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fort Frances Times Online Edition - April 30, 2019

'Walk for Dog Guides' slated Sunday

Ken Kellar

If Fido and Spot are getting restless this week, there's a “paw-some” opportunity coming up to get them out and active while at the same time helping someone in need.

The Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides, held in support of the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide program, is ready to run this Sunday at the Sorting Gap Marina.

'Career Day'

Sam Odrowski

Mrs. Sieders' and Mrs. Wood's classes at St. Michaels School shared some smiles last Thursday on “Career Day” where students throughout the school wore outfits depicting the jobs they want to work when they grow up. Some students dressed up as professional hockey players while others put on costumes representing doctors and teachers.

More military deployed to cottage country floods

Michelle McQuigge
The Canadian Press

Communities in central Ontario's flood-ravaged cottage country worked to stave off more damage yesterday while bracing for heavy rainfall forecast for later in the week.

High school teachers to start early bargaining

Allison Jones
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario's high school teachers will start the early stages of contract talks next month in what could be a contentious round of bargaining.

Contracts for teachers and education workers at the province's publicly funded schools expire at the end of August, but Education Minister Lisa Thompson has asked unions to come to the table early.

Drought hits Panama Canal shipping, highlights climate fears

By Juan Zamorano And Arnulfo Franco The Associated Press

Panama — An intense drought related to this year’s El Nino phenomenon has precipitously lowered the level of Panama’s Gatun Lake, forcing the country’s Canal Authority to impose draft limits this week on ships moving through the waterway’s recently expanded locks.

Odorizzi outduels Verlander as Twins beat Astros

Brian Hall
The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS—Jake Odorizzi punched out Yuli Gurriel looking, and the usually stoic right-hander couldn't help but clench his fist and let out a yell.

Odorizzi and the Minnesota Twins made another early season statement.

Odorizzi pitched seven solid innings to outduel Justin Verlander, Ehire Adrianza homered off Houston's ace and Minnesota beat the Astros 1-0 last night.

Cauliflower on the grill? Don’t be scared. It’s easy

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

To make grilled cauliflower with a tender interior and a flavourful, nicely browned exterior, we first microwaved it until it was cooked through and then briefly grilled it to pick up colour and flavour.

To ensure that the cauliflower held up on the grill without falling through the grate and to provide sufficient surface area for browning, we cut the head into wedges.

A foolproof way to make chicken drumsticks ultra-tender

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

With their built-in handles and small size, economical chicken drumsticks are tailor-made for a cookout. So we decided to devise a foolproof way to roast them on the grill to ultra-tender perfection with nicely browned skin and wonderfully juicy meat.

Rain, snow in outlook


Tonight will be cloudy with a low of minus-one C (30 F).

Tomorrow will be cloudy with rain and drizzle in the afternoon, turning to snow by the evening. Expect a high of six (43) and a low of minus-two (28).

Thursday will see morning snow followed by cloudy skies, a high of seven (45) and a low of zero (32).