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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - February 17, 2016

Square input

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Duane Hicks

Marietheres Metke decided what amenities she’d like to see in a future Rainy Lake Market Square yesterday during an open house to garner input on the project at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. About 65 people attended the come-and-go event, which ran from 4-7 p.m.

OLBA award named after Cunningham

News
Duane Hicks

The late Joyce Cunningham made an impact on the library scene not only locally but provincially.

Her legacy was acknowledged last month with the unveiling of a prestigious new library award named after her, as well as her being honoured with the Larry Moore Distinguished Service Award for her work on behalf of libraries.

Newer businesses making their mark

News
Duane Hicks

For a second-straight year, the public voted for who they felt were the most deserving businesses to be honoured at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s 20th-annual business awards gala.

And it was clear last Thursday night that quite a few new businesses have been making their mark here.

Special delivery

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Joey Payer

Isabel DeGagne was feeling the spirit of the loving season as she dropped off her Valentine’s Day card during the Fort Frances Nursery School’s visit to the local post office last Wednesday. Children and their guardians were treated to a Valentine’s Day party at Knox United Church afterwards.

Jobs touted as high priority

News
Duane Hicks

Jobs, jobs, jobs.

That’s one of the main needs Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak heard from the public last week during federal pre-budget consultations held in Thunder Bay, Atikokan, Rainy River, and Couchiching First Nation.

“It’s the same in all of Canada—it’s jobs,” Rusnak replied when asked what people are asking for.

RRFDC allotted funding boost

District
Duane Hicks

The Rainy River Future Development Corp. has been granted $1,185,000 to help boost business development and create regional economic development opportunities in forestry, mining, and tourism.

Family day

Photos
Dave Ogilvie

The Fuhrer family, along with many families and friends, enjoyed a fantastic pancake-and-sausage breakfast upstairs at the arena in Emo on Monday morning. Other Family Day activities there included a photo scavenger hunt, photo booth, skating, a movie, and other crafts and games.

Local woman earns ‘Rare Breed’ award

District
Heather Latter

For Rhonda Snow, Saturday evening was meant to be an event to raise awareness and funds for her Ojibway Spirit Horses.

But it became so much more than that when, as a complete surprise to her, she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Rare Breeds Canada, as well as a lifetime membership to the organization.

Pair of Muskie rinks advance

Sports
Joey Payeur

Call them the “Four Musketeers.”

It was a one-for-all, all-for-one mentality that carried the Muskie boys’ curling rink to its second-straight gold medal at the NorWOSSA finals Feb. 8-9 at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Lakers add to win streak

Sports
Joey Payeur

So, Davis Ross, who’s the better shootout artist between you and your twin brother?

“Well, Nolan’s 2-for-3 and I’m 1-for-1,” chuckled the Fort Frances Lakers’ defenceman.

“But if I took three, I don’t know if I’d score two,” he admitted.

Muskie girls rout Warriors in preview

Sports
Joey Payeur

It literally took all night for the Muskie girls’ hockey team to get home.

But the arduous journey back was done with the knowledge a clear statement had been made.

The black-and-gold gave a fearsome preview of what likely awaits the Sioux Lookout Warriors in the upcoming NorWOSSA playoffs with a 14-0 shellacking of their hosts in their regular-season finale Sunday.

Cutting across

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Andrew Willner was making plans on the fly to try and find a way past former Laker Aaron Wesley-Chisel during the first period of the host squad’s 5-2 win over the Thunder Bay North Stars on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Air Canada to purchase up to 75 Bombardier CS300 aircraft

Business
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL Air Canada has signed a letter of intent to purchase 45 of Bombardier’s CS300 aircraft with options for an additional 30 planes.

Based on the list price of the CS300, Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) says a firm order would be worth about $3.8 billion.

Bombardier to cut about 7,000 jobs, hire for growth areas

Business
The Associated Press

NEW YORK ‚Bombardier says it is cutting approximately 7,000 jobs, or about 11 per cent of its total workforce.

The company said the 7,000 job cuts will include production and non-production employees, with 2,000 of the positions being contractors. It has 64,000 employees globally.

German shorthaired pointer CJ wins Westminster dog show

Lifestyles
By Ben Walker The Associated Press

NEW YORK Now appointed America’s top dog CJ, the German shorthaired pointer.

CJ won best in show at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night, beating a couple of top favourites at a nearly packed Madison Square Garden.

The 3-year-old CJ bested 2,751 other entries in 199 breeds and varieties to win the nation’s most prestigious dog competition.

Many dog breeds yearn for 1st Westminster best in show

Lifestyles
By Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press

NEW YORK Wesley the Dandie Dinmont terrier could feel confident of at least one win at the Westminster Kennel Club, since he was the only contestant for best of his venerable breed.

But while Dandies have been part of Westminster since its 1877 beginning, they’ve never won best in show. Same for Labrador retrievers, the most prevalent purebred dogs in the United States.

Mastering homemade teriyaki sauce with 5 delicious recipes

Recipes
By J.M. Hirsch THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

If you’re still using teriyaki sauce from a bottle, you’re doing it all wrong. And you’re depriving yourself of the awesomeness that is homemade teriyaki.