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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - August 14, 2018

Town to own wood yard

News
Duane Hicks

Town council last night passed a bylaw to enter into an agreement with Resolute FP Canada Inc. to purchase the Shevlin wood yard and the former nurses' station on Mowat Avenue for a nominal fee.

“Negotiations have been ongoing for months, and I must say Resolute has been very accommodating,” Mayor Roy Avis said.

Fire risk 'extreme'

News
From the MNRF

Four new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by early yesterday evening.

One was located in Kenora District, near Cedar Lake and Camp Robinson, about 50 km northwest of Dryden.

It was listed as “not under control” at 0.5 hectares in size at last report.

The other fires were located in Thunder Bay District and Sioux Lookout District (two).

Shibori dyeing

Photos
Sam Odrowski

David Morrison admired his tie-dyed creation as he unravelled the fabric to hang it on a clothesline to dry during Community Living's Open Air Art Studio at Point Park yesterday. A Shibori Dyeing craft took place, where people could tie-dye pillow cases, bandanas, white T-shirts, or whatever fabric they wished under the guidance of Community Living staff and summer students.

Hockey school

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Local youth hockey players are working to improve their skills this week at the Northwestern Hockey Camp Canada at the Memorial Sports Centre. Led by instructors Jamie Davis, Harry Mahood, and Austin Sutter, kids aged five-17 are engaging in the high-performance sessions each day this week through Friday. The program has been designed to reflect the progressive needs of developing players.

Province to sell pot in private stores

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Recreational cannabis will be sold online in Ontario when legalized this fall and in private retail stores across the province early next year, the government announced yesterday, reversing the previous administration's plan to distribute cannabis through publicly-owned outlets.

Teachers urged to teach modern sex-ed plan

National
Michelle McQuigge
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A union representing Ontario's elementary school teachers is calling on its members to continue to teach a modernized sex-ed curriculum despite the provincial government's decision to revert back to a 20-year-old lesson plan.

Bernier slams Trudeau for over-promoting diversity

National
Teresa Wright
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Conservative MP Maxime Bernier is taking issue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's oft-repeated message of diversity in Canada, calling it a form of “radical multiculturalism.”

Orca struggling to keep up with pod

National
Terri Theodore
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—A wildlife biologist says an ailing female killer whale off the coast of Washington state is “slogging along” with her pod, but is at times unable to keep up.

AIDS worker calls for more drug pipes

National
Ryan McKenna
The Canadian Press

REGINA—An AIDS support worker in Saskatchewan says pipes should be more available to drug users if the province wants to reduce HIV rates that are among the highest in North America.

Jason Mercredi of AIDS Saskatoon said there aren't any pipes available as a means of harm reduction in Saskatchewan.

Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

Health & Wellness
By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure ... your heart gene score? Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help.

Nationals suffer walk-off loss again

Sports
Steve Overbey
The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS—Nationals' manager Dave Martinez was awake most of the night after Washington lost on a walk-off grand slam Sunday.

He likely won't be catching up on that missed sleep anytime soon.

Royals spoil Reid-Foley's debut

Sports
The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Sean Reid-Foley acknowledged he was a bundle of nerves from his first pitch to his last in his big-league debut.

Ryan O'Hearn homered and drove in a career-high three runs, and Brad Keller threw seven strong innings, as the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 last night to spoil Reid-Foley's first game.

Williams bounces back

Sports
The Associated Press

MASON, Ohio—Serena Williams bounced back from the most lopsided loss of her career, cruising past Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open today.

Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner who returned to the tour this year after the birth of her first child, needed just 65 minutes to dispatch Gavrilova.

At least 25 killed in bridge collapse

International
Colleen Barry
The Associated Press

MILAN—A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed today in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 metres into a heap of rubble.

The city's mayor said at least 25 people were killed, although some people were found alive in the debris.

Wyoming officials oppose returning war-trophy church bells

International
By Mead Gruver The Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The United States should not return church bells seized as war trophies from the Philippines over a century ago, Wyoming’s congressional delegation said Monday.

Bear makes an unlikely stop in a liquor store

Life
The Associated Press

BRISTOL, Conn. — A bear took a stroll into an unlikely snack venue ‚Äî a Connecticut liquor store.

The mid-sized creature lumbered across a parking lot in Bristol Monday afternoon, getting close enough to the entrance of Crazy Bruce’s Liquors to trigger a sensor that automatically opened an outer door.

Roasted Broccoflower with Shiitake

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

My family loves cauliflower, the “it” vegetable of the moment ‚Äî if you believe in things like “it” vegetables.

So, now what’s this about a broccoflower? It’s the “it” vegetable’s more colorful cousin.

Either one gives a dish a bit of a wow factor ‚Äî and who doesn’t love a vegetable that starts a conversation?

For a brash Memphis coleslaw, cook a spicy dressing ahead

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

The high water content of cabbage is typically to blame for watery slaws. We salted our cabbage to draw out the excess moisture.

Memphis Chopped Coleslaw is usually studded with celery seeds and crunchy green peppers and tossed with an unapologetically sugary mustard dressing that’s balanced by a bracing hit of vinegar.

Strawberry Cream Cake

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

It’s hard to believe that the well-loved combination of cake, cream and strawberries could be anything other than perfection, but soggy cake, squishy cream, or bland, underripe berries can easily ruin this heavenly trio.

A stir-fry with easy-prep ingredients done in under an hour

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Quick-cooking stir-fries are a natural choice for weeknight dinners. This one combines easy-prep ingredients with a levelled-up sauce made from Asian pantry staples.

Make taco night into an easy one-dish meal with a beef bake

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Our spicy beef taco bake packs all the great texture and flavour of taco night into an easy one-dish meal that could easily be prepped ahead of time.

We used 93 per cent lean ground beef instead of the usual 90 per cent because we found that excess grease pooled on the bottom of the dish if stored overnight.

Chuck roast sings after a slow grill and some smoke flavour

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

For our Shredded Barbecued Beef, we cut a chuck roast into quarters. The smaller pieces of beef absorbed more smoke flavour and cooked much faster.

After cooking the meat in a disposable roasting pan on the cooler side of the grill for a few hours, we flipped all four pieces, wrapped the pan in foil, and placed the roast in the oven to finish cooking.

Cherrry Tomato Cobler

Recipes
By Elizabeth Karmel The Associated Press

This time of year, I could live on tomato sandwiches. But it’s hard to make a sandwich out of cherry tomatoes, and I have loads of cherry tomatoes. I don’t know what it is, but I can’t resist buying them when I see them at the farmer’s market. If you are like me and have a glut of cherry tomatoes, this recipe is for you.

Hot weather to return by week's end

Weather

It will be mainly clear tonight, with an overnight low of 10 C (50 F) and northwest winds gusting up to 13 km/h.

Tomorrow will be sunny, with a high of 24 (75) and low around 12 (54).

Look for west-northwest winds gusting up to 11 km/h.

A mix of sun and clouds is forecast for Thursday, along with a high of 30 (86) and low dipping to 14 (57).