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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - July 17, 2018

More than 80 fires burning across region

District
From the MNRF

There was one new fire in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.

Red Lake fire #93 is among a large cluster of fires burning in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park in the Sabourin Lake area, the 1.2 hectare fire is currently “not under control.”

Summer harvest

Photos
Stephanie Hagenaars

Gerber's Mini-Mart opened for the season today, quickly attracting a small group of customers for the locally-produced and sourced, jams and bread. Rebecca, left, Abigail and Joshua Gerber were minding the shop that is now open Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Canadian Tire parking lot. Some of the fresh produce available include onions, beans, carrots, potatoes, herbs and broccoli.

MPs agree to summer asylum seekers study

National
Janice Dickson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Under mounting pressure from opposition MPs, the House of Commons immigration committee will meet at least two times before early August to study the simmering issue of asylum seekers crossing into Canada from the United States.

Greyhound's decision 'difficult': Trudeau

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions following Greyhound's withdrawal of bus service from western Canada.

Trudeau calls Greyhound's move “difficult” for people who live on the Prairies and for those who are already struggling economically.

How to buy Canadian at the grocery store

Business
Tara Deschamps
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Some consumers have vowed to take their patriotism to the supermarket and buy only made-in-Canada products after the federal government slapped retaliatory tariffs on dozens of U.S. goods as part of an escalating trade war with the country's biggest trading partner.

MS patients had higher incidence of certain conditions: study of 4 provinces

Health & Wellness
By Camille Bains The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — Conditions such as sleep problems, irritable bowel syndrome and depression are more common among multiple sclerosis patients five years before they develop medically recognized signs of the disease, a new study from the University of British Columbia suggests.

Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby over Schwarber

Sports
By David Ginsburg The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The ball cleared the centre field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698.

Prosecutors: Russian hackers exploit US cyber vulnerability

Technology
By Tami Abdollah The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee’s network.

One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password.

Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby over Schwarber

International
David Ginsburg
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—The ball cleared the centre field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698.

A century ago, a German sub brought World War I home to US

International
Virginia Mayo
Raf Casert
The Associated Press

ORLEANS, Mass.—Over 3,000 miles from the trenches and battlefields of the Western Front, where many hundreds of thousands had already died, residents of Orleans, Massachusetts, were enjoying a typical summer morning on July 21, 1918, waiting for the fog to lift off the shore.

U.S. arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

International
Chad Day
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged yesterday.

Russian hackers exploited U.S. cyber vulnerability

International
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee's network.

One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password.

A century ago, German sub brought World War I home to US

International
By Virginia Mayo And Raf Casert The Associated Press

ORLEANS, Mass. — Over 3,000 miles from the trenches and battlefields of the Western Front, where many hundreds of thousands had already died, residents of Orleans, Massachusetts, were enjoying a typical summer morning on July 21, 1918, waiting for the fog to lift off the shore.

US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

International
By Chad Day The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged Monday.

Russia’s post-summit view: Praise for Putin, pity for Trump

International
By Angela Charlton The Associated Press

MOSCOW — For Vladimir Putin, holding a summit with Donald Trump was a victory in itself.

While the U.S. leader went home to widespread criticism after their Monday meeting, the Russian president came home to universal praise in Moscow — even though there were no major breakthroughs.

MS patients had higher incidence of certain conditions

Lifestyles
Camille Bains
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Conditions such as sleep problems, irritable bowel syndrome and depression are more common among multiple sclerosis patients five years before they develop medically recognized signs of the disease, a new study from the University of British Columbia suggests.

Grill shrimp without drying them out or busting your budget

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Shrimp can turn from moist and juicy to rubbery and dry in the blink of an eye over the heat of a grill.

The way to grill eggplant without it being a leathery mess

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Grilling is a popular way to prepare eggplant in Greece, Italy, Turkey and beyond, since eggplant’s creamy, tender flesh takes well to smoke and char. Unfortunately, grilled eggplant can easily turn out leathery or spongy.

The secret to getting crispy chicken wings on the grill

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

To take this barroom classic from the fryer to the grill we had to figure out how to handle the fat and connective tissue from the wings, which creates a problem as it drips into the fire.

For a variation on pasta with pesto sauce, use kale instead

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Although most people think of pesto as an Italian sauce made with herbs (most famously, basil), many ingredients can be ably featured in a pesto. One of note is kale—leafy and deep green, with an earthy, slightly bitter flavour.