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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - January 14, 2019

Council to decide on pot retailers

News
Staff

Council will decide tonight on whether to allow recreational cannabis retail stores within town limits.

Man wins 'Catch the Ace'

District
Staff

The ace has been “caught.”

Richard Norman of Alberton was the lucky winner in the “Catch the Ace” raffle draw held Friday evening at the Emo Legion.

His ticket was drawn and he had selected envelope #17—which contained the ace of spades.

As such, Norman won the weekly prize of $1,340 as well as the grand prize jackpot of $20,321—a total of $21,661.

OPP probing sudden death

District
From the OPP

Last Tuesday, members of Treaty #3 Police Service responded to a report of a deceased male found in a wooded area on Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation.

The male has been identified as Norman Copenace, 47, of Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation.

Pair of drivers nabbed

District
From the OPP

On Friday at 11:30 p.m., Rainy River District OPP officers stopped a motor vehicle for a Highway Traffic Act infraction.

After speaking with a 17-year-old driver, he subsequently was arrested for an alcohol/drug-related offence.

He was taken to the Fort Frances detachment and released on a promise to appear in court on Jan. 28.

Muskie girls win pair

Sports
Staff

The week didn't start off so well for the Muskie girls' hockey team but the weekend more than made up for it.

Martina Woods and Tatum Glowasky each netted hat tricks to pace the visiting Muskies (4-5-0-1) to a 13-0 drubbing of the fifth-place Sioux Lookout Warriors (0-7) yesterday afternoon.

Junior spikers earn tourney gold

Sports
Staff

It was an impressive weekend for the Muskie junior and senior girls' volleyball teams.

The juniors went undefeated en route to winning gold at the “Winter Blast” tournament hosted by the Kenora Broncos on Friday and Saturday.

Muskie boys tripped up

Sports
Staff

The Muskie boys' hockey team battled hard but ultimately couldn't win it all at the annual Piper Classic Tournament of Champions in Winnipeg over the weekend.

The black-and-gold compiled a 1-0-1 record in Pool 'B' play before losing both playoff games in the Boston Pizza Division.

Fort High opened play Friday morning with a 10-1 rout of the host John Taylor Pipers.

Lakers fall to Ice Dogs in overtime

Sports
Staff

A Jacob Siebenga goal just over three-and-a-half minutes into overtime lifted the visiting Dryden GM Ice Dogs to a 4-3 win over the Fort Frances Lakers on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Raising awareness

Photos
Duane Hicks

Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts board member Carol Derksen, left, joined Mayor June Caul and Mary O'Connor, the local Alzheimer Society's client services co-ordinator, in raising the flag at the Civic Centre on Friday morning to mark January as “Alzheimer Awareness Month" in Fort Frances. The annual "Forget Me Not” charitable dinner is set for Saturday, Feb.

RRFDC funding

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak visited “Curvy Chick” here Thursday afternoon to announce the federal government's investment of $2.25 million into the Rainy River Future Development Corp.

PeeWee AA tourney

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Ashton Veldhuisen looked to snap a shot on the Westfort Rangers' goal during the Fort Frances PeeWee 'AA' Canadians' 1-0 win in the final of their annual home tournament yesterday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Canadians compiled a 4-1 record en route to the gold medal.

Pot licence lottery results announced

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario has announced the first 25 companies that can apply for cannabis retail licences in the province.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario says Tripsetter Inc., The Niagara Herbalist, and Pure Alpha Holdings are among those that have been selected through a lottery.

New faces added to cabinet

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau added two new faces to his cabinet this morning, tapping Montreal MP David Lametti as Canada's new justice minister and Nova Scotia's Bernadette Jordan as minister of rural economic development—a new position on the front bench.

China: Detained Canadian does not have diplomatic immunity

National
The Associated Press

BEIJING — A former Canadian diplomat detained in China last month does not enjoy diplomatic immunity, a Chinese spokeswoman said Monday, rejecting a complaint from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the man’s rights were being denied.

Kuchar first multiple winner of PGA season

Sports
Doug Ferguson
The Associated Press

HONOLULU—Matt Kuchar didn't have the start he wanted yesterday in the Sony Open—not with three bogeys in five holes after making just one through three rounds.

The finish was better than he could have imagined.

Kuchar seized control late in the round with back-to-back birdie putts, the second one on No. 16 prompting a rare show of emotion with a fist pump.

Raptors survive in double overtime

Sports
Rich Dubroff
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—The Toronto Raptors began with a rush.

They scored the first nine points against the Washington Wizards, built a 19-point lead in the first quarter, and went ahead by 23 in the second quarter.

Near the end of the third quarter, Toronto still led by 17 points.

Then Washington got hot and forced one overtime—and then another.

Patriots back in AFC title game yet again

Sports
Kyle Hightower
The Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.—Tom Brady recognizes that there are some who believe the Patriots are nearing the end of their run of unprecedented playoff success.

Yesterday, New England took its first step toward possibly silencing those voices for a little longer.

Jets beat slumping Ducks in OT

Sports
Judy Owen
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—This time Bryan Little scored the game-winner with the spotlight on him.

The Jets' forward found the back of the net off a rebound at 4:49 of overtime yesterday to lift Winnipeg to a 4-3 victory that extended the Anaheim Ducks' losing streak to 11 games.

Saints fight back to beat Eagles

International
Barry Wilner
The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS—When the New Orleans Saints finally found their rhythm, they marched one step closer to the Super Bowl.

Using a dominant ball-control offence and a few gambles that paid off, the Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore in a 20-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

100 years ago in Boston: The day molasses was deadly fast

International
By William J. Kole The Associated Press

BOSTON — Slow as molasses? This treacle didn’t trickle. It was a sticky, deadly tsunami that flattened an entire Boston neighbourhood within seconds.

On Tuesday, the city marks the 100th anniversary of its most peculiar disaster the Great Molasses Flood.

A one-pan chili with maximum flavour starts with toasted rice

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Looking to make enough chili for one night’s dinner without hauling out a heavy pot, we turned to our trusty skillet. We would use it to make both the chili and the rice, cooking in stages, for a one-pan meal with maximum flavour and minimal fuss.

Never make dry or overcooked salmon by using a multicooker

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Cooking salmon can be intimidating since it overcooks and dries out so easily. But the multicooker makes the process foolproof: The consistent moisture level and temperature, as well as the precise timing safeguards against overcooking, produce evenly cooked salmon each and every time.

Morning buns combine richness of croissant with cinnamon bun

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Combine the rich layers of a croissant with the sweet swirls of a cinnamon bun and you’ll have one of our favourite brunch pastries: morning buns.

This pork butt roast sings with orange juice, tomato paste

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

In Mexico, the dish known as cochinita pibil is made by rubbing a whole suckling pig with warm spices and juice from bitter oranges, then wrapping it in banana leaves and slowly pit-roasting it until it is succulent and richly flavoured.

To cook a centre-cut tenderloin, we use a reverse-sear

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

The centre-cut tenderloin often called chateaubriand comes from the middle of the whole tenderloin, which sits beneath the spine of the cow and gets no exercise at all, making it the most tender piece of beef you can buy. We knew that a simple preparation would let the exceptional texture shine.

Cold snap on the horizon

Weather

It will be mostly cloudy tonight, with an overnight low of minus-13 C (eight F) and southwest winds gusting up to 15 km/h.

Tomorrow also will be cloudy, with a high of minus-six (21) and low around minus-24 (11 below zero).

Look for west winds gusting up to 28 km/h.