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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - January 5, 2017

Cold snap continues


It will be partly cloudy tonight, with an overnight low of minus-27 C (17 below zero F) that will feel more like minus-29 (21 below) due to southwest winds at five-10 m.p.h.

Tomorrow will partly sunny and cold, with a high of minus-19 (two below) and low of minus-25 (13 below).

Trump’s deportation vow spurs California farmers into action

By Scott Smith The Associated Press

FRESNO, Calif. — Days after Donald Trump won the White House vowing to deport millions of people in the country illegally and fortify the Mexican border, California farmer Kevin Herman ordered nearly $600,000 in new equipment, cutting the number of workers he’ll need starting with the next harvest.

Lakers stunned in OT


Three days in and it already was an unhappy New Year for the Fort Frances Lakers.

Clayton Brown beat Brandon Bodnar to finish an odd-man rush at 2:37 of overtime to give the Minnesota Iron Rangers a 5-4 win in SIJHL action Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Bingo time

Heather Latter

Children of all ages—some getting assistance from adults—participated in a B-I-N-G-O event at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre yesterday afternoon as part of kids’ activities over the holiday break. The library also offered up a Pokémon session on Tuesday while a “Let go my LEGO” event went this afternoon.

Canary seed taking time to get to food market

By Neil Billinger
CJWW The Canadian Press

SASKATOON — A popular food for pet birds is having a challenging time getting a foothold in the more lucrative human food market.

It was announced one year ago that de-hulled glabrous (hairless) canary seed had been given the green light for human consumption in both Canada and the United States.

Giving peanut-based foods to babies early prevents allergies

Health & Wellness
By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthday, say guidelines released Thursday that aim to protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allergy.

Bluefin tuna goes for $632,000 in 1st Tsukiji auction of ‘17

The Associated Press

TOKYO — A Japanese sushi chain boss has bid a winning 74.2 million yen ($632,000) for a 212 kilogram (466 pound) bluefin tuna in what may be the last auction at the current site of Tokyo’s Tsukiji market.

The winning bid Thursday for the prized but imperiled species was the second highest ever after a record 155.4 million yen bid in 2013.

Milwaukee zoo hand raises Amur tiger cub to save its life

By Carrie Antlfinger The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — The zookeepers at the Milwaukee County Zoo are hand-raising a lone Amur tiger cub an unusual undertaking only done in order to save the cub’s life.

Friendly ghosts haunt Swedish royal palace, queen says

The Associated Press

STOCKHOLM — Queen Silvia says one of the Swedish royal family’s palaces is haunted ‚Äî but the phantoms are “pretty friendly.”

“There are ghosts, many,” Silvia says of the Drottningholm Palace in a documentary to be aired Thursday on public television channel SVT. “You feel you get a little excited” when talking about them, she adds, smilingly.

Harry ‘constantly in trouble’, Princess Diana letters say

The Associated Press

LONDON — Letters sent by Britain’s late Princess Diana including one in which she described a young Prince Harry as being “constantly in trouble” while at boarding school are going on auction.

The six handwritten notes were sent to Cyril Dickman, a head steward at Buckingham Palace, in the 1980s and 1990s.

Obama pens law review article on criminal justice challenges

By Vivian Salama The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama returned to his roots at the Harvard Law Review on Thursday, penning an article about progress his administration made in reforming the criminal justice system and the challenges that remain for the next administration.

Recipes: Dal, granola feature healthy ingredients

The Canadian Press

Turmeric and seaweed are among the healthy foods that trend watchers are highlighting for 2017.

Registered dietitian Zannat Reza uses turmeric, touted for its anti-inflammatory properties, in dal, but she’s careful not to use too much and to balance any possible pungency with coriander.

This sheet-pan salmon supper will start 2017 just right

By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press

So let’s get right down to it: If healthy eating is complicated and time-consuming, we will lose interest before Valentine’s day has arrived. That’s why sheet-pan salmon suppers are so terrific ‚Äî they take minutes to make, and yet the healthy fats in salmon are filling. Today’s recipe features salmon alongside super-quick-cooking asparagus, which tastes sweet and less grassy when roasted.