Christmas open house will be held at the new location on Friday, Dec. 16 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Black Panthers tops

Sports
Staff

The Fort Frances Atom Black Panthers captured their division at the “November Chill” tournament in Thunder Bay over the weekend, defeating the Thunder Bay Ice Cycles 3-0 in the final.

Madison Bliss earned the shutout while Kiera Fairnington had the game-winning goal (the other goal scorers weren’t provided).

Muskie squads crush visitors

Sports
Joey Payeur

Two days, three games, 25 goals scores, none allowed.

The bad news? That belongs to the rest of NorWOSSA because both Muskie hockey squads say they can play much better.

The girls’ squad dumped the Kenora Broncos 8-0 in their regular-season home-opener Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Girls’ hockey scores

Sports
Staff

The action was fast and furious, both here and away, the last couple of weeks for teams in the Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association.

On Tuesday, the Fort Frances Atom Competitive Leafs blanked the Fort Frances PeeWee Fusion 4-0.

Fairnington, Piper Miller, Courtney McCoy, and Julia Guertin all scored while Bliss earned the shutout.

Hearty soup

Photos
Heather Latter

Blaire Cross enjoyed a bowl of hearty soup Saturday during Knox United Church’s Christmas luncheon. The event featured an array of homemade soups, sandwiches, and dainties, as well as a bake table and cookie walk.

Co-op display

Photos
Joey Payeur

Before heading to the Ice For Kids Arena to post another shutout for the Muskie boys’ hockey team, Matt Booth was educating interested onlookers on some of the finer points of the welding industry during “Co-op Display Day” yesterday at Fort High. Students taking part in co-ops at various businesses this semester used the event to showcase what they’ve learned on their respective job sites.

Pass look

Photos
Joey Payeur

Muskie James Gushulak kept his passing options open under the watchful eye of Red Lake Rams’ defender Jakob McCleary during the first period of Fort High’s 11-0 rout yesterday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena to close out the two-game series.

Play rehearsal

Photos
Heather Latter

Lauren Hyatt, right, rehearsed a scene yesterday alongside a group of young actors for the upcoming production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” Presented by Fort Frances Little Theatre, the traditional Christmas comedy will take to the stage at McMillan Hall (Knox United Church) on Dec. 1-4 at 7 p.m. each night.

Angus mulling NDP leadership bid

National
Kristy Kirkup
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—New Democrat MP Charlie Angus stepped aside as his party’s caucus chair and indigenous affairs critic yesterday to contemplate a potential leadership bid.

The 54-year-old Northern Ontario MP is considering entering the race to replace Tom Mulcair at the helm of the NDP—a contest that doesn’t come to a vote until October.

Homeowners unprepared for emergencies: poll

Business
By Linda Nguyen The Canadian Press

TORONTO — An emergency fund is meant to be there in times of need, but a new survey suggests nearly half of Canadian homeowners would be ill prepared for a personal financial dilemma such as job loss.

Zika-caused birth defect may become clear only after birth

Health & Wellness
By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the virus can cause unseen damage to developing babies.

The findings come from a study of 13 Brazilian babies whose heads all appeared normal at birth but then grew much more slowly than normal.

Sweat it out! Skin patch aims to test sweat for health

Health & Wellness
By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Breaking a sweat? Researchers are creating a skin patch that can test those droplets while people exercise and beam results to their smartphones, possibly a new way to track health and fitness.

Burris still upset by Stamps’ trade

Sports
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Time has done little to curb Henry Burris’ pain.

The veteran quarterback will lead the underdog Ottawa Redblacks into the Grey Cup game against Calgary on Sunday at BMO Field.

It will be Burris’ first meeting of the season against the Stampeders and an opportunity to avenge the organization’s decision to trade him to Hamilton after the 2011 campaign.

Raptors dump Rockets

Sports
The Associated Press

HOUSTON—High-scoring DeMar DeRozan knows he’s going to start getting some new looks and will have to find ways to make an impact when defences are focusing on him.

Last night, he found that opening in the third quarter—scoring 21 of his 24 points in the period to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Houston Rockets 115-102 to snap a two-game skid.

Team unveils name

Sports
The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS—The NHL’s newest team is named the Vegas Golden Knights.

Owner Bill Foley and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the Las Vegas expansion franchise’s official name and revealed its logo and colours Tuesday night at a gala ceremony for about 5,000 fans outside T-Mobile Arena, where the Golden Knights will begin play next season.

Road-weary Jets fall

Sports
The Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Devan Dubnyk has been one of the best goalies in the NHL lately.

Good thing for the Minnesota Wild, too, because they haven’t provided him with much offence.

Dubnyk got a little more help last night as the Wild earned a 3-1 victory over the road-weary Winnipeg Jets.

3 Australians critically ill after rare thunderstorm asthma

International
The Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia — Three patients remained critically ill on Thursday, three days after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma killed four people and sent hundreds to hospitals in Australia’s second-largest city, an official said.

Slow as molasses? Sweet but deadly 1919 disaster explained

International
By William J. Kole The Associated Press

BOSTON — The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 ‚Äî one of Boston’s most peculiar disasters ‚Äî killed 21 people, injured 150 others and flattened buildings when a giant storage tank ruptured.

At least 40 killed in east China scaffolding collapse

International
The Associated Press

BEIJING — At least 40 people were killed in a scaffolding collapse Thursday morning at a construction site in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, state media reported.

A work platform at a power plant cooling tower being built in the city of Fengcheng came tumbling down at about 7:30 a.m., an official with the local Work Safety Administration said by telephone.

Thanksgiving in space: turkey, green beans & even football

International
By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Turkey and football will be the main Thanksgiving headliners up on the International Space Station.

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, the station’s commander, is serving as Thanksgiving chef for the six-person crew. He showed off the specialties he’ll be preparing in a video this week.

Grumpy Cat counts down to the new year with top pet peeves

Life
By Leanne Italie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — Grumpy Cat’s got a message just in time for the holidays and she doesn’t care how you feel about it.

In vintage David Letterman style, the grumpster has posted her Top 10 pet peeves on her new blog at Pawculture.com, but absent is the multimillion-dollar thing that might just annoy her the most: money talk.

Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

I think this is (possibly) the best Brussels sprouts recipe I have ever made. They are roasted and then tossed while still warm with an assertive dressing that makes your mouth jump up and down with joy.

And for those who don’t like Brussels sprouts (and in fact my family is divided), well, more for the rest of us. Jack and I were happy to be responsible for the leftovers.

How far can you reduce sugar in a pavlova? Surprisingly low

Recipes
By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press

Pavlovas are dreamy. For the uninitiated, a pavlova (named after the famed ballerina’s fluffy tutu) is essentially a meringue shell baked at low heat until the outside is barely golden crisp, but the inside remains soft and billowy, like a creamy marshmallow. The shell then is typically filled with whipped cream, custard, or fruit compote.

Recipes for walnut and bean pate, marinated kebabs

Recipes
The Canadian Press

Naomi Duguid brings alive the ancient food culture of Persia in her new book “Taste of Persia: A Cook’s Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan.”