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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - January 8, 2019

Man facing arson charge

From the OPP

On Jan. 6 around 4:05 p.m., the Kenora OPP was advised of an out building on fire at a residence on Highway 596.

The OPP, along with the Pellatt Fire Department, attended a short time later and were able to extinguish the blaze.

As a result of the investigation, a 28-year-old Kenora man was arrested and charged with arson.

'Tween Club' fun

Duane Hicks

Bingo caller Sarah Clouston, left, and library CEO Caroline Goulding checked which numbers had been called during a game yesterday afternoon at the Fort Frances Public Library. The game was played during the weekly “Tween Club” which has resumed now that the Christmas break is over. Youths aged nine-12 are urged to come by the library each Monday from 4-5 p.m.

Driver plea

Ryan McKenna
The Canadian Press

MELFORT, Sask.—The driver of a transport truck involved in a deadly crash with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team's bus pleaded guilty today to all charges against him.

“I plead guilty, your honour,” Jaskirat Singh Sidhu said as he stood before a judge in a court in Melfort, Sask.

Feds get deadline extension

The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—The Court of Appeal of British Columbia has given the federal government more time to fix its solitary confinement law after a lower court declared indefinite prisoner segregation unconstitutional.

Ontario Liberals to start work on rebuilding party

Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Work to rebuild Ontario's Liberals gets underway in earnest this year after their decimation at the ballot box last spring, but the party may wait until after the fall federal election to chose a permanent new leader.

Free-speech policies now expected at all post-secondary schools

Paola Loriggio
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario's post-secondary institutions now are expected to have free-speech policies in place under a controversial provincial rule that officially came into effect this year.

Father-daughter rowing across Atlantic

The Canadian Press

ATLANTIC OCEAN, At Sea—An Ontario-based record-setting solo rower is back at sea on his latest cross-continental expedition—this time joined by his 20-year-old daughter.

John and Libby Beeden are nearly halfway through their 5,650-km voyage from Portimao, Portugal to Antigua after setting off about a month ago.

Electric car sales in Canada miss goal

Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A decade-old goal to get at least half-a-million electric cars on Canada's roads by the end of 2018 appears to have missed the mark by more than 400,000.

Cannabis store licence lottery process kicks off

Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario kicked off its application process yesterday for the first 25 cannabis retail licences in the province, with the results of a lottery expected later this week.

The government said the firm cap on the number of stores that will open this spring was needed due to what it called serious cannabis supply issues that had to be addressed by the federal government.

Family holds out hope for missing Quebecer

Giuseppe Valiante
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—The family of a Quebec woman who went missing with her Italian friend in West Africa last month says it finally feels federal authorities are taking the case seriously following several frustrating days seeking answers from Ottawa.

Trump and Trudeau discuss detained Canadians in China


TORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to continue to seek the release of two Canadians detained in China, Trudeau’s office said Monday.

China grabbed the Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive. Trudeau spoke to Trump in a phone call Monday.

New Gold shares climb on Q4 operating results

The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Shares of New Gold Inc. climbed more than 10 per cent in early trading after the company reported improved fourth-quarter performance at its troubled Rainy River mine.

Clemson crushes 'Bama for national title

Ralph D. Russo
The Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Dabo Swinney kissed the championship trophy and proclaimed this Clemson team the greatest of all time.

He's got a case.

With stunning ease and a freshman quarterback, Clemson toppled college football's greatest dynasty again to become the first perfect playoff champion.

Predators too much for Leafs to handle

Joshua Clipperton
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Class was in session for the Maple Leafs last night.

And Toronto head coach Mike Babcock was clear in his grading—they didn't pass the test.

Pekka Rinne made 18 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Nashville Predators jumped out to a 2-0 lead through two periods before choking off any hope of a comeback over the final 20 minutes in a 4-0 victory.

Orange Crush: Clemson topples No. 1 ‘Bama for national title

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — With stunning ease ‚Äî and a freshman quarterback ‚Äî Clemson toppled college football’s greatest dynasty again to become the first perfect playoff champion.

Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and the second-ranked Tigers beat No. 1 Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game.

BlackBerry Secure tools revealed at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

By David Paddon The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Anyone who has seen an “Intel Inside” label on a piece of computer technology will instantly grasp what BlackBerry Ltd. is aiming to achieve with its “BlackBerry Secure” branding strategy.

The Canadian technology company, based in Waterloo, Ont., unveiled the latest components of BlackBerry Secure on Monday at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

Moose turns heads by wandering into hospital

Rachel D'Oro
The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A moose wandered into a hospital building in Alaska's largest city yesterday—and Stephanie Hupton was ready to capture the visit with her phone camera.

Hupton works in billing at a physical therapy office inside a building attached to Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage.

Moose wanders into Alaska hospital building


ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A moose wandered into a hospital building in Alaska’s largest city Monday ‚Äî and Stephanie Hupton was ready to capture the visit with her phone camera.

’Don’t feel the fatberg’: Huge fat mass blocks English sewer

The Associated Press

LONDON — Officials say a giant “fatberg” a mass of hardened fat, oil and baby wipes measuring 64 metres (210 feet) long ‚Äî has been found blocking a sewer in a southwestern English town.

Andrew Roantree, of South West Water, says it will “take our sewer team around eight weeks to dissect this monster in exceptionally challenging work conditions.”

FACT CHECK: Do ex-presidents back Trump wall? They say no

By Catherine Lucey The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s recent claim that his predecessors endorsed his idea of a wall at the Mexican border got no support from the ex-presidents’ club.

Trump stated in a Rose Garden news conference Friday: “This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me. And they all know it. Some of them have told me that we should have done it.”

Chinese chicken salad offers an enticing variety of tastes

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

With its juicy oranges, tender chicken and a crunchy topping, Chinese chicken salad offers an enticing variety of tastes and textures. But many versions seem to have lost their way, weighted down with gloppy sauces, lacklustre chicken, sugary canned orange segments and watery greens.

Lettuce wraps are the perfect low-carb vehicle for chicken

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Lettuce wraps are the perfect low-carb vehicle for delicious fillings. We wanted a light but flavour-packed filling and knew an Asian-inspired flavour profile was the way to go.

Considering shrimp for dinner? Check out this Greek recipe

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

In the traditional Greek dish called shrimp saganaki, sweet, briny shrimp are covered with a garlic- and herb-accented tomato sauce and topped with crumbles of creamy, salty feta cheese.

The melt-in-your mouth consistency of eggplant shines here

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Eggplant shines in this dish, where its melt-in-your mouth consistency and ability to soak up a flavour-packed sauce are on full display. But its excess moisture can be a serious liability, leading many recipes to require time-consuming salting, draining and drying.

Dress up your banana bread with nuts, spices or chocolate

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

One of the best ways to serve banana bread is with toasted nuts. Toasting nuts in the oven makes them taste better. Spread the nuts out on a rimmed baking sheet and heat the nuts in a 350 F oven until you can smell them, which takes about 5 minutes. Once the nuts cool, chop and stir them into the batter for any cake, cookie, muffin or quick bread. Follow this recipe with your kids.

Blustery winds for tonight, tomorrow


It will be overcast tonight, with an overnight low of minus-17 C (one F) and west-northwest winds gusting up to 26 km/h.

Tomorrow will be partly sunny but cold, with a high of minus-13 (eight) and low around minus-20 (four (below zero).

Look for northwest winds gusting up to 22 km/h.