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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - February 8, 2016

Just missed

Photos
Joey Payeur

Kiera Fairnington of the Fort Frances AtoMC Icebergs looked to have the corner picked on this shot but just missed the right post during her team’s 1-0 semi-final win over the Dryden Riptides during the Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association’s Novice tournament yesterday at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Town council faces lengthy agenda

News
Staff

Town council is sporting a full agenda this evening, with a slew of presenters slated.

First up, council will receive a presentation from Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre CEO Alicia Subnaik Kilgour and board chair Andrew Hallikas on the library’s new strategic plan.

Then it will hear from resident Carey Basaraba regarding proper protocols for government.

Driver facing charges

District
From the OPP

On Feb. 4 around at 12:50 p.m., Rainy River District OPP officers received a complaint of a possible impaired driver on Highway 11 east of Fort Frances.

Officers located the motor vehicle within the Town of Fort Frances.

The driver, a 31-year-old Thunder Bay man, was showing signs of impairment.

Muskie tea

Photos
Joey Payeur

Muskie defenceman Byron Stewart poured coffee for Janice Gushulak during the team’s annual tea and bake sale Saturday at the Fort High cafeteria. The fundraiser was a rousing success, with all the tables full for most of the afternoon.

Bantam rink advances

Sports
Staff

They took the scenic route to Sault Ste. Marie but they’re on their way.

The Fort Frances rink of skip Anika Beaudry, third Tory Beaudry, second Jillian Cousineau, lead Katrina Slomke, and fifth Ashley Payne won the last-chance West region qualifier in Nipigon over the weekend to advance to the Bantam girls’ provincial championship Feb. 25-28.

Lakers earn pair of weekend wins

Sports
Joey Payeur

Brandon Bodnar leads the SIJHL in two major statistical categories—and he’s a back-up goalie.

Such is the terrific netminding depth of the Fort Frances Lakers, who got 21 saves from their rookie goalie in blanking the English River Miners 4-0 on Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Native fashion

Photos
Heather Latter

Couchiching princess Shaelyn Tuesday (above left) modelled a jingle dress designed by Cheryl Copenace while Riley Calder showed off his traditional regalia designed by Sandra and Jay Wayash-Calder during a fashion show at the Fort Frances Museum on Saturday night.

Muskie boys clinch top spot

Sports
Staff

It wasn’t a matter of if but when.

The Muskie boys’ hockey team locked up first place—and home-ice advantage throughout the NorWOSSA playoffs—after a pair of dominating weekend wins at the ’52 Canadians Arena.

Fort High (12-0) scored the last seven goals Friday night to put away the Red Lake Rams 12-3, officially clinching top spot.

Ghomeshi trial fallout may touch DND

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A military law expert says fallout from the lurid spectacle of the Jian Ghomeshi trial could make the Canadian military’s effort to stamp out sexual misconduct much harder.

New census system project facing delays

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—An $18-million project to make it easier to sort through reams of data from the coming census has been beset by delays and uncertainty that the three-year project will be done on time.

Launch condemned

National
The Associated Press

SEOUL—The U.N. Security Council yesterday strongly condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders denounced as a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and another “intolerable provocation.”

The U.N.’s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with “significant” new sanctions.

Canada’s bombing to stop Feb. 22

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Canada’s fighter jets will end their fight in Iraq and Syria within two weeks, and be replaced by what the Liberal government is calling an expanded mission focused on training local security forces and helping to rebuild the shattered region.

Men who were in Zika areas should use condoms

Health & Wellness
By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press

NEW YORK U.S. health officials issued guidelines Friday to prevent the sexual transmission of the Zika virus, telling men who have been to outbreak areas to use condoms during sex with pregnant women.

Broncos’ ‘D’ smothers Panthers

Sports
Barry Wilner
The Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have “Super” ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defence made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos.

Manning and Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton were harassed all game yesterday, but the Broncos made enough big plays for the 24-10 victory—Manning’s 200th and perhaps his last before retirement.

Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win

Sports
By Barry Wilner The Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have a Super ending to his career. Von Miller and the Denver defence made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos.

Manning and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton were harassed all game Sunday, and the Broncos made enough big plays for the 24-10 victory, Manning’s 200th and perhaps his last before retirement.

UN condemns NKorea launch, pledges significant new sanctions

International
By Foster Klug And Edith M. Lederer The Associated Press

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of The U.N. Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders denounced as a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and another “intolerable provocation.” The U.N.’s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with “significant” new sanctions.

Want easy elegance for an Oscars party? Go with crostini

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

They sound simple. Crostini, that is. Slices of bread that have been brushed with olive oil and toasted, then topped with something that need be no more complex than a sprinkle of salt and a generous rub with a fresh garlic clove. Of course, something more complex is nice, too. I’m talking to you, tomato and Parmesan and anchovy.