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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - July 16, 2019

Mill sale confirmed but little else known at this time

News
Staff

It's official—the mill has been sold.

In a statement late yesterday from the Town of Fort Frances, the town confirmed for all of its citizens, stakeholders, and regional partners that the properties comprising the pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances have been sold by Resolute Forest Products.

Missing canoeist located in Quetico Provincial Park

District
From the OPP

The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a missing person complaint in Quetico Provincial Park. Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 officers responded to the complaint of a missing canoeist on the interior of Quetico Provincial Park.

Orchestra @ library

Photos
Ken Kellar

The Rainy Lake Community Orchestra, conducted by Joe Belanger, played a wide variety of string music for the audience gathered yesterday evening at the Fort Frances Public Library for their free summer concert there. The concert ran for an hour, with refreshments offered by the Friends of the Library.

Throwing to first

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Fort Frances Angels' pitcher Rylee Redford fielded a ground ball and made the throw to first to record the out during the first inning of her team's 15-11 win over the Red Gut Babes in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action last night at the St. Francis Sports Field. Redford garnered the pitching win and also homered twice to pace the Angels to their fourth win of the season.

Ontario prepares for difficult flu season

National
Allison Jones
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—This year's flu season will likely be a bad one, Ontario's health minister said yesterday, and the province is stocking up on extra high-strength vaccines in preparation.

“We expect that it's going to be a very difficult year,” Christine Elliott said after an unrelated announcement.

B.C. man dies of rare viral rabies infection

National
The Canadian Press

VICTORIA—A British Columbia man has died of a rare viral rabies infection, the first such case in the province since 2003.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the man was in contact with a bat in mid-May and developed symptoms compatible with rabies six weeks later.

Police find 2 teens missing in Algonquin Park

National
Emerald Bensadoun
The Canadian Press

Two teenage girls who went missing during a camping trip in Algonquin Park were found safe yesterday, bringing an end to a search that involved nearly 100 people through the weekend.

Ontario Provincial Police said Marta Malek and Maya Mirota, both 16, were found “alive and well” not far from a trail where they were last seen on Thursday.

Study suggests too much time on social media can hurt teens’ mental health

Health & Wellness
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — Spending too much time on social media or watching television is linked to increased symptoms of depression among teens, a new study suggests.

Researchers conducted a four-year study of more than 3,800 adolescents between Grades 7 and 11 in the Montreal area.

Pagenaud races to win at Honda Indy

Sports
Lori Ewing
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Seven weeks ago, Simon Pagenaud was racing to victory on the wide-open speedway of the Indianapolis 500.

On Sunday, he captured the Honda Indy Toronto title, manoeuvring through the tricky hairpins turns on Toronto's notoriously bumpy road course.

If it takes a complete driver to capture the IndyCar Series title, Pagenaud proved in Toronto he has the full package.

Chavis' grand slam helps Red Sox beat Blue Jays

Sports
Jimmy Golen
The Associated Press

BOSTON—The grand slam was nice.

What Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis really wanted to talk about was his batting eye against the Toronto Blue Jays last night.

Czech stud farm makes UNESCO’s World Heritage list

International
By Karel Janicek The Associated Press

KLADRUBY NAD LABEM, Czech Republic — A Czech stud farm founded 440 years ago to breed and train ceremonial horses to serve at the Habsburg emperor’s court has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list, acknowledging the significance of a tradition that has survived for centuries.

Too much social media hurts teens' mental health

Lifestyles
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Spending too much time on social media or watching television is linked to increased symptoms of depression among teens, a new study suggests.

Researchers conducted a four-year study of more than 3,800 adolescents between Grades 7 and 11 in the Montreal area.

Study links processed food to chronic disease

Lifestyles
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—New research from the University of Montreal links diets high in ultra-processed foods including carbonated drinks, mass-produced cookies and ice cream, and sweetened yogurts to chronic disease.

The research was based on Statistics Canada data from a 2015 survey that found ultra-processed foods accounted for an average of 47 percent of daily calories consumed by adults.

Breakfast pizza makes an ideal dish for a brunch crowd

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Although it sounds like a bad Saturday morning commercial (Pizza?! For breakfast?!!), it turns out breakfast pizza is just a creative version of the classic bread-eggs-cheese-meat combo.

This chicken and couscous dish is a winning weeknight dinner

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Bursting with the aromatic flavours of saffron, chorizo and garlic, this chicken and couscous dish is a winning weeknight dinner. When developing this recipe, we started with classic chicken and rice, but found that the rice was not cooking at the same rate as the chicken in the multicooker—we ended up with either stubbornly crunchy rice or egregiously overcooked chicken.

For a creative chicken salad, get inspiration from Morocco

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

For a creative chicken salad, we were inspired by the flavours of Morocco: apricots, lemon and warm spices.

To give our dressing complex flavour, we reached for garam masala, a traditional spice blend of coriander, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, and black pepper. We also added a little more coriander, honey, and smoked paprika for depth.

Get that sticky rice crispy chew that kids and adults love

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

While almost everyone is familiar with the classic recipe for Rice Krispies Treats, slight variations on the original abound. We think our recipe gets them just right, with the perfect ratio of marshmallow and butter to cereal for a bar with the sticky chew that kids love and that adults remember fondly.

How to turn chickpea fritters into a delicious burger

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Falafel are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, packed with seasoning, and utterly irresistible. Here we essentially supersize these chickpea fritters to make a uniquely delicious burger.

More thunderstorms tomorrow

Weather

Tonight will see patchy clouds with a low of 16 C (61 F).

Tomorrow will see some sun at first, followed by clouds, showers and thunderstorms. Expect a high of 25 (77) and a low of 16 (61).

Thursday will be warmer with a morning thunderstorm, a high of 29 (84) and a low of 18 (64).